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Timber Timbre @ Il Motore - February 7th

Posted by Sarah / February 8, 2009

Tiber TimbreA couple weeks ago I was co-hosting The Craig Norris Hour on CBC Radio 3, and in one of the last segments of the show, Craig asked me if I had ever heard Timber Timbre, which I hadn't. Craig then said that I should check them out immediately and that they were an amazing band. As luck would have it, thy were in town last night so I decided to check them out. It was also a great opportunity to check out the latest musical venue Il Motore, which has recently opened up for business after a much delayed start.

Had I not been a determined individual, I probably wouldn't have found the cute bar located on Jean-Talon. Since they're still pretty low budget, there's no visible sign announcing their presence in the quiet neighbourhood. When I walked in I was surprised to find that it's actually a really great spot for Montreal's growing need for Indie music concert hosting. Other than the fact that the bartender kicked me out of an empty seat at the bar because "there was someone sitting there" (go figure, apparently middle-school rules still apply in some places), I'd probably go as far as to say that Il Motore is a much better venue than Casa or Divan, and more intimate than Sala. It also promises to be a great summer venue since the front has garage doors that will let in some fresh air for a place that promises to be packed more often than not. Keep reading to find out what the music was like.

SnowblinkThe show started with a surprise opening act: Snowblink, a recent San Francisco transplant to the Toronto music scene (or so I heard at the merch table). The two-member band delivered an enchanting first set. The lady singer has a fantastic and graceful voice that reminds me of Feist a bit. In my opinion, their style also promises to fit right into the Toronto music scene as it shares some of its best qualities. This is definitely an artist for which you should keep an eye out. In fact, I loved it so much that I just HAD to buy the record. So far I've listened to it three times back to back.

As for Timber Timbre, I must say that my pal Craig was entirely right. What a unique discovery it was for me. The stage was very dimly lit, resembling the warm feeling of candlelight, which was perfectly fit for his somber and almost gloomy style (though not so great for taking pictures). This morning, I'm still trying to figure out what his style reminds me of, and I can't quite put my finger on it. I want to say the feel of it sort of reminds me of Tori Amos's Choirgirl Hotel, but that's not quite it. There's definitely some old-south bluesy influences in there somewhere, but somehow, that doesn't quite describe it either. For me, it evoked grainy desaturated images of creepy Indie movies that take place in a woodsy town perched in the middle of nowhere. I feel that it'd be great music to load my iPod with for a long walk by myself in the woods. One thing is for sure their soft but very dark sounds are highly interesting and quite unique.

Taylor Kirk was accompanied on stage by a wonderful violinist and a steel guitar player (who is also a member of Ferriswheel about whom I blogged a few weeks ago). Timber Timbre's new album is to be officially launched next week in Toronto I believe. It's definitely a band to discover.

Photos by SarahBrideau.com

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Nice little review of Timber Timbre. He's a national treasure!
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