Little Daylight at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, April 17 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

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Little Daylight at the Biltmore Cabaret

Part of the Three of Clubs Tour, April 17 2014. Kirk Chantraine photos.

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Week In review July 18 – 24 2011

Les Savy Fav at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Les Savy Fav at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

“What Do You Mean You Missed It?” (July 18-24, 2011)

- by Ashley Tanasiychuk

It was one helluva busy week, peaking with 3 shows in 1 evening (!), so let’s not waste any time and get a look at those sweet shots!

Memory Tapes, Sleep Over, Dbl Dragon @ Electric Owl, photographed by Anja Weber

A trio of bands, bathed in Electric Owl’s blue light, played on Monday night. For the full galleries, check out the original post.

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Memory Tapes at Electric Owl, Vancouver, July 18 2011. Anja Weber photo

Sleep Over at Electric Owl, Vancouver, July 18 2011. Anja Weber photo

Sleep Over at Electric Owl, Vancouver, July 18 2011. Anja Weber photo

Dbl Dragon at Electric Owl, Vancouver, July 18 2011. Anja Weber photo

Dbl Dragon at Electric Owl, Vancouver, July 18 2011. Anja Weber photo

TV On The Radio @ the Commodore Ballroom, photographed by Tamara Lee

Indie rock superstars TV On The Radio played back-to-back shows at the Commodore in support of their new album, Nine Types Of Light.

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TV on the Radio at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, July 20 2011. Tamara Lee photo

Fucked Up, Real Problems @ Fortune Sound Club, photographed by Ashley Tanasiychuk

Vancouverites were treated to a free (for realz, yo!) mid-week show at Fortune Sound Club, featuring Toronto hardcore punk group Fucked Up. Real Problems opened.

Fucked Up at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 20 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Fucked Up at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 20 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Real Problems at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 20 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Real Problems at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 20 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Cold Cave, Austra @ Biltmore Cabaret, photographed by Anja Weber

Thursday was crazy busy. It started off with Polaris Prize shortlisted Austra opening for Cold Cave. According to our reviewer (and everyone in attendance), Austra should have been the headliner. Read her review here.

Cold Cave perform at the Biltmore

Cold Cave at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, July 21 2011. Anja Weber photo

Austra at the Biltmore

Austra at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, July 21 2011. Anja Weber photo

Cults @ Venue, photographed by Tamara Lee

New to the scene, but rapidly gaining popularity, Cults headlined at Venue, playing a short but fun show. Read the review for the full story.

Cults perform live

Cults at Venue, Vancouver, July 21 2011. Tamara Lee photo

Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile @ the Rickshaw, photographed by Lorenzo Ignacio

And to round out the evening, Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore headlined the night at the Rickshaw, with opener Kurt Vile. How’d it turn out? Read all about it here!

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Thurston Moore at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Lorenzo Ignacio photo

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Kurt Vile at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 21 2011. Lorenzo Ignacio photo

Les Savy Fav, Handsome Furs @ the Rickshaw, photographed by Ashley Tanasiychuk

The following evening, Montreal electro pop couple Handsome Furs rocked out tunes from their new album Sound Kapital. Then Les Savy Fav took a page out of Fucked Up’s stage presence when big, bald, and shirtless lead singer Tim Harrington abandoned the stage to dance and shout his way through the crowd.

Les Savy Fav at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Les Savy Fav at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Handsome Furs at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Handsome Furs at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 22 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

Battles @ the Rickshaw, photographed by Jason Statler

On Friday, experimental three-piece Battles played the Rickshaw in support of their new release, Gloss Drop.

Battles at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 23 2011. Jason Statler photo

Battles at Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, July 23 2011. Jason Statler photo

The Herbaliser @ Fortune Sound Club, photographed by Ashley Tanasiychuk

The evening was completed on a funky hip hoppy big brass note by The Herbaliser‘s encore performance at Fortune Sound Club (like TV On The Radio, The Herbaliser, played back-to-back Vancouver shows).

The Herbaliser at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 24 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

The Herbaliser at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, July 24 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo

San Diego Comic-Con 2011, photographed by Shawn Conner

Super fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, photographed by Shawn Conner

Super fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, photographed by Shawn Conner

And all week long, our intrepid editor in chief Shawn Conner was mingling with the writers, illustrators, directors, and superheroes at the San Diego Comic Con. For full coverage of the events and sightings, read his posts.

Whew! This week’s lookin’ pretty sweet too, with a possible Steve Martin show, the return of grunge rockers Soundgarden, and full coverage of the DJ’s, dancing, yoga, wild costumes, and mud wrestling that’s going to be happening this weekend at Bass Coast Festival!

Stay crazy, loyal Snipers, and we will too.

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