So I went to the “new” 1067 for the first time last night to check out local Vancouverites Tom Wherrett and Dan Gaucher play an opening set for Toronto band Peripheral Vision, currently on a national tour.
The new location is significantly smaller than the old haunt (height, width and length!), yet the spirit remains the same! Either there are few people who know about the club’s second life, or it was just a poorly advertised show (I remember bass player Michael Herring mentioning that it was a last minute arrangement), but the crowd was almost as numerous as the musicians on stage… Regardless of how many bodies were filling the role of audience, both performances were stellar, in my humble opinion.
Tom reminded me how important it is to re-assess/prove malleable/surpass musical boundaries, thinking that he had already reached a harmonious balance creating ominous yet highly engaging compositions. Peripheral Vision’s internal connection was amazing to see/hear… I mean, these guys seem to breathe this material, and may even eat their meals off the same plate. This would definitely be a band to hunt down the next time I (you) am (were) in Toronto, or check out their website to see if they are playing in a town near you!
It’s time to hit the practice pad, so until the next time…