What Do You Mean You Missed It?—Vancouver concert photography July 4-10, 2011
– by Ashley Tanasiychuk
Hmmm! What a weird week. In the midst of officially changing this grande olde site’s name from Guttersnipe to the shiny, tidy, and sexy moniker The Snipe, we were hacked, had to move servers, lost email as a result, and have had troubles with galleries.
Well, onwards and upwards! Last week, luckily in some ways, was somewhat slow on the show front. Toots, Omar Souleyman, and a big weekend in Vancouver, The Hip in Winnipeg, and Edgefest in Toronto (actually, I guess that’s still quite a bit of action, no?)… let’s get started!
Toots and The Maytals @ Commodore Ballroom, photographed by Jordana Meilleur
At 65 years old, Toots showed that he is still “a force on stage and has an enviable amount of energy.” For the full review, check out the post here.
Omar Souleyman @ Bar None, photographed by Siamak Amini
Omar Souleyman brought 500 albums worth of material to the Yaletown crowd. Local favourites Basketball opened. More Omar Souleyman photos.
The Tragically Hip @ Shaw Park, photographed by Stephanie Willer
The Hip continue their westward cross-country tour with a stop in Winnipeg. Gord looks like everyone’s favourite grandpa, slingin’ stories of the good ol days while sitting on the porch
More Tragically Hip photos.
Edgefest @ Downsview Park, photographed by Heather Lynne Orr
Rise Against, Hollerado, A Perfect Circle, and Arkells (pictured here), to name only a few, brought a full day of rock to Toronto on the weekend. Yay for cutoff jean shorts!
Summer Live @ Stanley Park, photographed by Anja Weber
Mother Mother, Daniel Wesley, Hannah Georgas, Said The Whale, Neko Case, and The New Pornographers..! The list goes on and on for this star studded lineup at the free Summer Live weekend in Vancouver. And it didn’t rain!
More Summer Live photos (inc. En Karma, Said the Whale, Mother Mother, The New Pornographers)
Here’s lookin’ up – whether the skies are full of sunshine, or raining buckets of demonic 3-headed rats. With fangs. Fanged 3-headed rats that gnaw their way into your computer and wreak havoc on your internets. Folk artists are like garlic to those vampires. Folk artists are knights (& knightesses?) cloaked in internet-savvy armour! Bring on the Folk Fest!!
Have a great, fanged rat-free week.