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At Rogers Arena on Thursday, November 27 It didn't take long for the Vancouver stop on Usher's UR Experience tour to start feeling like a greatest-hits show. Clad in a black biker...
Pete Dougherty is a true musician, but he doesn’t let that stand in his way. Everything the Brooklyn-based producer touches has a sheen of well-honed craftsmanship, whether it’s...
The frontwoman for Toronto indie-pop darlings Alvvays talks about her family a lot, mostly because media outlets like the Straight persist in asking her about it. Cape Breton–born...
Has pop culture passed its maximum capacity for gluteus maximus? For a few months it seemed as if, when it came to fascination with the female backside, the public's appetite was...
A video titled "Sturmgruppe 2013 Reel" has been the buzz of the Internet since its posting to YouTube on Wednesday night. And not the good kind of buzz. The video, apparently a...
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...

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