Aug 30 2016

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas Future Now Tour

Category: Set ListsEyeliah @ 7:55 am

August 24, 2016 at Rogers Arena

I had the pleasure to attend the Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato concert last week. They both sing beautifully live, and they complimented each other well. Demi sure knows how to strut on the stage and the crowd would lose it’s mind every time Nick came back on stage. It was cool to see practically the entire crowd with a cel phone in the air, flashlight on swaying for a slow song and some old schoolers near me with their lighters up in the air.

Setlist

NJ
Levels
Champagne Problems
Touch
S.O.S. / Who I Am
Santa Barbara
Bacon
Numb
Chains

DL
Confident
Heart Attack
Neon Lights
For You
Body Say
Fix a Heart
Nightingale
Warrior
Lionheart
Natural Woman (Carole King cover)
Stone Cold (Jonas on piano)

NJ
Chainsaw
Jealous
Close (with DL)

DL
Skyscraper
Give Your Heart a Break
Cool for the Summer


Oct 06 2014

Lily Allen Commodore Ballroom October 5, 2014 Setlist

Category: Set ListsEyeliah @ 1:37 pm

Tickets to an intimate Lily Allen show went on sale months ago. They sold out almost immediately and I lost all hope of getting a chance to go. A week ago, on a whim I decided to check online for tickets and it turned out there were a half dozen people selling, some at below cost so I was able to snap up a pair!

We got there early enough to check out Lolawolf, I thought the singer looked like Zoe Kravitz but what I didn’t realize is that it was Zoe Kravitz! Their show was modest and low key, they have great style and lighting. I really got into their slower deeper sounds and breathy vocal. A few songs had a hard beat that didn’t seem to fit the energy as well, but that could have just been the sound in The Commodore. Definitely will be listening to their debut album. Check out one of their songs here.

Lily did not disappoint. She had high energy, danced and joked with the crowd. Even pulled out some dance moves on Sheezus and Hard Out Here. Best of the night had to be Everyone’s At It, great bass shaking the room and playful dance moves from Lily. I grabbed a couple blurry screencaps but mostly was too busy dancing and enjoying the show.

 

Set List
Sheezus
Not Fair
LDN
As Long As I Got You
Our Time
Everyones At It
Close Your Eyes
The Worst (cover)
URL Badman
Smile
Life For Me
Littlest Things
Miserable Without Your Love
The Fear
L8 CMMR
Who’d Have Known
F*ck You

Encore
Or Nah (cover)
Hard Out Here


Sep 30 2014

Beach House Venue September 24, 2014

Category: Set ListsEyeliah @ 9:13 pm

Cute dreamy indie band Beach House came to my town last week for two shows and I was quite fortunate to see them perform at Venue. The music was lovely and melodic. They are quite talented musicians, I didn’t realize listening to the albums that the violin sounding high notes on Wild were made with Alex’s guitar. Where I was seated I leaned far over a railing for the entire song, mesmerized. Also in the live show Beach House has prominent drum beats permitting many songs. It gave the songs more danceability which was a pleasant surprise. They also played for a solid 90 minutes.

Although I listen to their music often, I’m not certain of the song titles. There wasn’t a set of the Vancouver show online but I believe it was similar to this set in Calgary.

P.S. Also they have great style.

 

 


Aug 20 2013

Alicia Keys, MGMT and The XX Setlists

Category: Set ListsEyeliah @ 11:03 am

Alicia Keys Rogers Arena March 8, 2013 Setlist

I have been a fan since Fallin’ but have only ever heard the radio hits and a few other songs so I was excited for the opportunity to see a bit more of Alicia Keys. And a bit more I did see, literally. She came out in this cleavage down to her mid drift blouse that stunned the audience with it’s sex appeal. Alicia spent less time sitting at her piano then I would have expected and was preforming choreographed dance moves instead. She pulled off the moves and was able to keep her outfit together the whole time too! There was a touching moment when she spoke of her family and sang a song for her son. She sang my favorite song No One and I am pretty sure I did not cry. The moment of the night had to be Alicia beating a drum and singing for Girl on Fire. There is something so epic and beautiful about one voice connecting with one instrument in a huge silent stadium that gives chills.

