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Sorry Coldplay fans, but it looks like the end is nigh. In an interview with the BBC, singer Chris Martin suggested that the best-selling British band is already thinking about a...
It’s funny how times change. Judging by the old English Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas”, people sure used to have a lot of disposable income. Ever priced a pear tree at...
Considering just sticking an iTunes gift card into someone’s stocking again this year? You can do better than that. Much, much better. Whether the music lovers on your list are...
Singer-songwriter Brad Barr tackles some serious issues, such as the hell of addiction, on Sleeping Operator, the recently released sophomore album from the Barr Brothers. The...
What happens when, after years of feeding off the darkness, you suddenly start to see the world as a pretty goddamned wonderful place? That’s a question singer Mish Way finds...
With the possible exception of the gorgeously mulleted burnouts from Heavy Metal Parking Lot, who would’ve thought we’d be sorry to see Mötley Crüe shuffle off into the abyss? The...
Jett Pace acknowledges that the name Old Man Canyon might not paint the most accurate picture of what he’s doing as an artist. “It’s slightly misleading,” the North Vancouver–...
At the risk of misjudging Cold Specks based on her phone demeanour, one might conclude the singer isn’t comfortable taking the spotlight at parties. Known off-stage as Al Spx, she...
Imagine getting a Christmas present from not only Bono and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, but also Adele, One Direction, and Ed Sheeran. The best thing about the deal? That would be the...
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...

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