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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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6 July 2014

Hardcore DEVO: the Photos! The Review! Booji Boy! Energy Domes!

Ridiculously good photos from the full HARDCORE DEVO set in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on June 26. Includes pics of Booji Boy, Energy Domes, masks, blue workmen’s suits and cigarettes Plus Mothersbaugh-Mothersbaugh-Casale-Freese.

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10 June 2014

EAGULLS make Vancouver debut live at the Media Club

Round up of Leeds’ post-punk five-piece EAGULLS as they make their live debut in Vancouver, Canada, just four days before singer George Mitchell decided to storm offstage on his own band in Colorado.

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26 May 2014

MOGWAI – Young Team Wrap Tour with Orchestral Onslaught (Photos/Review)

Fighting the good fight, sonic defenders and incomparable instrumentalists Mogwai ended their North American tour at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on May 25, bringing with them an orchestral onslaught. Here’s what happened.

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24 May 2014

Review/Gallery: ELBOW – live in Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom

Let’s build a rocket boys! Elbow returned to Canada with a warm embrace at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 23, 2014. Here’s the review and gallery of this frankly quite lovely show.

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20 May 2014

Lemonhead alone: EVAN DANDO – live in Vancouver, in pictures and words

Lemonhead Evan Dando brought his great big shrug to the Biltmore Cabaret on May 9th, and yet somehow still pulled off a rather lovely, intimate set. Here’s how it shook out.

Post thumbnail of Round Up: THE MEN, WHITE LIES and TV ON THE RADIO offshoot HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND
4 May 2014

Round Up: THE MEN, WHITE LIES and TV ON THE RADIO offshoot HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND

Bruisers, boys and thoroughly decent chaps: here’s what shows from The Men, White Lies and TV on the Radio offshoot band Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band looked like last month.

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13 April 2014

Portraits of Punk: Taking OFF! in Photos

Punk rock supergroup OFF! swung back through town for the first time in a few years, and I was there to catch ‘em again, blowing the roof OFF. Here are my portraits.

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13 April 2014

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS live in Vancouver: Gallery/Review

Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus touched down in Vancouver at the Rickshaw Theatre on April 10th, bringing one of the most playful Jicks sets in a long while. Here be the pictures and words of said night.

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