Last Gig: Green Fest 2010

Malcolm's band Covalent Bond has recently hit the stage for their very last gig as a full band together at Green Fest 2010 (Clairsville, New Brunswick). The band performed there last year as well (and we even met Lennie Gallant and got a picture taken with him), and went back for a second round this year. It's always a great time of camping with music, friends, and complementary buffalo burgers for the band members! And this time around, Malcolm even got to play drums for John Gracie for a song or two!

Malcolm playing the drums for John Gracie

From left to right: Pat, Peter, Malcolm, and Dave!

Congratulations, Covalent Bond, on all of your creative song-making, friend-bonding, gig-performing accomplishments you've attained over the years. What started out as a two-piece with Malcolm and Peter in a basement dungeon bloomed into an awfully fun and creative four-piece. Though all things must come to an end, I am sure you will treasure these kinds of memories forever.

"Covalent Bond"


ARCADE FIRE: LIVE.. A Dream Come True!

For six years now, I have dreamed of the day when I would see ARCADE FIRE live.

Malcolm and I went to the OSHEAGA Music Festival in Montreal, NS. The music festival took place on July 31st and August 1st, 2010. The line-up included Arcade Fire, Metric, The National, Weezer, Keane, K'Naan, Snoop Dogg, Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Cat Empire, The Black Keys, Stars, Jimmy Cliff, The Gaslight Anthem, Charlie Winston, Owen Pallett, Sarah Harmer, Jamie Lidell, Robyn, and many more!

Arcade Fire, Metric, and The National are three of my very favourite modern bands, and I was able to see them all in one weekend!

When I first found out that Arcade Fire would be playing at Osheaga, I was a wee bit sceptical of the news. After six years of listening to this band over and over again, marveling at youtube videos, looking up concert venues and dates, and being more than lightly obsessed with them, my dream of seing them live came true. Not only that, but we saw them in the very first/front row!! And what a show it was - it was magical... it was (literally) amazing... and it was all that I hoped it would be, and more! What a ridiculously amazing band!