Long held by the male glories of the ’60s and ’70s, the torch of nostalgia on the Plains of Abraham was triumphantly taken up Friday evening by Alanis Morissette, who redefined women’s rock in the 1990s.
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On a beautiful summer evening, tens of thousands of festival-goers reunited in sweet joy with the uplifting songs from his magnum opus. A small chipped tabletReleased in 1995.
Of course, the Ontario artist hasn’t stopped making music, but this meeting with the public of Quebec, 23 years after his last visit to the capital at the Coliseum, was a celebration of this flagship album. His profession.
A video set presented before he took the stage also attested to his past successes and his influence with an entire generation of musicians.
As for the songs from his other albums that were on the show, he mostly gave only small parts.
Alanis Morissette doesn’t wait for nostalgia. A series of topics A small chipped tablet He started his performance. After watching him move the stage from edge to edge I really like itAs she had been doing all evening, the crowd took out their cell phones and vocal chords to accompany her. Hand in my pocket.
The power of his voice, which dazzled from the start, was clearly not affected by laryngitis, which forced him to cancel two concerts last month. During his impressive performance Mary Jane Several times during the 90 minutes on stage, Morissette reached heights unreachable by ordinary people.
She often practiced social distancing with her microphone, lowering it to the height of her hips without missing a note, à la Ginette Reno, a flattering comparison if ever there was one.
Even though he wasn’t very talkative, the 48-year-old artist gave a near-flawless performance. Even though the public especially likes kirtans ContradictionPay tribute to his late drummer, Taylor Hawkins You should knowWhen she used her mighty rock power getting up And UninvitedFor example, Alanis Morissette was great.
Garbage: To date
Like Alanis, he is eternally associated with 1995, the year of the release of his eponymous album, and the haven of all his greatest hits, American group Garbage have come to reaffirm that they have not lost their relevance. In the first part.
Obviously, the Vow, stupid girl, freakThe latter precedes singer Shirley Manson’s reaffirmation that we don’t live in a friendly world for women and the LGBTQ+ community, and Happiness is only when it rainsA brilliant version that begins in slow motion has its effect on a keyboard-vocal formula before melting into an irresistible crescendo.
However, the performance of this flagship group of the alternative scene lived up to its promises, becoming a quintet on the boards, using songs from its 2021 album, There is no god and no masters.
Placed a little later in the beginning of the course Aha, the title track, with its tense rhythm, established that we weren’t in for a nostalgic affair. Likewise GodGuitarist Duke Erickson and bassist Steve Marker raised a powerful wall of sound on the Plains.
A similar operation was repeated with the same exciting result Push itThis is a fish out Version 2.0Published in 1998.
And, at 55, Shirley Manson retains the rebellious energy of her youth, and her voice is still there. She insisted on speaking to us in French, even getting annoyed when she couldn’t find the words.
She needn’t have worried. The effort, especially in the context of a rock show of this caliber, was commendable.
Beaches: Colorful rock
A singer in yellow, two guitarists in green and blue, a drummer in red: if each girl in The Beach had her own color palette, Torontonians shared the same rock energy over dinner.
The formation, which has been in development since 2013, was crowned the breakout group at the 2018 Junos Awards, sponsored by their album’s producers, Emily Haynes and James Shaw of Metric. The Late Show And you can listen to it anxiously enough to dance to their punk rock melodies.
On stage, they managed to find an infectious joy and winning spirit. As an appetizer, just before Garbage and Alanis Morissette, it was a perfect tune.
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