[EN IMAGES] Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

The long-held torch of nostalgia in the Plains of Abraham from male glories of the ’60s and ’70s was successfully picked up Friday night by whoever redefined rock for women in the 1990s, Alanis Morissette.

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On a beautiful summer evening, tens of thousands of festival-goers rejoined in sweet joy the inspiring songs of his massive album Jagged little pillpublished in 1995.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Of course, the Ontario artist never stopped making music, but this reunion with Quebec audiences, 23 years after her last visit to the capital at the Colisée, was first and foremost a celebration of this flagship album and, by extension, of his career .

A video montage shown before his arrival on stage also testifies to his previous successes and his influence on an entire generation of musicians.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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From the songs from her other albums that were on the program, she usually only offered short excerpts.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Alanis Morissette didn’t keep the nostalgic waiting. A series of titles Jagged little pill began his performance. After seeing him step the stage from edge to edge Everything I really wantas she had done all evening, the crowd took out their phones and vocal cords to join her hand in my pocket

Powerful

What stood out from the start was the power of her voice, which apparently wasn’t affected by laryngitis, which forced her to cancel two concerts last month. During his impressive performance of mary jane and several times during his 90 minutes on stage, Morissette reached heights unattainable for ordinary mortals.

She often practiced social distancing with her mic, lowering it to waist level without dropping a single note, à la Ginette Reno, a flattering comparison if there ever was one.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Although she wasn’t very talkative, the 48-year-old artist gave a nearly flawless performance. Even if the audience particularly liked the anthems ironiccomplete with a tribute to his late drummer Taylor Hawkins and You should knowit was when she unleashed her impressive rock energy Wake up and Without an invitationfor example, that Alanis Morissette was at his best.

Garbage: current

Even if, like Alanis, he will always be linked to 1995, the year of the release of his eponymous album and the hoard of all his great successes, the American group Garbage has come to reaffirm that they have not lost any of their topicality. In the first part.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Obviously the Vow Stupid Girl Queerthe latter being preceded by singer Shirley Manson’s reaffirmation that we do not live in a friendly world for women and the LGBTQ+ community, and only happy when it rainswhich are skilfully started here in slow motion, presented in a keyboard-voice formula, before merging into an irresistible crescendo, have unfolded their effect.

The performance by this paragon of the alternative scene lived up to their promises, however, as the quartet-turned-quintet on the stages used songs from his 2021 album, No gods no masters.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette on FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Placed at the beginning of the course right after Wow, the title track, with its edgy rhythm, proved we weren’t just in a nostalgic affair. The same with deitywhere guitarist Duke Erikson and bassist Steve Marker built a mighty wall of sound on the Plains.

A similar operation was repeated with the same intoxicating result push itthis one fished out Version 2.0published in 1998.

Additionally, at 55, Shirley Manson has retained the rebellious energy of her youth and her voice still holds up. She insisted on speaking to us in French and even seemed annoyed when she couldn’t find the words.

She didn’t have to worry. The effort, especially in the context of a rock show of this quality, was appreciated.

The beaches: colorful rock

The singer in yellow, the two guitarists in green and blue, the drummer in red: if every girl in the group The Beaches has their own color palette, the Torontonians showed they shared the same rock energy over dinner.

Crowned Reveal Group of the Junos Awards in 2018, this formation, formed in 2013, was sponsored by Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric, the producers of their album late show and you can tell by the concern they seem to have that their punk rock tunes can be danced to too.

On stage we could discover that they have contagious joy and a conquering attitude. As a starter, just before Garbage and Alanis Morissette, it fitted perfectly.

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