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24 November 2019

Top Boy DAVE ends his Psychodrama tour with a gig of the year

In which we have a fairly one-sided conversation about why DAVE’s end-of-year, end-of-tour, all-ages stop in Vancouver at Fortune Sound on November 23 might just have made him Top Boy.

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25 October 2019

MIKE DOUGHTY brings 25 years of SOUL COUGHING “Ruby Vroom” Memories

Welcome to 1994, folks, when music was groovy and bands were dysfunctional and Soul Coughing’s “Ruby Vroom” was the best thing ever. Check out my review and photos of Mike Doughty’s 25th Anniversary show for this rad platter.

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25 September 2019

FONTAINES D.C….but I’m gonna be BIG

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How many fucks do we give for a Fontaines D.C. gig? Quite a few, actually. Check out the photos and the review of their September 20 show at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver.

Post thumbnail of THE BOATY WEEKENDER – cruising to Sardinia with BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, TEENAGE FANCLUB, MOGWAI, BUZZCOCKS, DJANGO DJANGO and more
8 September 2019

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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?

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