Showing posts from December, 2011

B-B-B-Best of 2011

The time of year is upon us where you're supposed to look back and reflect upon the year that was. End of year, it is here, again. So I've decided to run down some of my favourite bands in this city that begin with the letter B. That makes sense right?

Baptists - Badass hardcore with a live show that's not to be fucked with.
Bison BC - Big time bangers bust out burly bovine music.
Black Wizard - More bangers bash out some sick stoner groove metal with riffs for miles.
Black Amps - Balls out and beefy rock n roll soup. Bring some bread for dipping.
Black Mountain - What would a Vancouver best of list be without Black Mountain?
Blacked Out - Originally from Banff these boozers booze it up with their brand of skate punk.
B-Lines - Bus riding, upbeat, fast tempo garage rock with a singer who does not give a flying fuck.
Burning Ghats - Brutal death metal that will beat your skull in while reaching break neck speeds.
Blondewich - Babes playing beach music.
Bone Daddies - Ska b…

Baptists & Congress @ The Astoria, Dec 16th 2011

It had come to my attention that I hadn't posted anything in this blog for a long while. Strangely enough I've still been averaging over 200 views a month, so thank you to anyone who is reading my blog. After I realized people were still reading I decided it was high time to post some more stuff in here, and keep it recent. There are so many great and talented bands in this city that I can't even keep up. However one thing I know for sure is that Baptists and Congress are two of my favourites and this show was not to be missed.

Osk opened up the evening, and if I knew then that I was going to be blogging about the show I would have done a better job of checking them out. Instead I sat at the bar catching up with an old friend that I hadn't seen in months. We had a lot to talk about, but I'll save you the grisly details. However from what I heard of Osk they were great. Crazy, fast tempo short songs. And towards the end when they slowed it down I was banging my head…

EarGoggles 6 - Back on the Scene!

It’s been over a year since the last installment of EarGoggles was released and creator, director, writer, editor and all around good guy Clayton Holmes has pulled out all the stops for the latest and sixth issue. 
dm: Give me all the background info on EarGoggles.
Clay: EarGoggles is more or less an excuse to play with my editing equipment and promote all the bands that I like. It was filmed at the Cobalt from June 2008 until the demise of the Cobalt in October of 2009. Since then, I’ve filmed at select shows and shot a few music videos. Paul Tryl, the singer for the Fight United, does all the cover art and there is usually a skateboarding segment, short film, photography profile and music video on each issue.
dm: What are some of the hilights that people can look forward to seeing on EarGoggles 6?
Clay: There are some pretty amazing bands on this issue. Bands people have actually heard of. I love OFF!, Toxic Holocaust, Fire Next Time have a great song, and just seeing how great the …