The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer with Dawn Pemberton
Two Vancouver favourites combined for a soul and blues filled lunchtime treat at the CBC Plaza Vancouver today.
Dawn Pemberton and The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer walk on to the stage sounds like the start to a grizzly joke..however for those in the know, this is a cause for great excitement. Individually they are great acts, but this afternoon we got the opportunity to see them performing together in the first of the 2019 CBC Musical Nooners. Continue reading “Dawn Pemberton and The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer”
British Heavy Metal stalwarts and the Metal God himself, Rob Halford graced the stage at the Abbotsford Centre on Monday night as part of the Firepower tour.
I think it is fair to say that Judas Priest are one of the bands that set the course of my musical tastes with the release of British Steel back in 1980. Never did I think I would be seeing them half way around the world almost 40 years later.
Rock royalty Uriah Heep were back in the lower mainland for the second time is as many years, putting on a storming performance opening for Judas Priest.
It has been a little over a year since Uriah Heep graced the stage at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, on what proved to be a phenomenal return to the lower mainland. It was especially memorable for front man Bernie Shaw, as he told us in our recent interview. The Victoria BC born native had a lot of friends and family in the audience, and the reception that the band got that night was incredible. Continue reading “Uriah Heep – Abbotsford Centre – June 17th, 2019”
Victoria BC’s own Bernie Shaw, lead singer of Heavy Rock legends Uriah Heep took some time out to discuss the current tour with Judas Priest, the latest album, and plans for 50th Anniversary of the band.
Judas Priest’ Firepower will be making a number of stops in BC, including Dawson Creek, Prince George, Kelowna and for those of us in the lower mainland Abbotsford will be the closest spot to catch the metal gods in action.
Joining them on the tour will be heavy rock legends Uriah Heep. Uriah Heep are heading full pelt into their 50th year, and are showing no signs of slowing down. The band released Living The Dream, their 25th studio album in the second half of 2018, and in addition to finding time to write and record they still managed to squeeze in close to 100 shows a year.
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 “Halestorm – Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – Vancouver- April 26th, 2019”
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
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”
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.
In Flames and Smash Into Pieces
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.
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”