Apples in Stereo
I went to Montreal this weekend to see Apples in Stereo and despite the heat and the dodgy sound, it was an awesome show. Their energy and happy songs had me smiling through the whole set. I was introduced to the Apples maybe a year ago by a friend who said their lyrics reminded her of mine. She sent me their album Tone Soul Evolution and I was totally blown away by it and have been kind of obsessed with it ever since.
So after the show I was a bit tongue-tied when I got to meet Robert Schneider, their vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter. He was very friendly and funny and gave me two manly one-armed hugs when I tried to express what an impact that album had on me and pretty much came up retardedly short. I think I excused myself only a moment or two away from asking "so where do you get your ideas from?" so it wasn't a total disaster.
Anyhow, I had a great time. If you get a chance, you should check them out. Their remaining tour dates are here.