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The Shilohs

Disjointed, Disillusioned And Back For More

“It’s a big part of your life, basically your entire twenties, to spend with four guys making music. It seemed worth addressing in songs.”

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Deep Blue

Into The Deep

“Deep Blue did not generate the community, but contributes to it by being a place it can move through.”

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Sammy Chien

A Chimerik Interview

“I’m interested in obscurity, ambiguity.”

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Vancouver Mural Fest

Cooling Down The Hot Seat

“Murals have the potential to bring awareness to things that need more of it, and that’s where we see the power of the artform, and we hope to work with people in the community to help do that.”

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Jericho

Brooding Experimental Psychedelia In Funny Hats

“It’s been nice to kind of jump back into things and have them go fairly swimmingly.”

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So I Had An Abortion…

Pro-Choice For Life

“Or, they can see it as something that they’ve never experienced before and it brings new things to light — maybe some compassion.”

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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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Ian William Craig

On The Brink

“I’ve always felt like you should be able to walk into your favourite music, like it’s a place in which you can exist.”