Music heads from all around Vancouver will be mourning on July 20th, when Richard’s on Richards closes it’s doors for the final time. The land has been bought and will be developed into, what else…a condo. The club, Richard’s on Richards has long been considered as Vancouver’s version of the Lower East Sides’ “CBGB” in New York. The venue has seen countless talents roll through and perform. I, myself am not sad as a photographer, cus really, let’s be real, the lighting sucked for photography, buuuuuuuut with that said as a music fan the venue had one of the best sounds in the city. The acoustics within the old building were beautiful and some of the best shows I’ve seen in this city were in Richard’s on Richards because of the close intimacy between the crowd and the stage. So…here are a collection of some of my favourite shots that I took in the venue.
Oh if you’re wondering, the owners are moving down to Seymour Street where the old A & B sound use to be, right across the street from BCIT. The last show at the venue will take place on July 20th and local band Five Alarm Funk.