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Magic Man specializes in a big and bold strain of shiny synth-pop, but its influences, and the band members’ backgrounds, are far more wide-reaching than that description suggests...
Sometimes technology—or an intentional lack of it—can tell you plenty about a person. Take, for instance, Aaron Weaver, one of the two brothers behind veteran Pacific Northwest...
When Sharon Van Etten carefully suggests that she’s on a weird journey that often makes little sense to her, she’s not talking about the trip from Boston to New York City. On a...
Despite the evidence presented on her first two EPs, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris and How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose, Australian singer-guitarist Courtney Barnett...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Mike Milosh sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On personal guidelines: “I have a lot of manifestoes and rules about what I will...
In the same way that calling Nick Cave a “goth” artist doesn’t begin to do him justice, it would be wrong to categorize the wonderful 20,000 Days on Earth as a documentary....
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...
If the award-winning Vancouver bartender known simply as H looks like a man having a good time on this golden and gorgeous presummer night, that makes complete sense, considering...
Considering all the artistic irons he’s had burning in the fire in recent years, it says something that Nick Cave seems fixated on one thing and one thing only at the moment. What...
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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