Live Music Reviews

Christopher Owens in the Flesh

Christopher Owens in the Flesh

It was beautiful to be able to forget where I was when I saw Christopher Owens & Co. perform this past Wednesday night. From what I can recall, I would like to think that those who were set beside me felt something similar. The Biltmore was its usual moody self, lit like a dive bar. […]

Kaytranada Hypnotizes Celebrities

Kaytranada Hypnotizes Celebrities

The night started off with a hook. My name wasn’t on the list. Great. I had brought a guest thinking that I could get into a sold out show and came ended up empty handed. Luckily, my tongue was as quick as my words, and I was able to talk my way into Celebrities on […]

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Montreal-based post-punks Ought made their Vancouver debut in front of an eager crowd at the Media Club this past Monday. Dada Plan, Malcolm Jack’s latest heady project, provided intriguing local support. Talk amongst the audience compared Dada Plan to the Beatles after the Fab Four went to India and commented on Dada Plan’s open field […]

Beer Baseball with the Orwells a Home Run

Beer Baseball with the Orwells a Home Run

My feet peeled slowly with each step as I neared the concrete floor. Pockets of people were pow-wowing over ice cold Caribou and PBRs. A man and myself made eye contact briefly. Not too long before, this same man, in the piss-flavoured alley next to the Rickshaw, had asked me if I was a member […]

Chet Faker Lets His Music Do the Talking

Chet Faker Lets His Music Do the Talking

A softly lit stage with an island of keyboards in a sea of smoke. Fog pulsing, swallowing the room like it was framing a dream. A clean setup. No band. All eyes focused on centre stage and the promise of rising star Nicholas James Murphy, also known as Chet Faker, to appear. It’s funny, at […]

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