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John Butler Trio live in Vancouver at the Malkin Bowl

If I had ever had the chance to see John Butler busking out “Ocean” on some street corner I am pretty sure I would have insta-died from utter joy. So when the John Butler Trio came to play Vancouver’s Malkin Bowl I kind of figured that this was the closest I would get to having that opportunity. Here we all were in one

Benjamin Booker live in Vancouver at the Biltmore Cabaret

I don’t think I could get away with calling a Benjamin Booker a crooning spectacle… but the guy just has a

IHeartRadio Beach Ball 2017 at the PNE Day One

IHeartRadio Beach Ball @ PNE Vancouver, BC September 3, 2017 Having been invited to review a line up of artists that I would normally not have gone to see, I found that it pulled me in and had me singing along to some songs that I had heard on the radio and engaging with those around me. At one point

The Reverend Horton Heat live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

No one does rockabilly like Reverend Horton Heat. The legendary Texas guitarist headlinined the Commodore last Thursday, performing an amazing

Skillet live in Vancouver at The Commodore Ballroom

Concert on a Wednesday night? Not a problem for at least one hard rock band. A nearly full house came out to kill it with Skillet at Venue last week. The Christian rock quartet made their Vancouver headlining debut, putting on a raucous show for the energetic crowd. The 17-song set featured new and old fan favourites, including “Feel Invincible,”

The Doobie Brothers live in Vancouver at the PNE Summer Night Concerts

Jesus may be just alright with The Doobie Brothers, but they were more than alright with Vancouver! The San Jose

Simple Plan live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

It’s been a decade and a half, but the guys in Simple Plan haven’t changed a bit. The Montreal pop-punk band tore through the Commodore Ballroom on Tuesday night, celebrating the 15-year anniversary of their debut album, “No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls.” The band performed the album in its entirety – including the hits “I’d Do Anything,” “I’m Just

Bumbershoot 2017 Review and Photographs

Although there is a great part of us that just wants to enjoy the long weekend with the amazing lineup

Five For Fighting live in Vancouver

When I heard that Five For Fighting would be coming to town with a string quartet I was more than intrigued. Vladimir

B-52s live in Vancouver at the PNE

The PNE Summer Night Concerts continued with a blast to the “Love Shack” when the “Rock Lobsters”, the B-52s, danced their way into town. From the bands presence on stage, dancing and inspiring the crowd, it is hard to imagine that they have been active for over 40 years. There really are not a lot of bands that can say that.

Chicago live in Vancouver

One of their biggest hits may’ve been “Saturday in the Park,” but it was Friday at the fair where Chicago

Descendents live in Vancouver

If you weren’t at the Descendents last week, what the hell were you doing instead?! The influential Manhattan Beach punk

RY X Live in Vancouver at St. James Hall

Howling at the Hall with Ry Cuming When: August 23, 2017     Where: St. James Hall     Images

Mother Mother live at the PNE Summer Night Concerts

PNE Summer Night Concerts Kicks Off With Beloved Vancouver Giants It’s that time of year again, the PNE has officially

Rancid & Dropkick Murphys live in Vancouver

Rancid & Dropkick Murphys @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre     Photography by Jacob Zinn What’s better than one awesome punk band headlining a killer show? How about TWO punk rock bands? California ’90s fourpiece Rancid and east coast Celtic sextet Dropkick Murphys made the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre feel like an intimate club when they performed there

Sylvan Esso live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

Sylvan Esso At: The Commodore Ballroom     When: August 15 2017     Concert photography by: Amanda Waschuk When

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers live in Vancouver with The Lumineers

YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS 3 songs. As a photog for a show you usually get three songs to

Metallica live in Vancouver

Metallica w/ Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira BC Place, Vancouver August 14, 2017 Review by Amanda Waschuk     photos by Jacob Zinn Metallica fans flocked in swarms arriving as early as 1pm to BC Place, the biggest concert venue in Vancouver, for their chance to see the metal band for the second last show of their WorldWired 2017 tour supporting their latest album

Royal Blood live in Vancouver

Blood at the Commodore Ballroom   August 8, 2017 – Review by Amanda Waschuk – Photos by Jacob Zinn Kicking the night off right, the show started with local alternative rock band War Baby and from the start of their set, the room was already full.  The show was sold out but concert-goers arrived early and were paying more than just respectful

Concerts at the Pier with Little Destroyer

White Rock’s Pier Rocks Hard When the White Rock Concerts at the Pier were announced it was exciting to see acts like Chilliwack and Platinum Blonde announced to be playing just off the promenade, but for me there was nothing more exciting than that of Little Destroyer. From the moment I heard this band it was instant love, and with every passing moment that admiration and

The Decemberists live in Vancouver

The Shuffling Off to Ragnarök Tour With an utter bias when it comes to The Decemberists, I was elated to walk

Violent Femmes with Echo and the Bunnymen live in Vancouver

PNE Amphitheatre is Alive When you think of putting bands together for a show it would only make sense to grab

Ty Segall live in Vancouver

Freedom Returned as Ty Rips Through Vancouver Last year when I went to Sasquatch Music Festival I came to find this insanely

In The Valley Below live in Vancouver

Oh My… Elephant With baited breath we have waited for new music from In The Valley Below since “Peaches” and “Dove Season”. With the recent release of their new EP, Elephant, the wait is over and we just had to dive in and check it out in advance of seeing them in Vancouver concert at The Biltmore Cabaret on July 28,

Ed Sheeran live in Vancouver at Rogers Arena 2017

Vancouver Lit With The Shape of You It was a busy night for concert lovers in Vancouver on Friday night

Jack Johnson live in Burnaby at Deer Lake Park

In Closing – We Are All Better Together With the cancellation of festival after festival, I kept thinking why would no one push hard to get a festival into Deer Lake Park? The fact is, this is one of the most beautiful venues out there with the sloping hill, lake-view backdrop, nice flat raised upper section for your food and

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2017

The 40th Anniversary of Vancouver Folk Music Festival It may not have been the 40th anniversary of folk music at

Ben Harper live in Vancouver

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at the Commodore Ballroom It may have been one of the busiest weekends of

Bumbershoot 2017 Preview

With the loss of a few West Coast music Festivals over the years there are really only a few major

Khalid live in Vancouver at the PNE Forum

The “American Teen” Comes ‘Rollin’ into Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver Khalid… you sure as eff did it in style to a sold-out PNE forum. The forum was lit- wait, can you say lit when it was packed with people who were probably at least 75% under the age of 17? Regardless, the place was insanely packed and singing along to each