Friday night brought another night of nostalgia to Ottawa’s TD Place with an awesome display of Rock N Roll. 90’s Canadian Iconic bands I Mother Earth and Our Lady Peace. With new comer’s The Standstills.
The Standstills got the party rolling, based out the ‘shwa, with their roots in the Ottawa Valley. This killer power duo…they just fucking brought it Friday night. They were ready and hit the ground running. They had a just a short set but they made fans out of most… the ended the power set with their single ‘Orleans’.
Watch for these folks on the festival circuit this summer. Be sure to check ‘em when they are in your town.
So here goes for the rest of this…
What can one say, the crowd obviously from the days of Scenery & Fish…for night 2 of nineties remembered, there where noticeably more husbands out tonight that for I love the 90’s last night at TD Place…I am sure a few where at both nights.
Edwin performs at TD Place with Our Lady Peace – photo by Sean Sisk for Sound Check Entertainment
I think a few may have partied like they were 20 the night prior and where a bit slower, since Edwin came out and gave them all a little reminder to get up and bring some energy.
How times have changed, GA has chairs now…
With close to 4000 people in the TD Place Arena, when Our Lady Peace hit the stage, with a crazy awesome version of One Man Army. Playing a fairly even mix of stuff from over the years, although nothing off of their latest release HeavyWeight (2012).
Interesting enough, the only original member is Raine Maida but with long time member Duncan Coutts on Bass…with the changes OLP still sounded phenomenal and played with a whole lot of energy.
Lots of stuff coming to town, it is going to be a great time to be a music fan in this city over the next few months
Was a great 2 nights or music at TD Place…time to rest up a bunch of music back in town next week with July Talk, Culture Club, Platinum Blonde, and Steve Vai…country fans be sure to tune in to New Country 94 to win tickets to Thursday’s event with Tim Hicks, Aaron Pritchett and Jess Moskaluke at Algonquin Commons theatre.