The Glorious Sons w/ The Blue Stones @ The Calgary Stampede

The Glorious Sons w The Blue Stones
Calgary Stampede
Coca-Cola Stage
July 12, 2019

Photos Courtesy of J. Dirom Photography

It was an all Canadian, namely, Ontario, night at the Coke Stage last night.

First up were The Blue Stones from Windsor Ontario. Tarek Jafar (vocals & guitars) and Justin Tessier (drums) performed a 30-minute set consisting of hits from their 2018 studio album, Black Holes.

Their sound was big and full, considering it was just the two of them, and I enjoyed their blusey/new wave take on rock.

The crowd continued to fill in with anticipation of the evening’s headliners; The Glorious Sons.

Kingston, Ontario’s favorite sons hit the stage with their newly released single “Panic Attack” and moved through a 90-minute set of hard-rocking hits.

For me, I think the most memorial moment was guitarist, Chris Koster’s solo cover of Pat Benatar’s “Love is A Battlefield”. As his bandmates left the stage, Chris stood front and center, performing a very touching and powerful rendition.

Frontman, Brett Emmons performed with an insensity and determination of a general taking his troops into battle.

There was crowd-surfing, sing-a-longs, and boundless energy, as these 5 guys from the Limestone City dominated the Coke Stage.


The Glorious Sons Setlist:
Panic Attack
White Noise
Godless, Graceless and Young
My Poor Heart
The Union
Love Is A Battlefield
Praise You
Who Killed the Rock ‘N Roller
Sometimes on a Sunday
S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)
Kill the Lights
Everything Is Alright


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