Twenty years ago tomorrow--on October 24, 1994--Aerosmith played the Pacific Coliseum. The legendary hard-rock band from Boston was touring behind its Vancouver-made Get a Grip album, which--while it wasn't no Get Your Wings or Rocks--became its best-selling disc worldwide, moving over 20-million units to date.
Here's the best tune from that album. It's the only one written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry themselves, without the "song doctors" they relied on back then to score hits. (I'm talkin' to you, Jim Vallance!)
Stand on it Joe!
Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Grammy-winning Vancouver pop vocalist Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum. Alex Schibli was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum Theatre on October 20, 2014. Thanks Alex.
Correction: This photo was actually taken at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Our bad.
This week, Femen protesters drenched themselves in simulated blood to express their outrage over Russian president Vladimir Putin's treatment of Ukraine.
But this isn't the first time that fake blood has replaced ice-cube-filled water to get a political point across.
In September, a Philadelphia youth council called In Defense of Black Bodies posted a blood-bucket video on YouTube to oppose racism in America.
The images are accompanied by the song "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone.
Live Nation has announced that English singer-songwriter Sam Smith will play a show at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in support of his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour.
When he reached number one on the singles chart last year, collaborating with London production wizard Naughty Boy, on the global hit single La, La, La, Smith says he felt relieved.
"It’s almost like a little gift," he says. "Now I’ve had a number one I don’t feel that pressure. Of course I want the songs to do well but it’s about making an artistic statement."
Twenty-five years ago today--on October 15, 1989--a 37-year-old Kim Mitchell played the Orpheum Theatre, touring behind his third solo album, Rockland.
In advance of the show I interviewed him on the phone from his Toronto home, and we talked a bit about the new album, which was gettting a buzz at the time from the raucous single "Rock N Roll Duty".
But mostly we talked about Max Webster. Man, I loved that band.
What took you so long to get Rockland out? It's been three years since Shakin' Like a Human Being.