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When chatting with country-music legend Emmylou Harris, even the most seasoned interviewer can get a little nervous. The preternaturally beautiful singer-songwriter exudes such a...
Frog Eyes At the Media Club on Sunday, June 29 How do you solve a problem like Frog Eyes? Critically lauded by all the right publications, adored by the tastemaking armies of...
When talking to a musician from Newfoundland, there are certain things that, fair or not, a West Coaster can expect: a lightning-fast patois delivered with old-world inflections;...
The indie-rock scene in Vancouver can sometimes seem like an insular little world, constantly cannibalizing its bands to make new ones. Lord Beginner is a classic example of this...
Black Mountain. At the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, April 5 One of the most intriguing parts of the otherwise unbearable Madonna documentary Truth or Dare (which follows the...
In the “funny because it’s true” department, Elias singer-guitarist Brian Healy gets big laughs when he announces that “Coldplay are, like, the new Phil Collins.” Healy, along...
If you fell in love with the songs on 2007’s Go Ghetto Tiger, the eponymous debut from the Vancouver trio composed of MarQuo Blacquiere, Jason “Super J” Urquhart, and Skoty B, you...
Lullabys for Crybabies (Independent) Although not yet commercially available, Lullabys for Crybabies, a six-song EP from Chris Smith, is already generating buzz. The...
Tintype (Mint) If you’ve checked out the reviews of blues-rockers the Pack A.D., you’ve likely noticed a slew of praise, with critics noting that the two women are a “not-so-...
Raine Maida is a man who inspires mixed emotions. On one hand, he and his Toronto-based band, Our Lady Peace, have had million-selling albums both at home and abroad. On the other...

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