Live Nation has announced that Irish singer-songwriter Hozier will play a show at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in support of his self-titled debut studio album.
Hozier was born on St. Patrick's Day in County Wicklow and joined his first band when he was 15.
After teaching himself to play guitar and piano, Hozier went to Trinity College where he joined the Trinity Orchestra, fronting their missions into the world of classic rock before dropping out to concentrate his talents on the creative process full time.
Hozier, featuring the hit single "Take Me To Church," is set for an October 7 release.
English prog-rock supergroup Pink Floyd announced today that upcoming album Endless River will be released November 11.
Pink Floyd (composed of David Gilmour, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason) first rose to fame in the 1970s with hits like "Wish You Were Here", "Money", "Time", and "Comfortably Numb".
Endless River, which is described as being a four-sided instrumental album, will contain one song with lyrics by Polly Samson. This will be Pink Floyd's first new release in 20 years.
When I interview musicians I often ask what they've been listening to in their spare time, and sometimes it leads to an interesting response.
When I called up Ketch Secor of the Old Crow Medicine Show last week to chat in advance of his band's appearance at the Orpheum Theatre this Sunday (September 28), the query resulted in a plug for one of Vancouver's top alt-country/Americana acts.
You'd think that pop legend Elton John would be beyond caring what the critics think by now, right?
Well, apparently he still reads the reviews. Even before they get in the paper.
I wrote a pretty damn glowing online review of the Big E's show at Rogers Arena last Saturday (September 13), tacking on a complaint about his choice of encores. I didn't care for the way he went all Disney on our asses by ending the night with those sappy tunes from The Lion King, "Circle of Life"/"Can You Feel the Love Tonight".
Live Nation has announced that Vancouver-based indie-rock group Mother Mother will play a show at the Orpheum Theatre--with guests USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)--on Saturday, December 13, in support of its fifth studio album, Very Good Bad Thing.
The Juno-winning group--comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Jeremy Page, and Ali Siadat--has been one of Canada’s most aired acts on the alternative-radio charts for the past two years.
Todd Kerns, recently declared to be "the Most Rockin’ Canadian Bassist of the 21st Century", performed with his band SMK&C (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators) on the Howard Stern Show yesterday.
That's a long way from his birthplace of Estevan, Saskatchewan.
If you're the type of diehard Rush freak who thinks who've seen everything the band's ever put to video, get ready for this.
The Canuck prog-rock legends announced today that, on November 11, they'll be releasing a 10-DVD/6-Blu-ray collector's boxed set which also includes all eight songs from a show in 1974 at Laura Secord Secondary School, featuring original drummer John Rutsey.
Bet you weren't there for that gig!