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Last March, Vancouver filmmaker Murray Wasylnuk told the Straight that he’d started work on a documentary about “Redheads”, that strange breed of people with an unhealthy passion...
Top Concerts Grinderman At the Commodore Ballroom on November 26 Making his first local appearance since some fuckwit pelted him with a shoe at the ’94 edition of...
Think of a radio tuned halfway between Animotion’s “Obsession” and a station playing nothing but poorly recorded Joy Division bootlegs: that’s what John Maus sounds like. Or...
Jeffrey McCloy wants to help you “look better than your friends and your enemies” with his new tailoring, garment repair, and alteration business, Ready Steady Sew. The...
Vancouver label Northern Electric celebrates six years of tasty and eccentric releases with a gallery show of “archives, posters, and weirdness” at Chapel Arts, opening tonight (...
Adrian Mack While Manic Street Preachers bemoan “a billion lies becoming the truth” in a song from one of my favourite albums this year, a former hacker is hounded by...
This is the dweebiest story to come out of Vancouver all year. Released in September, Mark Haney’s album Aim for the Roses tells the story of Canadian daredevil Ken Carter’s ill-...
Vancouver-based actor-songstress Karly Warkentin is walking across Swaziland in June 2011. She joins another 30 people in the Steps Over Swaziland campaign, teaching sustainable...
Boogie monsters Lions in the Street might be considered prophets without honour in their own hometown—if you happen to be a radio programmer, at least—but they have well-placed...
It all started with a rodeo dance in Clinton, B.C. The Legendary Hearts had gathered at Barney Bentall’s Cariboo ranch to work up a set of country covers “for the old-timers to...

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