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The Real McKenzies survive piper bomb

The Real McKenzies return to the hometown stage tomorrow (March 7) for their first show in Vancouver for almost a year. And naturally, frontman Paul McKenzie has some stories to tell in a brief call to the Straight, starting with a psychotic episode in Italy. “We’ve been too busy...Continue Reading

Carly Rae Jepsen takes on the Boy Scouts of America

The Pride of Mission is in the news across North America. That's because pop star Carly Rae Jepsen tweeted this morning that she won't perform in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer. "I will have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level...and...Continue Reading

3:01 Pick Me Up: Pissed Jeans

The video for "Bathroom Laughter" by Pennsylvania-based noise punkers Pissed Jeans features an infomercial hosted by an accident-prone presenter. Like, really accident-prone.Continue Reading

Greenback High says "Bombs Away" at the Astoria

Any band that has the bottle to namecheck Stiff Little Fingers in its bio better back that shit up. And in this case, Greenback High does, which I suppose is what you should expect since it’s a kind of legacy fuck-band featuring one D.O.A. drummer (James Hayden) on vocals and another D.O....Continue Reading

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Alcohol or Children

Being a child of a alcoholics and 'raised' in Hell, I firmly believe that people should...

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Photos, drinks and good weirdness @ the...

We lined up early for the same show. Your keen eye noticed the age of my haircut. I noticed your...

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