JON AND ROY

[caption id="attachment_1024" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Melanie Shim"][/caption] 17 November 2009 at the Commodore Ballroom Everyone knows when a band is a tough act to follow, but there are some bands that are even tough to open for. The Cat Empire—Australia’s jazz/s

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LiveNation adds 17 Commodore Ballroom shows to No Service Fee Special: TOMORROW ONLY

LiveNation expands "No Service Fee Wednesday" to include over 1500 shows in its theatres and clubs this Wednesday 5 August. 17 SHOWS FROM THE COMMODORE BALLROOM ADDED TO NO SERVICE FEE SPECIAL! LOS ANGELES, CA  3 August 2009  Live Nation announced that this Wednesday, in addition to extending th

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CAMERA OBSCURA with AGENT RIBBONS

Venue: Commodore Ballroom, VancouverDate: Friday 5 June 2009Reviewed by Lauren EldridgeRating: Camera Obscura, a band I know next-to-nothing about, was a leap-of-faith concert on my part. I had no idea who was opening for them, and only knew one song: “Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken.”

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THE STILLS

8 May 2009 at the Commodore Ballroom View the full album by Lauren Eldridge

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OZOMATLI with SWEATSHOP UNION

OZOMATLI with SWEATSHOP UNION

Date: 17 April 2009Venue: Commodore BallroomBuying tickets to Ozomatli is never a bad idea. Their energy and talent make for a spectacularly upbeat evening. Opened by Sweatshop Union, the evening was energetic and fun. Thanks to a crazy random happenstance, I snagged free last-minute tickets to see

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HAWKSLEY WORKMAN with CHAD VANGAALEN at the Commodore Ballroom

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN with CHAD VANGAALEN at the Commodore Ballroom

I attended this concert purely on faith. Having only heard one song by each artist, I knew I could be excited about hearing new music or apprehensive about paying for tickets that could lead to a poor performance. It was no surprise that Chad VanGaalen would be enjoyable, as his acoustic style and e

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