Vancouver rockers JAPANDROIDS took to the stage for first time in 3 years last night at The Cobalt in Vancouver. The set also featured new music that will be part of an album due later (maybe this year).
The boys in the band seemed in genuinely jovial spirits as they returned to the stage and treated the packed dive bar’s crowd. The set included 5 new songs including a song they described as their “longest and weirdest” song on the upcoming record. They also hoped it would be our favourite when this future album drops. This was the first song of the night, “Arc Of Bar.”
At one point they joked that they were “getting 1% better every song. If they play 100 songs they’ll be pretty good.”
The funny thing, the set did grow and build with each song. Here’s the set list that my friend Kirsten Grace sent me. They called a few audibles, but for the most part the night played out like this. I’ll need to get confirmation on what the ????? songs were, they played two after “House That Heaven Built.”
JAPANDROIDS continue their homestand tonight at The Cobalt and roll through to Saturday before continuing to Los Angeles.
10-11 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10-15 Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern
10-20 London, England – Birthdays
10-28 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10-29 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
11-25 Mexico City, Mexico – Caradura
For those of you that have never been to Vancouver’s Cobalt on Main Street…it’s a place. Me and my buddy Tyson kept remarking to our partners, “back in the day, this place was more punk!”
My wife snapped this graffiti in the bar. I guess we’re not that original!