Vein, with Sanction, Fuming Mouth, and Backbite 333, Vancouver, September 27th, 2018 These are the shows that really remind one of the sense of community and family that exists in hardcore, where a few bands join forces to make a run across a continent, hitting up as many independent spaces
In anticipation of their imminent album release, Vancouver’s favourite destructive DIY duo, HEDKS, have released a teaser track from their upcoming effort, Smiling On The Outside. Entitled “SIX,” the song shows the band delving into more dynamic territory, yet remaining just as dissonant and pissed off as we’ve come to love them
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