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Art Rock? no. 22

Sheltered by the dungeon like walls of the Astoria Pub, a night of experience approached me. The 22nd art rock? event, coincidentally scheduled on the…

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Tough Age

In case you thought the Vancouver punk scene was dead, Mint and Deranged Records proved that it is alive and well. On March 18, the…

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Jo Passed

All good shows must come to an end, and because of that sometimes I leave the venue feeling a little bit low. It’s as if…

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Music Waste Fest Part 2

The first full night of Music Waste awaited me, with an overwhelming lineup and overlapping schedule scattered across venues all over the city. I braced…

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Wreckless Eric

It was pouring rain as I skulked into the Astoria late Wednesday evening, finding myself amongst an equally drenched but relatively animated small crowd. Sore…

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Supermoon

It might just be me, but the Astoria seems to book certain bands a lot. Case in point: Supermoon’s release party for Playland, their sophomore…

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Verboden Festival

April is a lucky month for Vancouver; it will contain the first annual instalment of Verboden, a two day post punk, EBM, and dark wave…