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29 September 2016

First-night nerves and new wave with PREOCCUPATIONS

Photos and review of the band formerly known as…meh, doesn’t matter anymore. Preoccupations are back with a new album and a long tour ahead of them. Here are photos and a review of the band’s first night, on September 28 at the Rickshaw Theatre.

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26 September 2016

Classic: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN in photos

Echo & The Bunnymen returned to the live stage on September 24 at the Commodore Ballroom armed once again with cleverly twisted classics, thick accents, stiff hair and a plastic honey bear.

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15 August 2016

Two Steps, Twice: two nights of FOALS in Vancouver (Review & Gallery)

Foals wrapped their latest tour with two nights at a venue they have a long history with, the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s a review of Foals’ August 7 & 8 shows in Vancouver, with photos from night one.

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24 July 2016

Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).

As the Tragically Hip embark on their last-ever tour, I reflect back on the importance of this Canadian institution, the notion of connection in music and how The Hip have framed so many of our histories.

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18 July 2016

Gallery: The World Needs More DEERHOOF

The world needs more Deerhoof. Via a review (of sorts) and a gallery of photos from their July 8 show in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club, I’ll explain why.

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19 June 2016

SUUNS and HOLY FUCK at LEVITATION Vancouver 2016

The sound of a slow-moving panic attack followed by the sound of boxes and wires all exploding in an excitable fashion. Such was SUUNS and HOLY FUCK live at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver on June 17.

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16 June 2016

And so say all of us: YEASAYER so good in black and white

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It’s been six years since I started writing about Yeasayer. It’s been five years since I made a very tired Yeasayer sit up against a wall in the Commodore Ballroom to pose for our photoshoot, looking more miserable than they are in real life, because in real life outside of photos, …

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10 June 2016

Chains and charisma: portraits of SAVAGES and Jehnny Beth

On a planet overrun with beige singers, and corduroy bands, Savages are here to remind you that the fire? She still burns. Here’s portraits of Jehnny Beth and Savages live in Vancouver on May 27 at the Imperial.

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6 June 2016

In photos: VIOLENT FEMMES love love love love live in Vancouver

Photos and an ode to bands who feel like friends in this review of the Violent Femmes live at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 15.

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