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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...
By all accounts, Drew Burns never got misty-eyed or nostalgic about the Commodore Ballroom from the time he stopped running it in 1996 to his death on September 27. His refusal to...
At Venue on Saturday, September 28 It was the first time for Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, but she seemed to have a pretty good idea what she was doing. For her inaugural dalliance with...
Vancouver entertainment legend Drew Burns has died. While there are no details beyond his passing suddenly Saturday in his apartment, the former Commodore owner’s Facebook page...

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