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At Venue on Saturday, November 22 How’s this for a concept? Take all of your favourite pop hits, then add hyperactive jazz drums, flowery R & B vocal runs, and bass-slapping...
At the Commodore Ballroom on Monday, November 17 In promotional materials, FKA twigs has a tendency to make herself look like something other than human. Her neck was unnaturally...
Foo FightersSonic Highways (Roswell/RCA) Foo Fighters’ eighth album is presented as a road map of American music, with each of the eight tracks on Sonic Highways recorded in a...
Neil YoungStorytone (Reprise) Neil Young can write a spellbinding song with just acoustic guitar, so does he really need a 92-piece orchestra to get his message across? Based on...
Classic local garage rockers the Enigmas are back again. Following a DVD release party in January, the ‘80-vintage band is reconvening for a gig at the Imperial on Saturday (...
Thee ManipulatorsSimian Again (Neptoon) If it feels like a while since you heard from Thee Manipulators, then it’s not just your imagination. It’s been several years since they...
Ken JenningsShe’s My Rushmore (Kingfisher Bluez) Ken Jennings isn’t the name of a solo artist. Rather, it’s a pop-punk band from Langley, which presumably takes its moniker from...
Nat JayAll I Think When I Wake Up (Independent) As we Vancouverites brace ourselves for a winter inevitably filled with chilly drizzle, we can find a lot to relate to in Nat Jay’s...
The four members of Real Ponchos grew up in Vancouver, but their hearts belong in the country. Everything about the band, from its twangy tunes to its naturalistic album covers to...
Tennis was never intended for mass consumption. The band’s 2011 debut, Cape Dory, was composed as a way for the husband-and-wife duo of Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards) and...

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