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.
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.
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.
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.
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.