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Music Waste 2017 pt. 1

At 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, the front door of Toast Collective was locked and the windows were boarded up. Confident that a Music…

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TOPS

White Poppy was the originally scheduled opener for TOPS on November 21 at the Biltmore Cabaret, but due to a last-minute cancellation, we were treated…

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Broncho

On November 14 at The Cobalt, Los Angeles-based Pearl Charles got off to a late start for a sparse crowd. Still, in the course of…

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Next Music From Tokyo, Vol. 7

Every year, the same too-weird-to-be-true story makes the rounds just before, and then hyperbolically during, the annual event that is Next Music From Tokyo. The…

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Seoul

On May 5 at the Media Club, a select few concertgoers sacrificed a night with New Kids on the Block at Rogers Arena in favour…

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TOPS

When the population density suddenly spiked before TOPS’ set at the Biltmore on February 27, I worried that people had been drawn in by a…

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Ariel Pink

On February 11 at The Rickshaw, Ariel Pink’s first words to his eager crowd were, “Where’s the smoke?” Whether his goal was to obscure our…

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Yukon Blonde

On January 15, The Biltmore celebrated its seventh birthday with the sounds of Victoria-based Fountain and local favourite Yukon Blonde. Peeking out from behind an…

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Is This A Joke?

Dino Archie debuted his comedy showcase “Is This a Joke?” on Wednesday, November 19 at Vancouver’s beloved Electric Owl. Before deking around the mic to…

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On July 6, a modest sized crowd of Vancouverites experienced the Electric Owl’s latest weekly event, Under the Spell Sundays. For the night’s maiden voyage,…