Note on December 28, 2009: The two Bands Undone weren’t the final sessions of 2009. There was one on December 27, 2009. There’s a slight change in the title.
There were two jam-packed sessions for Bands Undone on December 11, 2009. First, it was Vancouver, British Columbia’s Mother Mother. They are on their Canadian tour and opening up for The Mathew Good Band. Even though the band was tight on schedule, they delivered an excellent performance. The funny part was the frontman of Mother Mother, Ryan Guldemond, messed up on the lyrics, it was unnoticeable. It was nice to hear Body of Years as their 2nd song because hearing Molly Guldemond and Jasmin Parkin’s parts was just wow! It was also nice to see a good crowd at Bands Undone and even though it was on a Friday during lunch time. As for the upcoming interview, it was short and hopefully the finished product will be good because there were parts where I goofed up. Overall, awesome band and no wonder why Mother Mother was the winner for CBC Radio 3’s 2009 Bucky Awards for Best Live Act.
Next up was Laurent Bourque, originally from Ottawa but now resides in Montreal, Quebec. He’s an up and coming singer. The host of Bands Undone was impressed with his music days before his performance. I wasn’t sure what to expect. When he performed, it caught my attention because his voice was smooth and his music had a softer Pop/Rock feel. I did do an interview with for my radio, which will be scheduled to air in January. It’s most likely I will be delaying my interviews until January due to the fact that I will playing Christmas songs and year-end top 10’s.
Photos from both performances can be checked out at this link.
Videos – Here are three taken from Brian. First video is Body of Years, which I requested. Second is O My Heart and last is Wrecking Ball.
Review for Mother Mother at Bands Undone site is on this link.
Videos and Review for Laurent Bourque.
The Bands Undone review on Laurent Bourque is on this link.
Afterwards, I went over to Sparks Street Mall to check out CBC’s Share Central where Jim Bryson and The Mighty Popo were performing out in the cold. It was during CBC Radio One All In A Day in the Ottawa listening area. How could I forget that it’s hosted by Alan Neal. There was a good audience and unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos because I was clinging to my gloves for warmth. Although, I did take a video of Jim Bryson in HD but I messed it up.