Said The Whale CD Release Party at St James Hall

Said The Whale CD Release Party at St James Hall December 10th, 2009 by Ronatron / Photos by Christine McAvoy

Vancouver is a very interesting place, and I’m not saying that because I live here. Sure I may be biased, but can you really deny the facts? Look outside for example. Wait, maybe you shouldn’t. Depending on when you read this, it could either be raining (which is most likely) or it could be snowing or it could even be sunny. Which I personally think is the beauty of this city. We get all four seasons, and sure it may suck when it rains, but it just gives us an excuse to have those “Lazy Sundays” (or in my case “Lazy Every Days”). But for someone creative like say the boys from Said The Whale, Vancouver is a perfect environment to release their pent up emotions. With their first album titled “Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia,” they showcased their love for Vancouver, but with their current release “Islands Disappear,” the boys from STW have gone a step further and written about the beautiful landscape that is Canada.

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Waiting For Sunday at The Bourbon

Waiting For Sunday at The Bourbon

The final Saturday night of November 2009 at the Bourbon brought a great line up of local acts to an enthusiastic audience of fans and patrons alike.…

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Sex With Strangers CD Release at The Biltmore

Sex With Strangers CD Release at The Biltmore

It is not a common occurrence to discover a band that you just know will find success in the future, if they haven’t found it already. When…

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Three Days Grace at The Save On Memorial

Three Days Grace at The Save On Memorial

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Matthew Good at The Centre of Performing Arts

Matthew Good at The Centre of Performing Arts

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The Airborne Toxic Event at The Commodore

The Airborne Toxic Event at The Commodore

A few years ago, all the way up in beautiful Pemberton, British Columbia, I stumbled onto this multi-talented band from the bright lights of Hollywood. It wasn’t…

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Rifflandia 2009 Day 4

Rifflandia 2009 Day 4

With the second annual Rifflandia music festival coming to a close, Sunday brought a modest set of performances, with some welcome addition. Vancouver’s Mother Mother, who had…

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Rifflandia 2009 Day 3

Rifflandia 2009 Day 3

Day 3 of the Rifflandia music festival brought a wide range of performances from an incredibly varied group of artists. Acts on the bill for the evening…

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Aaron Cadwaladr at Cafe Deux Soleil

Aaron Cadwaladr at Cafe Deux Soleil

Though only my second visit in the last two years, I felt quite comfy among the dim spotlights and numerous candles at Café Deux Soleil. I enjoyed…

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Matisyahu at The Commodore

Matisyahu at The Commodore

Some of my favourite Commodore shows have been of bands carrying a positive message or undercurrent of faith. The crowds being super respectful and the acts extremely…

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