Every Friday 3am Revelations give you our picks for some of the fantastic live shows happening in and around our city of Vancouver. What are you seeing this week? Let us know in the comments below.
Who?Vancouver Mural Fest Where? Various locations around Main Street When? Saturday, August 10 Why? You want a ton of free bands playing along Main Street? With loads of cool murals? Have I got a festival for you! Not even to mention the Park show in the evening! LP, badbadnotgood, iskwe, Ashleigh Ball, Blonde Diamond, and LOADS more!
Who?Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival Where? Deer Lake Park When? Saturday August 10 Why? If you don’t want to wander the backstreets for Mural Fest, may the lawn at Deer Lake Park with the likes of Feist, Dan Mangan, Lord Huron is more up your…alley. See what I did there?
Look. No one cares about lists anymore. Best of, top, coolest... meh. At most, you glance at it with a vague sense of disagreement before complaining online, then completely forgetting about it.
And that’s where The 3am Awards come in. In lieu of a list, I give you the moment you didn't even realise you've been waiting for:
The '017 Doomy Awards presented by 3am Revelations Awarded for Outstanding Musical Musicianship in the Field of Music
The awards take a look at this year in music and honours the deserving songs, albums, and artists in the form of randomly named award categories, as chosen by me (Kirk). And even though the awards may be a little glib -- to say the least -- these are legitimately some of my favourites of the year.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, click through for the results!
Beginning of the month means a quick look at some of the shows I am excited to see. I say "quick", but it's pretty stacked, so let's get to it. Here are the four I am looking forward to the most, and then a lot more below.
Imaginary Citiesat the Biltmore on November 24th.
I think I am most looking forward to. I saw them a couple times at the Folk Fest (see left, not my video), but one short set and a few workshops had me hungry for more. I am definitely looking forward to them headlining the Biltmore.
An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmerat the Vogue on November 6th.
I have only recently gotten into Amanda Palmer's music, but Gaiman is one of my absolute favourite writers, so whatever they are going for their evening together should be amazing.
Feistat the Centre for Performing Arts on November 18th
It's been way too long since seeing Feist, and while I feel like I should be more excited about this, Feist has never failed to be anything less than stellarlive, so this is bound to be good.
Death From Above 1979at the Commodore on November 20th and 21st
I never did get to see DFA1979 while they still existed, and I was very, very sad about that. This is a pricey one, but will it be worth it? Spoiler: probably yes.
Then the insanity begins next week with a huge decision, Dan Manganat the Orpheum or Elliott BROODat the Commodore, both on November 9th. Following that, Yukon Blondeat the Biltmore on November 10th, Arkellsare at the Commodore on November 11th and then Hey Rosetta!at the Commodore on November 12th. That is going to be some week.
We can't forget about the Peak Performance Project finale, featuring The Matinée, Current Swell & The Boom Booms at the Commodore on November 17th. I am definitely pulling for The Matinée, and while I am, admittedly, not a huge fan of the other two bands, it's sure to be one hell of a fun show.
The following weekend is pretty busy, too, with Maurice and Ciseauxat the Media Club on November 25th and all the Grey Cup festivities. I am most looking forward to November 26th which will feature The Belle Game, The Matinée, The Zolas, Hey Ocean! and Said the Whale. All in one night!
And wrapping up the month is an important show, the Movember Mo-Off. Featuring Redbird, Portage & Main and The Matinée (these guys again?) it's the end to the month long raising awareness and money to fight prostate cancer, by sporting 'staches. Which I am partaking in this year, and you can help by donating here.
Whew. All that, and I am positive I am missing some. This is going to be a busy month.