Went to see David Usher a few days ago. I had once seen him back in 1999 or 2000 when Moist played at Sparties at SAIT. I didn’t expect too much from this show, just a night of some good songs I have come to like. Despite this being only his second show in a year he played a pretty tight set and put on a good show. He played a couple new songs, a few off his latest album, and a bunch from Little Songs and Morning Orbit, which made me happy. I think he played most of the songs I really like, which was cool. Also what was cool was the two chicks in his band. One of them plays a violin, I think her name was Lindsey, the other sings backup lyrics, and sometimes even in a very opera-ish style (ala black black heart). Both of these girls lit it up when they were under the spotlight, and I especially loved the solo’s by the violinist. One funny part in the night was when in the middle of a song the whole band broke into “You and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals so lets do it like they do on the discovery channel”. What was even funnier actually was how into singing that the violinist girl was. I think the only thing that I was a bit dispointed in during this show were to lame encores. If you are going to go off stage and take a break do it, but don’t walk off stage, then back on in like 10 seconds just so you can say you did an encore. Anyway Usher closed the show with St Lawrence River, which is a personal favorite, and he played perfectly. Anyway tonight is Wil, Wednesday is Queens.