Live Music Reviews

The Jesus and Mary Chain celebrate 30 years of ‘Psychocandy’ at the Vogue Theatre

The Jesus and Mary Chain celebrate 30 years of ‘Psychocandy’ at the Vogue Theatre

Scottish alt-rock pioneers the Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring in celebration of their iconic debut album Psychocandy‘s 30th anniversary. Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre was lucky enough to have made the tail end of the band’s nine-date North American stint. Before the group performed their entire landmark record, they whipped through several of their other […]

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer Tour a psychedelic jungle-party

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer Tour a psychedelic jungle-party

The custom-painted school bus parked in front of the Electric Owl Thursday night should have been anyone’s clue that something special was about to happen inside the Main Street “social club.” Baltimore’s Dan Deacon spearheaded that “special something.” Although his repertoire is more cerebral than the average electronic artist’s, flirting with contemporary classical performance, amped up […]

Gramatik draws out a sweaty EDM crowd

Gramatik draws out a sweaty EDM crowd

Gramatik was last in Vancouver to play on the #FVDED Stage at 2014’s Contact Winter Music Festival. He did an exclusive interview with Blueprint at the time where he rebuffed the EDM shackle, saying “we don’t want to be called that.” The Vogue Theatre last Saturday night begs to differ. New York transplant by way […]

Mac DeMarco: the Boy Next Door with Beer

Mac DeMarco: the Boy Next Door with Beer

Since Mac DeMarco’s last appearance at the Biltmore, he has skyrocketed into indie rock megastardom. His shit-eating, gap-toothed grin and twangy riffs have manifested into a cult of personality made of anthropomorphic doobies. An army of slacker boys and slacker girls clouded in smoke and beer-mist queued outside his sold-out show. The set started early […]

José González: music for every age

José González: music for every age

Swedish guitar virtuoso José González graced Vancouver last Saturday with a sold-out show at the Imperial. Though touring in support of his latest album, Vestiges & Claws (Mute, 2015), he evenly balanced his new songs with some of his most beloved hits. Iceland’s Ólöf Arnalds set the night’s genial tone with a talkative set. “Happy […]

Alessandro Cortini et al. a gutsy performance

Alessandro Cortini et al. a gutsy performance

Italian composer Alessandro Cortini headlined a visceral electronic experience at the Fox Cabaret Thursday night. A thick fog diffused the club’s signature red light and shrouded an assortment of effects units tidily laid out across three tables and a chair – basically anywhere they fit. Opening duo Sarah Davachi and Richard Smith began by initiating […]

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