Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Julie Ruin

October 7th, 2015
The Julie Ruin
Rickshaw Theatre

The Julie Ruin are iconic, feminist, radical performers.
Inspiring and history-making.


Daughter @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 25th, 2016
Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Doors 7, Vancouver Sleep Clinic 8, Daughter 9:15

Seated show, upper balcony.
Daughter were beautiful, resounding and charming.


New Ways
Doing The Right Thing
No Care
To Belong


Sunday, June 19, 2016


With Head Wound City
@ Imperial
May 27th, 2016
Doors 8, Head Wound City 9:30, Savages 10:30

Head Wound City were a cacophany of noise and grit.

Savages were undeniably savage.
The most incredible stage persona and front woman, Jehnny Beth.
Consistent and persistent crowd engagement and stage diving.
Absolutely brilliant.

Set List:

1. I Am Here
2. Sad Person
3. City's Full
4. Slowing Down the World
5. Shut Up
6. Husbands
7. When in Love
8. Surrender
9. I Need Something New
10. The Answer
11. Hit Me
12. No Face
13. T.I.W.Y.G
14. Mechanics
15. Adore
16. Fuckers (with Head Wound City)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Chasity Belt and Daughter and Joanna Newsom

Chastity Belt @ Fortune Sound Club March 8th with Protomartyr and TV Ugly

Surf Rock at it's best.

Daughter @ Vogue Theatre March 18th with Dralms

Doors: 7pm
Dralms: 8pm
Daughter: 9pm

Show was everything I had hoped it would be.
Elena was spectacular.
'Home' was glorious.

Alone / With You
Doing the Right Thing
No Care
New Ways

Encore: Made of Stone




Joanna Newsom @ Vogue Theatre March 30th with Robin Pecknold

Doors: 8pm
Robin Pecknold: 8:50pm
Joanna Newsom: 10pm

What a magical evening full are artistry and authentic music.
There's no one quite like Joanna Newsom.
The stage was willed with 4 other multi-instrumentalists who filled the theatre with thunderous sound.

"And it pains me to say I was wrong
Love is not a symptom of time
Time is just a symptom of love"

Bridges and Balloons
Monkey and Bear
Waltz of the 101th Lightborne
In California
Leaving the City
Have One on Me
Peach, Plum, Pear
Time, as a Symptom (with Robin Pecknold)
Good Intentions Paving Co. (with Robin Pecknold)
On a Good Day (with Robin Pecknold)
Happy Birthday singalong for Robin

Encore: Baby Birch

Friday, October 23, 2015

2015 Update

Brief Update: Great shows this year.

Braids with Tasseomancy @ The Cobalt (October 2nd, 2015)

--> Tasseomancy were a great band - Ethereal sound.
--> I had been looking forward to this show for a long time. They were spectacular.
--> Endearing moment - in-ears tangle brought to life. 
--> 'Miniskirt' before encore, and then being called back onto the stage after we refused to leave. Adamant cheers and applause brought the band back. They were reluctant because they don't often play encores. Her cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Mine too.
--> They played 'Getting Tired' to a room full of expectant and eager ears. I loved this show.
--> In line with my feminist values - this song is everything, and more. 

Met this photographer - Great photos: Braids

Peaches with US Girls @ Commodore Ballroom (October 6th, 2015)

--> Peaches and Cream
--> 'Pickles' - "At the dawn of a Summer, I give birth to a bad girl without a motherfuckin' epidural"
--> Yas Peaches - you do that.


Angel Olsen with Lionlimb @ The Biltmore Cabaret (October 8th, 2015)

Phenomenal - Commanding - Engaging
No 'Windows' though.

I remember learning about Angel Olsen through this: "Everything is tragic."

Nice Review
Shitty that heckling and attack on women's bodies knows no limits - even when women own the stage and command respect.
Hecklers go bother someone else

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Up to date.

These are the shows I've had the pleasure of seeing live within the last few months.

August 27th, 2014 - Little Dragon with Dam Funk (DJ Set) @ Vogue Theatre

September 30th, 2014 - Hercules and Love Affair with Guests @ Venue

October 26th, 2014 - The Kills with Baby in Vain @ Commodore Ballroom

November 17th, 2014 - FKA Twigs with Guests @ Commodore Ballroom

December 5th, 2014 - White Lung @ Electric Owl

Future Shows:

February 27th, 2015 - Tops @ The Biltmore Cabaret

May 16th, 2015 - Sleater Kinney @ Commodore Ballroom

Sharon Van Etten @ Rickshaw Theatre

Late post as usual.

Sharon Van Etten
The Rickshaw Theatre
July 6th, 2014
Lower Dens - Guest

It's been a long time since I felt giddy and happy after attending a show.
I was smiling ear to ear the whole show.
Sharon is adorable, humble, hilariously honest and personable.
She woke up feeling bad for no reason
Remember Patti Smith saying that it happens sometimes?
The crowd was attentive, my favourite kind of audience.
You could hear a pin drop
She was electric
Serpents was amazing
Consolation prize was incredible
Such a talented musician that deserves all of the success she receives and more
Should have a been a sold out show, people missed out on a magical experience
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