Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brandon Flowers, Tom Petty, City and Colour and Stone Temple Pilots

Hello Friends,

It's August in the city of Toronto and that means endless nights of concerts around town. It's been a busy summer thus far but next week looks to be a marathon of music.

It starts with Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers. Brandon is set to release a solo album and I've had the pleasure of hearing a few tracks already (sorry Raffy) and it sounds pretty good.

Next up is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at The Air Canada Centre, with Crosby Stills and Nash opening. Tom Petty was the second live show I ever saw and he's played a big role in my music journey. I can't wait to see this one - I only wish it were at the Molson Amp on a hot summer's night.

City and Colour are playing the Molson Amp on Saturday of next week and will be sharing the stage with Wintersleep, Tegan and Sara and Ra Ra Riot. This is truly going to be an epic Canadian show with some diverse sounds. I have lawns for this one and love it back there when the mood is right. I strongly believe, that in a not too distant future, Dallas Green will be looked at as one of Canada's finest. He's on track to be the next Neil Young IMHO.

Here's a few samples of what we can hopefully expect to hear at these shows.
Get some rest - it's going to be a long week.

Thanks for reading/listening

Gregg Stewart

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