Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review | Stars



Let me level with you guys, I never did listen to Stars’ two most recent albums. I kind of fell off after ‘In Our Bedroom After The War’. I guess after my soft rock phase I went through a screamo phase. It’s really hard keeping up with music, frankly it’s a pain in the butt.

Stars recently rolled through town and decided to go check them out for nostalgia sake. I thought it was gonna be bogus since I didn’t know any of the new stuff. Man was I wrong. New songs or not, Stars knows how to put on a show.

What I love those most about a band is how well they can put on a live show. If you don’t got the energy and just stand there and sing while your band stands there and strums, then I’m gonna go night night. But Stars had it all. It was a spot on performance, especially from Torquill Campbell, the male singer, the man is lunatic. I hope to be that good looking when I’m 40.

But what really did it for me was how sincerely thankful this band was to play in Saskatoon. Sure bands say it all the time “Saskatoon, you’re honestly our favourite city to play in. Thank you” then they jet. But Stars would thank the city, then recall times they’ve played here, tell a story or two about the city and how they have some history in it. Additionally, you can tell that they are truly thankful to the fans and how lucky they are to do what they love. And you really can’t knock on a band for that.

I’m kinda just gushing right now. It was a beautiful show and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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