D.O.A Live at The Rickshaw Theatre, Canada – 20.11.2021

D.O.A Live
The Rickshaw Theatre, Canada
20.11.2021
Photography by Arturs Fiests

D.O.A. are Vancouver’s legendary Punk Kings, who helped spread punk rock counterculture around the world. The band’s sound and philosophy has been held together by Canada’s Godfather of punk Joey “Shithead” Keithley’s songwriting, singing, and guitar playing. November 20, 2021 Vancouver’s very own fathers of hardcore punk D.O.A. returned to the Rickshaw Theatre to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Hardcore 81’ record.

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The Hu – Live at the Orpheum, Vancouver BC, Canada – 26/10/2021

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Mad Symphony – Live at Roxy Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada 16/10/2021

Mad Symphony – Live at Roxy Cabaret
Vancouver BC, Canada
16/10/2021
Photography and article by Arturs Feists

Melodic hard rock band from Vancouver BC, Canada, Mad Symphony is the collaboration of accomplished and professional Vancouver-based musicians, who collectively have many years of experience writing, recording, and touring internationally with various acts.  

Formed from the ashes of Seattle grunge-metal band Soulbender (which also featured Michael Wilton of Queensryche fame on guitar), lifelong friends and collaborators Dave Groves (guitar) and Wes Hallam (drums) joined up with multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer Ted Tosoff (Blue Voodoo) in 2018 to begin writing for a new, as-yet-unnamed project. Ted knew of powerhouse vocalist Kevin Wright (The Wilds, TNT), whose raunchy and melodic vocal stylings, a-la Bon Scott and Robert Plant, fit the new songs perfectly; Kevin was quickly recruited into the fold. To round out the lineup, the formative members didn’t have to look far. Dave and Wes had both played with keyboardist Mike Russell (Sweeney Todd) and bassist Amrit Prasad (Assault), but not always in the same bands or at the same time. After the addition of Mike on keys, and Amrit on bass, Mad Symphony immediately began recording their debut album and rehearsing tirelessly. 

With the goal of creating memorable and powerful music that resonates with the listener both in style and substance, Mad Symphony write songs with a message of hope and resiliency, that harkens back to the glory days of rock and roll.  Screaming guitars, driving drums, and huge vocals combine with melodic keyboard orchestrations, and thundering bass to make the sonically dense and raucous sound that is…

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The Thick Of It – Live At Roxy Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada  16/10/2021

The Thick Of It – Live At Roxy Cabaret
Vancouver BC, Canada 
16/10/2021
Photography by Arturs Feists

The Thick Of It is heavy groove rock & roll band from Vancouver BC, Canada. In March of 2017 producer and engineer Kris Siegers went into the studio with THE THICK OF IT to record 5 new songs. The band slowly released the songs, one at a time, bringing us to the final of 5 tracks titled ‘Tied Secrets. On 24/01/20 they decided to release their 2010 Album, entitled “First Day Of Death”, on Bandcamp. On 26/06/21 they released the 2013 recording of “Promise”.

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Cache Creek The Wolf Bar, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada 04/09/2021

Cache Creek
The Wolf Bar, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
04/09/2021
Photos by Arturs Feists

“From the valley of the lower mainland Vancouver B.C. Cache Creek presents a sound of old school rock n roll, country and a pinch of heavy metal. We like to call it good ol’ Canadian rock n roll.”