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Sigh is relatively new in the Vancouver scene, despite being a band made up of veterans: Shelby Vredik plays guitar, Jenn McDermid on drums, Morgan…

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Blessed (album release)

The first thing I noticed as Warm Amps played their first lilting chord was that this show was loud. And no, not just ears-ringing-as-you-step-outside kind…


Summer Park Guide

“We decided to ask some local musicians about the parks closest to their hearts — the results are a hazy collection of industrial backwash, natural serenity, fuzzy feelings, and slow afternoons.”

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Swim Team

Although labeled as ‘punk’ on the Swim Team’s Bandcamp page, that label is far too constraining for the trio’s newest release, Out of the Flood…


Summer Fest Freakout!

Evan Brow, Contributor Then: Sasquatch! Music Festival, 2011, Gorge Amphitheater. I was but a wee high schooler back then. Full of dreams, hope, and Red…


Top Tanning Tunes

Vancouver, it’s time to shed those toques, pack the Goretex away, and bust out the SPF 30. Summer is coming! What would this season be…

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Student Loans Records

The wind was something fierce Saturday night, as the air felt like icicles on my ear lobes walking toward the Astoria for the Student Loans…

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Smith Westerns

After Unknown Mortal Orchestra delivered a set of unconvincing psychedelic rock, the only thing I felt was disappointment in the fact that I missed openers…