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Guitar Wolf live in Vancouver at the Cobalt

When Garage RockZilla Gods attack Vancouver Thursday brought a trio of greatness into Vancouver to rock in the most punk

Rococode Release new EP – “Young Ones”

Photo credit to Lynol Lui (he captures the essence of Rococode so well) On June 16th Vancouver’s beloved band, Rococode, released a six song EP entitled “Young Ones” and after giving it a few listens through I feel compelled to talk about it. Detesting comparisons between bands I still need to state that it’s suiting to have had Caleb Shreve (Tegan and Sara,

CKY live in Vancouver

“C-K-Y! C-K-Y! C-K-Y!” After eight long years, Vancouver was finally able to chant those three letters again as the alt-metal

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017 Review and Photographs

Down at the Gorge for Sasquatch! Music Festival *Editor Note, the delay in posting was the editor’s fault!* When the call comes that there is an opportunity to go down to review and photograph Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017 you immediately drop everything and find a way to make it happen. That is what happened when VIES had a last minute change to

Tool live in Vancouver

“I’ve Got Some Good News, and I have Got Some Bad News” In 1993 Undertow came out by the California band, Tool and

Hollerado live in Vancouver

(Born) Yesterday at the Commodore Ballroom Having formed in 2007, Hollerado, has been on the Canadian rock airwaves since with songs

Midnight Oil live in Vancouver

Australian Rockers, Midnight Oil, in Stanley Park Having the chance to catch Midnight Oil live had been one of those items on

BottleRock Napa 2017 Review and Photographs

I CANT STOP DRINKING ABOUT YOU – Memories of BottleRock Napa 2017 If you were not at BottleRock Napa 2017 then you will have to somehow read this, and yet at the same time close your eyes, and imagine what it would be like to be in one of the prettiest towns, with the most succulent foods, diverse wines, amazing craft

BottleRock Napa Valley 2017 Day One Review

Do you remember when you were ‘x’ years old, or maybe ‘xx’ years old, and you went to Disneyland for

Miss Quincy & The 5 Star Studs at The Wise Hall

There is still one more chance to catch Miss Quincy & The 5 Star Studs at the Wise Hall, and if you haven’t already caught one of their shows- you really should. The first time I met Jody Peck (AKA Miss Quincy) was for an interview where she spilled her love for Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris. A few hours after the interview I saw her

Jason Bonham live in Vancouver

Ah, like father, like son. Most of us weren’t around to see Led Zeppelin back in the day, but Jason

Get Over the Loss of Pemby by going to The Center Of Gravity

Center of Gravity Festival I know a lot of people who bought tickets to PembyFest are probably, and rightfully, royally pissed off right now, but for every grey cloud you can find a silver lining. The silver lining could come in the form of WayHome who has generously offered ticket holders some deals, but there is a much brighter lining

Testament with Sepultura live in Vancouver

Testament with Sepultura at The Commodore Ballroom Who said nothing fun happens on Wednesdays? Vancouver metalheads were in for a

The Flaming Lips live in Vancouver

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre or Alice’s Wonderland? In 1993 the world learned all about a girl who used vaseline, a guy who used magazines, and yet another girl that used tangerines (“She Don’t Use Jelly”) from an experimental psych rock indie type band from Oklahoma City… The Flaming Lips. Fast forward almost a quarter of a century and the Lips

Jimmy Eat World live in Vancouver

Six years ago, Jimmy Eat World headlined the Commodore and had Vancouver wanting more. Last Wednesday was no different. The Mesa

The Smugglers live in Vancouver

The Smugglers, The Muffs, Chixdiggit, and Needles // Pins at the Commodore Ballroom It was a show unlike any other

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes live in Vancouver

Elton John, Dolly Parton and John Denver probably never played the Commodore, but their music still rings through the ballroom. That’s because punk rock supergroup Me First and The Gimme Gimmes was there on Wednesday, covering songs like “Rocket Man,” “Jolene” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane” in an uptempo style and flashy pink suits. The band featured Spike Slawson

Barns Courtney live in Vancouver

Glitter & Gold for Cinco de Mayo at the Biltmore Cabaret In a couple of weeks Barns Courtney will be competing for

1975 live in Vancouver at the PNE Forum

The first time I caught the 1975 was at Venue Nightclub down on Granville Street. A few short years later and here they are at the PNE Forum having thousands of girls swooning. How has this group managed to get all the love from the girls? Matthew (Matty) Healy seams to be the answer. Is it his sweet sounds when he sings

Pond live in Vancouver

Aussie Psych Rockers Sell Out the Biltmore Cabaret I won’t lie, I was shocked to find out that the Biltmore

Dune Rats live in Vancouver

There was a wave of Australians that ebbed into the Rickshaw Theatre on Friday night to catch the power rock band Dune

BottleRock Napa Valley 2017 Schedule

The First Taste of Summer in the Napa Valley There is not much I appreciate more than good music, but when you add in some culinary dreams and pretty much have one of the best assortments of craft beers… look out! Oh, I didn’t even mention the fact that this is all taking place in the Napa Valley with around

Interview with Little Hurricane in Preview of BottleRock 2017

We’re only about a month away from BottleRock 2017 and our excitement for it to mark our first festival of the year is near exasperating. Like most years the lineup of bands, culinary artists, wines, brews, and food is utterly outstanding so whether you are going mainly for the Foo Fighters, Martha Stewart, or a Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing

The Zombies live at The Commodore Ballroom

It took 50 years for The Zombies to reach Vancouver, but it was absolutely worth the wait. The ’60s English rock band – best known for the hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No” – headlined the Commodore Ballroom on Friday night, performing two sets for a packed house. The first set featured the current iteration of the

War Baby with Ghost Meat and Ben Rogers @ The Cobalt

Eastside Flea After Party at the Cobalt At the Cobalt April 21 2017 War Baby is back! With their recent EP release of Coma Kid, the band played the Cobalt last night and will soon share the stage with Australian rock stars, Dune Rats, at the Rickshaw on April 28th. If you had gone to the Eastside Flea then you would have been

Interview with Dune Rats

Walking Through The Bush with Dune Rats Brett Jansch Call me pathetic, call me terrible, call me what you will,

San Fermin at The Biltmore Cabaret Live Photographs

Belong at the Biltmore Cabaret On Thursday night the Biltmore Cabaret filled up early for Icelandic band, Low Roar, as they

Two Door Cinema Club live in Vancouver

Bad Decisions at Orpheum Gameshow It was my first time going to a Two Door Cinema Club concert and it will