REVEREND
HORTON HEAT

PSYCHOBILLY AT THE COMMODORE

Dallas legend Reverend Horton Heat finally made it back to Vancouver on Thursday night for an epic evening of fast paced rockabilly/psychobilly excitement.

These guys virtually live on the road and the chemistry between the band is insane, as is the level of talent and energy.
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STRUNG OUT

 

LIVE AT THE COMMODORE BALLROOM

Simi Valley’s Strung Out brought their unique mix of punk/metal to the Commodore Ballroom this week supporting Rev. Horton Heat on the current tour.

The guys did a fantastic job, and no doubt won a few more fans north of the border. This is a band that has been largely under appreciated given their level of talent.
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yes

 

LIVE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

I have been a fan of Yes since Tommy Vance introduced Wonderous Stories on the Friday Night Rock Show many years ago – in fact I may still have the tape I made of that show somewhere in my basement.

Unlike may fans the first Yes album I acquired was Drama, and I then proceeded to make my way backwards through the catalog, appreciating the band more and more the further back I went.
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TODD RUNDREGN

 

AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

Todd Rundgren is not one of standing still, literally of musically. Despite closing in on 70, Rundgren continues to be an energetic performer, and he showed this tonight with his defiantly non-prog rock set as support act for Yes.

It isn’t that Rundgren can’t do prog-rock (his extensive back catalog from the 70’s is testament to this), it’s just that he wants to do his own thing.  When you have the pedigree that Rundgren has earned over the years as an artist, I think it is hard, or even impossible to deny him this freedom.
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ROY FORBES

 

Canadian folk music icon Roy Forbes performed to a packed-out crowd at CBC Vancouver today. A Dawson Creek native, Forbes started his career in the early 70’s in Vancouver. Over the years he has been a stable fixture at folk music festivals across North America, and has also appeared alongside worldwide household names such as Santana and Supertramp.
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FIONN

 

LIVE AT CBC VANCOUVER

Fionn, comprising twin sisters Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris, gave an outstanding performance at CBC Vancouver today. Listening to them it is hard to believe that the pair only graduated high school this summer. Despite their age, the two have a long history of public performance, having first performed on Granville Island at the tender age of 12. The singer/songwriters have crafted a sound that blends a modern pop feel alongside a more traditional indie folk vibe, perhaps drawing on their Irish roots.
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LEAH BARLEY

LIVE AT THE CBC PLAZA VANCOUVER

Leah Barley and The Converse Cowboys brought their bluegrass brilliance to and eclipse day version of the musical nooners at CBC Vancouver this afternoon. Born in Saskatchewan and raised Ontario, Leah Barley was exposed to music from an early age. It is hard to believe that the Vancouver based bluesy-folk singer/songwriter only came to the bluegrass scene in her early twenties.  She has certainly made up for lost time, and has established herself as a solid performer. Her first EP “Fly Away” was released in 2010, followed by “Close Your Eyes” in 2014, and her latest “Come Home” in September 2016.
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WOODEN HORSEMEN

 

LIVE AT CBC PLAZA VANCOUVER

Drawing inspiration from the legends of R&B and classic rock, including Muddy Waters and CCR, Wooden Horsemen delivered a blistering set at CBC Vancouver earlier today. The band have evolved since the earlier years as a three piece into what is at times as many as ten on stage.  Today we were treated to a six piece that delivered a wonderfully full sound, with Cole Graham’s trumpet providing a rich accompaniment to the guitar and organ.
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