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It’s a few months behind schedule, but the old Richard’s on Richards owners are finally set to reopen their new club, 560, at 560 Seymour Street. Dick’s on Dicks closed on July 19...
You’ve probably seen D. B. Buxton outside the Commodore and other venues, pounding on a stomp board, slashing at a rectangular Gretsch “Big B” guitar, and belting out super-fried...
Now that the jockocracy has finished having its way in Vancouver and Whistler, it’s time for an Olympic recap from the only voice that matters—Nardwuar. The Human Serviette has...
Anybody tuning in to see local wonder boy Dan Mangan on the Today Show on February 26 was outta luck, sadly. “We get the Washington feed of NBC,” Mangan told the Straight. “There...
Since October, Murmur Films has been running a series of Web shorts called Behind the Rock, with the most recent installment covering a November 28 benefit show at the Rickshaw...
Joanna Newsom Have One On Me (Drag City) Joanna Newsom is an admirable—and, indeed, extraordinary—talent, provided you can get past the magical-pixie quality of her voice. Many...
Cindy Crawford waltzed in once, but Sebastien Lagors reckons that Lou Reed is now the most impressive diner he’s seen at Chambar. But that’s probably because the notoriously...
City officials have levelled another blow at pesky kids and their damn jungle music. A popular jam space at 314 West Hastings Street has been closed after a visit from Vancouver’...
Upon launching his memoir Confessions of a Local Celebrity a year ago, Mike Soret told the Straight that he didn’t plan to play under the name of his old band the Molestics again...
The Biltmore Cabaret has put together a nice palate-cleanser, if you're suffering from Olympic burnout (and aren't you?). On Sunday (February 21), the near-legendary Carolyn Mark...

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