Best Live Shows of 2017:
Show of 2017 has to go to Arcade Fire for their Infinite Content barn burner at the Pacific Coliseum. I almost didn’t go to the show… probably because management hated me for accidentally spilling the beans about their new song [and my tweet that quickly went viral]. That was also definitely an item to throw on my highlight reel …
This year I finally got to see some bands that I’ve been waiting forever to catch live, like Beck, The Shins, John Mayer!, Flaming Lips, The XX and Coldplay [even bought our tickets a year in advance for that one].
Other favourite live shows go to Father John Misty at the Malkin Bowl on a hot summer night [<<< my number 2 favourite show of the year!].
We had over 21 PEAK Lounge Shows with our friends at Mill St Brewery this year – HOLY SCHMOKES!
Our PEAK Secret Show with Vance Joy at UBC and our Not So Silent Night with Dear Rouge and Bend Sinister, along with Metallica [my face hurt from laughing], Black Pistol Fire [HOLY CRAP they blew my heart apart], Oh Wonder, The National, Whitney on a rainy Monday night at The Biltmore, Thundercat, and surprisingly, The Weeknd.
Best Songs of 2017 [that we play on the station]:
Said The Whale – I Will Follow You
Beck – Up All Night
Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort
Black Pistol Fire – Lost Cause
The Killers – The Man
The Sheepdogs – I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be
Awolnation – Passion
Dear Rouge – Boys & Blondes
Death From Above – Freeze Me
Portugal The Man – Feel It Still
Alice Merton – No Roots
Arkells – Knocking At The Door
Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You
Yukon Blonde – Crazy
Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
Full Record That Got The Most Play in My Life for 2017:
Lorde – Melodrama
Mother Mother – No Culture
Thundercat – Drunk
Said The Whale – As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Sylvan Esso – What Now
Jordan Klassen – Big Intruder
Sampha – Process
St. Vincent – Masseduction
MUTEMATH – Play Dead
Big Thief – Capacity
Alvvways – Antisocialites
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.