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At first glance, the Imperial seemed like an odd venue to host a legendary punk band. It’s a far cry from a grimy dive bar…

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Photo Essay: Ivory Towers

You have chosen to look into your own reflection. You immediately turn to stone and fall to the ground. You sit for centuries gathering moss,…

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Tough Age

In case you thought the Vancouver punk scene was dead, Mint and Deranged Records proved that it is alive and well. On March 18, the…

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Hunter Gather

“Welcome to my humble abode,” uttered Ridley Bishop, taking to the stage as the first act of the evening — the venue did at times…

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Why?

Arriving at VENUE at 7:30pm, I was surprised to see a nearly empty room. It was Saturday night, and it was to be an early…

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Princess Nokia

The show began with Horsepowar and Homeboy Jules on stage. Although I hadn’t heard of them before, I instantly knew they were going to bring…

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Jokes Please!

I know some people who feel iffy about going to stand-up shows. They might’ve seen one too many comics bomb for comfort — or maybe…