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Mac DeMarco is known for his vulgar on-stage shenanigans, a reputation that’s fuelled in part by an infamous 2012 incident in which the songwriter hung from the rafters of a...
At the Rickshaw Theatre on Thursday, June 12 The last couple of times Destroyer played a hometown show, frontman Dan Bejar was flanked by a large ensemble, which helped him to re-...
Quack (Fool’s Gold) In 2010, Duck Sauce scored a gimmicky hit with their undeniably silly and insanely catchy single “Barbra Streisand”, which landed on the charts and was even...
At Fortune Sound Club on Friday, May 30 To put it mildly, BESTiE isn't for everyone. The Vancouver four-piece self-describes its music as "post wave, posi-core, tropi-vibes, emoji...
Holy Shades of Night (Independent) Although local ensemble Role Mach is sometimes known for its sprawling, horn-filled jams, the five songs that make up Holy Shades of Night all...
This Way Up (Independent) As Jack Johnson continues to prove with each chart-topping album, there’s a consistent market for songwriters with acoustic guitars strapped to their...
Palace of Cold (Boat Dreams From the Hill) Chris Van Der Laan plays in a dizzyingly diverse array of bands, including (but not limited to) stoner-rap collective Too High Crew,...
Korean Gut broke up in 2012, but the local surf-punk four-piece returns for a farewell show at the Cobalt on Friday (May 30). This gig will double as a release party for a two-...
Too High Crew/Rap Goofz/Forgetful JonesAt the Astoria on Friday, May 16 Too High Crew have gotten a hell of a lot of mileage out of jokes about sex and weed. Since 2011, the local...
Days of Abandon (Yebo) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart was once synonymous with scrappy DIY fuzz, but over the course of three LPs, the Brooklyn band has transformed into a...

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