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Post thumbnail of HOT CHIP (Huarache) lights up Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall
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.

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

Post thumbnail of In Photos: VIET CONG live in Vancouver
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 …

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