Concert season in Toronto: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Kool Haus (August 5, 2009)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Kool Haus

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Kool Haus

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs put on the concert of the summer when they rocked the Kool Haus on August 5th. Karen O and Co. played the perfect mixture of hard-hitting older tunes and newer synthy greatness. Man, this is how concerts should be done. I love when bands can mix it up and not focus too much on their new material (yeah, I’m looking at you Yann Tiersen). Tracks like “Black Tongue” and “Y Control” spoke to me the most but “Zero” and “Heads Will Roll” had the sold-out crowd jumping and flailing as well. The Kool Haus, the terrible venue that it is, had us all drenched in sweat very early on. But you know what? None of us cared.

Opener Amanda Blank didn’t really speak to me. Her hip-hop techno stylings reminded me a lot of Uffie (not a good thing) and I feel like a lot of her hype has to do with her look and collabos.

Karen O rocking with the crowd

Karen O rocking with the crowd

But the Yeah Yeah Yeahs definitely impressed. As good as their CDs are, I must say that they sound even better live. It’s hard to record such raw energy. Karen O even challenges Emily Haines for most electric leading lady…

Karen O ending the night

Karen O ending the night

I’ll wait until Metric’s Massey Hall show to give a verdict on that one….

Here is an acoustic version of Maps they played as an encore. I had to cut off the beginning because there was quite a loud roar when she started the song up. Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

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3 thoughts on “Concert season in Toronto: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Kool Haus (August 5, 2009)

  1. Question Mark says:

    I only just recently started getting into YYYs, and now I wish I had gotten into them a few weeks earlier so I could’ve known about this show. Outstanding band.

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  3. […] most reserved smile and move their feet (and this has been the case for years, see our review of their show at Kool Haus in 2009). Her playful sexuality mixed with an aura of badass-bitch recalls an era where Deborah Harry, […]

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