Features

Summer Park Guide

“We decided to ask some local musicians about the parks closest to their hearts — the results are a hazy collection of industrial backwash, natural serenity, fuzzy feelings, and slow afternoons.”

Real Live Action

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…

Under Review

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….

Real Live Action

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…

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Dumb

No More Dumb Puns

“Between then and now we realized what Beach Church was … It’s fun, but also very spiritual, which is why it’s like a beach but also a church.”