Seeing one of your favourite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favourite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see Faber Drive at The Odeon Events Centre. For $10, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, November 17, at 7 p.m. (up to a $20.75 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
As an aspiring rock star, Dave Faber put music first and everything else second. He supplemented his income by giving private guitar and drum lessons, and, according to MuchMusic, enlisted the help of a promising drum student and two other musicians to create a demo tape in 2004. This caught the attention of Nickelback producer Joey Moi and his creative partner, Brian Howes, who teamed up with Faber to co-compose Faber Drive's debut album, Seven Second Surgery, a record whose single “Sex and Love” earned it the title of Vancouver's best band in 2006 through 99.3 The Fox's battle of the bands. The track's bobbing bass lines and gritty vocals capture the energy they deliver on stage and inside bounce houses to set the tone for the rest of the release, which includes the dynamic rock ballad "Tongue Tied" as well as "Killin Me," a powerhouse single with soaring guitar leads and synths drenched in space effects. Then, in 2009, the success of the band's sophomore album, Can't Keep a Secret, trumped its debut by spawning a pair of Top 10 hits.
In support of its latest release, Lost In Paradise, the group pairs up with pop-rock outfit Fighting for Ithaca and pop siren Victoria Duffield for a cross-Canadian tour. Best known for placing in the top 6 while a contestant on YTV's The Next Star, she released her first single, "Shut Up and Dance" in 2011. The club-ready hit earned her heavy radio rotation with its pulsing beat and straightforward message to a verbose college professor.
The Odeon Events Centre
Two historic buildings, the Royal Bank and Odeon Theatre, joined facades in 2009 to create a 20,000-square-foot venue. After a series of renovations, including the removal of unnecessary walls and movie projectionists, the space was capable of holding up to 1,000 people and hosting major touring acts such as Puddle of Mudd and Buckcherry.