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The Rentals at the Electric Owl

The Rentals at the Electric Owl, Vancouver, May 9 2015. Kirk Chantraine photo.

The Rentals at the Electric Owl, Vancouver, May 9 2015. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – The Rentals at the Electric Owl, Vancouver, May 9 2015

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

The Rentals at the Electric Owl on Saturday night.

The show marked the band’s first Vancouver performance in nearly a decade. They are touring in support of their 2014 album, Lost In Alphaville. According to a press release, Rolling Stone called the record “a tasty slice of indie pop that’s not too sweet,” and Pitchfork chimed in with “a bold step into the unknown.”

For the album, leader Matt Sharp brought together Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) on drums, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucuis on female vocals, Ryan Slegr (Ozma) on guitar, and Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet) on viola/piano.

The live version of The Rentals includes a Portland contingent of musicians: Shawn Glassford (Starf**ker) on bass and synthesizers, Lizzy Ellison and Patti King (Radiation City) on vocals and synthesizers, along with Ryan Slegr on guitar, Ted Gowans (Tegan & Sara) on guitar, and Jared Shavelson on drums

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About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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