I was really psyched for Boris on Wednesday at Richard's, but I was a little disappointed. First and foremost, the sound sucked. It was brutal during the opening bands as well, so it wasn't just the fact that Boris plays at such a ridiculously loud volume that threw things off. I was also kind of bummed that they leaned pretty heavily on lower tempo, drawn out tunes, rather than short, we-are-going-to-blow-your-head-off songs... but that's more personal preference. It's the sound that really put a damper on things.
The high points were still ridiculously awesome though.
Lair of the Minotaur started the evening off. Nothing to write home about (pretty generic metal), but they weren't bad either.
Pitchfork just raved about Torche, which blows my mind, because I thought they were god awful. Actually, I take that back. Sometimes they were pretty great, but they also had songs that would cozy up nicely between Three Days Grace and Seether on "modern rock" radio, and the highlights weren't close to making up for the Fox Seeds moments.
Baroness, Genghis Tron, and Bison... err, I mean Bison BC are at Pat's on February 10th for this year's Exclaim Aggressive Tendencies Tour.
Jason Collett is at Richard's on November 1st with Rock Central Plaza.
No Gold is on the bill at the Peanut Gallery tomorrow, making one hell of a show even better.
Jeremy Jay, Terrorbird, and Cosmetics, originally scheduled for 340 on Monday, is now at the Sweatshop, which is great, considering what went down at 340 this past week. Here's hoping that 1/2 Alive will be migrating soon as well.
Barn Owl is at Hoko's on Wednesday with V. Vecker, ahna, and Aerosol Constellations.
Guns N Bombs are at Lotus on August 30th with Expendable Youth and Ollie Ple.
The Parallels and Dead Ghosts are at the Astoria on August 15th.
And tonight, the Whitsundays aren't on the Sweatshop bill (they
Jason Collett w/ Rock PLAZA Central?
I'm in heaven... cheers for the heads up, as always.
I thought the sound at Boris was alright, loud enough to almost make me poop, just what I wanted. I avoided the early bands, but Pitchfork raving about a band that's total dogshit? Now I've heard everything.
My favorite city council candidate and Downtown Eastside superstar David Eby is having a campaign fundraiser Wednesday night at the Anza Club, featuring Taxes, Language Arts, and some other guys. Woo! http://bp1.blogger.com/_D9NlplhQ6Sk/SJOE78PdM0I/AAAAAAAAAI4/m6D3u3juegs/s1600-h/david_eby_hand_web_poster.jpg
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Actually, here's a better link to more info: http://www.davideby.blogspot.com/
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No Gold are doing for Vancouver what Paul Simon did for Africa back in 86.
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Just to correct the record: the Whitsundays aren't broken up, per se. Their drummer quit, but the band is still active.
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yeah, nipping this one in the bud: the whitsundays are NOT broken up.
great news about the whitsundays - the album is superb so hopefully they'll find a new drummer soon and play a gig in vancouver
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