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Holy Hum

Part three of Soft Cedar, an ‘unconventional’ series of concerts organized by The Cultch, was Holy Hum and Hello Blue Roses at the historic York…

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Levitation Part 2

Day two kicked off with Burger Records four-piece Cherry Glazerr. The small crowd was rapt as they ripped through a set that was equally ‘90s…

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Levitation Day 1

I was apprehensive to say the least. After attending Levitation last year I had high hopes of the whimsical outdoors, the silk tents, and the…

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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…

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Music Waste, Friday

On Friday, June 5, I had the privilege of doing a whirlwind tour of the Music Waste venues around Vancouver. Like a kid in a…

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Mudhoney

It’s been 26 years since Mudhoney defined Seattle grunge with “Touch Me I’m Sick.” The dirty distortion on both the track and their debut, Superfuzz Bigmuff, inaugurated…

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Sonic Avenues

“Are you waiting for someone?” The man at the table near me wondered why I’d been sitting alone at the back of the Cobalt for…

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PUP

With its atmospheric red lights, ruby coloured theatre curtains, symmetrical wall patterns, and haunted lounge décor, stepping into the Fox Cabaret feels eerily akin to…

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Destroyer

A night of dynamic solo sets at The Rickshaw began with Carey Mercer’s project, Blackout Beach. Below the watch of red backlighting, he looped drum…