I thought people might be able to get a couple of the kind of well known ones (Doomtree, Megafaun, Har Mar Superstar) or that they would at least cheat (Bon Iver, Volcano Island, kanye west...all justin vernon projects...) but I'm impatient so check out your options:
J-Dubs: is the answer The Decemberists? I know the dude has a famous sister, don't know what she's famous for though.
Brad: oh cool, I've never been to Our Town for trivia but know some people who have frequented and may still do. I live downtown so I go to my local which is a place called Relish on Nelson Street. Trivia is every Tuesday and it's a mix of topics, but the guy who has been doing it lately has been pretty music heavy so our team does pretty well. The bar also has $3 pints/bottles everyday, which might not seem very noteworthy to the most people here, but the Vancouverites on the board will recognize this as a great deal. There's also a place called Academic on Broadway and Fir that does trivia on Mondays. I've never been for trivia, but I know the guy who runs it. A large, lovely Aussie named Richie.
I have been to Relish before, but never for trivia night; I wouldn;t have tagged them as a bar that would host a trivia night. I will have to check it out sometime!
I like the 3$ beer deals...Our Town, because it is mainly just a cafe, sells pretty much PBR only. So I get my Vitamin P for the week there.
The onther trivia night I have been to is Monday nights at Cascade Room. Not as fun and less multimedia. The girl that runs the show at Our Town does a musical section where she plays popular songs covered by a string quartet, which is so frustrating but so fun at the same time.
Yeah, Relish is not a place you'd guess would have a trivia night. But they do and we clean up. First place each week gets a jug of beer and a $50 gift cert to the pub. We're sitting on one of those right now.
And oh yes, the Cascade Room. That place is nice. The first time I went there was for trivia actually. It was a few summers ago and it was WAY too hot where we were sitting! The ventilation in our section was terrible, but fine elsewhere inside. It did keep me drinking, but I have not been back. Mostly because I've never lived near Main so I don't make it over there very often. Actually, I'm going to The Main on Main tomorrow for a friend's birthday. They have Storm on tap. Mmmmmmm...