Just got my tickets for M83 at Venue on Saturday Nov 12th. $200 with everything for 8 tickets. Any Vancouverites out there interested in going should probably get on it, I'm thinking this might sell out since that place only holds around 500 people.
Chromeo - August 2nd - Commodore Ballroom Deadmau5 - August 12th - The PNE Forum (keep hope alive) The Antlers w/ Avi Buffalo - September 8th - Venue James Blake - September 25th - Commodore Ballroom (if I can find someone to go with now that Bon Iver is sold out) The Naked and Famous - October 11th - Commodore Ballroom (maybe) Portishead - October 24th - The PNE Forum Foo Fighters - October 25th - Rogers Arena
How much are James Blake tickets and where is he playing? I would rather pay for overpriced Bon Iver tickets then see James Blake.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jul 15, 2011 11:00:55 GMT -5
Alberta Rose Theater.
Lord please forgive me for quoting Pitchfork:
Starting in mid-September, they'll hit sit-down venues across North America, playing unplugged-type shows where they'll preview songs from their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album and give the crowd chances to ask questions.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jul 15, 2011 12:38:43 GMT -5
Doesn't say it's a Q & A, it just says the crowd will have the chance to ask questions. No indication that those questions will be answered, which makes me think that maybe what they are actually advertising is the part of the show where the audience chants for an encore.
So last night was The Hip/BSS/Hey Rosetta. I've been excited about this show since it was first announced, so needless to say my work day yesterday just draaaaaaagged. Throughout the day the start time was pooped up not once, but twice. The ticket said Show@7, but Hey Rosetta took the stage at 5:40pm. I still made it for most of their set, but they definitely had a far smaller crowd than BSS (who went on at 7). Hey Rosetta was good, got the small-ish crowd going, and provided a solid soundtrack for the majority of the crowd drinking in the beer gardens. Solid set. Sound was good. No complaints.
BSS takes the stage and the crowd essentially dies. It should be noted that this concert was promoted by the local rig-rock station, and they wouldn't play a BSS song even if it was covered by Nickelback. Needless to say the crowd wasn't into it and as a result the band wasn't really into it. Looked like they were just going through the motions. They still sounded great, played a lot off of Forgiveness Rock Record, ended with Meet Me in the Basement (which was awesome at Sasquatch because people actually knew who they were). This was just not the right crowd for them and it showed. The local papers ragged on them about their music with one scribe saying "this music wouldn't startle a sleeping cat awake" or something along those lines.
The Hip were incredible as always. The band plays the music perfectly, and jams with the best of them when Gord Downie is going off on a rant, fighting his mic stand, or riding an invisible bull. The music is always the same, but the beatnik rockstar poet lead singer steals the show every time. This setlist was nothing but hits, and at the end of the 2.5hrs it felt like they had only been playing for about 20 minutes. I fucking love this band and will drop everything to see them play anywhere, and anytime. There is a lot to be said for a band that has been together for 20+yrs with no lineup changes/hiatus. Fucking awesome.