For Honesty's Sake

“I think we both feel a little bit like we push each other out of our comfort zones.”

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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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Julie Doiron

Much like bumping into an old friend from school or work after hours, Julie Doiron’s recent appearance at the Biltmore had the feeling of a reunion…

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Destroy Vancouver XI

I’m lost on Kaslo Street, looking for VIVO’s new digs. As it turned out, the long-time venue of the Destroy Vancouver experimental music series was…

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On a Thursday night, a scene recognizable to generations of West Coast freaks — and perhaps to every fan of underground music ever – transpired at…

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Wyrd Distro’s Launch

On February 15, music blog/arts non-profit Weird Canada launched Wyrd Distro, describing it as a “massive, loosely curated consignment store” for Canadian DIY artists, or…

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Shout Back Fest 2013

Shout Back Festival, now in its second year, billed itself as an “all-ages anarcha-feminist, queer, anti-capitalist d.i.y. music festival for anyone who wants it or…

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Our Demands by Sightlines Remember the burble and murk of Internet music streams back in the RealPlayer days? Remember cramming into tiny rooms to see…

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Safe Amp’s Grand Opening

It’s been four long years of scrounging and cajoling, but all-ages advocates Safe Amplification Site Society (Safe Amp or S.A.S.S.) now has a place to…