Tag: pnw music scene

  • Beltane Rave @ MORTUARY in Olympia, WA

    So this is what I get for being single, psychotic and fancy-free on FB in April 2023: only the greatest indoor rave ever. Put bluntly, I’m trying to go to every event I can get to at this venue.  Incredible. Allow me to elaborate: I couldn’t resist finding out more about the venue when the…

  • open:ended’s Friday The 13th party (Victoria BC) part 2 ✌️

    {Just so you know I wasn’t kidding about the goth dommy mommy, here’s an almost-audio-only sample.? And a still image. ?} Now, I would like, if I may, to take you on a rather wild journey…   The promo poster, I should have tried to snag one, maybe I’ll get it printed ?Let’s just rattle…

  • Babes On Babes Vancouver // FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

    Babes On Babes Vancouver // FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

    Let me review the venue first.  If you’ve ever heard of downtown Vancouver I supposed you’ve heard it’s dangerous; “a warzone” full of “the walking dead” and other such fashy, dehumanizing drivel. The people saying it’s dangerous are for-the-most-part totally ridiculous, when they’re middleclass tourists with cameras running through the clearly demarcated shooting galleries and…

  • FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    First order of business: this shit is not accessible.  The elevator is broken, it’s a steep staircase and it’s a fairsize flight to get up if you’re on wheels etc etc. I would hate to read this review if I had a prohibitive mobility issue or whathaveyou and very minimal desire to live vicariously through…

  • August 2023 Free Punk/Metal Fest in Centennial Square, Victoria BC

    Well, if you missed it, here’s the coverage. Kudos go to Andy Anderson for organizing such a perfect little fest.  First one of his I’ve been to and I don’t suppose it’ll be the last.  (On the flyer it notes the 11th year anniversary of his store cavity; the cofounder was a college buddy of…

  • Lucky Bar show: The Kill Rats, Start With The Cobra (#live #local band & venue review)

    I was excited about this show for a month because my TKR vinyl is honestly one of the coolest and most beautiful things I own.  (You should buy one too, I won’t tell your mom.) This band singlehandedly got me into collecting new punk vinyls and invigorated me about the current BC music scene.  I…

  • How to find a show at Big Fernwood in Victoria BC

    If you put “big fernwood” into gmaps it takes you to the wrong place, currently. Big Fernwood is in the Fernwood community centre (Little Fernwood is half a block away at Paul Philips Hall). You find the Fernwood community centre on Gladstone street. The door may be open and there may be someone working the…

  • Big Fernwood show: Anal Shawarma, Androgyne (#live #local band & venue review)

    Truth be told, I went to see T.O.A.D. even though they’re from Toronto because they’re friends of mine, and I didn’t know the other bands even though they’re local.  A handful of punks at the show were wearing Jobsite patches or hardhats and high-vis even, so presumably they’re well-liked but actually I dipped before T.O.A.D.…

  • Pheonix Bar show: Moonbather, Electric Druids, Wolf Venom (#live #local band & venue review)

    7:07pm – sitting at Phoenix Bar and Grill, one other metalhead type looking patron is here.  Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet just started playing over the sound system.  I’m half a pitcher in already.  We’re locked and loaded. Fully gonzo.  Stand by. 7:33pm – Just stole a color show flyer off the wall while…

  • Big Fernwood show: AK47,  Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    Big Fernwood show: AK47, Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    So I caught this in local events on FB a few weeks before the showdate and talked myself in and out of going a bunch of times. Mostly I didn’t feel like busing or paying for two shows in a row but ended up getting a ride to the Kill Rats show the previous night…