Stars: the night starts here


Touring in support of Sad Robots, Montreal’s Stars played the Showbox Thursday night. Recreating the dense and textured sound of their studio albums is no mean feat live, but the Canadians pulled it off without putting any gauze between Amy Millan’s lyrics and the enthusiastic audience.

Complimenting the aural intensity was a technical proficiency with lighting that seemed perfectly suited to the dynamics of the Showbox’s space: performer-specific spotlights allowed the techs to highlight either Amy, Torquil Campbell or both during various songs. Colored arc lights went a long way towards creating the atmosphere as well. Perhaps a bit too far; pop quiz: Stars or Coldplay?:


The end of the evening saw opener Think About Life charge up to the front of the crowd, infecting bystanders with drive-by performance endorphins as they cheered Stars on.

Think About Life

For a much-closer view, don’t miss Chona’s amazing photos from the event.

1 Comment so far

  1. josh on October 11th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

    great photos, peter!

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