Days away from going into one of Vancouver’s schmanciest studios to finish recording their debut album, The Broken Mirrors hosted a fundraising soiree at Cafe Deux Soleils featuring the likes of Paul Surjadinata (of Blue Ball Blues, Don’t Drop the Soap in San Quentin, and Buck-A-Slice songwriting fame), Debra-Jean & The Dreams (founding member of Mother Mother and chillingly masterful interpreter of iconic songs), and Pineapple (my current favorite band in Vancouver … But shhhh, don’t tell The Broken Mirrors I said so. Go listen to Pineapple’s songs right now !).
You can listen to The Broken Mirrors’ first 4 tunes from the aforementioned album at this link: www.thebrokenmirrors.com
You can pre-order the new album via The Broken Mirrors’ Indie GoGo campaign at this link: www.indiegogo.com/thebrokenmirrors
C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Revue is what you get when you mix an outlaw harmonica playing beat-box poet, a rock n’ roll band (The Broken Mirrors), and Vancouver’s most smokin’ burlesque dancers (Lola Frost & Cherry OnTop).
C.R. Avery’s website lives here: www.cravery.com
Headwater, Vancouver’s most ruggedly handsome folk/roots-turned-pop/rock quartet, celebrated the release of their new album PUSH at a sold out Biltmore bash.
Headwater’s website lives here: www.headwater.ca
To check out photos of C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Revue getting down rock n’ roll burlesque style click here.
I spent yesterday hanging out in a rainy Vancouver railyard sneaking some behind the scenes photos of Miss Quincy’s new silent movie era music video shoot.
The video is being directed, shot, edited, and everything in between by the vunderbar EVIL Patrick Shannon. Mayhaps you’ve seen his video for C.R. Avery’s Dungeon of Love or one of the seemingly million count Hockey Gods videos. It’s been a treat to observe an East Van ghetto pro in action (yes, “East Van ghetto pro” is absolutely a compliment).
If you stick around until the end of this photo series you’ll be rewarded with a couple shots of Miss Quincy at the hospital after the final kissing scene landed her right on her head on the railroad tracks.
Aiko makes The Starlet look like an old-time knockout, The Villain lurks around looking evil, and Evil shoots solo footage of The Hero.
Joel Lahaye, Hero extraordinaire.
Aiko Takase, make-up artist extraordinaire.
Holly Magnus, keeper of the umbrella/cutest page boy ever.
Miss Quincy & The Showdown, silent movie style.
The Starlet & The Villain share an embrace before the kidnapping scene …
Miss Quincy seems to know something everyone else doesn’t … Probably that those tying her to the tracks are about to discover she’s not wearing any panties.
If you ever need to tie anyone up but find yourself without rope I would highly recommend XLR cables.
Moments before the final kiss knocked Miss Quincy right off her feet and onto her head.
Miss Quincy showing off her What is Head Trauma? pamphlet.
In a role reversal that I’m sure would make Alanis Morissette proud – The Hero injures The Starlet and The Villain drives her to the hospital.
I was recently told the worst part of living in Vancouver is that when you introduce yourself elsewhere you have to endure the inevitable, “You live in Vancouver? Eckhart Tolle lives in Vancouver! Oh my God, do you know him? The Power of Now changed my life … It’s my Bible!”.
Although I haven’t yet had to face that, I have seen the best Vancouver has to offer. For example, a Tuesday night soiree in a storage-warehouse-top apartment where the order of the eve is quality feasting, jamming, and watching old 1930s cartoons projector-style.
You can dress her up …
But you can’t take her out.
Yes you read that title correctly … It’s January, we’re in Canada, and we had a beach day.
I’d say Miss Quincy, The Showdown, and I are adjusting nicely to Vancouver’s winter. Or lack thereof, rather.