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This summer, we have a few more reasons to be thankful to be living in Vancouver. We’re on the other side of the world from Ukraine and Syria, where they still haven’t figured out...
Two of Tough Age’s members—singer Jarrett Samson and guitarist Penny Clark—will soon be moving to Toronto, but that doesn’t mean the power-pop band is finished. With bassist...
With all due respect to the classy people of our increasingly cosmopolitan city, Young Liars’ Tidal Wave sounds almost too sophisticated and urbane to be a product of Vancouver....
Let’s go ahead and call it a comeback. Interpol never actually broke up, but the New York–based band did take a hiatus after the tour in support of its self-titled fourth album....
At Malkin Bowl on Sunday, September 7 The Straight's music section gets a lot of flak from readers who don't understand how journalism works. The whingers want to know why we...
At Fortune Sound Club on Friday, August 29 Although SZA hasn't had much mainstream success to date, it's hard to think of an artist whose music seems more calculated to get...
Love her or hate her, you've got to agree that Miley Cyrus, pop provocateur par excellence, is unpredictable. You just never know what the former Hannah Montana star is going to...
People with good taste generally wish the whole Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon would just go away; not because there is anything inherently wrong with erotic fiction in general...
Bill Durst was a member of the 1970s London, Ontario rock outfit Thundermug (remember "Africa"?), and in recent years he has made a pretty solid career for himself as a guitar-...
Ivan Howard is an avid surfer but, despite living a 90-minute drive from some prime Oregon Coast surfing spots, he hasn’t been on a board since he moved to Portland a couple of...

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