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25 August 2015

Where are we now?: ECONOLINE CRUSH

As 90s industrial-tub-thumpers Econoline Crush return to their old stomping grounds in Vancouver on August 20 at the Imperial Theatre, I revisit my own history with the band.

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9 August 2015

Intergalactic, planetary: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA and VINYL WILLIAMS

LA’s trippy Vinyl Williams opened up for pop-pysch-oloigsts Unknown Mortal Orchestra on July 26 at the Imperial in Vancouver. Together, they tore a rift in the space-time continuum and filled it with multicoloured and prismatic pretty sounds. See the photos, read the reads.

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29 July 2015

Escaped From Evil: LOWER DENS alive in Vancouver

Unfettered and untethered by both the past and her gear, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens showed off a more extrovert, rock-star side to Vancouver at the Electric Owl on July 25. Herewith a photo and what they call “a review” of said show.

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21 July 2015

Time (Clock of The Heart): CULTURE CLUB’s comeback, memories and moments

A story about a girl, her first concert and what happened 30 years later when she saw that band again: this is the story of Culture Club’s comeback at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC on July 18.

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24 June 2015

Epic UK shoegazers RIDE returned to Toronto, epically

Long live the shoegaze kings from Oxford, England! RIDE returned after a far-too-many-year’d hiatus to play a Toronto theatre and I was there and they sounded remarkable. Here’s a run down of my history with this epic band.

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5 June 2015

HOT CHIP (Huarache) lights up Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall

There are few things as reliably wonderful as a Hot Chip gig. I’ll explain why if you click on this link. Here are photos and a review from the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, on June 3rd.

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20 May 2015

In Photos: JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Perform “Psychocandy”

Photos from Jesus and Mary Chain’s faithful “Psychocandy” tour stop in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on May 13.

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10 May 2015

Gallery: All hail SLEATER-KINNEY. No, really. HAIL THEM.

They mattered in the 90s and they matter now – here are photos from Sleater-Kinney’s robust and confident return to form at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 6th. The Goddess saw all that they had made and she said it was good.

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5 May 2015

Best Live Act: Scotland’s Incomparable YOUNG FATHERS

Edinburgh Scotland’s Mercury Music prize-winning musical patchwork quilt of awesome, the Young Fathers, played Vancouver’s Fortune Sound on April 30. And rather quite blew us all away. Here are the photos.

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