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10 June 2019

AMANDA PALMER: There Will Be No Intermission (and The Art of Grieving)

Please silent your electronic devices, this show is going to get deep and dark and meaningful. And surprisingly, Amanda Palmer’s “There Will Be No Intermission” tour is exactly what we need during these troubled times.

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2 June 2019

I Needed Sunshine: SEBADOH return to form (and to Vancouver) Photos/Review

Beloved lo-fi kings – and my very good friends – Sebadoh returned to Vancouver after 1,825 days. But who’s counting? I was, I was counting. It’s been 5 years since they’ve played live here so let’s see what’s what, shall we?

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26 May 2019

Photo/Review: Is this the in place to be? Yes, yes it is. THE SPECIALS return for their 40th Anniversary Encore.

Sleep all day. It’s the only way. I’m a parasite. I creep about at night…at The Specials live in Vancouver for the Encore tour and 40th Anniversary at the Commodore Ballroom on May 22.

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12 May 2019

THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS bring back their charms

A smooth trip back into the mid-1990s and some memories of Toronto-based band, The Philosopher Kings.

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4 March 2019

Everything is (not) falling apart: TEENAGE FANCLUB live

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Not even laryngitis can wipe the smile off of Norman Blake’s face and thank all the gods for that. Here’s a look at Teenage Fanclub’s Vancouver show at the Commodore Ballroom on February 21.

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10 February 2019

Quiet and Peace with ÓLAFUR ARNALDS live in Vancouver

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Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom is not a seated venue. But it was on January 28th, the night of not one but two live shows in a single night. After all, you’d want to sit down for an Ólafur Arnalds performance (unless it was for his dancey duo side-hustle, Kiasmos). You’d want to get …

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1 February 2019

She’s in Parties: the better half of BAUHAUS return to the Flat Field

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When 50% of Bauhaus (the good half) decide to reunite to support the 40th anniversary since their debut “In the Flat Field”, would it be a good thing, or a bad thing?

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31 December 2018

The Top 11 Things of 2018: A Bumper Crop

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The flesh is weak but the spirit is strong. 2018 was another tough health year (though I did manage to get a diagnosis of my “complex chronic disease” after a dozen years of trying), with one surgery and 78 different health-related appointments. As a result, this site and I lay …

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4 November 2018

THE TWILIGHT SAD: it’s been a year (Photos/Review)

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Photos and a tale of the time the Twilight Sad came back to Vancouver, and played the Fox Caberet, on October 20th and all around you, people were grateful that they’d returned, and were still here.

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