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17 February 2017

Report Card: assessing the LEMON TWIGS

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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10 June 2016

Chains and charisma: portraits of SAVAGES and Jehnny Beth

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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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6 June 2016

In photos: VIOLENT FEMMES love love love love live in Vancouver

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Photos and an ode to bands who feel like friends in this review of the Violent Femmes live at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on May 15.

Post thumbnail of Round Up: THE PACK A.D., YUCK and WINTERSLEEP live
30 May 2016

Round Up: THE PACK A.D., YUCK and WINTERSLEEP live

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Reminiscin’ about where the music and shows of The Pack A.D., Yuck and Wintersleep have played in my life. All of whom I’ve caught over the last coupla months, while dealing with some ongoing health issues.

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