Last week I attended Peak Performance Project Top 20 finalists Acres of Lions’ CD Release Party for their second album ‘Collections’.  The entire lineup did not disappoint. I’ll be posting a bunch of video from the show in the next month or so. Normally I’d be posting as much as I can right away, but now I’m stuck editing a major project that has to be completed in 30 days so basically every moment of my free time that I would normally devote to posting concert video is being consumed by this project. So here’s a brief breakdown of the night’s lineup.

The evening’s lineup began with Northcote.  Until that night, I had never heard of Northcote.  Northcote is the project of Saskatchwan born singer/songwriter Matt Goud (…and no, the last name is not misspelled).  Goud performed a solo acoustic set and gave an impressive performance. Enough of an impression that I would like to see him perform again and next time I’ll have camera at the ready.

Next up was Mike Edel. Now, I’ve seen Mike perform numerous times and have shot a lot of video of those performances. I have yet to see a sub-par performance.  Be sure to check out ‘The Last of Our Mountains’ album.

The last opener was Treelines from Vancouver, BC. They’re also a  Peak Performance Project Top 20 finalist, and after seeing them perform last November, I was looking forward to seeing them live again… without the Movember mustaches.

I do have one video to share. Here is Acres of Lions performing the first single from the ‘Collections’ CD. ‘Reaction’ has reached #22 on the Alt/Rock charts and has received significant airplay on radio stations across Canada.