State Of Shock with guests Veer and T.V. Heart Attack
Nov 1, 2007
Plaza Club Vancouver
Every Thursday night at the Plaza Club in downtown Vancouver, radio station 99.3 the Fox presents “Rocked Thursdays”, which showcases some of the best bands kicking around the Vancouver music scene as well as other performers who stop through the city. Tonight was no exception, with an awesome line up of 2006 seeds winners Veer, TV Heart Attack and State of Shock.
Fresh off a twenty day tour down in the states, Veer kicked off the night with their heavy track, “See right through you”. The bands performance showcased their high energy as guitarist and bassist, Fid and Roots, thrashed back and forth around the stage. Lead singer Crispin’s powerful vocals cut through the heavy guitars and drums in songs like “Youth of Yesterday” and a couple of new tracks, which will be released in the New Year. Veer finished their set with “Over You”, which garnered a good response from the crowds, and a reworked rock cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”, which left the audience singing back the catchy ella, ella, ella’s of the chorus. Riding high off their 2006’s debut album “Time to break the Spell” Veer continues to tour in and around B.C and the States until the New Year.
Next up, after playing in a few bands, it seems Jason Corbett has got it right with T.V HeartAttack. Guitarist and vocalist for the band, Corbett has managed to successful translate his creative vision into music along with his band mates. TV HeartAttack’s sound is perhaps not as heavy as the other bands on the bill, but they still received a good response from the crowds. The band’s short set opened with “Jane Doe”, and followed with tracks “This song is…”, and “Bang, Bang, Bang”, which the band recently shot a video for.
Headliners, State of Shock walked onstage to a montage of their songs cut, pasted, mixed and scratched together before the drums kicked in to the opening track off their sophomore album, “Life, Love, and Lies.”
The band filled their set with catchy tracks like “Too Pretty”, slower love songs like “The Best I Ever Had”, and harder rock tracks like “Soundtrack of our Lives” and “So Many Times” off their 2004 debut album Guilty by Association. Half through their set, Cameron walked off stage, and guitarist Simon ( Kadooh) stepped up to the microphone to sing lead vocals for one track before Cameron returned, announcing three things he know to be true of Vancouver: 1. The women are pretty 2. Vancouverites like weed 3. “You like it better when you’re wasted” he sung into the mic, before the band kicked in to the track “Stupid”.
Remaining thankful, the band showed their appreciation for the audience thanking them for taking the time out to come and watch the show, and for supporting live music. But, before saying goodnight, earlier on CFOX’s Rock report, four lucky fans had the chance to meet the band and sing the chorus of “Money Honey” in order to win a chance to come onstage and help the band perform the last song. Instead of declaring a winner, the band agreed to let all four accompany them, however when time came around, three of the four winners were MIA, which resulted in fans upfront climbing onstage to help close the night.
After a busy summer of touring with Nickelback and then heading out again across Canada on their headlining tour, State of Shock are back at home. The band will take a break from touring to shoot a video next week for their second single “Hearts that Bleed”.