Blondie with Deap Vally “Rage and Rapture Tour” 07/26/17 Toronto

The Sony Centre hosted a fantastic lineup showcasing the lineage of powerful women at the forefront of rock and roll.
Kicking the night off was California’s Deap Vally, a hard garage rock duo featuring Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy. Rooted in swampy blues Deap Valley, glammed out in sequins and big big hair, was last in Toronto opening for Wolfmother and we can’t wait to see them again!

Scroll down after the photos for a clip of “Smile More”

 

Next on the roster was Garbage.

 

Last but certainly not least was Blondie. There’s not much I can say about Debbie & Co. that hasn’t been said better for the last 40 years. Decked out in a bee costume (latest album: Pollinator) with a cape that read “STOP FUCKING THE PLANET” Debbie Harry sounded absolutely amazing. Preening and posing for the crowd, shaking hands and commanding the stage in fine form. This one was definitely a bucket list for me. Also if you’re on Facebook (it’s on the internet) make sure to follow guitarist Chris Stein, a talented photographer who has documented the NYC scene from the band’s early days, right up until today

Blondie

 

Deap Vally

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The Who Hits 50! The Air Canada Centre, Toronto

THE WHO’S FINAL TOUR! No really, this time.

“We always end our fuckin’ tours in Toronto! And we’ll do it again next week!” Mocked birthday boy Roger Daltrey. The spry 72 year-old was only half-joking. The Who are scheduled to return to the ACC in just over a month. A cancelled 2015 date resulting in the close re-encounters, but nobody’s complaining. The Who Hits 50! And boy were there hits. All killer, no filler, as they say.

After struggling with some guitar issues through the first two songs, Pete Townshend informed the crowd he discovered the problem with his amp. It wasn’t loud enough. Cheeky. The night was chock full of nostalgia, from the opening slideshow giving us classic images, biographies and factoids about Pete’s famous Union Jack coat (which I learned initially belonged to John Entwistle! And now you did too!)

What more can be said about The Who? It’s The Fucking Who! You know them. You love them. Enjoy these photos, take the nearest USB cable on your desk and swing it above your head, windmill the armrest on your ergonomic chair and scream at the top of your lungs! Know that you will never be as cool as these guys so you may as well have fun pretending.

 

 

Photographs by Bobby Singh on assignment for Q107/Corus Entertainment. Copyright 2016 Front of House Photography. Please do not edit, alter or use without permission or proper credit. email fohphoto@rogers.com for info. Thank you.

Monster Truck – Big Music Fest, Kitchener, ON

Hamilton boys and FOH favourites Monster Truck take the stage at Big Music Fest in Kitchener, ON. Visit their website and keep an eye out for a sweet new record comin’ at ya soon!

 

The Illeagle Revue – Zeus featuring Taylor Knox Band and The Golden Dogs

Toronto quintet Zeus are out promoting their excellent new record “Classic Zeus” and they’re taking their friends along for the ride. The hometown stop of the Ill Eagle Revue featured The Taylor Knox Band as well as The Golden Dogs making for one solid, sold-out night at Lee’s Palace.

 

Taylor Knox Band

 

 

The Golden Dogs

 

Zeus