Media Club goin' through changes
The Media Club is one on the most reliable venues in the city, but the long-running establishment has just undergone some significant changes. Don’t worry, though, they’re all good.
Most noticeable for patrons will be that the bar is open a little later than it used to be, with a newly revised licence allowing the club to remain open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, the Media Club has just appointed Gwyn Roberts as its booker. A veteran of the Vancouver scene and previously the booker at the Vogue Theatre, Roberts is excited to bring a balance of touring and local acts to the venue, with the goal of making the Media Club Vancouver’s premiere spot for up-and-comers before they hit larger venues like the Commodore or upstairs neighbour the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
“The emphasis is definitely going to remain on live music,” Roberts told the Straight of his upcoming tenure. “We want to launch bands that you remember seeing when they played the Media Club.”