Chan Centre for the Performing Arts


Perennial tourers Halestorm made a welcome stop in Vancouver on Friday night, playing a spectacular set at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC.

It has only been a little over a year since Halestorm where in the Lower Mainland. This time around the venue was the impressive Chan Centre for the performing Arts at UBC, a venue that likely sees less that it’s fair share of rock. The odds were certainly tipped in rock’s favour tonight. Continue reading “Gallery – Halestorm – Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – April 26th, 2019”

Beasto Blanco

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts


Beasto Blanco were in Vancouver on Friday night touring their latest album “We Are” and opening for Halestorm.

After an insane commute home on Friday night I was not looking forward to having to face gridlock to go from one end of Vancouver to the other. As it turned out, the traffic gods were finally on my side. Thankfully I was able to make to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts all the way out at UBC, just in time to see Beasto Blanco take the stage.  I had no idea what I had walked into, but I knew it was something great right from the start. Continue reading “Beasto Blanco – Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver – April 26 2019”

Michael Schenker Fest

Vogue Theatre


German guitar virtuoso, Michael Schenker brought the Michael  Schenker Fest to Vancouver on Monday, giving fans a 3 hour extravanganza covering his extensive career.

I must admit when I heard that the Michael Schenker Fest gig at the Vogue Theatre was starting at 8pm, I had a bit of a smile on my face.  I was really looking forward to seeing the mad axeman himself after a gap of more than 30 year, but I am no spring chicken and the start time gave me high hopes of been comfortable in my own bed by 1030. Turns out that Herr Schenker and has band of miscreants had other ideas. Continue reading “The Mad Axeman Returns – Michael Schenker Fest at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver”

Within Temptation

Vogue Theatre


There was a  European metal invasion at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on Friday. Within Temptation brought the Resist Tour to the city, supported by In Flames & Smash Into Pieces.

Dutch Symphonic Metal icons Within Temptation were in Vancouver on Friday on the latest leg of the Resist Tour. The band, which released the album with the title of the same name earlier in year were in great form, and the audience was more than ready having been warmed up by Swedish metal favourites In Flames, and another act from Sweden, Smash Into Pieces.

Continue reading “Within Temptation – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – March 15th, 2019”

In Flames and Smash Into Pieces

Vogue Theatre


It was a double dose of Swedish metal opening for Within Temptation at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on Friday night.

Check out our galleries of shots from In Flames and Smash Into Pieces from their show at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver on March 15th.  The bands were opening for symphonic metal favourites Within Temptation.

Continue reading “In Flames and Smash Into Pieces – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – March 15th, 2019”

Young The Giant

Orpheum Theatre


Indie rockers, and all round mellow guys Young The Giant payed their first visit to the Orpheum Theatre on Monday.

Tonight’s show was short on banter, but dedicated fans of Young The Giant will have left another Vancouver show feeling well pleased. The band are no strangers to the city having played the Commodore several times.  This was the first time they have played at the Orpheum, and it is a venue that suits them. Continue reading “Young The Giant – Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – March 4th, 2019”


Kay Meek Arts Centre

West Vancouver

Los Angeles based Queen Nation payed their first trip to Lower Mainland on Thursday for a show full of memories at the Kay Meek Centre.

With Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for no less than five Oscars at this weekend’s award ceremony, what better way to get into the mood with a full night of Queen classics. For the patrons of the Kay Meek Arts Centre in West Vancouver that’s what was on the menu on Thursday night.

Continue reading “Queen Nation – Kay Meek Arts Centre – West Vancouver”

KT Tunstall

Commodore Ballroom


Scottish singer, songwriter, storyteller and rocker KT Tunstall headlined the #womenwhorock event at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday.

The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver was the location of an invitation only event headlined by Scottish musician KT Tunstall on Monday night. KT was performing as part of a #womenwhorock event organized by software giant SAP.

Continue reading “KT Tunstall – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver – January 7th, 2019”

Cheap Trick

Hard Rock Casino


The legends from Rockford, IL, rocked out at the Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver to close out the year.

After a few days of R’n’R, following a successful European tour supporting Def Leppard, consummate entertainers, Cheap Trick were in town to play a one-off date at the Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver. Continue reading “Cheap Trick – Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver – December 28th, 2018”

Joe Bonamassa

Queen Elizabeth Theatre


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”