3OH!3 at Montreal's Metropolis Concert Review
Even a cold rainy night couldn’t keep music fans away from the Metropolis. The headliners for the night were Colorado’s 3OH!3, with support from California's hellogoodbye and Toronto’s Down With Webster.
Only two weeks shy of their second studio release, hellogoodbye got the crowd warmed up for what would soon become a wild night. Crowd favorites included hits off of their first album Oh, It Is Love and Baby, It’s a Fact. Front man, Forrest Kline, proved himself to be quite the conductor by leading the fans into rhythmic clapping and hand swaying. Usually fans give up after about 10 seconds but Kline kept it going for entire songs. Getting Old, a new song off from their yet to be released album, “Would it Kill You”, gave fans a taste of what to expect. Hellogoodbye closed off their night with their hugely successful hit, Here in Your Arms.
You can find hellogoodbye’s upcoming album, “Would it Kill You” in stores on November 9, 2010.
Down With Webster
The last time Down With Webster was in Montreal, they performed across the street at a sold out Club Soda. Not much has changed since then; the seven piece band still puts on one of the highest energy shows I’ve ever seen.
Wasting very little time, they started the night with Time to Win!. Throwing their trademark red Dixie cups into the crowd, the energy just kept flowing from track to track. Even though they are from Toronto, drummer Marty had no problems representing Montreal wearing an Expos throwback baseball jersey, which only won him extra points with the crowd. To end their set, they played their hit single Whoa is Me which was the perfect lead in to 3OH!3’s headlining set.
It’s safe to say that after the opening bands, the crowd was definitely ready for 3OH!3 to hit the stage. I’ve been to quite a few concerts, and I’ve seen some amazing light shows, but 3OH!3 did something I’ve never seen before; they had wolves with lasers for eyes on stage. Awesome.
While the laser wolves were epic, I think the crowd instantly fell in love with singer Nat after he started addressing the crowd in French. This wasn't the usual two or three French words bands learn before they get on stage in Montreal. Shockingly, Nat spoke french fluently; It was even better than my own and I was born here. He later explained that his French speaking abilities stem from his French mother.
3OH!3’s set was full of their hits including; Punkbitch, I’m Not Your Boyfriend, Colorado Sunrise, House Party and Starstrukk. They even managed to fit in a cover of Scorpions, Rock You Like a Hurricane.
As the lights went off just before the encore, a lot of fans started to leave; it's understandable considering the younger crowd had to go to school in the morning. When the band did return, the remaining fans were treated to the band's biggest hit, Don’t Trust Me.
All in all, it was a high energy show with each band bringing something special to the table. Down With Webster proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with. Give them a couple of months and I’m sure we’ll see them headlining at the bigger venues in Montreal.
To see all of our photos from the show, click view our 3OH!3 gallery.
For other concerts in Quebec, make sure to check out the Evenko website.