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#1801 Matt R.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 12:07 PM

I am surplus one ticket to Dinosaur Jr. in Vancouver this Thursday at the Commodore if anyone is interested. Last minute cancellation! No charge, happy to see it go to a good home.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:55 PM

You understand intuitively how much you're "getting on" after reviewing the previous 1-2 pages and realizing that other than Alice Cooper who I first saw when I was 13, and Alice in Chains, that you have absolutely no idea who any of the other bands/artists mentioned are........


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#1803 Mike K.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:25 AM

Yup. This whole thread could be comprised of fake band names and fake concert dates and fake reviews, and I’d be none the wiser.
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#1804 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:30 AM

i think you could likely spot the fakes.


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#1805 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:31 AM

Yup. This whole thread could be comprised of fake band names and fake concert dates and fake reviews, and I’d be none the wiser.

 

Nün the Weiser is touring again in 2020.


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#1806 Matt R.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 10:44 AM

They opened for Ghost in Vancouver actually, along with Tough Habit.

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#1807 Matt R.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:33 PM

Suffice to say, Dinosaur Jr. filled up and then blew the roof off the Commodore on Thursday night. I’ve seen J Mascis perform solo, but wasn’t prepared for the buzzed out electric guitar onslaught that is Dino Jr. live. I’m not even sure they use the house PA, since they have the biggest Marshall stacks I’ve seen in a club show.

Lou and Murph were in top form, the whole set was flawless and they played some great old tracks. For those not familiar, these fellows are pretty legendary in the folk punk classic indie rock scene and have been together, off and on, since about 1985. It’s hard to apply a genre to them..

Up next? Sloan, touring for the 20th(ish) anniversary of their album Navy Blues. It’ll be another double set, the first half being Navy Blues in its entirety, followed by another set of favourites and classics. Their shows in AB last week were about 30 song sets. Hard working guys! Commodore tonight, Nanaimo tomorrow and Distrikt on Tuesday. Probably still some tickets left. Can’t miss a Sloan show when they come out this way.

City and Colour in November then nothing else booked ...

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

folk punk classic indie rock scene and have been together, off and on, since about 1985. It’s hard to apply a genre to them..

 

 

Yeah, it sounds kinda hard. Jeepers, You've half the genres in that sentence.


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#1809 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 03:23 PM

Peter, Paul, and Mary meets Black Flag.


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#1810 Matt R.

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 06:44 PM

More like Neil Young...

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#1811 Matt R.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:27 PM

Sloan most definitely did NOT blow the roof off the place. Distrikt isn’t a great spot for live music, with such low ceilings the sound just gets muffled. I’ve seen Sloan maybe half a dozen times, and they are great live and always put on a fun show and Chris is an underrated drummer!

They played two full sets, the first being “Navy Blues” in its entirety, the second set being some classics and favourites. Admittedly, that isn’t my favourite album...

The company was great, the club had some Goslings ginger beer leftover from a promotion so I was able to have some dark and stormy’s, but all in all not the best show I’ve seen in the last couple of months.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:24 PM


City and Colour in November then nothing else booked ...

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City and Colour has been on a considerable run in recent years, with four consecutive albums hitting No. 1 on the sales charts in Canada. That level of forward momentum was evident as the five-piece band, led by Toronto singer-guitarist Dallas Green, began its tour of Canada at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday. Playing to a vocal audience of 4,059 fans, Green and Company delivered a show befitting their reputation as one of the top rock acts in Canada. And without a doubt, there's still room for them to grow.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...lour-1.24002659



#1813 Matt R.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:15 PM

Yes, indeed! The catalogue just keeps getting bigger and... better!

Good crowd, we got stuck behind three girls and one guy who were on some party drug and clearly over served. It was actually pretty entertaining, my straight-edge 17 yo daughter got a kick out of it, my 15 yo son would have rather been home playing D&D or video games haha.

Great set, nice mix of older and new stuff, acoustic and electric, and some real crowd favourites. I don’t think the current band he has is my favourite, tough to beat the Daniel Romano (Attack in Black) era and the recording musicians on The Hurry and the Harm were stellar, but the current band was super tight.

The last show I saw in the arena was Queens of the Stone Age, and the sound was terrible. Last night it was crystal clear and super loud, very well done.

Jacob Banks was absolutely terrific as well.

No more concerts booked, so what’s next?

Matt.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:10 PM

Mötley Crüe released a video Monday officially announcing their upcoming reunion. In 2020, they’ll be kicking off a U.S. stadium tour with Poison and Def Leppard. While specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, the three acts will perform at stadiums around the country.

 

 

https://www.rollings...IxM3i6ZwUEopg4E



#1815 Matt R.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 11:25 PM

I hate to say it and potentially hurt my chances of getting tickets, but Alexisonfire is coming to Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum on January 25 with the Distillers opening up.

Tickets are on sale November 22. See you there!

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:40 AM

I hate to say it and potentially hurt my chances of getting tickets, but Alexisonfire is coming to Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum on January 25 with the Distillers opening up.

Tickets are on sale November 22. See you there!

Matt.


I didn't realize they were back together!
I saw them in Victoria with Billy Talent and Cancer Bats about 10 years ago, that was quite the show.
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#1817 Matt R.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 07:49 AM

They have been playing shows here and there the last couple of years, west and east coast but not west coast Canada. There is a lot of buzz online the last day or two.

Distillers are a big draw as well but they played Vancouver while touring with the Misfits in September so fans had their fill recently.

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#1818 Matt R.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:23 PM

Ha, I thought I might regret that, Mike.

No worries, found the Spotify presale today and got my max eight tickets. It’s all GA so no need to wait. AoF live is a bucket list show for me.

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#1819 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, well, I took on your chicken wing recipe and used baking soda instead of corn starch by mistake, instead of my tried and true method that never fails.  :cheers:


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#1820 Matt R.

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:19 AM

How did that work out for you?

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