Best of 2013: Top 13 Live Shows + Festivals

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2013 had been an interesting year for live shows.
Here is my Top 13 live shows that I have encountered and photographed.
Check it out!

  1. Basia Bulat – National Arts Centre Theatre on October 5, 2013
  2. Basia Bulat @ NAC Theatre
    Brilliant show that Basia Bulat put on!
  3. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Boyhood – Zaphod Beeblebrox on January 11, 2013
  4. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
    A wild show which the band was truly surprised where people was moshing to their music!
  5. The Luyas and Hilotrons – Le Temporaire on June 24, 2013
  6. The Luyas @ Le Temporaire
    This might be wrong to say this but David Byrne showed up to this show.
    I know he might have overshadow it but both bands play a wonderful!!
  7. Pop Montreal 2013
  8. Diana @ La Sala Rossa
    Highlights: Diana, Empress Of, Homeshakes, Suuns playing at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Colin Stetson, Viet Cong, How Sad and many more!
  9. Chvrches and Diana [CMW 2013]- Virgin Mod Club on March 21, 2013
  10. Chvrches @ Virgin Mod Club
    First time the band played their first North American tour.
    Got to see them at CMW 2013 and it was mind blowing!
  11. Arboretum Festival 2013
  12. Holy Fuck @ Arboretum Arts Festival
    Highlights: Doldrums, Holy Fuck, Owen Pallett, Diana, Snowblink, Sarah Neufeld, Roberta Bondar, Alex Lukashevsky, Camp Radio and Jim Bryson
  13. Purity Ring and Blue Hawaii – Ritual Nightclub on April 2, 2013
  14. Purity Ring @ Ritual
    Sold out show! Proved to be one of their best show they have done in Ottawa.
  15. Big Dick Album Release show with Boyhood and Neon Windbreaker – Dominion Tavern on February 16, 2013
  16. Big Dick @ The Dominion Tavern
    A wild show (literally) for Big Dick`s album release show at the Dirty Dom
  17. Mac DeMarco, Suuns and Dusted [CMW 2013] – The Garrison on March 23, 2013
  18. Mac DeMarco @ The Garrison
    Who knew Mac DeMarco was that great! You can say this was the last time you would be able to be that upclose to a band at a dayshow!
  19. NXNE 2013
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  21. Pick a Piper, Raas, Cabaal with Hard Science and Adam Saikaley – Pressed on April 7, 2013
  22. Pick a Piper @ Pressed
    Pick a Piper played their first Ottawa show and beyond amazing!
  23. TURF 2013
  24. Joel Plaskett Emergency @ TURF
    Highlights: Belle & Sebastien, Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Wooden Sky, Hannah Georgas, White Horse, Yo La Tengo and many more
  25. U.S. Girls – Gabba Hey! on July 1, 2013
  26. U.S. Girls @ Gabba Hey!
    Great way to celebrate Canada Day with U.S. Girls and Boyhood!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Doom Squad, Mas Aya and Petra Glynt – Mugshots on May 26, 2013
  • Doom Squad @ Mugshots
    First time seeing Doom Squad and I was entralled!
  • The Belle Game and Bear Mountain – Blacksheep Inn on October 24, 2013
  • The Belle Game @ The Blacksheep Inn
    Love the Belle Game.
  • Pup, The Dirty Nil and Blackbread – House of Targ on August 30, 2013
  • Pup @ House of Targ
    All three bands that played that night totally rocked it out of the gate!

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