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Veteran jazz vocalist "Little" Jimmy Scott has died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 88. The cause of his death has not been released. James Victor Scott was born in Cleveland,...
When it’s suggested that the music of his band, Spirit Animal, doesn’t fit neatly into any current rock ’n’ roll trends, Steve Cooper doesn’t deny it. Reached somewhere on the...
Oh, sure, you could just hang around Vancouver all summer and have a great time. Who would blame you? After all, we’re pretty damn blessed here, what with the beaches and the...
Confession time: I'm a bit of a Star Wars nerd. I say "a bit" because I'm not enough of a nerd to have extensive knowledge of the Expanded Universe, I don't really care who shot...
Hayley Mary has a reputation to live up to, and she doesn’t disappoint when the Straight connects with her via telephone. The Australian singer, frontwoman for Sydney indie-pop...
Like many a young man in love, Joseph Mount followed his heart—and his girlfriend—to Paris. The Devon-born musician has since settled into life in the City of Light, raising his...
Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A....
Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A....
A Real Fine Mess (Independent) According to the band itself, the music of the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer is “the blues the way it was meant to be played”. Depending on how...
River’s Divide (Independent) When a band lists its influences as the Doors, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Rush, the Beatles, and Fleetwood Mac—as River’s Divide does—you can take that a...

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