Look above for an artist’s approximation of what the Donnelly Group is expecting to see by the end of tonight (December 9).
It’s the 12th Annual Donnelly Fund Toy Drive, and you’re invited to bring your unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items to the Queen’s Republic (958 Granville Street).
In return, you’ll get a night of carousing, canapés, and Kyprios, not to mention sets from DJs Flipout, Zak Santiago, Jay Swing, Marvel, Seko, Rico Uno, J-Fresh, and Sailor Gerry.
The gifting commences at 8 p.m.
Live Nation has announced that American rock group Kings of Leon will play a show at Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in support of its sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull.
Consisting of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill, Kings of Leon has added dates to its North American Mechanical Bull tour, including stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Vancouver.
Attention Little Monsters and pop fans alike: tickets to Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball go on sale today at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website. Lady Gaga will be playing Rogers Arena on Friday, May 30, 2014.
General admission floor tickets are priced at $85 (plus service charges and fees). Reserved seating also available for $35, $49.50, $85 and $200 (plus service charges and fees).
Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and at all Ticketmaster Outlets.
The other night I listened to the new Beatles album, On Air–Live at the BBC Volume 2, and it's got its pros and cons.
To be honest, I could do without the 19 “speech tracks” that litter this three-LP package. Most of it is goofy gibberish between the Beatles and various BBC DJs, but I don’t need to hear that crap. Although I love the Beatles to death—they’re my favourite band of all time—there was enough Fab Four silliness on A Hard Day’s Night alone to last a lifetime.
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.