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 […]
It may have been Dayglo Abortions vocalist Murray Acton, aka The Cretin, who remarked on the rarity of so many members of Vancouver’s metal and punk communities assembling together under one roof at […]
Ultimately, time itself is the headliner of every New Year’s Eve concert, so it takes a special kind of band to hold its own against one of the fundamental concepts by which […]
Whether folk music is inherently suited to grim, mature musings or vice versa, the turbulence which permeates the work of a “dark” or “angry” young songwriter seems to catalyze over time, to potentially yield songs that, despite their softer, subtler tread, are broader in perspective and smoldering in their intensity.
It’s easy to take the dramatic scenery of the Pacific Northwest for granted: most people conduct the majority of their daily activities indoors, viewing the persistent rain through the windows […]
Currently touring North America to promote their acclaimed new album In Time, Norway’s extreme metal stalwarts Enslaved sailed into The Rickshaw Theatre this Tuesday on a wave of viking drums, with support by local […]