The Headstones

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  • Horse2345Horse2345 Posts: 2,326
    Canadian tour end of the year.
    UBC 92, Vancouver 93, Vancouver 98, Seattle 02, Vancouver 03, Vancouver 05, Gorge 06, Gorge 06,Seattle 09,Seattle 09, Vancouver09, Montreal 11, Toronto 11,Toronto 11, Vancouver 11,Vancouver 13, Seattle 13
  • Horse2345Horse2345 Posts: 2,326
    RobbyD462 said:
    Thinking about going to the Victoria show.I haven't seen these fellas in years.
    Coming back Nov. 9!
    UBC 92, Vancouver 93, Vancouver 98, Seattle 02, Vancouver 03, Vancouver 05, Gorge 06, Gorge 06,Seattle 09,Seattle 09, Vancouver09, Montreal 11, Toronto 11,Toronto 11, Vancouver 11,Vancouver 13, Seattle 13
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    Horse2345 said:
    RobbyD462 said:
    Thinking about going to the Victoria show.I haven't seen these fellas in years.
    Coming back Nov. 9!
    Excellent!
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,531
    Zod said:
    Horse2345 said:
    RobbyD462 said:
    Thinking about going to the Victoria show.I haven't seen these fellas in years.
    Coming back Nov. 9!
    Excellent!
    It's three days after my birthday I think I'm in!
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/21/09 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/04/13
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/22/09 -Pemberton,B.C-July/2016
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -09/25/09
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-09/25/11
    -Missoula,MT-Adams Arena-09/30/12
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    RobbyD462 said:
    Zod said:
    Horse2345 said:
    RobbyD462 said:
    Thinking about going to the Victoria show.I haven't seen these fellas in years.
    Coming back Nov. 9!
    Excellent!
    It's three days after my birthday I think I'm in!
    I will try.  The older I get the harder is to get a crew to go to a late night midweek bar show. 
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    Helluva good show last night :)  I'm glad I was able to find people to go.   They kick a lot of ass.   Just as energetic as the show at Distrikt a few years ago.  Definitely worth the effort of going and taking a day off work afterwards.
  • Got a ticket for Monday.

    Gonna go... but am going to hate work the next day. I'll have to keep myself in check.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    Got a ticket for Monday.

    Gonna go... but am going to hate work the next day. I'll have to keep myself in check.
    haha the show here was on the Thursday so i took the Friday off.   I'm glad I did.  I was having a good time.. lol.
  • Zod said:
    Got a ticket for Monday.

    Gonna go... but am going to hate work the next day. I'll have to keep myself in check.
    haha the show here was on the Thursday so i took the Friday off.   I'm glad I did.  I was having a good time.. lol.

    I did it! Having a night cap before nodding off.

    Good show. I forgot how 'punk' they are. They play their music fast (outside of the deliberately slower tunes).

    They play their asses off. 
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 38,290
    edited November 2017
    Everyone was right - While I'm not a big fan of theirs (just never listen), their show on Friday was super duper good, and their fans are huge rockers... despite their advanced age (i.e. middle aged aka around my age :lol: ). Full on mosh pit at the Commodore for a good deal of the show. It was pretty hilarious to see the Commodore security guards freaking out every time someone crowd surfed - they didn't seem particularly prepared for such behaviour. :lol:

    Interesting opener. The band was called something like Snake and the Chain... and to my surprise, it is lead by Bif Naked. She is one helluva a veteran performer who is quite beloved in Vancouver, so that was a nice surprise!
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,544
    PJ_Soul said:
    Everyone was right - While I'm not a big fan of theirs (just never listen), their show on Friday was super duper good, and their fans are huge rockers... despite their advanced age (i.e. middle aged aka around my age :lol: ). Full on mosh pit at the Commodore for a good deal of the show. It was pretty hilarious to see the Commodore security guards freaking out every time someone crowd surfed - they didn't seem particularly prepared for such behaviour. :lol:

    Interesting opener. The band was called something like Snake and the Chain... and to my surprise, it is lead by Bif Naked. She is one helluva a veteran performer who is quite beloved in Vancouver, so that was a nice surprise!
    my buddy was at that show. he said bif didn't have a drummer. was there a reason? like they were supposed to have a drummer but didn't show or something? or was there supposed to be no drummer?
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 38,290
    PJ_Soul said:
    Everyone was right - While I'm not a big fan of theirs (just never listen), their show on Friday was super duper good, and their fans are huge rockers... despite their advanced age (i.e. middle aged aka around my age :lol: ). Full on mosh pit at the Commodore for a good deal of the show. It was pretty hilarious to see the Commodore security guards freaking out every time someone crowd surfed - they didn't seem particularly prepared for such behaviour. :lol:

    Interesting opener. The band was called something like Snake and the Chain... and to my surprise, it is lead by Bif Naked. She is one helluva a veteran performer who is quite beloved in Vancouver, so that was a nice surprise!
    my buddy was at that show. he said bif didn't have a drummer. was there a reason? like they were supposed to have a drummer but didn't show or something? or was there supposed to be no drummer?
    Good question! I wondered wtf they were thinking and mentioned it to my friend. I actually found it distracting as well as weird that they didn't have a drummer. They used a machine instead and it sounded like shit. No clue if they normally have one or not.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,544
    Bif Naked and her Snake and the Chain band SUCKED HARD. people were leaving the concert area in droves halfway through her set. the sound was horrible, but so was the music. Blech. 

    Headstones KILLED both nights. 

    Night 1: I post on twitter that I'm hoping to finally snag the ever-elusive stage-used harmonica. In 96, it bounced off the hand of my buddy in front of me. it was headed straight to me. last year, he tossed it on the stage and the chick right next to me grabbed it. 

