My music addiction is mostly satisfied in Ottawa but sometimes there is a band I want to see whose tour does not bring them to Ottawa, and for those cases Montreal is my next choice. It’s within a reasonable drive and many of the acts that skip Ottawa do go to Montreal. This was one of those times.
I have seen Dragonette perform three times before: Twice at Babylon and once at Ottawa Bluesfest. They are always such a blast to see live and it had been too long since I had seen them last so I made the drive to Montreal through the first freezing rain of the season. It was absolutely worth it.
Dragonette were supported by two opening acts, the first of which was Dirty Radio. Although the audience was not filled in for the first set of the night Dirty Radio managed to garner enough enthusiasm from the early attendance to get them dancing. The second act of the night was Young Empires. They were able to continue where Dirty Radio left off and continue to build on the energy in the room before the main act.
Finally, of course, Dragonette took the stage to help the dance party reach it’s crescendo. They played a sixteen song set including many of their best known songs, several versions of songs they guest on from other artists and of course two newer songs since their last album Bodyparts was released. It made for a great mix of old and new for the faithful to enjoy, and enjoy we did.