Live Music Reviews

Electric Youth Shines at the Biltmore

Electric Youth Shines at the Biltmore

“Have you seen the movie Drive?” Last Saturday night at the Biltmore Cabaret, this question was tossed around by people thinking of something to say to someone. It was a rhetorical exercise, anyway. Most people were there because they had seen Drive, and when they had seen it, the only thing on their minds was, […]

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

Beer Baseball with the Orwells

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 […]

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