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Johnny Fay is excited about playing some of the West Coast’s fine legion halls when the Stellar Band of Neighbours hits the road this week. The Tragically Hip drummer joins former...
For most musicians, touring Canada means boredom, sleep deprivation, bitch fights, and ill health. For Bonnie Ste-Croix, it’s an opportunity to pile a “logistical nightmare” on...
Kit “Stymee” Stovepipe fell in love with early-20th-century American jug-band music after dabbling in Swedish metal and crusty punk. And who among us hasn’t done that? “It...
There’s been a little less free entertainment in town for the last month. Power busker D. B. Buxton took his other-dimensional blues-and-soul affair on a solo tour across Canada...
Most likely, Kinky Friedman is the only Biltmore Cabaret headliner who ever went mano-a-mano with George W. Bush. In a call to the Straight from his ranch outside San Antonio, the...
After a hugely successful launch last year, the SHOREfest concert series gears up again this week. Presented by Shore 104.3 FM, the concert series preludes each night of the 20th...
There was a strong Vancouver connection when Tool played at Rogers Arena on July 9. Opening band Rajas is fronted by guitarist-vocalist Ben Sherazi, who spent a large part of the...
You’ll probably run into the Mile Long Jam if you happen to be strolling around Mount Pleasant on Saturday afternoon (July 17). Artist Darren Onyskiw conceived the idea to...
The Grapes of Wrath reunite for a performance at the Surrey Fusion Festival on Sunday (July 18), when they’ll join Blackberry Wood and bhangra superstar Lehmber Hussainpuri, among...
Local band 22nd Century might be off to Mumbai’s Independence Rock XXV Festival in August. The group was one of the three finalists in Supernova.com’s Band on the Run to India...

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