Monday, February 26, 2007

Barenaked Ladies Are Rock

There's something cool about seeing Rush in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. There's something cool about seeing Barenaked Ladies at Massey Hall. But it's a different kind of cool to see Barenaked Ladies perform "Hello City," half a block up from Barrington Street, two blocks from the corner where beer-fueled, donair-stained late-night punchups helped inspire the song years ago.

We'd had seats for this show since the on-sale date back in September. Saturday's concert included a sampling of songs from the new records, both of which I've enjoyed very much. Most of the classic BNL favourites were also on the set list.

We had fantastic seventh-row floor seats Saturday for our first concert at the Metro Centre. Definitely a thumbs-up for the show. As I've noted before, I wish I could sing and perform like Steven Page. Dude kicks ass. Hell, the whole band did a great job.

Opening act Tomi Swick did a solid job. Imagine Tom Cochrane with Coldplay as his backing band.

For your enjoyment, and possible inducement to buy or otherwise acquire the new records Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Men, here is the video for one of my favourite tracks therefrom, "Sound of Your Voice."



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