Modified Ghost Festival III – Day Two The Black Dahlia Murder / Beyond Creation / Gatecreeper / Homewrecker / Kataplexis / WTCHDR The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC May 24th, 2018 With the annual Modified Ghost Festival in its third year now, it’s hard to not appreciate how much of a
Acid King, with We Hunt Buffalo, and Bort April 20th, 2018 – The Astoria, Vancouver, BC I got to the venue just in time to catch the tail-end of Bort’s set. I hadn’t seen them before, but I had noticed a fair amount of people talking about them recently, as they
February 14th, 2018 – The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC I finally got to see Eyehategod. I finally got to see Eyehategod. Seriously, words can’t afford to convey how momentous this was to me. Undisputed pioneers of sludge, they’ve shaped most of contemporary music that I appreciate subtly if not overtly.
Converge/Sumac/Cult Leader – January 19th, 2018 The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC First off, let’s take a moment to admire how stacked this bill is, shall we? Any of these bands by themselves would be a fair reason to reconsider what plans you had, but together? You’d have to be an
Sect, with Putrid Brew and WTCHDR – November 26th, 2017 333, Vancouver, BC Unfortunately, I was catastrophically hungover and missed opener Drown In Ashes, but thankfully WTCHDR were on hand to deliver a blistering set that had me feeling like I’d rejoined the ranks of the living. For a band
Unsane, with Plaque Marks and Vaults – December 7th, 2017 The Cobalt, Vancouver, BC These are seriously my favourite shows. The ones you almost forget about, ditch your shift at work for last minute, and then wonder how you even considered not attending. Vaults kicked this thing off like