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Two weeks ago, this column reported that a group of local musicians was heading to Toronto to play in the annual Exclaim! Hockey Summit. Well, the Vancouver Flying Vees have...
Once a predominantly African-American form of expression, hip-hop has taken root around the world, becoming a dominating part of pop culture from Halifax to Hanoi. Vancouver-...
When the Straight catches up with Shivaree's Ambrosia Parsley, she's home in New York after three-and-a-half weeks spent swanning about Europe on a promotional tour with her...
Armed with a new member and a new album, Hot Hot Heat prepares to take it to the next floor Looking for a little rock 'n' roll scandal? A tale of bitter infighting told...
To many independent artists, radio seems like a non-issue: no one's going to play your music anyway, so why even bother sending it out to stations? Well, mainstream...
Dandi Wind has left Vancouver. Visitors to www.dandi wind.com/ are greeted with the message "ADIOS VANCOUVER!!!!!!!" and an announcement that the music and performance-art...
It's unlikely anyone will listen to Ambulance Ltd's debut album, LP, and accuse the New York-based quartet of being predictable. The disc starts with an instrumental, "Yoga...
Music Waste is a go again this year. The underground-music festival will be taking place May 19 to 22 and, according to the official Web site (www.musicwaste.ca/), is still...
If the Magneta Lane story is anything to go by, the Toronto tastemakers who run Paper Bag Records have an ear for developing talent. When it signed with the label, the young...
If you've heard anything at all about the latest Low album, The Great Destroyer, you've no doubt heard that this is the Duluth, Minnesota-based trio's "rock" record, the one...

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