It's quite unfortunate that the two venues I've seen this band perform at were places dedicated to drunkenness. The first time I saw this band, it was at the late Chair Factory (may it rest in shitty peace). Sorry if I offended anyone with that comment but this venue was pretty bad. Ok, maybe it was alright for the occasional dance party for 100-200 people. But for a "concert" with more than 300 people it was pretty stupid. This venue only had two unisex bathroom stalls and there were no in-and-out privileges. So when I saw them perform at the Chair Factory, I was enjoying the music but I really wasn't into the skeezy environment so I left early to go somewhere where more than two bathroom stalls existed.
The second time I saw them was at good ol' Pub 340, another wonderful place full of cheap booze. This time was a lot better than the time at the Chair Factory, probably because there were less people and the sound was A LOT better. Though, I didn't get to watch the whole performance due to circumstances that don't need to be mentioned.
The Clips are a band from Vancouver that I think your ears need and want to hear. I have to admit that I really enjoy their music live. I would like to see them again in a better venue. One of the band member's, Edo Van Breeman (vocals and keyboards), is doing a solo act at Richard's on Richards on Sept 25 but after that, it looks like the band is heading to the east for the Pop Montreal Festival (which I really wish I could go to). But I'm sure they will be back soon.
This is one of my favourite songs. Check it.
The Clips - Wire
If you want to check out more of their stuff, there is a link to their myspace below.
The Clips Myspace