Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.
U2 plays two concerts Thursday and Friday night (May 14 & 15) in Vancouver after spending a couple of weeks here rehearsing before kicking off their summer tour. It’s also a long weekend (Monday is a holiday but Angel will be open), with a free concert in front of my store Saturday that will include a number of bands. The featured act will be Dubliner James Vincent McMorrow, who begins playing at 7 p.m. on May 16th.
Traffic will be closed on Powell Street from Main to Abbott from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday; Carrall Street will also be closed.
Today’s music video is a 1994 performance in Spain of New York New York, a punk-opera version by German singer/actress Nina Hagen:On June 8, the Rolling Stones will release a remastered version of their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, including this previously unreleased extended version of Bitch:Here’s an acoustic version of Wild Horses, another classic from the new remastered Sticky Fingers album, which was supposed to be out this month but has been delayed by the cover, which will include a real zipper, like the original, conceived by Andy Warhol:This is a compilation of scenes from a Jean-Luc Godard film, showing how the Stones’ song Sympathy for the Devil evolved in the studio in 1968:
The same year, 1968, The Stones wrote one of their finest songs, Gimme Shelter. This is one of my fave cover versions by Playing for Change, featuring musicians from around the world, including Taj Mahal, who will play the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this summer:Here’s The Rolling Stones live version with Lisa Fischer, who will be appearing June 25 at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (the vocals start at the 1 minute mark):