New wave vocal/synth awesome from a Canadian triple bill of Tasseomancy, Young Galaxy and Austra happened on November 16 at Electric Owl in Vancouver and I was there, swooning. Check the gallery of all three bands.
Diamond Rings talks guilty pleasures, his ideal collaborators, what he’d like on his backstagerider, and oh, answers 8 more questions. Here is the first-ever, on-camera BackstageRider Top 11 Questions With…Diamond Rings. Includes moccasins.
The PACK A.D. release their first video”Take”, offa their new album UNPERSONS, and both are out today. And one of them is based on Gary Numan’s “Cars”. I hung out with Becky Black and Maya Miller and we time travelled back to 1980 together.
Huh, wasn’t expecting much from this, but it actually made me smile. Here’s my ode to a new Canadian documentary about a band called Said The Whale, airing on CBC on July 23rd at 7pm (and online at cbcradio3.ca after that). Plus…THERE’S A ROCKHAND!
Sloan brought an enormo list of songs from their 20-year back catalog to the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on June 3rd and it was rockin’. Still woulda liked to have heard “Underwhelmed” but, hey. Here’s the review and mega gallery.
Beloved Canadian alt-rockers Wolf Parade have called it quits. Here’s a rundown of their epic, final show in Vancouver, on May 30 at the Commodore Ballroom. Includes truly rad photos by yours truly, and a stage invasion.