High Voltage Rock & Roll
Saturday, November 25th
Plus DJs Flipout & Vinyl Ritchie
Canada's Favourite Rock & Roll Salute returns to Hollywood Theatre!
There are tribute bands, and then there's BC/DC. They were born of bush party ashes in the summer of 1999. Some 1,000 unexpected gigs later, BC/DC has systematically redefined the concept of a tribute band, garnering iconic status amongst diehard fans from the backyard biker bashes of Ymir, to the star studded legendary rooms of Las Vegas.
While a web search will turn up dozens of AC/DC cover acts around the world, there aren't likely many who've so successfully branded the Aussie band's timeless raunch with such epic Rock & Roll fury, while also managing to bottle the essence of a wild frontier lifestyle.
Unlike many tribute acts claiming to be “North America's #1 Clone” or “Just Like the Real Thing”, BC/DC has turned the tables. The band takes a comedic approach, claiming the tunes as their own, and to having "heard of some BC/DC tribute band from Australia". They rarely give factual interviews to big city press. Adding to the schtick, the band members all go by comic aliases – lead singer Brendan Raftery's Brian "Bon" Johnscottson paying respects to both AC/DC's famous frontmen. It's working. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
“Pick O’ The Best Plays”
Hollywood Theatre is located in the heart of Kitsilano, on Vancouver’s West Side.