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Devours Tape Release

Showing up to the Astoria early and alone, here was no one there to hide behind. The crowd that would later arrive hadn’t yet, but…

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Radiator Hospital

There are bands that you could take home to meet your mother. I can imagine it now: Radiator Hospital, alimony and Tim The Mute would…


PRISM International

“Writing can allow you to inhabit an entirely different reality and perspective. It sounds so cliché, but that helps strengthen our ability to empathise and give us the experience of empathy, and I think that empathy is an important part of radical thinking and living and writing.”

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Levitation Day 1

I was apprehensive to say the least. After attending Levitation last year I had high hopes of the whimsical outdoors, the silk tents, and the…

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Music Waste Fest Part 1

Setting an exciting DIY, local, and generally good vibed precedent for the rest of the festival, day one of Music Waste at Fortune Sound Club…

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Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars

The release party of Spring Myths celebrated eleven days of hard work, Sun Ra and Cowan’s birthday, and the three quarter completion of Cowan’s seasonal…



“It sucks that all those amazing independent venues in people’s basements are just gone now. It feels like Toronto with all those new venues moving in.”

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Going to an early show at the Cobalt is confusing. When getting there two minutes before the first band is supposed to go on, and…


Sur Une Plage

“It’s called the balloon factory because the landlord says that’s what it was before, but no one believes him. No one believes him for a second that there was actually a balloon factory in a sketchy basement in east Vancouver.”


Neu Balance

Best enjoyed while lying on the floor next to speakers and a subwoofer set to max, Neu Balance’s Rubber Sole is a record ideal for…