Saturday, 30 May 2009

No Use For A Name at Richards, Vancouver

photos by Amplify This!

Punk rockers No Use For A Name stopped by Vancouver on their huge North American tour for a powerful, kick ass show. Die hard fans had tears of joy forming at the corner of their eyes to witness their heroes in the flesh play a collection of old and new. While his mouth open in awe, my boy was there to assist me with the review which you can find at Limewire Music Blog.

For more photos of the show, go to Flickr

NUFAN website / myspace

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Stills - Commodore Ballroom May 8th

photo by Amplify This!

Live show for recent Juno winners, The Stills. Full review over at Limewire Music

More photos at AT! Flickr

Monday, 18 May 2009

The Dead Weather

photo via

Everyone loves a little bit of hype. So it would only make sense to surround that hype around The Dead Weather. Not just any new group of adolescent kids trying to get rich or get girls. The Dead Weather are a 'supergroup.' According to Wikipedia, a Supergroup is "a rock music group whose performers are already famous from having performed individually or in other groups." So here is the part where I fill you in. The Dead Weather consist of, vocalist Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), guitarist Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age), bassist Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes) and drummer/vocalist Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs). Is that a super enough super group for you? New single Hang You From The Heavens is typically raw and dirty with riffs that are similar with all the members other bands. Nonetheless, it is pretty good and will be interesting to see how the rest of the album sounds. "Horehound" is released on May 14th worldwide and a North American tour begins 16th July in New York.

Check out The Dead Weather site for more info and to listen to the new single.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Bloc Party - Commodore Ballroom 27th April 2009

photo by Amplify This!

Everyone's favourite British rockers came to the West Coast for a double show a couple of weeks ago. Making all the Vancouverites very happy indeed. A powerful performance with a lot more electro than usual. You can head over to Big Shot Magazine for the full review.

Bloc Party Myspace / Site

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Red Hot Rockin' Summer

photo via V Magazine

Summer is near as V Magazine release their newest edition with an insight into what's hot on the music front. Not really new bands as such but acts that played annual SXSW in Austin, TX. Featuring,

Peter, Bjorn and John

White Lies

Late of the Pier


Rye Rye

Grizzly Bear

Laura Marling

(Photographer Miguel Villablobos)

V will be on your shelves by May 6th so say no to the ice cream and grab a glossy copy and read it in the sun.

V Magazine Website

Dan Deacon - Richards on Richards, Vancouver

photos by Amplify This!

What does everyone want to do on a Sunday night? Party of course! The man to fulfill that deed is Mr. Dan Deacon. If you want to start your week by dancing with a thousand strangers, then get yourself to one of his shows and go a little crazy.
For more of my review, head over to Big Shot Magazine to read it in full.

Dan Deacon Site / Myspace

Friday, 1 May 2009

The Presets and The Golden Filter - Commodore Ballroom

photo by Amplify This!

I managed to witness Aussie electro gods The Presets supported by The Golden Filter, when they made their way through Vancouver. A very powerful performance and just one big party.

You can read the full review at Big Shot Magazine and see more photos at Amplify This!

The Presets Site / Myspace

The Golden Filter Site / Myspace