Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • All Eyez on Me check out our review of thehellip
  • BeatRoute is proud to premiere the brand new full lengthhellip
  • Tonight at fortunesound Torontos DIANA familiartouch are going to woohellip
  • BeatRoute presents Prairie Cat w Iceberg Ferg  Rec Centrehellip
  • GIVEAWAY ALERT Listen up! Weve got two contests in onehellip
  • We want to design something that actually can reflect whohellip
  • Getting the cotton candy machine warmed up for our BChellip
  • Meet June 2017s Queen Of The Month Kendall Gender Wehellip
  • Art IanWallace says keeps him awake Im getting on inhellip

CKY,Cocaine Moustache,Selfist, and Precious Dudes Live at the Rickshaw Theatre

Friday 16th, June 2017 / 16:34
By James Olson

June 14th, 2017
Rickshaw Theatre

Photo by Aishath Nasir

VANCOUVER – It might have been a Wednesday night but it certainly felt like the weekend at The Rickshaw for CKY’s first show in Vancouver in a number of years. Devotees of the legendary skate punk/alt metal act were out in force, many a CKY hat could be spied throughout the crowd, often accompanied by a CKY shirt and skate attire.

Photo by Aishath Nasir

This reviewer regrettably missed the first local opener for the evening, the abrasive and willfully bizarre Precious Dudes. Selfist, the second band of the night, were a refreshingly straightforward hardcore band. Vocalist Stepan Soroka could be seen headbanging ferociously throughout their set while bassist Eric Morrison’s fret work was so aggressive he broke a string mid set.

Photo by Aishath Nasir

The larger than life Cocaine Moustache stole the show as the final opening act of the evening. Frontman White Willie Sniffsum was an absolute force of nature, stomping across the stage and leaping off stanchions like some great white suited Sasquatch. The band’s thick, dense brand of groove rock absolutely supercharged patrons of the Rickshaw. Between preaching the good word of partying too damn hard, Sniffsum alerted the audience to the absence of their rhythm guitarist Bill Rollins for their performance. Cocaine Moustache might have been short a man but it didn’t detract from their performance in the slightest.

Photo by Aishath Nasir

While CKY performance was enjoyable, the absence of their original vocalist Deron Miller was hard to ignore. This might have been simply a personal reservation as the CKY devotees in the audience appeared to be having an absolute blast with many chants of “C-K-Y” erupting between songs. Vocalist/guitarist Chad I Ginsburg engaged in undeniably fun guitar theatrics, spinning his axe on its strap in two full revolutions. CKY’s setlist was heavy on cuts from their most enduring second record Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild along with the anthemic “96 Quite Bitter Beings.” Fan favorites such as “Plastic Plan” and “Familiar Realm” were noticeably absent from the set however. Overall, CKY performed quite well but they didn’t stand out in any particular fashion. Sometimes an act like Cocaine Moustache are hard to follow.

Photo by Aishath Nasir



AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.






By Mike Dunn Independent Edmonton’s BETRAYERS make a point of being concise in composition. Their latest release, 12 SONGS TO HAUNT…

, ,

Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • Valiska at Central United  lprost sledisland sledisland2017
  • Weyes Blood at Central United Church  Levi Manchak sledislandhellip
  • Louise Burns at Broken City this afternoon  kerouleau sledislandhellip
  • Iansucks kicked off at the King Eddy last night hellip
  • Summering at 510 trippy post rock and shoe gaze athellip
  • The talented and adorable commonholly at King Eddy yesterday hellip
  • Up a few pints in beer pong palominosmokehouse Good teamshellip
  • If you missed flyinglotus at The Palace last night youhellip
  • Final day of Sled We kicked it off at Brokenhellip