Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bumbershoot 2010-September 4-6, 2010

Wow, Busy weekend, and sucky weather for the second year in a row! Nothing can be done, and we still had lots of fun. And we didn't unpack the rain gear, so why am I complaining!
As always, The Dandy Warhols
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Courtney Taylor-Taylor

Best show of theirs in ages.

Jenny and Johnny. My current favourite new band.
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Jenny Lewis

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Jenny Lewis

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Jonathon Rice

Sweet Water
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Rich Credo

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Cole Peterson

Hey Marseilles. Can you fit any more band members on stage? Really great stuff that reminded me a lot of the Decemberists.
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Hey Marseilles

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Hey Marseilles

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bumbershoot 2010- KEXP Lounge

So, this year at Bumbershoot, quite by accident, I discovered the KEXP lounge. I mean, I'd read about it every year but never attended a show, however this year, The Raveonettes were one of the performers, so I knew I couldn't miss it.
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Sharin Foo

We dutifully lined up a half an hour early at the booth, not realy knowing what to expect, but when we finally entered the venue, it was clear that we were in for something special. A nice small venue that sounded great for the live recording they were performing.
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Sharin Foo

After the show, the band even broke down their own gear so we got to meet the band.
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Glen and Sharin

Visqueen was a band I loved last year at Bumbershoot. I was just as happy to see them this year, except even happier to be sitting in the lovely KEXP lounge.
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Rachel Flotard

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Cristina Bautista

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Rachel Flotard

They were charming and funny and I love them so check them out.

Another favourite, and oddly, someone I've never seen live before, was The Thermals. Pillar Of Salt is still one of my favourite songs and the new album has another potential all time fav in I Don't Believe You.
Here is a video I took of a different song. Awesome right??

We also saw The Engish Beat who are oldies but goodies from my youth. Tenderness (same guy but he was with Gneral Public at the time) is another of my all time favourite songs, even to this day.
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Dave Wakeling

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Antonee First

Monday, May 31, 2010

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros -May 31, 2010 at the Commodore Ballroom

One of my favourite bands. Alex Ebert can command a crowd wearing nothing but what looks like dirty pajamas. So much love in the crowd and on the stage. Magical
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Alex Ebert

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Alex Ebert

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Alex Ebert

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Jade Castrinos

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wilco - Livecity Yaletown February 13, 2010

Jeff Tweedy
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The 2010 Vancouver Olympics are more then an athletic event. It's also a big party and celebration for all of Vancouver to enjoy. Free concerts are abundant and I'll try to cover a few of them.

Today was one of my favourite bands, Wilco. I've seen them a few times, and they were better today then I've ever seen.

Jeff Tweedy
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Sure it rained. Hell, it poured at times, but as Wilco says, in Wilco (the song) As they say in their song, Wilco (the song), ( a bit or paraphrasing here)

Tired of being exposed to the cold?

Wilco, Wilco
Wilco will love you, baby

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Peak Performance Project Finale - January 22, 2010 @Commodore Ballroom

We Are The City - Andy Huculiak
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Winners of $100,000 in the Peak Performance Project
Cayne McKenzie & David Menze - We Are The City
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David Menzel and Andy Huculiak - We Are The City
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Kevin Gau - The Left
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Second Prize winners, The Left
Carl Davis -The Left
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Third place winners of $50,000, the band I thought should win, Bend Sinister.
Dan Moxan - Bend Sinister
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Joseph Blood-Bend Sinister
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