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.
Beyoncé's making news today not just because of swirling pregnancy speculation (who caaaaaaaaaaaares?) but because she cancelled her May 14 show in Antwerp, Belgium.
In a note posted online to her "dearest" fans, Mrs. Jay-Z said she'd never cancelled a show before and it was incredibly difficult for her to not show up.
(It's so hard to be adored.)
According to reports, Bey got a note from her doctor excusing her from class the show.
But, because I'm a quibbler, I must point out her "apology" is Grade-A bullshit.
Leading up to the June 11 release of its latest LP, The Wack Album, everyone's favourite fake-rap trio, the Lonely Island, will be releasing a new song or video on what it has dubbed "Wack Wednesdays".
This week, the boys confess to some very, very icky youthful indiscretions on "I Fucked My Aunt". Then T-Pain checks in, pondering his own relationship with his aunt and whether it counts as incest or not. You be the judge.
Needless to say, the following is extremely NSFW. It is also highly grody.
Live Nation has announced that Los Angeles-based rock group Buckcherry will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, June 28, in support of its latest album, Confessions.
The multi-platinum selling band--consisting of Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), and Xavier Muriel (drums)--is known for its hit singles "Crazy Bitch", "Sorry", and "Lit Up".
Fresh from touring with Kid Rock, Buckcherry is currently embarking on a North American festival circuit and performing various headlining dates.
I think it was at the end of this song that a colleague turned to me and gasped, "How do you do that and not sound wanky?"
Here's your chance to ponder the same apparently impossible contradiction with a clip from Richard Thompson's sold-out show at the Rio Theatre on Saturday (May 11).
There isn't much to add.
At 64-years-old, the Brit singer-songwriter—probably on something of a new wave of discovery thanks to bands like Fleet Foxes—hasn't lost any of his power to move or amaze. While a good portion of Saturday's show was drawn from new album, Electric, it was great to hear what his Electric Trio made of older numbers like "Al Bowlly's in Heaven" or "Shoot Out the Lights".