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The Raveonettes - Les Saints - March 22

Posted by Valerie / March 24, 2008

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The electrifying performance of The Raveonettes was, first of all, a pretty well balanced selection of songs from all their records, including of course their most recent noise-pop-garage album, Lust Lust Lust.

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The vocal harmony between Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo was even better on stage than in my headphones, and the guitar solos in Aly Walk With Me (the opening track from Lust lust Lust) was simply face-melting. Also, the live version of That Great Love Sound was so good it made me forget they sold the song to K-Mart for a TV commerical.

Les Saints was by far the best venue to host The Raveonettes’ concert.
On top of being in a basement, the room is pitch black, and it was surprisingly big enough to hold a massive and eclectic crowd of old-timers, garage rock lovers, preppies and a couple tourists.

With their dirty-but-sweet, dreamy-but-dark music, The Raveonettes finally proved they deserve their own identity and should stop being referred to all the time as a simple copy of The Jesus & Mary Chain.

The only unfortunate thing: there were no Montreal bands on this bill, even though there are tons of garage-rock acts from here. Instead, the openers were Black Acid, a typical, no-surprises garage band that describes their sound as a “punch in the face with a velvet glove.”

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phil lambert / March 24, 2008 at 09:40 pm
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ouin... tu me fais regretter de ne pas y être allé!
Jenny / March 26, 2008 at 06:17 pm
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I very spontaneously ended up there. It was a good show, although I don't think Saints is a great concert venue...
golu dolls / February 16, 2019 at 03:38 am
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nice post
kanchipuramsarees / February 16, 2019 at 03:38 am
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nice post
kanchipuramsarees / February 16, 2019 at 03:38 am
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nice post
herbal powder / February 16, 2019 at 03:39 am
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nice post

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