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Mother Mother and Cavetown Rock Vancouver’s Rogers Arena [Photos]

Mother Mother and Cavetown brought along openers Meet Me at the Altar for a thrilling hometown show at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.



Mother Mother on June 15, 2024, photo by Randy Romero
Mother Mother on June 15, 2024, photo by Randy Romero

In a two-headliners tour, British Columbia’s very own Mother Mother showed English singer Cavetown that Vancouverites know how to rock. Mother Mother and Cavetown have joined forces for their “Summer Tour 2024.” The sixth date of the tour was at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on June 15th.

On a last-minute change, Destroy Boys, who were scheduled to be the openers of the tour, had to cancel due to medical issues. Punk rockers Meet Me at the Altar, who are not strangers to Vancouver’s scene, filled in.

As openers, Meet Me at the Altar had a short time on stage but delivered nonetheless. “Say It (To My Face)” was the first song they performed, the first single from their debut album Past // Present // Future. They brought bright and high energy to the stage and the crowd was all up for it. They performed seven songs and closed the set with “Kool.”

For the tour, the headliners have been rotating who closes the show between cities. For Vancouver, it was only right that the hometown band finished things up.

Cavetown had an interesting setup with three big mushrooms in the back. His mic stand was on top of a mushroom base, where he stayed most of the time. Based on the crowd’s reaction, locals have been waiting for him to perform.

Lemon” was his set opener, and the crowd loved it. During the set, he seemed happy and waved directly at some fans. He then performed “Hug All Ur Friends” and “Fall in Love with A Girl.”

Cavetown performed ten songs in total, and I’m sure the crowd wanted more from him. He closed out his set with “Devil Town” from his self-titled debut album.

It was then time for the locals to hit the stage, and the crowd went nuts. Molly Guldemond (vocals) and Jasmin Parkin (keyboard) came first to the stage, and then came Ryan Guldemond (guitar and vocals).

They opened their set with “Nobody Escapes,” “Arms Tonite,” and “Hayloft II.” In between songs Ryan was talking to the fans and explaining how the songs came about and how most of them were written in places not too far away from the arena.

For the tenth song, they performed a mashup of “Dirty Town,” “Neighbour,” “Wisdom,” “Ghosting,” “Little Pistol,” and “It’s Alright.” The band performed 14 songs in total, ending their regular set with another mashup consisting of “Hayloft” and “Video Games.”

But that was not the end of the night. Vancouverites would not leave one of their favourite local bands without an encore, and Mother Mother delivered. They performed “Grief Chapter” and “Burning Pile” for a proper close-out.

This tour combines two different generations of music and is a great representation of how good music can unify generations and this concert proves you can be a prophet in your own home.