042910 Peter Gabriel/Ane Brun, Montreal, QC

On April 29th, 2010 I went to Montreal to see Peter Gabriel. He was touring in support of an album of all cover songs set to orchestral music called Scratch My Back. I’ve long been a fan of Peter Gabriel’s solo career and the few times I had seen him live before this were nothing short of astounding…

042806 Norval Morrisseau Exhibit, Ottawa, ON

On April 28th, 2006 I was honoured to attend an exhibit of works by Canada’s genre-defining master First Nations artist, Norval Morrisseau. It’s rather embarrassing to think that this was the first time our National Gallery had presented a solo exposition to a native artist – not just this native artist but any native artist – but it was…

042397 moe., Ottawa, ON

On April 23rd, 1997 I saw moe. for the first time. The show was at Zaphod’s, a small bar in downtown Ottawa. I had been hearing that this was the new jamband-on-the-scene for a while, and though I was unimpressed with their debut album I wasn’t about to take a chance on missing this show…

042012 Sisters Euclid, Oakville, ON

You’d think that a guy who was in Toronto specifically to climb the steps of the CN Tower for charity would want to take it easy the night before the climb, maybe eat a healthy meal and get a good night’s sleep ahead of his 7am alarm clock setting. And I probably would have done exactly that had my favourite guitar player not been playing just a reasonable drive down the highway…