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25 August 2015

Where are we now?: ECONOLINE CRUSH

As 90s industrial-tub-thumpers Econoline Crush return to their old stomping grounds in Vancouver on August 20 at the Imperial Theatre, I revisit my own history with the band.

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21 July 2015

Time (Clock of The Heart): CULTURE CLUB’s comeback, memories and moments

A story about a girl, her first concert and what happened 30 years later when she saw that band again: this is the story of Culture Club’s comeback at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC on July 18.

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24 June 2015

Epic UK shoegazers RIDE returned to Toronto, epically

Long live the shoegaze kings from Oxford, England! RIDE returned after a far-too-many-year’d hiatus to play a Toronto theatre and I was there and they sounded remarkable. Here’s a run down of my history with this epic band.

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10 May 2015

Gallery: All hail SLEATER-KINNEY. No, really. HAIL THEM.

They mattered in the 90s and they matter now – here are photos from Sleater-Kinney’s robust and confident return to form at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 6th. The Goddess saw all that they had made and she said it was good.

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26 April 2015

THE KAISER CHIEFS: smooth moves along the greatest hits highway

An impressive outing from a tired and croaky Ricky Wilson and Co – the Kaiser Chiefs provided arena-sized moves and a lot of heart on April 21 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.

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31 March 2015

In Photos: VIET CONG live in Vancouver

Craziness? Yep. Here are a bunch of epic photos of when Viet Cong hit the Biltmore Cabaret on March 28.

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22 March 2015

AMANDA PALMER, NEIL GAIMAN and Friends from TEDTalks 2015

What does joy look like? It looks like a three-and-a-half-hour charity free-for-all at the Vogue Theatre on March 18, as a pregnant Amanda Palmer brought Neil Gaiman, Chris Hadfield, Amy Cuddy and other TEDTalks friends to share her stage.

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26 January 2015

V is for VASELINES…Live at the Electric Owl in Vancouver

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A 21-song set, almost all of Dum-Dum and more cutting Scots banter than you could ever wish for – this was the stuff a Vaselines gig is made of.

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15 December 2014

The Epic ICELAND AIRWAVES Adventure – Gallery and Highlights from Reykjavik with Flaming Lips, Mammút, Caribou, Kiasmos, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, War on Drugs, Agent Fresco and more

With volcanos erupting in the distance, black sand beaches and trips to the Blue Lagoon, you could say that partying alongside Flaming Lips, War on Drugs, Caribou, Future Islands and locals Mammút, Kiasmos, Agent Fresco, Árstíðir and others made ICELAND AIRWAVES pretty epic

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