Posts Tagged ‘eeek!’
EEEK! hail from East Vancouver and they beautifully blend together their love of Mexican food with an eclectic mix of 90’s punk and indie rock. The quartet is set to release a new 12″ called Move Real Slow and they’re celebrating tomorrow night at the Electric Owl. Featuring Dead Soft and Inherent Vices, this early show is going down at 8:30pm with doors at 7:00pm. Come down for some good grub and hype tunes. Tickets are 8 bones.
Listen to a few new tunes below:
posted by @clarkbs
I never went to prom but I’m guessing I’ll experience something close to that excitement come Thursday. Why you ask? Well that’s when FIVESIXTY will be hosting a slew of bands that appreciate the importance of hormonal lusting and feel good music. Plus it’s the debut performance of Bestie, which features WinnieCopper co-founder and child prodigy @tristanorchard.
In addition we’re bringing out Seattle band Kithkin, who will be taking their mythical vocals and dreamy tropical-pop to the Capital Hill Block Party after hitting up Vancouver. And last but certainty not least is East Vancouver’s very own EEEK!, a quartet that blends together their love of Mexican food with an eclectic mix of 90’s punk and indie rock.
Tickets are only $8 in advance and you can comp them online. Doors are at 8:00 pm with Winnie Cooper Dj’s taking the floor. $4.50 draft and tequilazzz. Trill.
posted by @clarkbs
When you’re too old to sleep on floors, taking a group trip with your friends to see shows in exotic places like Nanaimo requires lots of planning. Hotels are a tricky choice as they really don’t like when you book one room and ask for 5 cots for your many “children” who you explain to the concierge only look like drunk and unruly adults because they have the “Robin William’s Jack Disease.”
Left with few options for Island shelter for my Halloween adventure, I called a hostel and rented a private cottage in the backyard. That part was easy because I have a really low phone voice and people usually think I’m very important, like a politician or a fireman or a special veterinarian for horses and larger animals.
The hostel is owned by an elderly woman. Early in the day she tried to convince us to let the members of “Loot” (a Tool cover band), into our cottage to use the Piano in our living room. Upon check-out, the kindly host pulled me aside to tell me “Loot“ had over 600 people to their downtown bar show. I guess we should have let them use the Piano instead of giggling, yelling “LooOOOooOOOOooooooT!!!” and locking the door.
The house party show in Nanaimo, although lacking Loot, was headlined by Apollo Ghosts, who are pretty rad. It was at a house that looked way too nice to be having the type of party that isn’t “shoes off.” Smartly, the homeowners blockaded the upstairs and the show was held in a huge two-roomed basement open to a giant yard with a porta potty. I think all parties and nightclubs should have porta potties because most people are scared to pee in them for fear of being tipped, and everyone turns into a super-fast speed pee machine who doesn’t waste time washing their hands or making pouty beauty face in the mirror.
The basement was fully decked out with lights, fog machines, and spooky things that looked like they came from the good Halloween decoration store, where they sell actually scary things like fetuses in jars.
There was a good-sized area for a stage on the big floor with no barrier preventing the fun of audience participation, such as hitting the high hat for the drummer, or screaming and shoving everyone in the band.
I love Halloween house party shows because they are mostly devoid of bar going “sexy” costumes on chicks that walk around like they invented grandparents. My notable costume favorites were: “Waterslide,” “Irish Guy with Small dick” and “Jay Mascis.” I think I saw a sprinkling of Goths too, but they may not have been in costume. I didn’t want to ask if they were dressed up because Goths are creative and sensitive, like a rare butterfly that only grows it’s wings in the dark caves of nighttime.
The first band I remember seeing that night was Warning Sirens. For the actual start of the show I went to the other room to play with the bubble machine that spat out bubbles with fog in them! It was amazing! Made up of two members of Vancouver’s EEEK!, Warning Sirens played their 15 minutes drone set in ghost sheets and it was awesome and haunting, the perfect soundtrack for Halloween or for taking too much acid and having to hike to the top of Candy Mountain through a forest full of fairy’s with demon faces and sharp teeth who don’t want you to get the candy.
Before EEEK’s set, a beautiful large man in a dress made a delightful public speech that involved lots of slurring and hair flipping. It must be so nice for larger gentlemen to be able to enjoy the little treasures of womanhood gifted to them by the acceptability of Halloween cross-dressing. Getting wasted and making tearful, incoherent speeches while your skirt rides up and your hair sticks to your lipstick is an experience I am delighted to share with the male gender.
EEEK! finally took over the microphone from sally-cries-a-lot and started a super good shove party in the front. Their set was a 40-minute aggressive and intimate little slam-dance pit party. I excel during these types of sets that enable lots of jumping, cardio and feats of strength; I’m very fit because I used to own a mini trampoline.
After a pair of bonfire illuminated pantless cowboys explained to me at length the meaning of “the danger zone”, I wandered back into the party to watch Apollo Ghost. I couldn’t see much for reasons involving my costume’s hood and my alcohol intake, but I could see some low ceiling crowd surfing and it sounded awesome.
I had a bit of a sad because Slam Dunk, who was supposed to play as well, got stuck in Victoria because of a crash on the Malahat. Their absence was disappointing because last time I saw Slam Dunk I was super distracted as another Winnie alumni (guess who!) kept stagediving, continuously, like 10 times past the O.K stagediving amount and I was scared he would crush me and I’d die on the floor of the Astoria, which is definitely not in the audience of Ellen, where I dream of quietly dying of old age.
Slam Dunk – Feral Child
I’m told there were four other bands but I was drunk and it was my special princess birthday-day and I drank my body weight in baby duck.
So, instead of insightful reviews of the other bands, let me share with you some of the new words I choose to record in my notepad as my feelings during the show:
posted by @superfries
This week, we go from crazy to insane! Not only do I have industry expert Justin on the show to talk about his new blog, Spaceship For Sale, but I decide to test his knowledge of the industry by getting three local bands to ask him questions!
So this week, we’ve also got Tristan from DBL Dragon, Rob from Eeek! and Kyle from Vinyl Theory.
Enjoy the chaos. :)
Mother Mother “The Stand” Justin’s favorite song right now. For me, it’s great to see this Quadra Island group put out a really awesome track.
DBL Dragon “Holiday” Tristan tells me this song is about “getting it on,” which he tells me is “the best!” I agree.
Eeek! “Lake Soux” This unreleased gem is about Rob spending a great day with his loved ones.
Vinyl Theory “Ghana” White Rock’s favorite prog rockers are looking for a singer. Here is one of their songs… all it needs is a great voice!
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Big up Music Waste for an amazing weekend and everyone that made it out to our BBQ Yr Own Waste show on Saturday. Flash Palace, Oh No! Yoko, Eeek! & Brazilian Money were prrrrretty awesome.
LET’S DO THAT AGAIN REAL SOON.
Check out some Brazilian Money songs. sick sick sick riiight? They’re back in Vancouver Aug 20th for No More Strangers at the Cobalt.
Check out this sweet lil anime for Music Waste that I helped out with the zound on! Got yr passes yet? $15. over 100 bands. 4 days.
Winnie has decided to throw a little bbq party during the fest in the parking lot of Goodie 4:30-7:30, Saturday June 5th and we are bringing Listening Party over from Vancouver Island as well our pals Eeek! are playing. $3 burgies, what could be better?
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