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At first glance, the Imperial seemed like an odd venue to host a legendary punk band. It’s a far cry from a grimy dive bar…

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Photo Essay: Ivory Towers

You have chosen to look into your own reflection. You immediately turn to stone and fall to the ground. You sit for centuries gathering moss,…

Features

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Subverting, Reclaiming and Redefining

“During the performance, Frei Njootli wears an industry grade respirator and black parka she has made herself; the audience is also provided ear plugs and respiratory masks. Of this she says, ‘I want people to wonder why their protection looks different than my own.'”

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Maxime Michaud

Maxime Michaud’s experimental album, Essais, is a triumph of consciousness. The word ‘essais’ implies ‘to try,’ a theme woven flawlessly into the delicate fabric of…

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Liza

The debut EP from Toronto-based R&B singer Liza is decidedly without winter’s chill.  Clocking in at 13 minutes, February 29 is an effective presentation of…

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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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Hunter Gather

“Welcome to my humble abode,” uttered Ridley Bishop, taking to the stage as the first act of the evening — the venue did at times…