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Past Straight Series

Rhye’s Mike Milosh doesn’t want his music to make people angry; he hopes it helps them think about what’s important.
The Canadian supergroup drummed up its Thrash Rock Legacy and more over an energetic, genre-jumping set.
The brilliantly chaotic Thrash Rock Legacy suggests that the men of Mounties live by rules of their own devising.
Lord Huron’s Ben Schneider fictionalizes events from his life in his songs, which can get him in trouble.
Sometimes there’s nowhere to go but up, and this reality isn’t lost on Hollerado singer Menno Versteeg as he reflects on the last time his band played Vancouver.
Pop stardom beckons, but family still comes first for the sisters in the fast-rising L.A. buzz act Haim.
Jessie Ware had her pick of career paths, but the one she chose might lead the U.K. singer to superstardom.
Becky Black and Maya Miller headlined an all-local Straight Series show that saw fans climbing on stage and diving into the crowd.

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About the Straight Series

The Straight Series is the Georgia Straight's annual concert series in Vancouver. With a mission to bring emerging bands to the city, the series has featured the Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Glasvegas, the Head and the Heart, Lights, Kate Nash, Raphael Saadiq, Sia, and Spiritualized.

Straight Series Video

Florence and the Machine perform "Dog Days Are Over" during a Straight Series show at the Commodore Ballroom.