So I saw another Canadian band on Saturday. Stars are an emotive pop band with mostly songs about love lost, and sex. Recorded the band is very good, though in my opinion they are a rung below some of the more explosive bands coming out of the great white north. Live they seemed to lack a certain something. The mixed placed the male vocalist (Torquill is his name... poor guy) way out in front, and what sounds sincere on the album sounded overly dramatic live. Not to mention his morrissy like faints made him look like a big Ham. Stars' star however, is Amy Milan. The woman has an incredible voice, that did sound sincere. At they're best, they require the interplay of male and female vocals. And that interplay lacked a chemestry one hears on the album.
This is not to say the band was bad, they just did not live up to expectation. On the good side, the encore brought me to tears... Two doosies in a row... But then again I cried when Spock died in the Wrath of Kahn. Hell, I cried when Apollo Creed died in Rocky 4. None the less it's allways good to feel a little like an almost empty tube of toothpaste at a concert, the emotion squezed out of me.