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What’s in Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and, most importantly, what’s sitting beside the...
It’s hard to tell what Avi Zahner-Isenberg is more excited about when he’s reached in Hawthorne, California: the music royalty of the town that he finds himself in, or the company...
The best way to get a handle on how Joyce Manor approaches its records is to listen to singer Barry Johnson ruminate on what makes a lasting friendship. Reached at Six Flags Magic...
Having branched out of both Animal Collective and his solo career, Dave Portner has been thinking about striking another goal off his do-before-you-die list. The problem is that...
Starring Jim Caviezel. Rated PG. Vince Lombardi was, evidently, completely full of shit. Get past the bone-cracking, cartilage-crunching, glorious gridiron violence and there’s a...
There’s no point coming back from the dead if your sole motivation is a paycheque. As one of the few who subscribe to that theory, singer Greg Dulli didn’t put ’90s alt greats the...
By the standards of most people who aspire to do something creative as a job, the Los Angeles artist officially known as El May has spent her adult years living the dream. Her...
Figuring out what’s fact and what’s fiction can be tricky when it comes to the work of How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. The singer has stated that no one can hope to know him...
Joan Jett’s finest moment—the one that sums up everything about how insanely great she is—doesn’t tend to get a lot of play once you go beyond the hard-core faithful. For those...
The high-priced talent is all fine and dandy, but the folks onstage are only half the show when you’re at something like the Squamish Valley Music Festival. Odds are you’ve been...

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