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At Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 30 A few songs into Kings of Leon’s headlining performance at Rogers Arena, frontman Caleb Followill told the crowd, “I think we should all bring...
When Islands leader Nicholas Thorburn answers the Straight’s phone call, the songwriter is concerned for his safety. He and his bandmates are driving down a Manitoba highway en...
“I was really writing to save my life,” explains Against Me! singer-guitarist Laura Jane Grace when discussing the band’s newest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues.She’s referring...
Dan Mangan already has a record deal with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts, but now he’s running a label of his very own. His newly launched Madic Records imprint will operate under...
On the fence outside of the East Vancouver house in which the four members of Sprïng all live, a small laminated sign advertises the Mt. Pleasant Music Teachers Co-op. It promises...
Role MachTravels in the Interior Districts (Independent) Role Mach has been a feature of Vancouver’s live scene for several years, but the many-membered ensemble only has a...
DralmsCrushed Pleats (Boompa) Local songwriter Christopher Smith previously released a couple of LPs under his own name, but he now leads the four-piece Dralms. The frontman is...
St. VincentSt. Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic) St. Vincent leader Annie Clark can shred the hell out of a six-string, and it would be thrilling to hear her cut loose over stripped-...
At Rogers Arena on Monday, February 10 Even though we’re only a month and a bit into 2014, Imagine Dragons has performed at the Grammy Awards and appeared as the musical guest on...
Penitent Ben & the Petty Crimes (Big Smoke) Penitent Ben & the Petty Crimes’ self-titled debut EP frequently finds the outfit embracing a raw, rootsy style that’s centred...

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