Wednesday, November 15, 2006
get yourself together

It only took the reigning kings of white kid dance music, but a Vancouver indie crowd finally decided that cutting a rug was an alright thing to do. That being said, if you were one of the small handful of people who weren't moved by the Rapture's rather spectacular performance last night, but still insisted on crowding onto the floor, maybe do the rest of us a favour next time, and either shake it or get out of the way.

The set was a no-filler affair, with all the "hits" and dance floor fillers, and none of the lower tempo or lower quality album tracks, despite one dude who insisted on yelling "FIRST GEAR!" every ten minutes (buddy, that song sucks). The band, who were here for the first time in four years or so, were in top form as well. Gabriel Andruzzi is always a crowd favourite (when half your live duties are cowbell, you're bound to be), but Luke Jenner looked like he thought his last name was VanHalen during some of the guitar solos (that's a good thing).

Oh, and in case you were wondering, three years on and "House of Jealous Lovers" is still one of the best singles of the decade.

The Presets opened the show. I haven't been overly impressed with their recorded output, but they were fantastic live. They were engaging and fun, and can take credit for the crowd being warmed up and ready to get down once the headliners took the stage. I still wouldn't buy one of their records, but if they roll through town as headliners, I'd definitely check them out.

Snoop hits the Coliseum with Ice Cube on January 13th. Tix run from $39-$65... which is probably more like $50-$80 after charges.

The Black Lips are at Richard's on January 19th.

Sarah Slean is playing at the Stanley on December 18th. This also happens to be my birthday, so someone should totally buy me tickets to this, because I'm too cheap to pay $25 to see Sarah, since I've seen her quite a few times already. Is this a first for a concert here?

Bloc Party has canceled the rest of the dates with Panic! at the Disco, after Matt Tong's unfortunate health problems. I would assume that Panic will still be performing as planned.

now playing: the Clipse - Hello New World

5 Comments:

wasn't at the show, but.. first gear is definitly one of the stronger songs on pieces, get over yourself!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 PM  

i saw sarah harmer play the stanley a few months ago. nice little theatre. if it has to be a seated show, i'd say the stanley would be my second favourite -- after the vecc.

By Blogger Hanson, at 11:41 PM  

When Sarah Harmer played the Stanley Theatre, it was in the middle of a run of Waiting For Godot. The band set up amongst the stage props for the play (which weren't exactly unobtrusive), and managed to make them a feature of the performance. See this link for a picture of the set.

Anything interesting running at the Stanley in December? A pantomime, perhaps?

By Anonymous apl, at 9:01 AM  

there is, unfortunately (or fortunately), nothing playing at the Stanley on Dec. 18th.

this picture is sweet, btw:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillygwailo/131548526/in/photostream/

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:46 PM  

Wah, I wish I had braved the wet and misery to go to that show!!

Who sent me a weird auto-voice message, btw?

By Blogger minx, at 12:59 PM  

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