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”

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Dark Sky Choir

Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver


Classic rock from NJ at the Commodore Ballroom Vancouver.

Dark Sky Choir is hard rock/metal band from New Jersey. Although the band have only been around since 2016, they have a good pedigree, with all members being active musicians for several years.

They were in Vancouver, at the Commodore Ballroom on Tuesday on a packed bill that also included Electric Citizen and headliners Monster Magnet. Continue reading “Dark Sky Choir at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – October 9th, 2018”

Gary Numan

Vogue Theatre

Vancouver


The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver played host to one of the pioneers of electronic music on Monday night, when Gary Numan brought the Second Savage tour to the city.

For the second time in less than a year Gary Numan was back in Vancouver. Having played at the Rickshaw Theatre in November 2017, Numan was returning, this time to the Vogue Theatre, with an experience that was very different, with a bigger stage and more drama.

Continue reading “Gary Numan – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 1st, 2018”

Nightmare Air

Vogue Theatre

Vancouver


Los Angeles rockers Nightmare Air opened the show for Gary Numan at the Vogue Theatre on Monday.

Los Angeles three-piece Nightmare Air opened for Gary Numan at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on Monday night. The band were touring their second studio album “Fade Out” and gave the Vancouver audience the opportunity to hear several tracks including Way We Fall, Who’s your Lover and Sweet Arrows amongst others. Continue reading “Nightmare Air – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – October 1st, 2018”

Wintersun
Ne Oblivicaris
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Vogue Theatre

Vancouver


After an absence of five years, Wintersun were back in Vancouver this week, along with Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield.

The Vogue Theatre Vancouver, was the latest stop on Wintersun’s Forest Seasons Tour.  I was excited for this show as I had not seen either Wintersun, or the other two acts in the bill, Ne Obliviscaris, or Sarah Longfield previously. It was five years since Wintersun had been to Vancouver, last time playing at the smaller Rickshaw Theatre. The size of the crowd, and also, as it turned out, the size of the stage backdrops for both Ne Obliviscaris and Wintersun made the Vogue a great choice this time around.

Continue reading “Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – September 27th, 2018”

Jonny Lang

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver


If you like your blues served heavy with driving guitars, then Jonny Lang’s performance at the Orpheum in Vancouver last night was right up your alley.

It barely seems 5 minutes since he was last here at the Commodore back in November. This time around the setting was a little bigger and a little more refined, but the set was just as hard hitting, and an interesting compliment to Mavis Staples who opened the evening. Continue reading “Jonny Lang – Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – September 24th, 2018”