Osheaga 2013: Beck

While many acts on the festival circuit are sometimes new to the game, Beck was nothing but a pro. A post modern music maker who’s been in the game since the late 80s, he took over and closed up Osheaga day 2, proving is headliner status.

With 10 albums under his belt and then some, Beck delivered the hits from “Loser” to “E-Pro”. “Black Tambourine” and “Girl”. Hit after hit after it. Mid set he slowed things down a little as it started to rain and by the time “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” came on we were all feeling pretty emotional. It was just so lovely.

Rain wasn’t the only thing sprinkled throughout the set that evening. Beck dished out many unique and tasty covers including Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” and “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. Very very fun stuff.

Closing up with the 1996 Odelay hit “Where It’s At” Beck broke down on his knees and preached to the people of Montreal about how he’s come knock knocking on their door and he wanted to love us. We welcomed him in with open arms, two turn tables and a microphone.

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new tune: "Defriended" by Beck

Oh man. I was already pretty stoked to finnaaallllyyy be seeing Beck live this summer at Osheaga but this new tune is blowing my mind. "Defriended" has me shaking in many new weird ways. It's a bit Animal Collective-y but it also still has that classic Beck sound, so all in all I'm more than pleased. Great name for a track as well. Oh the process of unfriending someone... It's a bizarre modern choice we sometimes have to make.  

According to Rolling Stone there's two new Beck albums on the way. One acoustic and one Modern Guilt follow-up. Neat neat. I can't wait.