It would appear as though everyone packed into the quaint Vogue lobby was already familiar with a King Gizzard performance, and the way they spoke of them made me that much more anxious.
Matthew Good, despite being around for years, is still refreshing in his stage presence. He walks out like the Canadian Rivers Cuomo, but without pizazz – truly there to perform quality music.
Alt-rockers Big Wreck came to shake the Commodore Ballroom a couple weeks ago and rock it they did! A crowd with some age, clearly thrilled to be there, Big Wreck was all smiles throughout the entire performance.
Every time I have seen Arkells they have exuded energy, and when they played Vancouver on February 1st it was no different.
Vancouver received a true treat last Tuesday when AFI took to the Commodore Ballroom stage. The emo, punk band that developed such a devout following in the early 2000’s brought an extraordinarily passionate performance on their first Canadian stop of the “The Blood Tour”.
How cheesy would it would to say that Epica was beyond epic? The Dutch band played Venue in Vancouver mid-November and brought their particular brand of symphonic-inspired metal with full force.
Nashville alternative rockers MONA took to the Commodore Ballroom on a rainy November 23rd evening. The quintet, who were opening for July Talk, managed to summon quite the crowd despite being the opening act.
Sum 41 ended the Canadian portion of their “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour in Vancouver last Friday night at The Commodore Ballroom and wow, I don’t think anyone was sufficiently ready to have their faces rocked off as if it were 2004.
Young the Giant kicked off their two night stint in Vancouver on October 26 for their Skullcandy presented “Home of the Strange Tour” with vigour.
One of the great things about an Against Me! show is not only how loud and in-your-face they play, but also how they fully encompass all things punk.
On Wednesday September 7th, Bugg played the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. What is it that is setting Jake Bugg apart from the rest? Oh, yeah – he’s actually really fucking good.
On May 31st The Kills took to the Commodore Ballroom stage in Vancouver, BC. When Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince take the stage a person has no choice but to be involved in the passion being thrust upon them.