An older than usual crowd packed the Commodore Ballroom last night and if you didn’t know better you might have thought it was for some sort of reunion. In some ways though, it was like a reunion. It has been four years since Train played a show in Vancouver and over a decade since they first launched into massive mainstream success with songs like “Meet Virginia” and the Grammy-winning “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”.
With a loud crash, the crowd was stunned long enough for a split second of silence before ear-shattering screams broke out. Canada’s favourite pranksters, Jacob, Tommy, Dave and Chris, better known as Hedley, were back in BC playing for a hometown crowd.
We’ve all gone through heart break if not heart ache at one time or another, and for those of us who are done listening to sad, sappy tunes, Automatic Loveletter (A.LL) has you covered.
You’ve heard her described as legendary, iconic, a rock and roll goddess and a Queen of Noise. She is none other than the Runaway herself, Joan Jett.
You know when you come across one of those voices that just stop people in their tracks? The kind of voice that is raw and powerful with a hint of attitude and just the right dose of raspiness. That voice is Juilet Simms of Automatic Loveletter.
It’s been 17 years since the Backstreet Boys broke into the music industry, but 17 years later… they’ve still got it goin’ on.