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Machinedrum

Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC It was a spooky night on Thursday at Fortune in anticipation of Halloween. There were cobwebs hanging and even a vulture perched atop a human skull. All decor aside, people were packed in anticipation of one thing. The screams on this night were reserved for Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum. Stewart has been lighting up crowds worldwide since the early 2000's. His vast music ...

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Peaches

Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC There are times when I sit down and write a review, trying to recall standout events from the evening, and I am met with a struggle. Peaches at The Commodore Ballroom Tuesday night did not present me with such a struggle. Images, moments and memories are engrained in me that no doubt will be long lasting. That's a big compliment to Peaches. If you were at the show Tuesday, ...

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A Tribe Called Red at Rifflandia Festival

Rifflandia Festival Day 1; Friday September 18 A Tribe Called Red This year's Rifflandia festival in Victoria boasted an impressive lineup of Canadian content. Hamilton rocker's The Arkells, Montreal's Plants and Animals, Calgary pop sensation Kiesza and the west coast's own Mother Mother all featured prominently over the course of the weekend. These bands are garnering mad love across Canada and worldwide ...

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Raekwon

Venue- Vancouver, BC On Friday night, Raekwon 'The Beat Chef' of the legendary Wu Tang Clan made another stop to the west coast and Vancouver's Venue Nightclub. The Chef has been playing Vancity solo or alongside his Wu brethren for decades and his fondness for this city is obvious when seeing him on stage. He has a genuine affinity for Vancouver that goes beyond our bounty of high grade bud (although that ...

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Boyz II Men

PNE Ampitheatre - Vancouver, BC It may have been twenty-four years since Boyz II Men first came together, but the one thing that was immediately obvious at last night’s show at the Pacific National Exhibition is that these men definitely haven’t missed a beat. Singing, moving and dancing exactly as they did back in the 90’s, Boyz II Men made performing just as easy now as it was twenty-four years ago. Even ...

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Daughtry

PNE Ampitheatre - Vancouver, BC "When we’re touring our Greatest Hits album, or the new one, can I expect you all to be there? We need a good excuse to come back to Vancouver” Chris Daughtry told his adoring fans Thursday night as they performed at Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition. The aforementioned album will be released hopefully in November, Daughtry said, while also mentioning his initial concer ...

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Three Days Grace and The Wild!

[caption id="attachment_58992" align="alignnone" width="600"] Three Days Grace[/caption] Hard Rock Vancouver - Coquitlam, BC In it’s seventeen year history, Canadian alternative metal band Three Days Grace has consistently put out a string of hits, including “Just Like You” and “Pain”. With the change in frontman to Matt Walst, critics were wondering how their latest 2015 release “Human” would evolve the ba ...

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Girlschool

VENUE - Vancouver, BC Eighties English female rock legends Girlschool turned up the decibels and shook the walls of Venue Nightclub on Friday. The Granville street club is accustomed to hosting hoards of twenty year olds wearing high heels, gold bracelets and designer jeans. On this night Venue became a temporary home of metal. The long hair was real, the tattoos were of high quality and people on stage act ...

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Streetlight Manifesto

Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC One month before taking the main stage at The Victoria Ska and Reggae festival, Streetlight Manifesto ventured to the lower mainland and played The Rickshaw Theatre in the hope of fine tuning their stage game. The boys from New Jersey played a blistering ninety minute set to a packed house of die hard fans. The band have delivered different stylistic elements on their record ...

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The Gaslight Anthem

[caption id="attachment_57307" align="alignnone" width="515"] Photo: Drew Gurian[/caption] Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem descended upon Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom Thursday night and treated their fans to ninety minutes of high octane, blue collar rock n roll. The boys' distinct sound combines American folk, blues and punk rock. Gritty guitar and freight train percus ...

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