Photos and review by Emma Pugsley
Hundreds of cheering fans gathered together at the General Motors Centre on February 9th to support and groove along with the The Barenaked Ladies. The concert was one of the many that were part of their 2013-2014 Canadian Tour. The guys kicked the show off with the songs “Limits”, “Never Is Enough” and their ever famous “Pinch Me.” The crowd was pleased and in a BNL bliss as the band played many of their newer tracks as well as their well known and loved songs of the 90’s. If you missed the concert you can check out their website www.barenakedladies.com to find more concert dates for 2014!
Story and photos by Kyle MacDonald
Dean Brody brought his ‘Crop Circles and Tractor Beams’ tour to the General Motors Centre on Friday, February 7th.
The Nova Scotia-based country star brought massive crowds of country fans of all ages. The show was in support of his fourth album Crop Circles, a more story-driven album than most country. I had to take a listen before heading to the show. I may not be a fan of country, but I still wanted to know who I was seeing.
The arena filled up quickly, with a good vibe of excitement filling the building. Cassadee Pope, winner of ‘The Voice’, opened the show with her own flair and got the crowd livelier. Her mix of country and pop-rock, with very controlled and powerful vocals got fans excited for when Dean would hit the stage.
After a quick wait, which is nice to have at shows, Dean took all the attention. Screams echoed, as he began to sing, wearing what looked to be leather and blue jeans. You could hear the crowd singing along right from the start, and it continued on through the show.
Later picking up his guitar, Dean pushed through a decent set list. There was a lot of sing-alongs, chanting and screaming. Overall, it was a fun night. I don’t consider myself a country fan, but Dean Brody put on a good show.
Story and photos by Kyle MacDonald
Great Big Sea returned to the General Motors Centre on November 28th and brought enough energy to get thousands of adoring fans on their feet.
Embarking on their 20th anniversary tour, the band played two sets of high-energy, East Coast inspired rock. You could not deny their passionate, presence and their humour. Jokes were thrown around, the band poked fun at each other, and speaking to the crowd, they thanked the fans for supporting them over the years. The band has a long history of hits and listening to the band perform, you could tell they have years of experience under their belts.
Some highlights included the band’s ability to transition from slow songs with acoustics and then jump back into swinging rock songs. Not many bands can pull this off as well as Great Big Sea. The crowd was dancing, screaming, chanting and loving every minute. The energy in the GM Centre made you feel good. It was contagious.
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