Smith Westerns – Orpheum Theatre – September 28, 2011
Chicagoans Smith Westerns recently performed an opening set before the Arctic Monkeys at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Although the crowd was small, their performance was anything but small. The young men clearly showed their influences both musically and physically, looking like a combination of 70’s glam rock and 90’s Britpop shoegazers. The short set was a good taster of the band and served to peak interest in hearing more. Hopefully they’ll return for a headlining set to let the audience get a full serving of Smith Westerns.