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10 September 2019

Storytime with the MOUNTAIN GOATS live in Vancouver

Stories and wonder from John Darnielle and the Mountain Goats as they played Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on September 6th.

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8 September 2019

THE BOATY WEEKENDER – cruising to Sardinia with BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, TEENAGE FANCLUB, MOGWAI, BUZZCOCKS, DJANGO DJANGO and more

An epic diary retelling of four days at sea with Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Buzzcocks, Vaselines, Camera Obscura, Nilüfer Yanya and more. This is just Day 1, so buckle up!

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Day 2. Somewhere in the middle of the Balearic Sea

Day 2 of the Boaty Weekender involves drunken and epic Buzzcocks, Mogwai, my buddies Teenage Fanclub jamming with Yo La Tengo and yoga with the Vaselines. Don’tcha know.

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Day 3. Sardinia, Sunstroke and Syndromes (and more BUZZCOCKS)

Day 3 of the Boaty Weekender finds us getting heatstroke in Sardinia and partying again with the Buzzcocks, Yo La Tengo and listening to Belle and Sebastian from our balcony.

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8 September 2019

BOATY WEEKENDER Diary – Days 4 & 5. Déjà vu all over again, and sad goodbyes

Day 4 and 5 of the Boaty Weekender, in which we maniacally try to see everyone we’ve missed, and all the same bands all over again: Japanese Breakfast, Wojtek the Bear, Campfire Social, HINDS, plus Belle and Sebastian, Yo La Tengo and Mogwai once more.

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10 June 2019

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

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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

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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?

Post thumbnail of Photo/Review: Is this the in place to be? Yes, yes it is. THE SPECIALS return for their 40th Anniversary Encore.
26 May 2019

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

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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

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

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