this opportunity to experience a Neurosis performance – on the cusp of the winter solstice, no less – was a gift that transcends the superficial trappings of the holiday season to celebrate darker truths in the company of a like-minded community. Echoing Aaron Turner’s closing remarks at the end of Sumac’s set, it’s all about love.
Every heavy music fan should be so lucky to witness a live performance by Neurosis at least once in their lifetime but anyone attending the sold-out Vancouver show at Venue […]
Right: Canada Day – we’d better get caught up with our June shows, then. See below for photos from a great capital “M” metal show. Headlined by Iron Kingdom, with support from the sonic marauders […]
While hostelling in Europe a few years ago, a travelling companion of this reviewer was appalled by the sea of beer cans and wantonly destructive demolition-derby antics evident in Red […]
Vancouver isn’t a sprawling metropolis on the same scale as Toronto, so inevitably the occasional major touring band (*cough* Slayer) will pass us by; alternately, some of those international bands […]
While the landscape of extreme music has evolved since Godflesh emerged from the post-industrial wasteland of Birmingham – the British answer to Detroit – in the 80s, the stark contrast between abstract, conceptual art and […]
The rock colossus commonly known as Melvins shook Venue to its foundations last Saturday night in Vancouver, crushing a capacity crowd to paste with customary mammoth riffing and the dual-drummer […]