Tuesday, June 26, 2007
go with the flow

Queens of the Stone Age are at the Orpheum on September 1st.

Built to Spill is at the Commodore on October 2nd. If I recall correctly, Vancouver was originally penciled in as a destination on one of their tours last year and then scratched, although this one's up on Ticketmaster, and the canceled date only got as far as their MySpace. (thanks Scott)

Good news: Priestess is at the Commodore on July 20th for a mere $10.
Bad news: they play after five Fox Seeds bands.

And finally, really bad news via the Vancouver Sun. The very lovely lady who currently lives in the house beside Richard's has finally decided/been forced to move. I suppose it's actually bad news and good news. Bad that she has to move, good that she got $6 million after some other jerks bothered her all the time and were only offering half of that, but bad because it means Richard's nine lives are nearly up. No word on when the venue will close or if all the booked shows will go ahead as planned, but it's definitely a blow to the city's music scene. It looks like 1/2 Alive needs a new venue before it's even moved in.

now playing: the Smiths - the Queen is Dead

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Check out the listing for Oct. 20:

http://www.ams.ubc.ca/events/index.cfm?go=site.calendar

Does this confirm the Richards death knell, or did they just decide to make the FF show all-ages?

By Blogger Luisa Irene, at 7:42 AM  

FF is still planned for Richards at this time

By Anonymous Shea, at 8:24 AM  

rumours are putting a late december time line on richards shutting down as a live music venue

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:24 PM  

we need another richard's! without the club side of it of course.....mid-size music-dedicated venue for sale anyone? will trade for cassingles + concert stubs.

By Anonymous dave, at 4:25 PM  

Geez... Quinn, you broke my heart... I still think Richards is the best venue atm. Did many people know this a lot earlier?? I guess i will have to soak up Wolf Parade and Richards at the same time...

By Anonymous Jessica, at 6:13 PM  

The loss of Richard's is going to put one huge hole in the mid-size venue market here. Realistically what else is there? The Plaza?(where you get kicked out so they can pull in the much more lucrative club kids at 10:30?) Such a great venue, great stage views from that balcony...great sadness. Damn. Damn. Damn. I've been bracing myself for this news for a while, but it still smarts.

By Blogger BunkleLife, at 3:31 PM  

sigh.

By Blogger Michelle, at 6:38 PM  

We need to solve this the Vancouver way....

Everyone put on your socks and sandals, don't wash your hair for a couple of days because we're going to chain ourselves to Richards in protest!

By Blogger antiguru, at 8:03 AM  

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