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Post thumbnail of Classic: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN in photos
26 September 2016

Classic: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN in photos

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Echo & The Bunnymen returned to the live stage on September 24 at the Commodore Ballroom armed once again with cleverly twisted classics, thick accents, stiff hair and a plastic honey bear.

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15 August 2016

Two Steps, Twice: two nights of FOALS in Vancouver (Review & Gallery)

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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24 July 2016

Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).

As the Tragically Hip embark on their last-ever tour, I reflect back on the importance of this Canadian institution, the notion of connection in music and how The Hip have framed so many of our histories.

Post thumbnail of And so say all of us: YEASAYER so good in black and white
16 June 2016

And so say all of us: YEASAYER so good in black and white

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It’s been six years since I started writing about Yeasayer. It’s been five years since I made a very tired Yeasayer sit up against a wall in the Commodore Ballroom to pose for our photoshoot, looking more miserable than they are in real life, because in real life outside of photos, …

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

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.

Post thumbnail of Mega Gig Round Up: PRIMAL SCREAM & THE CULT, RIDE, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. and KIASMOS
15 December 2015

Mega Gig Round Up: PRIMAL SCREAM & THE CULT, RIDE, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. and KIASMOS

A magical mystery tour through the final, great gigs of 2015 including Primal Scream and The Cult, RIDE, Public Image Limited and Kiasmos. Check out the photos and words.

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25 August 2015

Where are we now?: ECONOLINE CRUSH

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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.

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

Post thumbnail of Epic UK shoegazers RIDE returned to Toronto, epically
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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