Published Apr 20, 2011Over the years, one of Vancouver's greatest criticisms has been that the city lacks enough music venues to host the onslaught of local and touring talent looking to play. The absence of viable venues has even spawned the term "No Fun City," a theme explored in the documentary of the same name. However, some Vancouver promoters hope to reverse that with the opening of a new venue called Electric Owl.
Electric Owl is located in Vancouver's legendary American Hotel, on the corner of Main and Prior, and the facility aims to combine an izakaya restaurant, sake bar, cold beer and wine store, and a live music venue under the same roof. Despite its many faces, Electric Owl boasts a top-notch sound system, making it an ideal mid-size venue for local and touring acts.
The venue's talent will be booked by veteran Vancouver promoter Dani Vachon, who plans to book the best in emerging talent, alongside fun events like sumo wrestling.
"It's really unlike anything the city has to offer," Vachon said in a statement. "Where else can you eat dinner, see a show and leave with a six pack or bottle of wine?"
The first show at the venue will see dance punk luminaries !!! take the stage on May 28. Tickets for the event can be found here or at select record shops around the city.