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10 February 2019

Quiet and Peace with ÓLAFUR ARNALDS live in Vancouver

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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8 August 2018

Giving a sh*t with the PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Photos/review

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I mean, it’s kind of insane that I’ve never seen the Psychedelic Furs live before, right? Had that corrected on July 28 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Here are the photos and words.

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28 July 2018

Top 11 Things I Learned at Denmark’s 2018 ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

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Our lists go right to 11, so here are my Top 11 Things I Learned from This Year’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Photos and stories from our Friday, July 7 day at one of Europe’s top music festivals.

Post thumbnail of Live in Black and White: Former BAUHAUS/TONES ON TAIL duo return as POPTONE
5 June 2018

Live in Black and White: Former BAUHAUS/TONES ON TAIL duo return as POPTONE

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Tripping gothily down memory lane with Kevin Haskins, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love & Rockets, as they return in their new guise as Poptone.

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