New York
Karma
You Don’t Know My Name
Tears Always Win
Listen to Your Heart
Like You’ll Never See Me Again
A Woman’s Worth
Diary
Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)
Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart
101
Fallin
You’re All I Need to Get By
When It’s All Over
Murder She Wrote
Fire We Make
Unbreakable
Not Even the King
If I Ain’t Got You
No One
Girl on Fire
Brand New Me

Encore
Empire State of Mind

MGMT Commodore Ballroom May 13, 2013 Setlist

I got my tickets for MGMT months before they show.  I set an alarm for the minute they went on sale and got my two tickets, within 15 minutes it was a sold out show.  I was having a really bad day the day of this concert… I thought it would be a breeze to resell the tickets online but no one seemed interested, luckily I was able to sell one ticket and decided to go since I couldn’t sell the second. I found out why they were hard to resell when I got there, the venue had released extra tickets the day before, the show was no longer sold out.  There were multiple people (scalpers?) trying to sell their tickets for half price at $30. It was so fascinating to watch that I stayed outside instead of catching the opening act.

As a big MGMT fan (someone who likes their huge hit album as well as Congratulations and other releases) I was surprised that Electric Feel was my favorite song of the night, it just rocks and sounds amazing live! I didn’t do my usual dancing in the crowd but rather sat up top in the balcony. I had an opportunity to practice ‘non-violent communication’, a book I’ve been reading with people who tried to take over my table and that felt good. Even though it was a bad day, I was so glad I still went to the show.

Lady Dada’s Nightmare
The Youth
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
New Song (may be Your Life is a Lie)
Time to Pretend
Mystery Disease
Siberian Breaks
Electric Feel
Introspection (cover)
Weekend Wars
I Found a Whistle

Encore
New Song (may be Alien Days)
Congratulations

The XX Queen Elizabeth Theater May 24, 2013 Setlist

For their new tour, only seven months after I saw them last it felt like an entirely new show. A new set, with new visuals it was like being a blissful dream sequence that ended far too soon. Though they played for an hour and a half, I was so sucked in that it felt like twenty minutes. Pretty much every syllable Romy sings steals your heart and the best of the night was definitely Fiction, the way Oliver sang “fiction, when we’re not together’ could break your heart. I stand by my word, I will see The XX every time they are putting on a show nearby.

 

Try
Heart Skipped a Beat
Crystalized
Reunion
Sunset
Missing
Fiction
Night Time
Shelter
VCR
Islands
Chained
Infinity

Encore
Intro
Angels


Oct 20 2012

Seattle Road Trip and The XX Paramount Theater October 6, 2012

Category: Set Lists,TravelEyeliah @ 2:45 pm

Took a road trip to Seattle to see The XX in concert, since funds are a bit tight drove back the same night and got home before 3am.  I don’t think I can really put into words how amazing the concert was, it was like watching someones heartbeat.  Here are my favorite pictures of the day.

This sign is not quite as eloquent in Spanish.

Nirvana Exhibit.

Royale with Cheese cupcake.

This Dog Japon food cart made me take pause.  It has been open in Seattle for 2 years.  Uber successful JapaDog has been around for 7 in Vancouver.  Dog Japon has similar uniforms and is even using the same font on their signs.

The gorgeous Paramount theater for The XX show.

The XX Setlist

Angels
Heart Skipped a Beat
Fiction
Crystalised
Fantasy
Basic Space
Missing
Reunion
Sunset
Night Time
Swept Away
Shelter
VCR
Islands
Chained
Infinity

Encore
Intro
Tides
Stars

They played almost every song from their two albums, only leaving out Our Song, Try and Unfold. Best of the night was the breathy Missing.  If you want to get an idea of how visually stunning The XX is live, check out this video.  I was so glad to be seated in the back row to have a birds eye view of their light show, I was spent an hour and 15 minutes just in awe.


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