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31 March 2013

THE SPECIALS: on the subject of Terry Hall, perfect sounds and two nights partying in Vancouver

UK ska legends THE SPECIALS returned for a reunion tour that took in two stops and two venues in Vancouver on March 29 (at the Commodore Ballroom) & March 30 (at the Vogue Theatre)> Here’s what happened. There was also beer.

Post thumbnail of Top 11 Memories: The GRAPES OF WRATH on history, hot dogs and new album High Road
29 March 2013

Top 11 Memories: The GRAPES OF WRATH on history, hot dogs and new album High Road

Rejoice, folks. The Grapes of Wrath have returned with their first album as Hooper-Kane-Hooper, in 22 years. And history’s important; so I asked Chris Hooper for his favourite memories of time in the band. Here they are. Lordy.

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28 March 2013

ICEAGE live. Punk. Rock.

A bunch of young punks rocking out, messily, viscerally, possibly dangerously. That’s all the facts you need to know about Iceage.

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17 March 2013

DJANGO DJANGO & NIGHT MOVES: live in Toronto

Scotland-England exports Django Django hit the full US/Canada tour trail, still playing their first album, still rocking out joyfully. Here’s photos and review of them and MPLS band Night Moves.

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11 March 2013

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA/FOXYGEN live in Toronto

Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen played Toronto’s Wrong Bar on March 4th and herewith a review, some photos and some tips for the youth of today.

Post thumbnail of The Legend of HÜSKER DÜ’s BOB MOULD: Live in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern (Review/Gallery)
4 March 2013

The Legend of HÜSKER DÜ’s BOB MOULD: Live in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern (Review/Gallery)

A legendary performance by a legend: king among post-punkers Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü (joined by Superchunk’s Jon Wurster and Telekinesis’ Jason Narducy) played the Horseshoe. It was, literally, epic.

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27 February 2013

Post #300: THE EELS in Toronto – Tracksuits and Swamp Sludge

There’s first time for everything: seeing the Eels finally (after 17 years of fandom), and seeing them in Adidas track suits. Here’s a gallery and full review of their February 25 show in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Post thumbnail of INTERVIEW: Petey Dammit of THEE OH SEES talks Floating Coffin, Dead Notes and High Guitars
22 February 2013

INTERVIEW: Petey Dammit of THEE OH SEES talks Floating Coffin, Dead Notes and High Guitars

San Francisco’s chaos-mongers Thee Oh Sees put on a mean live show – and their albums of crazy psych rock are pretty damn tasty too. In this, I interview high-hoisting bassist Petey Dammit on the subject of their new LP Floating Coffin.

Post thumbnail of REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka
27 January 2013

REWIND: A letter from Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips, 1997. Posters, Spider Bites and the Birth of Zaireeka

The Flaming Lips announced they’d be re-releasing their quardrophonic album Zaireeka for Record Store Day 2013, which reminded me of a package Wayne Coyne once sent. Take a look, in this special BSR REWIND.

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