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There’s a strong case to be made that Robert Francis isn’t the kind to turn tail and slink away after things have gotten a little hairy. Take, for example, what the L.A.–based...
If Casey Dienel has learned anything during her existence on Earth, it’s that sometimes you need to trust the voices within. Take, for example, her decision to leave Portland a...
The past year has brought a lot of important firsts for the artist on the rise known as Banks, with Vancouver being ground zero for some great memories. The Los Angeles–based...
At the Biltmore Cabaret on Saturday, October 4 Let no one suggest the men of Merchandise weren’t trying, even after it became obvious that the battle was being lost. The Tampa Bay...
Let’s face it—no one enjoys having to sit through the singing of the national anthem. Hands up if you doubly resent having to do Mark Donnelly’s job for him every time you spring...
On the grill Joe Keithley Who are you  I went to SFU with the view of becoming a civil rights lawyer but in early '77 I fell into the cultural storm that became punk rock and that...
For an unbiased perspective on how Nas’s 1994 debut album Illmatic changed the rap game, don’t bother looking up the original reviews in The Source or the flood of think pieces...
Revolution Harmony“Hello” (Independent) The Vancouver-based activist known as Revolution Harmony certainly runs with some major-league talent. His debut single last year found him...
Old Man StrengthOld Man Strength (Pankratium) The Xeroxed flier enclosed with Old Man Strength’s self-titled vinyl 7-inch proudly trumpets the band as proponents of old-school...
Sometimes it takes a while for everything to come together, as it has for Portland’s Red Fang. The members of the veteran sludge-metal crew are well past the point where they’re...

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