Bass Coast Festival Showcase at the Commodore Ballroom

October 8, 2017     //     Photography by: Mary Matheson There was a lot to give thanks for on Sunday,

Clay Ravens EP Release @ The Cobalt

ALL IN – EP Release Party at The Cobalt October 26, 2017     //     Photo by: Chad

Jon Bellion live in Vancouver at Vogue Theatre

October 2, 2017     //     Photography by: Daniel W Young The line up waiting to get into the Vogue Theatre was wrapped around the block with a group of people looking to party as hard as they could on a Monday night downtown Vancouver- and really what better way than to do it with a packed crowd

Feist live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

October 2, 2017     //     Photography by: Daniel W Young It has been a while since Feist has been

Elliott Brood live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

Elliott Brood awakens the Ghost Gardens September 28, 2017 by: Daniel W Young     //     Concert Photography by: Claudia Wyler Around 15 years ago while I was living in the outskirts of Toronto, the band Elliott Brood played their first show there, and since have recorded 9 albums. The band has been elusive to me since then but

Rifflandia 2017 Review and Photographs

The last time I was at Rifflandia it was two festivals in one as Break Out West had joined forces for the weekend, which made it a bit hard to judge how different it would be this year. What was clear… the group of wonderful people putting on the festival must have worked tirelessly to not only keep the festival

Vance Joy live in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre

My Kind of Man September 27, 2017 Vance Joy at Vogue Theatre by: Kathy Harms It was only a few

Damien Marley live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

HERE WE GO September 26, 2017 at the Commodore Ballroom by: Daniel W Young Going to a Marley concert I

Apocalyptica live in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom

September 23, 2017 by Jacob Zinn Who says heavy metal can’t be played on cellos? For more than two decades, Apocalyptica has been proving it’s not all Marshall stacks and electric guitars – even cellos are metal. The Finnish five-piece performed an all-‘tallica double set at the Commodore last night, celebrating their 1996 debut album “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos.”

Rise Against live at the Abbotsford Centre

I’m not sure if Abbotsford was ready for Rise Against, but they were more then ready at their headlining concert

July Talk live in Vancouver at the Malkin Bowl

The only way that we can sum up a July Talk concert is by saying that irregardless of their Canadian status, they have been one of VIESMag’s favourite rock bands and each of our well over a dozen times catching them between multiple photographers has been nothing less than spectacular. The band continues to feed off one another in a way

Fleet Foxes live in Vancouver at the Malkin Bowl September 13 2017

Helping the explosion of the indie-folk scene was the Seattle born, Sub Pop recording artists, Fleet Foxes. Having garnered much love from Vancouverites

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