Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat reducing the audience at the Rio Theatre to tears—in a good way. Lise Monique Oakley was there and caught a moment on Twitter. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Basia Bulat at the Rio Theatre on December 5, 2013. Thanks Lise.
I've been lucky enough to have seen ZZ Top a number of times over the years, the first being at the Pacific Coliseum back in 1976 or so. I think it was on the Fandango tour, but I can't find any mention of that gig anywhere online. Anybody else see that show, before the big-beard period? Pretty sure I didn't imagine it.
I also saw them at the Coliseum at the height of their popularity, on the Eliminator tour of '84. OMG was it a zoo in there. I'd never seen such a roiling mass of bodies on an arena floor.
Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Pearl Jam rocking out Rogers Arena for hours. Daryl Mikulinski was there and caught a moment on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Pearl Jam at Rogers Arena on December 4, 2013. Thanks Daryl.
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.