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4 May 2015

METZ: Album Number II and the Alex Edkins Interview

Three years on from their rad debut, Toronto punk pals METZ release their latest album “II”. Here’s an interview with singer Alex Edkins on the subjects of new music, touring and dream festival lineups.

Post thumbnail of BELLE & SEBASTIAN and PERFUME GENIUS live – photos/review
14 April 2015

BELLE & SEBASTIAN and PERFUME GENIUS live – photos/review

If you’re feeling sinister, go off and see….Belle & Sebastian live, who returned to Vancouver for the first time in 7 years at the Vogue Theatre on April 8, along with delectable opener Perfume Genius. Here be the photos.

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31 March 2015

In Photos: VIET CONG live in Vancouver

Craziness? Yep. Here are a bunch of epic photos of when Viet Cong hit the Biltmore Cabaret on March 28.

Post thumbnail of THE TWILIGHT SAD in Vancouver: William Wallace, gratitude, Scotch and serious photoshoots
17 March 2015

THE TWILIGHT SAD in Vancouver: William Wallace, gratitude, Scotch and serious photoshoots

The Twilight Sad played their first show in Vancouver in 5 years to a rapt crowd at the Biltmore Cabaret on March 8th. Here’s my review, live pics and a very serious photoshoot shot of a very sweet Glaswegian band.

Post thumbnail of Exclusive interview: DJANGO DJANGO’s Tommy Grace talks new music, new tours, and second-album angst
28 January 2015

Exclusive interview: DJANGO DJANGO’s Tommy Grace talks new music, new tours, and second-album angst

The first time I heard Django Django was early in 2012 when I was hitchhiking on a UK radio stream.
“Default” stuttered into my consciousness with a sense of immediacy. Wow earworm! So guitar! Much jangly! Over the next two years, I became a Django acolyte: seeing them as part of …

Post thumbnail of Review/Photos: AVID DANCER, KOPECKY FAMILY BAND, SEBADOH and THURSTON MOORE and OUGHT
16 October 2014

Review/Photos: AVID DANCER, KOPECKY FAMILY BAND, SEBADOH and THURSTON MOORE and OUGHT

Read some words, see some photos and enjoy the delectableness of three shows, and five bands! Here’s my joint review of Avid Dancer, Kopecky Family, Sebadoh, Thurston Moore,

Post thumbnail of In Photos: K. FLAY live at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York
2 September 2014

In Photos: K. FLAY live at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York

Shots of US rapper genius K Flay from a short Monday night “School Night” set at Brooklyn Bowl in New York on August 25th.

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13 August 2014

Inside a Tour: Exclusive Diary and Photos from MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SOs

What’s life like on the road for an American band? It’s fans, friends, sweat, soundchecks and some cheesestakes. Indianapolis’ super dude Ron Kwasman of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s kept an exclusive tour diary and took photos for an entire leg. Get behind the musicks!

Post thumbnail of DEAN WAREHAM: LUNA/GALAXIE 500 goes solo in Vancouver (well, with Britta Phillips, too)
14 July 2014

DEAN WAREHAM: LUNA/GALAXIE 500 goes solo in Vancouver (well, with Britta Phillips, too)

Luna/Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham performed with bandmate/partner Britta Phillips came through Vancouver to the Biltmore Cabaret on June 27 – herebe the many photos and words from said such performance.

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