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When not working in the studio as topnotch producers for hire, Steve Bays and Ryan Dahle are two-thirds of Mounties, a genuine supergroup founded in a bathtub with Ontario’s...
The Los Angeles singer-guitarist known simply as LP has never heard of Jacob Slichter, but one gets the feeling she’d find plenty to love in his book So You Wanna Be a Rock &...
There is no shortage of shitbags on Negative Qualities, the ferocious debut album from punk agitators Single Mothers. Popping up over the course of the upcoming release’s 10 take-...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Kandle Osborne sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On singing: “When I was learning, I would try and imitate everyone from...
At Rogers Arena on Tuesday, September 9 Not that she wants or needs your pity, but it can’t be easy being Katy Perry. As we saw in her 2012 concert film Part of Me, just because...
At the Vogue Theatre on Sunday, September 7 How do you re-create the magic of a cult-favourite TV show on a live stage without totally shitting the bed? If you’re Tim Heidecker...
Not to rain on his big lottery win, but there’s a pretty good argument to be made that ex-NHLer Steve Moore shouldn’t have received a dime from anyone. Yesterday afternoon (...
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...
It’s hard to tell what Avi Zahner-Isenberg is more excited about when he’s reached in Hawthorne, California: the music royalty of the town that he finds himself in, or the company...
The best way to get a handle on how Joyce Manor approaches its records is to listen to singer Barry Johnson ruminate on what makes a lasting friendship. Reached at Six Flags Magic...

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