CONTEST: Swing your sweetheart at Vancouver Alpen Club’s February 9th Valentine’s Dance

Start your Valentine’s week by celebrating with the Vancouver Alpen Club’s Valentine’s Dance on February 9th.

The Vancouver Alpen Club kicks off the season of love with a dance party like only they can produce. Peter Juric & The Continentals, known for Vancouver Alpen Club’s rollicking Oktoberfest will keep you on your toes.

While working up a hunger on the ballroom dance floor partake in some of the comforting food from the Deutsches Haus kitchens, and what would a party at Vancouver Alpen Club be without beer!

You could enjoy the Valentine’s fun for yourself, enter to win a Vancouver Alpen Club Valentine’s Dance Prize Package including: 2 tickets to the dance, plus 2 food and drink voucher. A perfect package for date night!

To enter the contest:

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Contest entries will be accepted until Noon on Friday February 8, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random. Please note, you must be 19 years or older to enter; Vancouver Alpen Club will require photo ID to access the ballroom dance.

The Sheepdogs take it on the road

The Sheepdogs – Commodore Ballroom – February 18, 2016

thumb_IMG_3397_1024Saskatoon based, The Sheepdogs filled The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver for two nights last week. The Juno award winning group brings an old fashioned, down home rock and roll sound with universal appeal. Judging from a wildly enthusiastic audience, singing and dancing with fists in the air the act clearly knows what their fans are seeking. thumb_IMG_3411_1024Like the classic rock acts of decades ago, the raw, no-frills sound of The Sheepdogs keeps their show an energetic thrill ride from start to finish.


thumb_IMG_3411_1024Touring in support of their newly released album, Future Nostalgia, The Sheepdogs sold out two back to back nights at The Commodore Ballroom and continue on the road throughout the spring, playing across Canada and Europe.

Current Swell fills the Commodore

Current Swell – Commodore Ballroom – December 28, 2014

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Jon & Roy

It was Victoria night at the Commodore Ballroom on the weekend when indie rockers Current Swell brought a full house to Vancouver.

Kicking off the night was fellow Victoria band Jon & Roy, the night was a welcome post-Christmas night out for most of the crowd judging by the energy in the room.  The always entertaining Jon & Roy brought the crowd out early to heat up the room on a chilly night. By the time they finished their short opening set, the audience was well lubricated for the main event.

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Current Swell

Once Current Swell took the stage the swell of excitement rushed the floor as the fans welcomed the (nearly) local boys.  As singing and smoke filled the air the vibe in the room had a festive feeling of good cheer.   The broadly diverse audience were all feeling the cheer as young and old dances, sang and cheered throughout the night.

Current Swell is next onstage January 16 in Kelowna follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  Jon & Roy rang in the New Year on Saltspring Island watch for their next gig on Facebook and Twitter too

Live At The Commodore – Book Launch

Elbow onstage at Commodore Ballroom

The Commodore Ballroom is Vancouver’s and perhaps one of Canada’s most treasured live music spaces.  Great sound, great sightlines and the famous sprung dancefloor have helped to keep fans flocking to the venerable venue.  Since 1929, the Commodore has hosted an amazing array of music greats like; Duke Ellington, Tina Turner, James Brown, U2, The Police, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga but still leaving space for up and coming opening acts or those found in the PEAK Performance Project.

Lily Allen Plays The Commodore

In his new book, Live At The Commodore, Aaron Chapman presents an illustrated history of the legendary Granville Street music hall. On November 26th, Chapman will launch his book at the Commodore. The evening, hosted by CBC Radio 3 host, Grant Lawrence, will include history, readings, live music and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will present the Commodore Ballroom with a “Places That Matter” plaque.  The plaques are a way to celebrate the people, places and events that make up the history of the city.

Live At The Commodore book launch takes place Wednesday November 26th, at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale now at

Lily Allen brings Sheezus to Vancouver

Lily Allen – Commodore Ballroom – October 5, 2014

English singer/songwriter and sometime television presenter, Lily Allen made a long awaited return to the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday night in support of her latest album, Sheezus.

It’s been a long five years since, Ms Allen’s debut hit, “Smile”, but after taking time out for marriage and babies she’s back on stage across North America. The “Hot Mother”, as a fan screamed out to her, celebrated her motherhood with a stage set with giant baby bottles and a baby bottle motif skirt (which gave way to hot pants)

The perky, personable and occasionally profane popstar engaged the Commodore audience with her giggling banter and an array of tunes from all three of her albums; “Alright, Still”, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” and “Sheezus”.  The sold out audience sang and danced along to her infectious hits like Smile, LDN, The Fear and Sheezus . Lily and her four piece band were occasionally joined onstage by four back up dancers during the 90 minute long set adding even more energy to the room.  The energy peaked with the final song, Fuck You, which everyone seemed to know the words to and sang along with vigour.

For the encore track, It’s Hard Out Here, Lily’s frilly top contrasted with the graphic lyrics of the cover and the cheeky dog masks the backing dancers wore for the set as they danced their way off stage for the night.

Lily Allen’s Sheezus Tour wraps up the last few West Coast dates this week before heading back to Europe. Follow along with the fun on Twitter and Instagram @LilyAllen



Elbow Takes Off

Elbow – Commodore Ballroom – May 23, 2014

British alternative rock band, Elbow made their way to the stage at the Commodore Ballroom last week in support of their recently released album – Take Off And Landing Of Everything. The quintet; Guy Garvey, Mark Potter, Craig Potter, Richard Jupp and Pete Turner, plus a pair of violinists back-up performers.  were in fine form as always as they arrived before the packed house.  The demographically diverse audience were enthusiastic in their response to the band as they played a selection from their six studio albums.  Lead singer Guy Garvey had the audience in his hands as he encouraged them to clap along and mimic his signature hand gestures throughout the show. Some humourous anecdotes preceded many of the singles, even though many of the tunes have a melancholy feeling. The anthemic nature to Guy’s voice and the bands ‘big’ sound fills the room and brings much joy to the audience, especially some the ladies.

Elbow continue their tour in Europe throughout the summer. Follow the band online, on Twitter @Elbow and

Franz Ferdinand get it Right in Vancouver

Franz Ferdinand – Commodore Ballroom – April 25, 2014

FranzFerdinand_63288Scottish rockers, Franz Ferdinand, had the Commodore Ballroom’s famous sprung dancefloor bouncing under the full house as they belted their way through their Vancouver show.  The atmosphere was energetic as the sold out audience fed off the electric stage presence of the quartet especially lead Alex Kapranos and guitarist Nick McCarthy who bounded their way across the stage throughout the 100 minute set. Energy ebbed and flowed as they tore through their hits especially huge excitement for “Take Me Out”, “Do You Want To”, “Ulysses”. They even went off their set list to take a request shouted out from the audience to play “Darts Of Pleasure”.  Another highlight was the full quartet playing Paul Thomson’s drum kit together for a cacophony of rhythm as they played out the set.FranzFerdinand_63318

Touring in support of their 4th studio album Right Thoughts,Right Words,Right Action, the band finish their West Coast tour this week before heading back to Europe for the summer.  Follow the band on Twitter @Franz_Ferdinand, Instagram @Franz_Ferdinand or