There’s no getting around it. The weather outside sucks. It’s the type of day were you just want to go home and curl up into a blanket, sip some hot coco, and relax. I don’t know about you, but on days like these I will definitely be bumping some relaxing indie music. Now, I could tell you about some of my favourite playlists to listen to on gloomy days, or you could read all about a really cool artist in town tonight who’s chill, mellow tunes are perfect for rainy and grey Vancouver evenings.
Her name is Laura Stevenson. If you’re into alternative or punk rock that name might sound a little familiar to you. Stevenson got her start playing keyboard in Bomb The Music Industry! led by Jeff Rosenstock. I know what you’re thinking “Punk rock? Relaxing?” but don’t worry, Stevenson as a solo artist makes easy going indie folk that’s easy to unwind to.
I’d say the standout from her latest project, titled The Big Freeze, is definitely Living Room, NY. With stellar vocals that beautifully overlap each other, an amazing musical build that manages not to overwhelm the ears, and some really sweet, sentimental lyrics that I am a total sucker for. Before you ask; yes, I have been playing it on repeat for the last 30 minutes.
The show is at the Biltmore; it’s a smaller, more intimate venue with lots of tables and booths to just sit and hangout, as well as a lot of space to dance if you’re a lively type. Will their be tunes to dance to? Oh for sure! Dermatillomania is a fun song that will at least get you tapping your toes and bobbing your head.
I’ve been to the Biltmore a handful of times and I’ve had fun on every occasion. The audience is pretty easy going, the staff have been polite, and tickets are broke-college-student budget friendly.
So if you’re looking for a place with some chill vibes tonight to get out of the rain, I’d suggest stopping by and grooving with Laura. Grab a friend, get a drink and chill to some easy going jams!
The concert is 19+ so if you’re not legal drinking age; you’re out of luck.
Tickets are up for sale right now! Prices are between $12.75-$19.99. Those prices work out to be around $20-$30 after you pay those pesky concert fees.
But, hey don’t just take my word for it. Here’s the link to the whole album. It’s only 30 minutes!