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Fittingly, Dave Gowans is hunkered down in Northern B.C. when the Georgia Straight tracks him down to talk about the new Buttless Chaps album, Where Night Holds Light. The...
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino) The brilliance of the British music industry is that it eliminates all guesswork about who will become bigger than God...
Coldplay isn't the only high-profile major-label act with a thing for Vancouver's Black Mountain. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne admits that his band has developed a bit...
The Greatest (Matador) The advance word on Cat Power's seventh album was that singer-songwriter Chan Marshall had managed the impossible by making indie rock sound sexy....
Because she's been around long enough to remember when Sonic Youth was a baby band, Jarboe doesn't lack for stories. But when the former member of Big Apple noise legends the...
We know what you're thinking: after a month as waterlogged as January, it's hard to get enthusiastic about anything cold and wet. But the next time you're out at the clubs,...
Three decades ago, the area immediately around Gastown's Blarney Stone was as close as you could get in Vancouver to Ireland's fabled Temple Bar district without stepping onto...
If the Blood Brothers were calculating businessmen, they'd be at a point in their careers where they're ready to cash in. The frothing, twin-vocalist attack they pioneered on...
KT Tunstall arrives on these shores a phenomenon in her native Scotland, with her debut disc, Eye to the Telescope, a solid hit in the land that gave us deep-fried Mars bars...
You force the music section to send Hilary Swank a happy-anniversary card, and we reward you with a Payback Time T-shirt and two CDs off the Straight?'s Top 50. Here's this...

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