As history teaches, tremendous hardship leads to pivotal cultural liberation via music. While major names tore up charts in their triumphant return, under the radar women of rock music were making a name for themselves in (somewhat) quiet revolution.
It would appear as though everyone packed into the quaint Vogue lobby was already familiar with a King Gizzard performance, and the way they spoke of them made me that much more anxious.
Kaptur is a new band that has a great understanding of balance and beat, I commend the versatility on Go to Waste.
Our Undivided Attention displays Benchmarks' clear talent as musicians. I, for one, am excited to see how their career progresses with their interesting take on alt-rock.
The following five acts are exceptionally unique, adept musicians that I'm excited for you to listen to. You've gotta check out Habibi, Shannon and the Clams, Nice As Fuck, Babymetal and Cherry Glazerr!
Matthew Good, despite being around for years, is still refreshing in his stage presence. He walks out like the Canadian Rivers Cuomo, but without pizazz - truly there to perform quality music.
Alt-rockers Big Wreck came to shake the Commodore Ballroom a couple weeks ago and rock it they did! A crowd with some age, clearly thrilled to be there, Big Wreck was all smiles throughout the entire performance.
Every time I have seen Arkells they have exuded energy, and when they played Vancouver on February 1st it was no different.
Snowdonia is hearty breath of fresh air. A clear surf rock album complete with perfectly timed wah-wah, super slides, and occasional reverb which closely resembles Astro Coast, having matured.
Vancouver received a true treat last Tuesday when AFI took to the Commodore Ballroom stage. The emo, punk band that developed such a devout following in the early 2000's brought an extraordinarily passionate performance on their first Canadian stop of the "The Blood Tour".
How cheesy would it would to say that Epica was beyond epic? The Dutch band played Venue in Vancouver mid-November and brought their particular brand of symphonic-inspired metal with full force.
Nashville alternative rockers MONA took to the Commodore Ballroom on a rainy November 23rd evening. The quintet, who were opening for July Talk, managed to summon quite the crowd despite being the opening act.
Young the Giant kicked off their two night stint in Vancouver on October 26 for their Skullcandy presented "Home of the Strange Tour" with vigour.
One of the great things about an Against Me! show is not only how loud and in-your-face they play, but also how they fully encompass all things punk.
This particular installment of Women of Rock offers up 5 more awesome female musicians to follow all suggested by Hedvig Mollestad. Read on to find out about five bands/musicians that’ll make you feel the rock from the ends of your hair down to your toes.
On Wednesday September 7th, Bugg played the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. What is it that is setting Jake Bugg apart from the rest? Oh, yeah - he’s actually really fucking good.
"Let Me Take You Home Tonight" sounds like a track that would have an entire southern America pub hooting and hollering.
On May 31st The Kills took to the Commodore Ballroom stage in Vancouver, BC. When Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince take the stage a person has no choice but to be involved in the passion being thrust upon them.
Atlanta band Gringo Star perfect the modern surf-rock sound on their most recent release, The Sides and in Between. Read our review here...
Folk rock trio The Lumineers play an incendiary sold out show in the pouring rain in Burnaby, BC.