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Kim Gray

Feeling New Again

“I wanted to write these lovey, poppy songs, and I knew they needed their own entity.”

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Khatsahlano Festival

Currently, the property standing at 1982 West 4th Avenue is listed for sale. The storefront is better known as Zulu Records and it – one…

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Sled Island 2015, Pt. 1

The ten-hour drive to Sled Island was a delightful one, considering I had a mystery bowl from the Tiki lounge the night before and packed…

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The Pretty’s

Garage rock has been revived once more, even if it never really went away. Decades ago, when electric guitars began falling into the hands of…

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Kim Gray

Trevor Kim Gray, the lead singer/guitarist of Vancouver trio Skinny Kids, has gone solo with his debut EP, Backseat Bingo. Backseat Bingo mellows out his…

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Skinny Kids

There is much to like about Skinny Kids’ new EP, Strangers. From its nostalgic hat tip to ‘60s psychedelia to the Marc Bolan-esque drawl of…

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Shimmering Stars

Just south of the Georgia Viaduct lies the Electric Owl, a venue complete with exposed brick walls, moderately priced beer, and, by some miracle, a…

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Vancouver's Waste-Makers

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in mid-April, I arrived at the Strathcona store-front apartment of Mark Richardson, one of the main Music Waste festival organizers,…

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Skinny Kids

“A good time. Or just a feeling. Anything to cheer somebody up or make them feel better and take their mind off it.” That’s Nick…

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Shindig Semi Finals #1

Before I was even inside the Railway Club to take in the first round of the Shindig semi-finals, I was sure of one thing: I…