So does 10-hour drive induced back pain, but I digress...
Real quick update from my first night at Sled Island:
After grabbing some rather splendid BBQ, we made it to the Legion to catch Japanther. I guess I haven't really paid attention to their lyrics before, because I was sort of taken aback by how "positive" they were for a band with such a loud, fuzzy sound. I have to say that I was most impressed by their set closing cover of "Do You Wanna Dance."
Vancouver's current favourite sons, Japandroids were up next. The guys were in top form and it was sort of awesome to see an out of town crowd get so into them. As far as the internet tells me, it, indeed, is raining in Vancouver, and as of now, I don't give a fuck. Don't hold it against me, huh?
We split from the Legion and hit the Drum & Monkey to catch the Coathangers. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, having not heard them before, but it was definitely a pleasant surprise. If you're around Vancouver on Sunday, check them out with the always wonderful White Lung at the Astoria.