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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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Pale Red

A girl walked through the glass doors of the Gate Red with difficulty, for it wasn’t indicated whether to push or pull. As she finally…

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Dumb

Good news everyone, Dumb came out with a new album! And this time they’re emulating art rock idols, Parquet Courts, in full force. For instance,…

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Are We Not?

There is something self indulgent for the performers and audience alike when it comes to tribute bands. Everyone is getting what they want out of…

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Music Waste Fest Part 3

For Music Waste I checked out SBC Restaurant, the new incarnation of the legendary Smiling Buddha Cabaret, to see Gun Control, Durban Poison, Dumb and…

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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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Dumb

Back in 2015, Dumb released two EPs, Friendship and Tulips. They were energetic, exciting and marked Dumb as a very exciting prospect for Vancouver music….

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Parquet Courts

Vancouver veterans Defektors opened to a sparse audience. Their sound saluted Emergency Room-era garage punk — heavy drum, endurance guitar riffs, blown-out vocals — but…