Sunday, July 16, 2006
feels like a long time

Or it did. It seems that even when you're quite fond of a band, if they're local, there's the ever present excuse of "well, I'll just see them next time." So, it had been awhile since I'd checked out Lions in the Street. I was actually considering sitting on the beach and listening to Feist play over the hill at FolkFest and "seeing them next time," but being inside meant a lot fewer mosquito bites, I'm sure.

The Red Room was unfortunately quite empty when the band took the stage. Lions' 9pm set time probably had something to do with it. Going to a rock show when it's still light out is a bit weird. Despite the crowd's small numbers the guys were in good spirits. Less talk, more rock; not really saying much, but tearing through the Cat Got Your Tongue EP plus a few more. It was a great way to start a Saturday night, it's too bad that you missed it, Vancouver.

Bend Sinister headlined. I was more into them then I was last time I saw them, but still don't get the adoration that their live shows inspire. Kinda sounds like Muse, minus the faux darkness, but plus a jazz influence. After Dan Moxan asked "anyone like metal?" they did play a stunner of a song, but for the most part I was left scratching my head. Don't take my word for it though, I think the problem is more me than them. They're clearly a good band, I've just never been keen on the prog-rock opus'.

The Red Room has wicked lighting for phototaking, but I was heading over to the Columbia later on, and didn't feel like packing my camera around with me.

Anemones - Vicious Attack

2 Comments:

off topic but there's a recent Vancouver Sleater-Kinney show up at http://www.rbally.net/

By Anonymous g, at 3:57 PM  

oh man.. fabulous.

Sleater-Kinney is always on topic.

thanks.

By Blogger Quinn, at 6:09 PM  

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