I showed up at the venue nice and early to catch the opener. I didn’t know much about Jamie N Commons, but from what I had heard I knew I needed to see them,
The set was really well executed. It could have been a headlining set at the venue, they were really good. The crowd was engaged, the band was tight, and the songs had these rich contagious harmonies mixed with high energy instrumentals and touching layered vocals. The crowd cheered voraciously after they wrapped up their set. I expect these guys to blow up quickly.
I am a little more familiar with Catfish and the Bottlemen. This foursome from Wales has been finding room on my playlists for nearly 2 years now. I missed them during their previous two visits to Vancouver, but this time around I wasn’t going to make the same mistake.
The band has a great attitude on stage. A little rocker ego, but more of a deserved arrogance rather than the typical Oasis-esque God complex. The set was wonderful to take in. They sound very close to their recordings, but have a little more grit and gruff. I waslked away from the
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