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The Trews, Protest The Hero, Hey Ocean!, and more @ The Artist Sanctuary, Vancouver (Photos)

08-Apr-2009 11:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
BlondTron & Kay
Junos 2009
The Artist Sanctuary - Sunday
Loden Hotel in Vancouver, BC on March 29, 2009
Full Photo Set (22 photos)

With everyone in the music industry sleeping in from a late Saturday night out, and then preparing for the Junos, Sunday at The Artist Sanctuary was quite a bit slower. We still had a fair number of people drop by, including Monika Deol, the incredibly cute Nina Dobrev and Kayla Ewell, and bands Beast, The Trews (who put on a great performance at the Granville St. tent on Friday night), Protest The Hero, Hey Ocean!, and the Arkells. And through it all, we all had a great time closing up the place while BlondTron & Kay (pictured above) helped us keep the mood going right to the end.

In terms of the performances, the Arkells' Max Kerman (vocals, guitar) and Dan Griffin (usually keyboards) played a short acoustic set while Mike DeAngelis (guitar) played a little Rock Band 2. Hey Ocean! also played a set with the percussionist using a guitar case and a fork as his drum kit. And a local Vancouver band that, prior to The Artist Sanctuary, was known as Critical Element had started searching for a new name. Between cocktails, they ran a couple of ideas past George Stroumboulopoulos and Rick Campinelli, and I think they've settled on Goodbye Beatdown. The band includes bassist Mark Luongo, who previously played with Daniel Wesley, and watching how front-man Dustin Overhill (vocals) performed in a toned-down environment, I get the sense their live performances will be out of control.

Beast  Protest The Hero

Shiloh  Jessie Farrell  The Artist Sanctuary

Hey Ocean!  Hey Ocean!  Hey Ocean!

The Trews  Kayla Ewell & Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries)

Dan Griffin (Arkells)  Max Kerman (Arkells)  Mike DeAngelis (Arkells)

The Latency  BlondTron & Kay  Monika Deol

Goodbye Beatdown  Goodbye Beatdown  Goodbye Beatdown

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