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Where my G's at? Champion @ Metropolis

Posted by Gabby / January 29, 2010

012910-champion1.jpgLast night, a few thousand courageous concert-goers braved The Evil Blizzard of Death to go see Champion and his G-strings heat up the Metropolis. Maxime Morin might have dropped the "DJ" part of his moniker, but he's still a tall, stick-thin guy dancing like a monkey behind his booth, dishing out some pretty sick beats and occasionally gesturing to his musicians.

Opening for them was Madrid, hailing from Toronto - although their main vocalist spoke neat French. Their music sounded a bit like Sigur Ros on speed, with a healthy dose of guitar riffs and very decent vocals. By the end of their set, the crowd was compact and rowdy.

And what a crowd that was. It was mismatched, old and young, geeky and slutty, bald and strangely hairy, with fake tits or fake teeth, full of kissy-faced couples, supermoms and cool daddies. It was the most bizarre array of people I've ever seen cramp up in the Metropolis.

012910-champion2.jpgWhen the band-members got on stage, they fooled around with Mr. Champion, tossing riffs and beats back and forth, and being overall major teases for about 25 minutes before singer Pilou Côté stumbled onstage. They played some material from Champion's 2004 debut Chill 'Em All, and tons from his new album Resistance, including crowd favorites like "No Heaven" and "Alive Again". The set was so high in energy, it made up for the poor vocals.

Having seen Champion and his G's at the M for Metropolis showcase last fall, I was half-hoping they had gotten a little better, at least as far as the singer's voice was concerned.

In fact, they haven't - but that's okay. The reason why Champion puts on suck an amazing show isn't because he's conducting five guitar and bass geniuses, or because the singer's voice could charm boats into the reef. His music is just so darn fun, catchy and danceable that in the end, everything else is totally irrelevant.


Photos from the band's MySpace page © François Hogue, because my camera sucks.

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