To Watch: "Live At Massey Hall" Series
If there's a music documentary out there worth the film it's on, I've probably seen it. That said, I don't know that I've seen a series of live recordings that capture the atmosphere quite as well as the Live At Massey Hall series. Recorded at the 110-year-old venue in Toronto, Massey Hall is a gorgeous 2700 seat venue in the heart of downtown Toronto.
It seems like these videos are coming on a fairly regular basis, but yesterday's upload of a particularly well-polished but rough-hewn Constantines show had me feeling like it was Christmas morning. Bands at the Constantines level don't often have someone with the budget to document/edit a performance this beautifully, so I'm thrilled to see that time and energy go into a band so deserving of proper documentation (note: there's also a set from Cons frontman Bry Webb in the playlist). Do yourself a favor; plug whatever device into your TV/stereo and watch this Constantines episode on the big screen, fully amplified. You can thank me later (although I take no responsibility for damages caused by couch-bound circle pits).
Who knows what else to expect out of this series, but if the quality is anything like what's out there right now, it's going to be worth watching every single episode. Cheers to the makers of Live At Massey Hall.