Danko Jones – Commodore Ballroom Vancouver – January 28, 2011
Toronto rockers, Danko Jones did just that at the Commodore Ballroom, delivering a loud night of full-on rock and the sell-out crowd was clearly ready to receive the goods.
After 15 years of touring and 5 releases the Danko Jones threesome; Dan Cornelius (drums), John Calabrese (bass) & Danko Jones (vocals/guitar), have certainly earned their rock badge and know how to please an audience.
They worked the audience into a rambunctious, crowd surfing, pogo’ing mass, feeding them more rock throughout the 80 minute set.
I do think the band could rely on it’s music abilities and songwriting to prove ‘they rock’ instead of criticizing & calling out other music artists and corporations as though trying to show how ‘hardcore’ anti-establishment they are…although these rants did help fuel the audience, so they clearly know what they’re doing.
Loud, hard and fast was the theme of the night…everything you should expect from a proper rock band.