Ahm, being a small town girl, it was not until as of late I have been discovering the East side of Vancouver.
Last night brought me to the cusp of Chinatown, a dive bar, ‘The Cobalt’
I remember attending Canucks Hockey Games as a child and as we left town my wide eyes of wonder would stare at The Cobalt as if it was the scariest place in town.
Give it a decade and my black ankle boots were one with the pavement, a flick of the wrist, STAMP, I was in.
The venue has an intimate Greenwich Village ambience sure to keep em’ coming back for more.
Nostalgia, innocence, and venue analyzation aside, my friends told me about local band, ‘The Simpson Brothers,’ twins celebrating their album release and birthday.
Vancouver is at a bit of a lull in the music department, but it was with The Simpson Brother’s a soulful pop was rediscovered. There is nothing like a fully loaded band, yes that is music, but old melded with new and filled a missing piece.
Just as St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Paolo Nutini bring the funk, The Simpson Brothers are a contender; delivering a solid gig to a revived scene.
“I got a love so hard I can’t stand it and with a heart so weak and abandoned”
We are glad the music world is giving him his turn to hit you in the soul. Something real and true.
The overall message behind Future Love is the idea that we all live, love, learn, fuck up and live again. As long as we all strive to be the best version of ourselves as possible, then we’re doing it right. There’s become this culture of viciously attacking people online after they’ve been caught doing something illegal or immoral. As if society has taken it upon themselves to become the moral police or something. It’s like, no shit, we all make mistakes, it’s part of life and the people feeling the need to anonymously slander a stranger on twitter for getting caught doing cocaine at a baseball game or something, need to get over themselves and worry about their own shit. Our mentality is…fuck it, we’ve smoked it, we’ve drank it, we’ve stolen some shit and we’ve hurt some feelings and we’ve learned a lot in the process. Stop judging other people for living their lives and focus on your own.