Live Nation has announced that Seattle-based indie-rock group Band of Horses will play a show at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, February 17, 2014, in support of its upcoming live album, Acoustic at The Ryman.
Acoustic at The Ryman, set for a February 11 release, will contain ten acoustic renditions of songs from across the Band of Horses catalog, recorded at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium over two nights in April 2013.
The French government has filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan after comments in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview upset the country’s Croatian community.
"If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that," Dylan said. "That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood."
A complaint was subsequently lodged against Dylan and Rolling Stone's French publisher by the Representative Council of the Croatian Community and Institutions. “You cannot equate Croatian [war] criminals with all Croats," said the group’s secretary general, Vlatko Maric.
Remember "Hurricane", that great Bob Dylan tune about the imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter?
Bob Mercer sure does.
Dylan's 1975 protest song came out five months after a notorious hostage-taking incident at the B.C. Penitentiary that took the life of 32-year-old prison social-worker Mary Steinhauser. Three years later, finding major inspiration in "Hurricane", Mercer wrote a song called "Wilson, Lucas & Bruce" that told the inside story of the 72-hour standoff, including Steinhauser's death "from a prison guard's gun" and the fact that B.C. Pen's extensive use of solitary confinement was what led to the hostage-taking in the first place.
Live Nation has announced that Seattle-based indie-folk band the Cave Singers will play a show at the Rickshaw Theatre on Friday, February 28, 2014, in support of its fourth studio album, Naomi.
The core trio of Pete Quirk (vocals), Derek Fudesco (guitar), and Marty Lund (drums) has added long time friend Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) on bass and extra instrumentation to round out the group.
Written over the span of ten months and recorded in one, Naomi captures the live performance energy that the band has developed over the past five years.
Perhaps this is what TransLink means by "public consultation".
The regional transportation authority is taking a page—or episode, rather—from reality TV as it awards busker licenses for the coming year.
Buskers are set to audition on Wednesday (December 4) at TransLink HQ. While a panel of judges will select the winners of seven available licences, four buskers will be chosen to compete for an eighth licence.
TransLink plans to post videos of the four contestants' performances on The Buzzer Blog. The public will vote from December 5 to 15, and the winner will be named on December 16.
Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the Head and the Heart at the Commodore Ballroom. Corina Esquivel was there and caught a moment on Twitter. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. The Head and the Heart at the Commodore on December 2, 2013. Thanks Corina.
Just hours after the Rolling Stones finished the first of two shows at Hyde Park last July, YouTube started getting flooded with fan-shot videos that showed Keith Richards seriously fucking up the opening chords to the big show’s first song, “Start Me Up”.
It was not a pretty sound.
Ironically, in a voiceover from the Stones’ new concert film of that show, Sweet Summer Sun–Hyde Park Live, Richards had this to say: “If you have done it as long as we’ve done it, it’s only because you believe that you haven’t quite got it right yet.”
Amen, brother. And we’ll be with you when you die tryin’, Keef.
Live Nation has announced that the Georgia Straight will present Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball at Rogers Arena on Friday, May 30, 2014.
The pop superstar wowed Vancouver fans during her Born This Way Ball Tour earlier this year with a show the Straight proclaimed "impossible to top".
Lady Gaga's third studio album, ARTPOP, released in November, features the smash singles "Applause" and "Do What U Want".
Twenty years ago Seattle grunge masters Pearl Jam released their second album, Vs., and seeing as the band is playing here tomorrow night, I figured it was time to take a quick look back at the disc.
Vs. sold 950,378 copies its first week of release, and outperformed all other entries in the Billboard top ten that week combined.
But more importantly, it kicked ass.
Here’s my review, as it appeared in the Straight's Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 1993 issue.
Live Nation has announced that Scottish alt-rock group Biffy Clyro will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, February 8, 2014, is support of its sixth studio album, Opposites.
Childhood friends Simon Neil (vocals/guitar) and twins James (bass/vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums/vocals) started playing music together in Kilmarnock, a town just outside of Glasgow, in 1995.
Inspired by experimental and post-hardcore acts like Braid and Karate, the group quickly honed its signature sound of off-kilter tempos, soulful choruses and feral screams.