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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.

Post thumbnail of I Needed Sunshine: SEBADOH return to form (and to Vancouver) Photos/Review
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?

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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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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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11 October 2018

Photos: COURTNEY BARNETT live in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre

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Photos – and a few, wee words – from Courtney Barnett’s night two performance at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre on October 10th.

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15 September 2018

METZ come West(ward Music Festival)

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Toronto noiseniks METZ upheld the punk quota of the Westward Festival bargain at the Rickshaw Theatre on September 14th in Vancouver. Photos and a review to prove it!

Post thumbnail of SKOOKUM Festival’s First Year Out: A Day with FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, ST VINCENT, WAR ON DRUGS and more (Photos and Top 11 List and More)
10 September 2018

SKOOKUM Festival’s First Year Out: A Day with FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, ST VINCENT, WAR ON DRUGS and more (Photos and Top 11 List and More)

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A day in the life of the inaugural SKOOKUM Music Festival featuring the finest from St. Vincent, Florence & The Machine, The War on Drugs, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more.

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