Shane Bunting (aka Madchild) was a part of the hip-hop group Swollen Members until his drug abuse put him in the hospital fighting for his life. After his hospital release, Madchild was clean from drugs for the first time in his life. He spent ten months working on his new solo career and eventually came out with his first album titled ‘Dope Sick’.
October 6, 2012
The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
For those of you who haven’t heard of Grizzly Bear, I will get you up to speed. Grizzly Bear is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band uses traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been described as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies.
Imagine Dragons / Rococode
October 6, 2012
VENUE, Vancouver, BC
It’s not everyday an indie nerd like me gets to meet and see a band just before they blow up.
On a Saturday September 29, a night that had Vancouver concert-goers choosing between Madonna, Weeknd, and Bloc Party, a solid crowd turned out to see the return of 90s cult-favourites Garbage.
Animal Collective / Micachu and the Shapes
September 19, 2012
Malkin Bowl/Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
If there’s a word that could sum up this show I would have to say it would be intensity! There was definitely a crowd and a buzz noise outside Venue on Granville Street as the number of people grew and grew on this night. The doors did not open promptly but the casual delay seemed to allow things to germinate out front, no doubt. I was pleasantly pleased to see the onlookers inside building and diversifying for this show.
I was sweating under my shirt in the muggy August weather as I stepped to avoid fresh puddles from the rain. I had been looking forward to seeing Yeasayer live at the spectacular outdoor venue, Malkin Bowl, but I suppose fear of the rain caused them to move the show to the more suitable indoor Ballroom.
Vancouver Co-op Radio is changing frequencies! They’re moving from 102.7 FM to 100.5 FM on Monday September 10, at 1pm. To celebrate, Vancouver Co-op Radio is hosting it’s 100.5 FM Frequency Launch Party Saturday September, 8 at The Wise Hall.
For those of you who don’t know, Malkin Bowl is a park venue located in Stanley Park—which is a large and beautiful park directly west of Vancouver’s downtown core. I had never seen a show there before, so I jumped at the chance to catch Temper Trap there on the cool summer evening of June 20. The weather was perfect for a chilled out summer night.
Japandroids certainly have become the darlings of Vancouver. Making their return to their hometown for the first time since the release of their sensational sophomore LP, Celebration Rock, Brian King and David Prowse played to a restlessly eager crowd at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 7th. And sure enough, every itch was satisfied for each concertgoer.