The Vanjacks Archive

  • I haven’t been going to as many shows as I used to, but I’ve been trying to hit up the ones that offer new fodder to my coffer as much as possible. This past weekend I hit back to back shows on Friday and Saturday that were both truly great experiences. One thing I noticed is that I learn more about new bands I’d be interested in by investing a few hours each weekend night at shows just through great conversation with likeminded wonderful people in between sets than I do spending an entire day on the net. I am certainly...

    ShowsAroundTown: Weekend In Review

    I haven’t been going to as many shows as I used to, but I’ve been trying to hit up the ones that offer new fodder to my coffer as much as possible. This past weekend I hit back to back shows on Friday and Saturday that were both truly great experiences. One thing I noticed is that I learn more about new bands I’d be interested in by investing a few hours each weekend night at shows just through great conversation with likeminded wonderful people in between sets than I do spending an entire day on the net. I am certainly...

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  • (Author’s Note: About a month or so ago I found out that two of the most talented people I know would be moving to LA, I’ve met this kind of news before with a certain sadness mainly because I loathe LA. In this case it happens to be two of the founding members of one of my top five bands in town, Eric Palmer and Tristan Dede of Future Loves Past. I know this week I’ve been showcasing only videos, do not fear there is a video below, but due to timing and a “sort of” going away show tomorrow...

    All The Pretty Things…

    (Author’s Note: About a month or so ago I found out that two of the most talented people I know would be moving to LA, I’ve met this kind of news before with a certain sadness mainly because I loathe LA. In this case it happens to be two of the founding members of one of my top five bands in town, Eric Palmer and Tristan Dede of Future Loves Past. I know this week I’ve been showcasing only videos, do not fear there is a video below, but due to timing and a “sort of” going away show tomorrow...

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  • There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

    Beatles Tribute Night At The Rogue!!!

    There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

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  • For the second year in a row, the Rogue will be throwing a celebration and homage to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pop band of all time, The Beatles.  For anyone, like me, that missed last years show, you’ve been living in regret since the videos of the evening showed up (for instance Sun Ghost’s version of “Don’t Let Me Down” above) and some bands leaked nearly entire albums of their performances (if you haven’t heard The Vanjeatles Live at The Rogue, you are missing out on something). This year is going to beat last year into the...

    2nd Annual Beatles Tribute Night at Rogue Bar–This Friday!!!

    For the second year in a row, the Rogue will be throwing a celebration and homage to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pop band of all time, The Beatles.  For anyone, like me, that missed last years show, you’ve been living in regret since the videos of the evening showed up (for instance Sun Ghost’s version of “Don’t Let Me Down” above) and some bands leaked nearly entire albums of their performances (if you haven’t heard The Vanjeatles Live at The Rogue, you are missing out on something). This year is going to beat last year into the...

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  •   Lawyers, as a rule, don’t seem like the type that would rock out on the weekends and record an album that blends the influences of classic rock, indie rock and British Invasion sounds. The idea that four lawyers who met in law school at ASU would play in this type of outfit and release and impressive album seems pretty preposterous, if not remotely improbable.  Yet, somehow that is just who The Vanjacks are and that is just what they’ve done on Seven of Everyone. Across nine songs and forty-four minutes, The Vanjacks compile a sound collage that best represents...

    The Vanjacks present Seven Of Everyone

      Lawyers, as a rule, don’t seem like the type that would rock out on the weekends and record an album that blends the influences of classic rock, indie rock and British Invasion sounds. The idea that four lawyers who met in law school at ASU would play in this type of outfit and release and impressive album seems pretty preposterous, if not remotely improbable.  Yet, somehow that is just who The Vanjacks are and that is just what they’ve done on Seven of Everyone. Across nine songs and forty-four minutes, The Vanjacks compile a sound collage that best represents...

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