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Tommy Tone

A salad entrée resting two chairs down. To the left Tommy Tone wriggling through the opening of a chair on a small stage. A couple…

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Self Help presents

“Nice. It’s finally here.” You board the bus and take a seat. Twenty minutes later you exit the bus and continue walking through a public…

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Ben Bradley

In 1871, the Confederation of Canada amalgamated its seventh province. British Columbia — unceded indigenous territory of coastal and mountainous regions — joined Canada East…

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Geoff Dembicki

Using his chapters to join eight journalistic vignettes,Geoff Dembicki connects climate change action with the need for systematic change. He breaks down discrete instances, such…

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“Coyotes,” a buried B-side on Summery, begins with a dissonant major chord chiming beneath distant sirens and the howling of animals. Depicting backyard coyotes under…

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Shrouded Amps

Density is a ratio of a substance’s mass and volume — a way of equating the concentration of matter within a space. It is as…


Prairie Cat Is Cary Pratt

“I would still be making the same record, working in those parameters,” testifies Cary Pratt, speaking to the shift his upcoming Prairie Cat album represents. As we converse, the café speakers blare doo-wop and soul music — the essential canon of pop music.

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Easy Money

Bands live and then bands die. That’s what happens sometimes. Countless hours are spent toiling away in a jam space until time is up. Recordings…