Role Mach

Carl Orff’s political convictions are highly contested. Having composed Carmina Burana during the rise and reign of Nazism in Germany, his orchestral masterpiece remains muddied…

Noble Oak

The energy is alive at Los Cuervos. A sumptuous array of taco toppings are spread out-of-reach from where I chat with Patrick Fiore, a.k.a the…

The Shilohs

Amidst the dimly lit ambience of the Brixton Café, an Atari arcade machine hums and beeps, glasses are repeatedly filled and emptied, and the Shilohs…

The After Midnight EP

It’s a cold yet clear evening in Vancouver as I make my way to Caffé Cittadella, eager to meet the team behind the freshly released…


Sprïng find themselves coming out of the psyche-closet on their new album Celebrations (March 4). An afterbirth of Vancouver’s post-hardcore group the SSRIs, the band…

Smash Boom Pow

They say honesty is the best policy, a policy since adopted by rock and rollers Smash Boom Pow as their mission statement. With this phrase…

Dead Soft

On a quiet night filled with possibility and the unknown, I find myself in the living room of an East Van apartment. Beers are passed…

Open Letters

No punk elitism, no bullshit, Open Letters has a strict all-ages show policy. The band, comprised of bassist Kyle Shields, guitarist Reuben Houweling, and drummer…

Under Review

David Ward

Golden Future Time   (Independent)


Let The Good Times Die   (Perfect Master)


Real Live Action


with Joyce Island
February 11th @ The Media Club


w/ You Won’t


with Cowards, Peace, and Rusalka
February 6 @ The Biltmore Cabaret


w/ Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars, Synthcake, and Selina Koop