Joe Bonamassa

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver


Blues guitar virtuoso, Joe Bonamassa, played the first of a three night residency at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver on Thursday night..

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, in Vancouver played host to the final leg of Joe Bonamassa’s extensive North American tour for 2018. Three nights in one city, after 100+ shows this year was something that Joe and the gang were looking forward to, after what must have been a punishing schedule. Continue reading “Joe Bonamassa – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver – November 29th, 2018”

Brett Kissel

Centennial Theatre

North Vancouver


The Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver was the latest stop on Brett Kissel’s extensive We Were That Song tour. Whilst not known as a hotbed of country music, the audience were certainly ready with a warm and enthusiastic welcome for Kissel and his talented band.

I think it is fair to say that Brett Kissel is Canadian country music through and through.  Having released his first album at the age of 12, he had already released three by the time he was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the CCMA’s in 2006. At the age of 16 he was the youngest ever nominee in the history of the awards. Continue reading “Brett Kissel – Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver – November 23rd, 2018”

Dan Davidson

Centennial Theatre

North Vancouver


Alberta’s country rising star, Dan Davidson, opened for Brett Kissel in North Vancouver on Friday night.

Dan Davidson burst onto the Canadian country music scene less than two years ago with his second single “Found”. Such was the impact that the Alberta native some found himself as the top indie artist in Canada in 2016. Since then he has had two CCMA nominations, for Rising Star and Songwriter. He has gone on to win eight ACMAs, including Single of the Year, and Song of The Year, Male Artist and Fan’s choice.

This meteoric rise is not out of the blue however, Dan has served his time as an established rock musician in indie outfit Tupelo Honey, and this time has allowed him to hone his craft, and develop a full-on stage performance, which enthralled the crowd at the Centennial Theatre on Friday night.

The only complaint anyone could have about Dan’s set was that it was only 25 minutes.  Dan was opening for one of Canada’s other country superstars, Brett Kissel. I think it is fair to say that North Vancouver is not a hotbed of country music, but, this did not hold Dan back in any way, and by the second song in, the crowd were already on their feet.

Dan’s energetic performance was a pleasure to watch, and his interaction with the audience, his confidence in his new found musical direction and his artistry will ensure that this rising star will continue to gain an fan base wherever he performs.

If you want to find about Dan, check out his website at https://www.dandavidsonmusic.com/

Check out our images from the show below:

Photos: Stewart Johnstone

Underoath

Vogue Theatre

Vancouver


Underoath headlined a four band extravaganza on Monday night at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre..

After a gap of eight years, Tampa based rockers Underoath released their eighth studio album Erase Me earlier this year. On Monday, supported by The Plot In You, Crown the Empire and Dance Gavin Dance, they brought the Erase Me tour to the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver to a very appreciative and enthusiastic crowd.

Check out our images from the show in the gallery below:

Underoath

Photos: Stewart Johnstone

Crown the Empire

Dance Gavin Dance

Vogue Theatre

Vancouver


The Plot in You, Crown the Empire, Dance Gavin Dance supported headliners Underoath at the Vogue Theatre on Monday.

Monday night saw a full night of metal at the Vogue Theatre Vancouver, with four bands on the bill. The Plot in You, Crown the Empire, Dance Gavin Dance and headliners Underoath.

Whilst I arrive too late to get any shots of The Plot in You, they gave a great performance, so I am sad that I missed the opportunity to capture some of the performance here.

Check out our galleries below for Crown the Empire and Dance Gavin Dance, both of whom gave outstanding performances

More info on the bands can be found at the links below:

The Plot In You

Crown the Empire

Dance Gavin Dance

All Photos: Stewart Johnstone

Crown the Empire

Dance Gavin Dance

The Alarm

Rickshaw Theatre

Vancouver


Welsh legends The Alarm played a raw heartfelt set the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver on Tuesday.

For Vancouver music lovers who have a that have a sense of nostalgia for 80’s British music the last few weeks have been a wild ride.  Kicking things off earlier in the month we had a visit from Gary Numan, and this week has seen two more bands in town. On Monday Simple Minds played the Orpheum, and on Tuesday we were treated to Mike Peters and The Alarm at the Rickshaw Theatre. Whilst all these bands have done a phenomenal job maintaining and building a following over the years, The Alarm has been the band that I have been most looking forward to seeing.

Continue reading “The Alarm – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver – October 30th, 2018”

The Gathering

Rickshaw Theatre

Vancouver


Vancouver rockers The Gathering were the opening act for The Alarm at the Rickshaw Theatre on Tuesday night.

 

I thought The Alarm were pulling a fast one last night at the Rickshaw Theatre by announcing an opening act called The Gathering.  As most Alarm fans will know The Gathering is a kind of mini-Alarm festival, with the next one scheduled for Llandudno in February. Continue reading “The Gathering – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver – October 30th, 2018”

Simple Minds

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver


After a gap of more than 30 years Scottish new wave rockers Simple Minds returned to Vancouver for a show at the Orpheum.

Simple Minds brought their Walk Between Worlds Tour to the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver on Monday night. The tour, supporting their latest album started in February in the UK, before finally making its way to North America in late September.

It hasn’t just taken the tour a while to get here, it has taken the band more than 32 years to make their way back to Vancouver, having last played the Pacific Coliseum in 1986. I think it is fair to say the audience was more than ready for their return.

Continue reading “Simple Minds – Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – October 29th, 2018”

Electric Citizen

Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver


Promoting their latest album, Helltown, Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom was the latest tour date for Electric Citizen this Tuesday.

Cincinnati based rockers Electric Citizen played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Commodore Ballroom Vancouver on Tuesday night on the latest leg of their tour, supporting Monster Magnet Continue reading “Electric Citizen – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – October 9th, 2018”

Monster Magnet

Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver


Dave Wyndorf brought New Jersey’s finest to the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Monster Magnet brought their unique brand of heavy rock to the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver on Tuesday, headlining a four-band metal extravaganza. Continue reading “Monster Magnet – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – October 9th, 2018”