    A bust. 

    Night 2: Hugh looked straight at me, tosses it right into my hands during Captain of the Shit Outta Luck (so there's tape on it that says "SHIT"). 

    Been waiting 20 fucking years for that. 

    I met the newest guitarist at both shows (Rickferd Van Dyck). He wandered into the lobby area before the show at night 1. I went right up to him "Rickferd? what are you doing here?". He says "no one knows who the fuck I am, which is how I like it, so I'm just getting a feel for the crowd". super personable guy, willing to take a selfie with me, etc. I guess I'm the only weirdo that knows all the members of the band. LOL He walks by me again after the show and get another pic with me and my buddy. I ask him where Hugh is and he says "I don't fucking know!". 

    Night 2 I'm leaving, and I notice him in one of the casino bars.I walk in and say hello again. I ask him who the drummer is, as it didn't look at all like the drummer they hired the previous year (Lyle). He says "Lyle? FUCK THAT GUY". No idea what he did. I didn't want to ask. Then he says "plus Jesse (new drummer) is a solid drummer and a great guy, plus he looks like dimebag darrell". I laughed and said "I asked on Twitter after night 1 who the drummer was that looked like Dimebag". He says to me " don't post that shit! Hugh will fucking freak out!". 

    I thought that was odd. 

    So then I asked him about Dale, the original drummer, that all of a sudden "quit" the band two years ago. It seemed odd to me, since after that, he was never mentioned, no interview questions about him, etc. Just kind of swept under the rug. He says "I don't know about Dale, none of my business, all I know is I was in a side project with him years ago and I had to fire him". interesting. didn't ask why, but interesting. 

    from what I've heard from various people, is that Hugh isn't exactly the easiest guy to work with. I asked the original members that when I met them in Brandon after the show (Hugh bolted after the show, the other 3 stayed and hung out with the crowd), and all of them kind of hummed and hawed and kind of avoided the question. Trent (guitarist from day 1) said to me "let's just say he makes things interesting....he's pretty intense". buddy of mine worked on a tv show with him. He said he liked him, and you got along with him great as long as you knew what you were doing, but if you fucked up, he'd take your fucking head off. Eesh. 
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    haha the show here was the same.... Bif Naked and her new band were really really bad.....  no energy.. they didn't even have a dummer.

    Headstones owned the night though.   I do my best not to miss Headstones shows.    There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play bars.    That's alot of energy to pack into a bar...
  • kerbjackkerbjack kamloops bcPosts: 156
    Saw them on a Monday night in Kamloops and they kicked ass, met the Rikford dude after the show and had a beer, super dude, has licenced Metalica cover band, Sandman.

    Bifs band was falling apart before the first show, they played the set with a backing track which is shit.

    'Have you seen the way that tree bends?'
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,544
    Zod said:
    haha the show here was the same.... Bif Naked and her new band were really really bad.....  no energy.. they didn't even have a dummer.

    Headstones owned the night though.   I do my best not to miss Headstones shows.    There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play bars.    That's alot of energy to pack into a bar...
    sold out two shows of 1400 people each night. they are more popular now than they ever have been. at least in my neck of the woods. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 38,290
    Zod said:
    haha the show here was the same.... Bif Naked and her new band were really really bad.....  no energy.. they didn't even have a dummer.

    Headstones owned the night though.   I do my best not to miss Headstones shows.    There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play bars.    That's alot of energy to pack into a bar...
    At my show Bif Naked was pretty okay and had energy... I think the fact that they had no drummer wouldn't have been quite as much a distraction if they hadn't played their whole set right in front of the Headstone's empty drum kit. They should have moved that back and covered it or something, lol. But seriously, why no drummer? She could find a good one in Vancouver who wants to play with her in about 3 minutes.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,322
    edited November 2017
    Zod said:
    haha the show here was the same.... Bif Naked and her new band were really really bad.....  no energy.. they didn't even have a dummer.

    Headstones owned the night though.   I do my best not to miss Headstones shows.    There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play bars.    That's alot of energy to pack into a bar...
    sold out two shows of 1400 people each night. they are more popular now than they ever have been. at least in my neck of the woods. 
    Same here, they always play our bigger bars which hold around 600 people.    Always sell out.  Didn't realize they weren't playing bars in other areas.  I'll revise my statement.   There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play smaller venues.  That's alot of energy to pack into a smaller venue :)

    You've got Our Lady Peace / Matt good charging twice as much to play small arena's, and the headstones play bars and smaller venues.  It's not right :)


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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,544
    Zod said:
    Zod said:
    haha the show here was the same.... Bif Naked and her new band were really really bad.....  no energy.. they didn't even have a dummer.

    Headstones owned the night though.   I do my best not to miss Headstones shows.    There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play bars.    That's alot of energy to pack into a bar...
    sold out two shows of 1400 people each night. they are more popular now than they ever have been. at least in my neck of the woods. 
    Same here, they always play our bigger bars which hold around 600 people.    Always sell out.  Didn't realize they weren't playing bars in other areas.  I'll revise my statement.   There one of Canada's best live bands but only popular enough to play smaller venues.  That's alot of energy to pack into a smaller venue :)

    You've got Our Lady Peace / Matt good charging twice as much to play small arena's, and the headstones play bars and smaller venues.  It's not right :)


    Yeah, but I bet the double bill that Headstones and Big Wreck played on Halloween were higher than the average ticket price. Double headliners = more money! 
  • rylanrylan Posts: 151
    Good to hear they’re still kicking ass live, I was bummed they didn’t roll through Thunder Bay like the old days.
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