Rejoice, folks. The Grapes of Wrath have returned with their first album as Hooper-Kane-Hooper, in 22 years. And history’s important; so I asked Chris Hooper for his favourite memories of time in the band. Here they are. Lordy.
In which our heroine manages to crawl across most of Calgary, checking out We Are the City, The Zolas, Beekeeper, Max Ulis, Willis Earl Beal, Baby Dee, Hot Snakes and the Sadies. Phew, I got tired just writing that. Here’s Sled Island, Day 2.
Some really good live concert photos juxtaposed with some really crappy iPhone photos – herewith my tale of hangin’ backstage with the Canadian East-meets-West, Old vs. New rocktacular doublebill of Our Lady Peace and the Pack AD.
Kelowna, BC folk-rock heroes and seemingly cryogenically preserved pop stars Hooper/Kane/Hooper The Grapes of Wrath returned to Vancouver for a live shot, before hitting the ol’ studio…for the first time in 21 years.
Winnipeg’s The Watchmen returned to Vancouver after a nearly 9 year absence, for Grey Cup (that’s football) celebrations, and the BackstageRider is thrown back through time. Check out the lush gallery of photos and a fun little story.