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15 September 2018

METZ come West(ward Music Festival)

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!

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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)

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

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

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.

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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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20 May 2018

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA in Boston, MA and Vancouver, BC

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Photos and review of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s two concerts in Boston, Massachusetts and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Post thumbnail of NinjaTED 2018: AMANDA PALMER and the show of a lifetime (until next year’s)
15 April 2018

NinjaTED 2018: AMANDA PALMER and the show of a lifetime (until next year’s)

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All hail the return of Amanda Palmer’s NinjaTED variety show to the Vogue Theatre on April 11, 2018. Read the account of the event, and enjoy the enormous photo gallery.

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8 April 2018

NILS FRAHM and the Act of Setting Intentions, Live in Vancouver

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Praise Jesus, Nils Frahm delivered a remarkable, committed and warm performance on Easter Sunday at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on April 1. Read a gushing review, and peep the pictures.

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4 March 2018

TUNE-YARDS and SUPERCHUNK – two thoughts about two gigs

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Two views of two days – thoughts on a Tune-Yards gig held Tuesday, February 27 at the Commodore Ballroom, and a Superchunk gig held Wednesday, February 28 at the Rickshaw Tavern.

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