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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…

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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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Foxygen

The Reptaliens had already begun when I stepped into the Rickshaw. They were wooing folks out of theatre seats and towards the stage, a rarity…

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Kikagaku Moyo

How do you review a show when you were moshing for half of it? I’ll try to pull apart the experience from the torrents of…