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Back in 2015, Dumb released two EPs, Friendship and Tulips. They were energetic, exciting and marked Dumb as a very exciting prospect for Vancouver music….

Real Live Action

Parquet Courts

Vancouver veterans Defektors opened to a sparse audience. Their sound saluted Emergency Room-era garage punk — heavy drum, endurance guitar riffs, blown-out vocals — but…



“Between then and now we realized what Beach Church was … It’s fun, but also very spiritual, which is why it’s like a beach but also a church.”


Staff Sound-Off

It’s officially summer. Sunscreen, watermelon, beaches, yada yada yada. Let’s skip to one of the most fun parts of this sun-soaked season: cramming as many…