Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vancouver shows for me:: No Kids, Azeda Booth, and the Agnostics

I actually meant to throw this post up a few days ago, letting the good people of Vancouver know about some great shows that are happening this week. Obviously, the Victory Square Block Party was a big draw - I got to see No Kids - but tonight and tomorrow shows my favorite venue hosting two acts that are sure to make my Best-of list at years end.

First off - Azeda Booth is playing a show at The Railway Club. In typical fashion I have yet to see one flyer for this show, which is a shame as these boys from Alberta are amazing. I read a terrific review that describe the band nicely.

"Azeda Booth gets it right, somehow capturing the raw power and vastness of where we live and using that inspiration to create beauty. They pass on the buzz saw guitars that normally dominate the Alberta scene and resist the need for "epic" crescendos and false importance and seem to despise the "quiet, quiet, loud, quiet, deafening" pattern that you hear too often. The songs speak softly, but with a clarity and confidence that makes you listen… intently." (note: I wrote that review)


And to completely contrast those glacial paced sound scapes, Friday night shows one of my favorite discoveries this year tearing up the stage. The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir are exactly what you'd expect with a name like that - Delta blues, mountain music - but even better than you could imagine. I seriously haven't been this excited for a show in a long time.

MP3::

No Kids - Regrettable End
Azeda Booth - Big Fists
The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - Go Back Home

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