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CVLT Nation Captures OM in Vancouver

Ali En

Photos: Ali En & Milton Stille

OM, with Daniel Higgs – November 19th, 2016 at The Rickshaw, Vancouver BC

Two band shows have always been kind of odd to me, especially in the absence of an art show. That said, it’s pretty difficult to argue with OM – even if it might not necessarily make sense at first.

I went in not having a clue of what to expect of Daniel Higgs. All I knew was that he is the frontman of Lungfish, a band I can’t profess to be entirely familiar with. His performance consisted largely of spoken word with a few banjo interludes here and there. This isn’t to say that it wasn’t captivating. On the contrary, this was all about the delivery. A constant buildup until the man was bellowing at the crowd like a man possessed. While I think it’d be fair to say that he may have slightly overstayed his welcome in the eyes of the crowd as much of it had lost interest towards the end of his set, I found it jarring enough to keep me engaged. Additionally, being the only one in the photo pit for the beginning of the set made me feel like I was having a personal exorcism. I mean that in a good way.


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Daniel Higgs


Thwarted in my previous attempts to see them, this was my first time seeing OM. It’s quite satisfying to see a band sell out a successively larger venue with each visit to a city. Not being the best versed in their somewhat extensive repertoire, all I could really do was watch and listen and get lost in the infectious psychedelic doom. Judging by the rest of the audience doing the exact same thing; however, I can’t say I was in bad company. I’d recommend seeing these guys live to anyone that has an appreciation for music, regardless of how familiar they are with the band’s material. When I asked others what they thought of the band’s performance, the word “mesmerizing” came up more than once. I like to think of that as a point well made.


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  1. Fabz Nrb Romae

    December 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Is that Rob?

  2. Charles Handley

    December 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Ah they are great to say the least.I was up front last time her.Got a stick and signed set list.

  3. Sal Ramirez

    December 9, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Misol Hernandez

  4. Manuel Febres Martinez

    December 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Lucas Galleguillo, Lukas Valledor, Lucho Morlaco, Facu Ferreyra

  5. Chris Whiffen

    December 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Seriously regret missing this…

  6. Jurre Schwarts

    December 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

    i can only dream of seeing OM and sleep live…
    i think they will never come to western europe.. and if they do i will drop everything, grab my bong in hand and wil drive a couple 100 miles to see them.

    • Ray Driftwood

      December 10, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Not sure what Western Europe encompasses exactly but Sleep just confirmed a show in Berlin in 2017

    • Jurre Schwarts

      December 10, 2016 at 2:54 am

      no way! thats only 6 hours with train!!

    • Robert Wa

      December 10, 2016 at 9:25 am

      saw sleep in copenhagen ’12 and OM ’14 in gothenburg. they will drop by any second now

  7. Dean Berry

    December 9, 2016 at 10:20 am

    This rules! Thanks!!

  8. Gus Butler

    December 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Caught this mini-tour and Sleep a month earlier. Was cool to see Al in two very different contexts a month apart!

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