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Leighton Meester wants to talk about Chanukah. No, not the sacred festival of lights, but the sidesplitting song Adam Sandler wrote “for all those nice little Jewish kids”. “...
If this were about top songs, I’d be the laughingstock of the Straight’s music department. Not only would Britney Spears be getting a shout-out, so would Rihanna and Drake. For...
Courtney Love’s ta-tas are back in the news this week. It seems a Hole concert in Sao Paulo was all it took for the 47-year-old to peel off her over the shoulder boulder holders...
If you are a MuchMusic darling looking for a hip overhaul, getting Holy Fuck to guest on your new record is a good place to start. With a name too profane for TV and a sound too...
Slow Learners (Scum Buzz) Playing East Van dive bars and Main Street’s Antisocial skate shop, Slow Leaners has managed to whip up considerable buzz among the PBR-swilling...
When Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard got hitched to Zooey Deschanel in 2009, his bandmates saddled up for a lifetime of dodging questions about the She & Him...
It’s only been a few months since the Cave Singers’ frontman, Pete Quirk, was forced to trade in his tour bus for a tiny hospital room, but he’s already making light of the...
There are a bevy of standout tracks on Timber Timbre’s latest album, Creep On Creepin’ On, but don’t expect to immediately recognize them when the trio performs at the Vogue next...
Mellow Drama (Light Organ Records) There have been rumblings about Louise Burns’s debut ever since the local singer-songwriter popped back up on the musical landscape as a...
You might come to Rain City Chronicles to hear tales recounted on-stage, but cofounders Lizzy Karp and Karen Pinchin insist it’s actually the anecdotes exchanged off-stage that...

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