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South Country Fair #31

Folk photographer Luis Busca spent a July weekend at South Country Fair 2017, following in the wake of local folk royalty Gillian Moranz and her work…

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Campbell Bay Music Festival

Like any music festival, you have to find your groove before you can settle yourself into the ebb and flow of festival community. Campbell Bay…

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Fleece

An early show time often calls for a smaller crowd, and as the first bands set up at the Fox Cabaret, it seemed as though…

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Marbled Eye

When Vancouver locals Tough Customer ended their set, the band clustered together on stage in fits of laughter. Kat grabbed the mic and addressed the…

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Mount Kimbie

I get to the Imperial too early, and it is already hot. Red lighting and smoke machine haze give the venue a steam room vibe…

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Music Waste 2017

Over the last few years in Vancouver, we’ve watched more venues shut down than we have found new ones opening up. Because of this, what…

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Douse

From floor to ceiling, every surface of Stylus Records was cluttered with some arcane artifact, rock poster, or handmade chair. I began the night standing…