Admit it: more often than you care to admit, you find yourself standing in front of full-length mirror, greased and semi-naked, staring at your ass. Perhaps you're even the kind of person who takes picture of your own ass, and then, like a dirty birdy, posts those pictures to NSFW Tumblr, Instagram, and Reddit accounts.
You know what? It's time to stop. Why bother sharing your ass with a world where the competition includes the likes of Rihanna? Like you, Rihanna seems to like taking pictures or her ass. She also doesn't mind sharing those pictures with the world, if only temporarily.
If you're a fan of old rock music you've probably already heard that Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for legendary American band the Doors, died yesterday from cancer at the age of 74.
I wasn't a hardcore Doors freak, but I did enjoy a lot of their songs. I mean, what's not to like about "L.A. Woman", "Love Her Madly", "Light My Fire", "Break On Through (To the Other Side)", "People Are Strange", and "Riders on the Storm"?
First we got the sad news yesterday that former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek had died from cancer at the age of 74.
Now comes word that bassist Trevor Bolder, former member of David Bowie's amazing backup band the Spiders from Mars, has succumbed to the Big C at only 62.
Bolder is best known for his work, alongside guitar legend Mick Ronson and drummer Woody Woodmansey, on the iconic '70s Bowie albums Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, and--with Aynsley Dunbar replacing Woodmansey--Pin Ups.
Some of B.C.’s hottest indie bands return to New Westminster for Uptown Live 2013, a free music and arts street festival taking place Saturday (May 25) from 1 to 7 p.m.
Presented by Royal City Centre and Westminster Centre, Uptown Live kicks off outside the Uptown shopping district (6th Avenue at 6th Street) after the Key West Ford Hyack International Parade. Three performance stages will showcase bands, such as the Boom Booms, Good for Grapes, Bend Sinister, the Belle Game, the Shilohs, Buckman Coe, and New Westminster’s own Warren Dean Flandez.
Along with live music, the festival will also feature a BMX bike demonstration, food trucks, and a family fun zone.
You know when you’re flipping through crate after crate of rare vinyl and you find yourself craving a gourmet hot dog made from secret ingredients including, possibly, jalapenos? Well, Robert Privett’s got you covered.
For the seventh Main Street Vinyl Fair, organizer Privett has teamed up with wiener king DougieDog to produce the Vintage Vinyl Dog—available for the two days only this weekend (May 18-19) when the Vinyl Fair takes over the Cambrian Hall on East 17th Avenue.
We'll leave off the preamble this time around because we're busy working. Working for the weekend, as it were. And we'll probably be working on the weekend as well, but c'est la vie.
Anyhow, it's the Victoria Day long weekend, with all the long border waits and pissing rain that entails. Rather than hitting the highway with everyone else, you're better off staying at home and cranking the Loverboy. (Skip the first couple of minutes of this, unless you want several spurious explanations of the album title Get Lucky.)
The subject of a music feature this week, Vancouver's own Gold & Youth serve up something dark and stylish in the video for the song "Jewel".
The clip was directed by Natalie Rae Robison and was produced by The Lab magazine. It doubles as a fashion video, showcasing clothing by MARKOOF. No, I don't know what MARKOOF is either, but that's what it said in the credits.
There are many perks to being a celebrity, including (but hardly limited to) fat paycheques, VIP treatment at all restaurants, and never having to fly with the common rabble on long-haul domestic flights. The best thing of all though is the drugs.
When you are rich and famous, you don't have to settle for Hastings and Main coke that's been cut with baking soda, horse laxatives, and unwashed dirt: you have a pipeline to the good shit.
All this brings us to one Jared Leto. Far be it from us to suggest that the actor-cum-rockstar is not only on something, but on something good. Actually, let's go ahead and make that case, because it at least explains some of his delusional tendencies.
Vancouver-based rock band We Are The City will play an all-ages show at the Vogue Theatre on Thursday, July 4, in support of its upcoming sophomore album, Violent.
Consisting of high school friends Cayne McKenzie (vocals/keyboards), Andrew Huculiak (drums), and David Menzel (guitar), the group has undergone both personal and musical change since 2009's In a Quiet World , undergoing lineup alterations, relocating from Kelowna to Victoria to Vancouver, and painstakingly honing its sound.
Produced by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, the Zolas, Hey Ocean!), Violent promises to be an album full of contrasts with soaring highs and hushed comedowns.