Recent Stories »

Sometimes you have to scale things right back to ensure everything keeps moving forward. That’s certainly been the case for Pelican, the punishing postmetal art-hardcore quartet...
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...
As a Vancouver Canucks fan, David Booth probably frustrates you as much as anyone on the team. He makes over $4 million a year, and yet has never clocked anything close to a 20-...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Taylor Kirk sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On writing Hot Dreams: “It took going away to be able to focus on it and...
Jesus H. