Photographing Rockstars, Metalheads, Punks and MCs Since 2012.

Tour Dates

Vancouver

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9/15 - Interpol
@ Commodore Ballroom

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9/16 - Rich Aucoin
@ Fortune Sound Club

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9/18 - La Roux
@ Commodore Ballroom

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9/19 - Temples
@ Commodore Ballroom

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9/20 - Blake Shelton
@ Rogers Arena

9/21 - Lacuna Coil
@ Venue

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9/23 - Alan Jackson
@ AESC

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9/23 - Die Antwoord
@ PNE Forum

9/24 - Sonata Arctica
@ Venue

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9/25 - Big Wreck
@ Commodore Ballroom

SOLD OUT

9/26 - Big Wreck
@ Commodore Ballroom

9/26 - Nik Turner's Hawkwind
@ Venue

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9/27 - Burton Cummings
@ River Rock Casino Resort

9/27 - Tove Lo
@ Venue

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9/28 - Old Crow Medicine Show
@ Orpheum Theatre

9/28 - Twizted
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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9/29 - Dropkick Murphys
@ Commodore Ballroom

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9/29 - Com Truise
@ Fortune Sound Club

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9/30 - Dropkick Murphys
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/1 - Amon Amarth
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/2 - The Sonics
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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10/2 - Yacht
@ Fortune Sound Club

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10/3 - Brad Paisley
@ AESC

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10/3 - Kasabian
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/3 - The New Pornographers
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/4 - The New Pornographers
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/5 - Lily Allen
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/5 - The Pretty Reckless
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/7 - Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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10/7 - Ryan Adams
@ Orpheum Theatre

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10/8 - Constantines
@ Commodore Ballroom

10/8 - Eluveitie
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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10/9 - DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist
@ Commodore Ballroom

10/9 - Less Than Jake
@ Venue

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10/11 - 54-40
@ Commodore Ballroom

10/13 - Juelz Santana
@ Venue

SOLD OUT

10/13 - Twenty One Pilots
@ Rio Theatre

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10/15 - Ab-Soul
@ Fortune Sound Club

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10/15 - Banks
@ Commodore Ballroom

SOLD OUT

10/16 - Nas: Time is Illmatic
(early show)
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/16 - Nas: Time is Illmatic
(late show)
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/18 - Sloan
@ Commodore Ballroom

10/18 - Terry Bozzio
@ Rio Theatre

SOLD OUT

10/20 - Sarah McLachlan
@ Orpheum Theatre

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10/21 - The Psychedelic Furs
and The Lemonheads
@ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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10/21 - Sarah McLachlan
@ Orpheum Theatre

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10/23 - Jason Mraz
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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10/24 - The Airborne Toxic Event
@ Commodore Ballroom

10/25 - Chromeo
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/25 - Gordon Lightfoot
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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10/25 - The Wild Feathers
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/25 - Suffocation + Kataklysm
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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10/25 - Yelle
@ Fortune Sound Club

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10/26 - The Doobie Brothers
@ AESC

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10/26 - The Kills
@ Commodore Ballroom

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10/28 - Machine Head + Children of
Bodom + Epica + Battlecross
@ Vogue Theatre

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10/29 - The Janoskians
@ Vogue Theatre

10/30 - The Black Keys
@ Pacific Coliseum

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11/1 - Monster Truck
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/2 - St. Lucia
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/3 - Mayday Parade
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/3 - Slowdive
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/4 - Deltron 3030
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/6 - Arch Enemy
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/8 - Boyce Avenue
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/8 - Buck 65
@ Fortune Sound Club

11/9 - Misfits
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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11/12 - Julian Casablancas + The Voids
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/14 - Bastille
@ PNE Forum

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11/14 - The 1975
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/14 - GWAR
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/15 - The 1975
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/15 - Tokyo Police Club
@ Commodore Ballroom

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11/17 - FKA twigs
@ Commodore Ballroom

11/17 - Peter Hook
@ Venue

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11/18 - Fleetwood Mac
@ Rogers Arena

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11/18 - Lights
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/19 - Death
@ Rickshaw Theatre

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11/19 - Lights
@ Vogue Theatre

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11/21 - Mötley Crüe
@ Rogers Arena

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11/22 - Mudhoney
@ Rickshaw Theatre

11/27 - Usher
@ Rogers Arena

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11/28 - John Fogerty
@ AESC

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12/2 - George Watsky
@ Vogue Theatre

12/7 - Johnny Marr
@ Commodore Ballroom

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12/7 - Rufus Wainwright
@ Vogue Theatre

12/11 - Down
@ Commodore Ballroom

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12/11 - Steve Hackett
@ Vogue Theatre

12/15 - Bands on the Run Tour:
Doc Walker, The Road Hammers
+ Blackjack Billy
@ Commodore Ballroom

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12/16 - Skinny Puppy
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

1/22 - Dark Tranquility
@ Venue

2/14 - Dallas Smith
@ Commodore Ballroom

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3/29 - Maroon 5
@ Rogers Arena

4/21 - Kaiser Chiefs
@ Commodore Ballroom

7/18 - John Mellencamp
@ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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7/25/15 - 5 Seconds of Summer
@ Rogers Arena

Seattle

9/11 - Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone
@ Washington State Fair

9/12 - Fall Out Boy
@ Washington State Fair

9/12 - Rockstar Uproar Festival:
Godsmack, Seether, Skillet,
Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape
the Fate, Redlight King + more!
@ White River Amphitheatre

