Fri Apr 7 2017

8:00 PM Doors

Imperial

319 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7

Ages 19+

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Timbre Concerts proudly presents WIRE With Guests Golden Retriever.

  • Spotify Presale: Mon Feb 13 @ 10am - Thurs Feb 16 @ 10pm
  • Timbre Presale: Mon Feb 13 @ 10am - Thurs Feb 16 @ 10pm
  • General Onsale: Fri Feb 17 @ 10am 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

Please note: This event is 19 and over. Any Ticketholder unable to present valid photo identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. 

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WIRE With Guests Golden Retriever

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  • WIRE

    WIRE

    Rock

    ‘Silver/Lead’ is the 15th studio album from musical pioneers  Wire. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut per-formance. Yet it’s about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post punk.

    Colin Newman and  Matt Simms’ guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, whilst bassist Graham Lewis’ ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it’s how the various instruments mesh together which really counts. And Newman’s production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.

    Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of ‘Diamonds In Cups’, which has an almost T-rex style buzz and chug and the moody swing of ‘This Time’. Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there’s the menacing widescreen grandeur of ‘Playing Harp for the Fishes’ and the breakneck paced guitar pop of ‘Short Elevated Period’.

    Wire are one of the world’s most ground breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction; forward. So it’s perhaps not sur-prising that over recent years, they’ve played strings of sold out shows, achieved careerbest record sales and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands.

    Wire’s last three albums have garnered nothing but rave re-views. From 2013’s strangely beautiful ‘Change Becomes Us’ (“It’s fantastic.” - Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015’s ‘Wire’ (“It’s all really well turned, potent and crisp.” - The Guardian) and last year’s punchy mini album ‘Nocturnal Koreans’ (“It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern.” - The Quietus).

    Consequently, although it may be being released on the band’s 40th anniversary,  ‘Silver/Lead’ is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.

www.timbreconcerts.com

WIRE With Guests Golden Retriever

Fri Apr 7 2017 8:00 PM Doors

Imperial Vancouver BC
WIRE With Guests Golden Retriever
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 19+

Timbre Concerts proudly presents WIRE With Guests Golden Retriever.

  • Spotify Presale: Mon Feb 13 @ 10am - Thurs Feb 16 @ 10pm
  • Timbre Presale: Mon Feb 13 @ 10am - Thurs Feb 16 @ 10pm
  • General Onsale: Fri Feb 17 @ 10am 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

Please note: This event is 19 and over. Any Ticketholder unable to present valid photo identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. 

WIRE

WIRE

Rock

‘Silver/Lead’ is the 15th studio album from musical pioneers  Wire. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut per-formance. Yet it’s about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post punk.

Colin Newman and  Matt Simms’ guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, whilst bassist Graham Lewis’ ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it’s how the various instruments mesh together which really counts. And Newman’s production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.

Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of ‘Diamonds In Cups’, which has an almost T-rex style buzz and chug and the moody swing of ‘This Time’. Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there’s the menacing widescreen grandeur of ‘Playing Harp for the Fishes’ and the breakneck paced guitar pop of ‘Short Elevated Period’.

Wire are one of the world’s most ground breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction; forward. So it’s perhaps not sur-prising that over recent years, they’ve played strings of sold out shows, achieved careerbest record sales and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands.

Wire’s last three albums have garnered nothing but rave re-views. From 2013’s strangely beautiful ‘Change Becomes Us’ (“It’s fantastic.” - Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015’s ‘Wire’ (“It’s all really well turned, potent and crisp.” - The Guardian) and last year’s punchy mini album ‘Nocturnal Koreans’ (“It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern.” - The Quietus).

Consequently, although it may be being released on the band’s 40th anniversary,  ‘Silver/Lead’ is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.