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Tim the Mute

When I walked into Red Gate for Tim The Mute’s album release show, I found myself entering into the dreamy atmosphere that Babe Corner had…

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Wallgrin

More than one music scene descended on Wallgrin’s Bird/Alien release show. Much of the crowd had been anticipating the album for more than two years,…

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Belle & Sebastian

I got to the Vogue at 8:45 PM, with plenty of time to spare before the show’s 9:00 PM start. But as I approached the…

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Sled Island: Three Discoveries

Sled Island is a time of discovery. Over the years, I’ve found that the best experiences at the annual music and arts festival in Calgary…

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Sled Island: Mint Records Showcase

You know a show is certainly going to be something when you start the afternoon holding your camera bag under bathroom hairdryer in the basement…

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Sam Tudor

Photograph Courtesy of Ray Maichin for The Permanent Rain Press   Sam Tudor and band came home to a rapt audience. The final show of their…

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Frog Eyes

China Cloud is hot and cramped, as if it could be any other way for Frog Eyes’ final Vancouver show. I move a tealight candle…

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Uncle Janes: Crystal Queer Comedy

Uncle Janes: Crystal Queer Comedy is a brand-new improv show co-produced by Jill Lockley with Blind Tiger Comedy, featuring a fully queer-identifying ensemble of improvisers,…