9/13 - Atmosphere
@ Showbox SoDo

9/13 - Katy Perry
@ Tacoma Dome

9/13 - Keith Urban
@ Washington State Fair

9/13 - Linkin Park, 30 Seconds
to Mars + AFI
@ The Gorge

9/14 - Lil Wayne and Drake
@ White River Amphitheatre

9/17 - Kaiser Chiefs
@ The Showbox

9/18 - Heart
@ The Showbox

9/21 - Pentatonix
@ Washington State Fair

9/22 - Die Antwoord
@ Paramount Theatre

9/22 - Nick Jonas
@ The Showbox

9/25 - Taking Back Sunday
and The Used
@ Showbox SoDo

9/30 - Amon Amarth
@ El Corazon

10/1 - Authority Zero
@ Studio Seven

10/3 - The Dandy Warhols
@ The Showbox

10/4 - Kasabian
@ The Showbox

10/4 - The Pretty Reckless
El Corazon

10/5 - The New Pornographers
@ The Showbox

10/6 - Dropkick Murphys
@ Showbox SoDo

10/6 - The New Pornographers
@ The Showbox

10/6 - Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
@ Neumos

10/7 - Eluveitie
El Corazon

10/8 - Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)
@ The Showbox

10/13 - Anberlin
@ The Showbox

10/14 - Banks
@ The Showbox

10/16 - Matisyahu
@ The Showbox

10/17 - Bob Dylan
@ Paramount Theatre

10/18 - Bob Dylan
@ Paramount Theatre

10/19 - Bob Dylan
@ Paramount Theatre

10/20 - Placebo
@ Showbox SoDo

10/22 - The Psychedelic Furs
and The Lemonheads
@ The Showbox

10/26 - The Airborne Toxic Event
@ The Showbox

10/30 - The Janoskians
@ The Showbox

10/30 - In This Moment
@ Moore Theatre

11/4 - New Found Glory
@ The Showbox

11/5 - B.o.b. with Kevin Gates
@ Showbox SoDo

11/5 - Deltron 3030
@ The Showbox

11/7 - Arch Enemy
@ Studio Seven

11/9 - Boyce Avenue
@ Showbox SoDo

11/12 - GWAR
@ Showbox SoDo

11/23 - Circa Survive
@ The Showbox

12/11 - Exodus
@ Studio Seven

12/15 - Say Anything + Saves the Day
@ The Showbox

7/24/15 - 5 Seconds of Summer
@ KeyArena

Featured Videos

Katy Perry
“This is How We Do”

Linkin Park
“Final Masquerade”

Interpol
“All the Rage Back Home”

NEWS

[REVIEW] KISS’ “Monster”

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After nearly 40 years of putting on black-and-white makeup, nine-inch platform boots and studded codpieces, KISS have released their 20th record to date, Monster, a 43-minute throwback to their classic ’70s sound.

Despite numerous talkshow appearances, press conferences and various reality television endeavours, the four facepainted rockstars somehow find time to rock. As the follow-up to 2009’s Sonic Boom, this album strives to create new, popular KISS songs the same way “I Love It Loud” became a setlist regular in the early ’90s. “Modern Day Delilah” isn’t necessarily in the fans’ collective conscious, but maybe the next single to hit the radio will be more memorable.

Track Listing:

  1. “Hell or Hallelujah”
  2. “Wall of Sound”
  3. “Freak”
  4. “Back to the Stone Age”
  5. “Shout Mercy”
  6. “Long Way Down”
  7. “Eat Your Heart Out”
  8. “The Devil is Me”
  9. “Outta This World”
  10. “All for Love of Rock & Roll”
  11. “Take Me Down Below”
  12. “Last Chance”

“Hell or Hallelujah”, the opening track and first single, tries to pump up the atmosphere of the album and set the tone, but falls flat. Paul Stanley’s voice comes on, but the song doesn’t have the same energy one would expect – certainly not the same level of energy the band brings to its live show.

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Similarly, the Gene Simmons-sung “Wall of Sound” comes up short, save for a cool riff and solo from lead axeman Tommy Thayer. “Freak” brings back to Stanley in a joking ode to the band’s look. It’s not superb, but it’s kinda catchy.

Four songs in, “Back to the Stone Age” stands out as the best track on the album – it’s anthemic, it’s powerful, it’s KISS. It holds the reign as “Shout Mercy” is a solid track, but not stellar.

KISS’ influences may have reached bands a few generations ahead of them: “Long Way Down” starts with what sounds like Green Day’s “Brain Stew”, but with double the notes at the same pace, until pickslides into part ballad, part rock ‘n’ roll. Again, solid, not stellar.

I’m not sure why “Eat Your Heart Out” wasn’t the album’s first single (with the exception of the song’s odd, Motown-style, a cappella intro). Once the electric guitars and signature vocal harmonics kick in, the excited feeling of being a newly enlisted KISS Army veteran takes over. Plus, there’s a bitchin’ solo true to the band’s ’70s and ’80s heyday.

“The Devil is Me” is surprisingly underwhelming for such a heavy metal title. On “Outta This World”, Thayer takes vocal and writing duties in what seems like a C-grade Space Ace song.

“All for Love of Rock & Roll” has a country twang to it, but seems uninspired, like a half-hearted “God Gave Rock and Roll to You”.

Fear not, KISS fans! The band doesn’t close the album on a low note. “Take Me Down Below” has a stomping kick drum that commands the song, and “Last Chance” features a chant-along chorus. Both of which are sure to become instant crowd favourites on the band’s upcoming South American and European dates.

It’s no Destroyer. None of the songs 30-some years from now will have left the same impact as “Love Gun” or “Detroit Rock City”. But if putting out an okay album gives Stanley, Simmons, Thayer and Singer a reason to go out on tour and bring their explosive stage show across the country, fans can put up with a few new tracks to hear all the old ones.


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