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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.

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.

Post thumbnail of Everything is (not) falling apart: TEENAGE FANCLUB live
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.

Post thumbnail of Giving a sh*t with the PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Photos/review
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.

Post thumbnail of My take on “Rock and Roll Clichés”, the HEDLEY allegations and the responsibilities of musicians
18 February 2018

My take on “Rock and Roll Clichés”, the HEDLEY allegations and the responsibilities of musicians

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Thoughts on the recent HEDLEY accusations, their use of the term “rock and roll clichés”, sexual consent, the roles and responsibilities of musicians, and my experiences within the music industry.

Post thumbnail of Check this out: more BACKSTAGE RIDER Art! Meet Marcus Collar
14 April 2017

Check this out: more BACKSTAGE RIDER Art! Meet Marcus Collar

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I’ve been fortunate over the years to have acquired some pretty rad BSR-inspired art. Marcus Collar from Napa, California, however, has upped the ante with this awesome cartoon of yours truly!

Post thumbnail of In Photos: The DANDY WARHOLS bring Distortland to Vancouver
10 December 2016

In Photos: The DANDY WARHOLS bring Distortland to Vancouver

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The Dandy Warhols kicked off their Distortland tour north of their border at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on December 6. Here are teh photos to prove it.

Post thumbnail of Classic: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN in photos
26 September 2016

Classic: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN in photos

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Echo & The Bunnymen returned to the live stage on September 24 at the Commodore Ballroom armed once again with cleverly twisted classics, thick accents, stiff hair and a plastic honey bear.

Post thumbnail of Two Steps, Twice: two nights of FOALS in Vancouver (Review & Gallery)
15 August 2016

Two Steps, Twice: two nights of FOALS in Vancouver (Review & Gallery)

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Foals wrapped their latest tour with two nights at a venue they have a long history with, the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s a review of Foals’ August 7 & 8 shows in Vancouver, with photos from night one.

Post thumbnail of Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).
24 July 2016

Tragically Hip are saying goodbye forever. Here’s my story of the time I first said hello (plus a must-watch clip from July 24 show).

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As the Tragically Hip embark on their last-ever tour, I reflect back on the importance of this Canadian institution, the notion of connection in music and how The Hip have framed so many of our histories.

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