Live Nation has announced that American folk-rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom--with guest Joshua Radin--on Sunday, September 22.
On Nathanson's latest album, Last of the Great Pretenders, the artist creates a cinematic atmosphere with songs such as the first single "Mission Bells".
Radin is a word-of-mouth success story whose big break occurred when a friend handed a demo featuring his first composition, "Winter", to a TV producer for the sitcom Scrubs. His songs have since been heard over on various TV shows, commercials, and films.
Live Nation has announced that Amercian singer-songwriter Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine) will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday, November 3, in support of his fifth studio alum, Ghost on Ghost.
For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records, 2007's The Shepherd's Dog and 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
Tickets for the show are priced at $38.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.
Folk singer Jenny Owen Youngs joins the growing ranks of celebrities and public figures who have declared their sexual orientation.
The 31-year-old American singer-songwriter, who rose to fame when her single "Fuck Was I" was featured on the TV series Weeds, came out in a June 12 post on the appropriately titled Everyone Is Gay, an advice website for queer youth, during Music Week. Her fiancée, Kristin Russo, is a cofounder of the site and was part of her inspiration to come out.
Congratulations to Jenny on contributing to social progress.
Each year during the Celebration of Light fireworks festival, Shore 104.3 FM presents a stellar selection of musical talent as a precursor to the main event.
Highlights of this year's festival include the Grapes of Wrath, Buckman Coe, Dawn Pemberton, Northcote, Good for Grapes, and Serena Ryder (July 27); Fred Eaglesmith, Rich Hope, the Good Lovelies, the Boom Booms, and Daniel Wesley (July 31); and Deep Dark Woods, Greg Drummond, No Sinner, River and the Road, Head of the Heard, and Mother Mother (August 3).
Concerts take place at the Shore 104 stage in English Bay and the Rogue stage on Sunset Beach. More information is available at Shore 104.3 FM's website.
Don’t say he’s not a man who enjoys subtlety.
Sure, naming your latest work Magna Carta Holy Grail doesn’t exactly scream modesty (though it’s not half as bad as Yeezus). Announcing said album with a commercial spot during Game 5 of the NBA finals might not either.
But Jay-Z’s 12th studio release, revealed via a television spot during last night’s Miami-San Antonio contest, included a surprise that was likely lost on the casual viewer.
Ever-intrepid Ping-Pong advocate, ace drummer-for-hire, and recent Georgia Straight cover star Dustin Bromley Instagrammed a photo of himself offering up autographs at Car Free Day this weekend.
"Set up my station at #carfreeyvr !!" he wrote alongside a shot of him sitting in a chair in the middle of the street with a pile of Straights on his lap.
Last week we ran a feature on Bromley and Michael Unger's DJ-amped Ping-Pong club nights and forays into the Chinatown Night Market. Glad to see Bromley working his newfound fame.
Live Nation has announced that Canadian singer-songwriter Matthew Good will perform an all-ages show--with guests Gentlemen Husbands--at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, November 28, in support of his upcoming 13th studio album, Arrows of Desire.
Formerly the lead singer of alternative rock group the Matthew Good Band, the multi-instrumentalist has pursued a solo career since 2002.
Tickets for the show are priced at $29.50, $39.50, $55.00 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this Friday (June 21) at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website. VIP packages exclusive to Canadian tour dates go on sale on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m.
If you're a fan of the blues, you've gotta admire the connections David Gogo has made with the genre's legendary practitioners.
It started back when he was just a kid, hanging out with Stevie Ray Vaughan, and continues to this day.
The two-piece Generationals, a rock band from New Orleans, first played in Vancouver less than a year ago at the Media Club for $12, so one can imagine the outrage when they dared to raise the price to a gaudy $13 for June 13’s performance at the Biltmore.
But if the crowd was put off by the dollar increase, it didn’t show, as the venue was tightly packed with Generationals devotees.