Tag Archives: things to hear

BurgerAGoGo

Photo: Roya, March 2017 Roya by Roya Roya, a six piece from Brooklyn fronted by singer Rahill Jamalifard (also from the all-girl Iranian psych band Habibi), are bringing the indie post punk melodies off their debut record (Burger Records 2017) to an incredibly packed two-night bill of girl-fronted Los Angeles (and L.A. adjacent) bands including The Coathangers, Death …

Tough Age

Photo: Tough Age, December 2016 Tough Age by Tough Age Comic book aficionados and Mint Records darlings Tough Age are returning to Vancouver after a busy few years of relocating to Toronto, touring Japan, and becoming Sexy Archie Andrews’ favourite band. Pick up a copy of their new album Shame when they play The Astoria on Saturday with local …

Dead Soft

Photo: Dead Soft, May 2016 Dead Soft by Dead Soft Vancouver’s grungey Dead Soft just got home from a summer tour through the US and Canada in time to support new-ish Vancouver band Peach Pit release their debut album “Being So Normal” on local kingpin Tim the Mute‘s Kingfisher Bluez label. The all-ages outdoor daytime show in The Waldorf Hotel’s …

Victory Square Block Party

Photo: Janelle Hollyrock, September 2015

Photo: Janelle Hollyrock, September 2015 Shamebirds LP (Dirt Cult Records/Erste Theke Tontraeger/P-Trash Records) by NEEDLES//PINS Every Labour Day the fine folks at CiTR radio and Discorder magazine along with the organizers of the Music Waste festival give summer one last hurrah with a free all-day block party. Local underground bands get a chance to escape …

Woolworm

Photo: Kala, June 2014

Photo: Kala, June 2014 SPLIT WITH GROWN-UPS by WOOLWORM A hardcore band who play pop music, Vancouver’s phenomenal Woolworm signed to legendary local label Mint Records this summer and released their second LP, Deserve to Die (produced by Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders). They’re kicking off their cross Canada tour tonight at The Biltmore with local openers …

Dead Ghosts

Photo: Janelle Hollyrock, April 2009

Photo: Janelle Hollyrock, April 2009 Dead Ghosts s/t by DEAD GHOSTS For about five years starting in 2008, Dead Ghosts were Vancouver’s preeminent garage band. After a bit of a break from playing shows in Vancouver in lieu of heading overseas for European tours in 2013, ’14 and ’15, the Burger Records-signed go-to band for …