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Post thumbnail of WOLF PARADE’in around town – plus clips of two new tracks!
25 February 2017

WOLF PARADE’in around town – plus clips of two new tracks!

Listen to two new Wolf Parade tracks and check out some pics from Night 1 of 3 in Vancouver at the Imperial on February 22.

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20 February 2017

With Apologies To WHITE LIES (Photo Gallery/Review

Accidentally plagiarising myself as I finally and definitely realize what it is I think about White Lies. Accompanied by photos from February 11 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver.

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17 February 2017

Report Card: assessing the LEMON TWIGS

In which two young brother wunderkinds Lemon Twigs are assessed by adults much older than they, based on a single live show in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom in February.

Post thumbnail of Top 11 Videos by Musican/Filmmaker ADAM HARDING: DUMB NUMBERS leader shares the stories behind clips for SEBADOH, WARPAINT, SWERVEDRIVER, BEST COAST plus NEW! LOU BARLOW and more
22 November 2016

Top 11 Videos by Musican/Filmmaker ADAM HARDING: DUMB NUMBERS leader shares the stories behind clips for SEBADOH, WARPAINT, SWERVEDRIVER, BEST COAST plus NEW! LOU BARLOW and more

Bet you didn’t know that there’s one guy behind some of indie rock’s coolest videos of Warpaint, Sebadoh, Best Coast, Lou Barlow and Swervedriver. Here’s the Top 11 favourite videos made by Adam Harding, filmmaker, and leader of the band Dumb Numbers.

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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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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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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.

Post thumbnail of Chains and charisma: portraits of SAVAGES and Jehnny Beth
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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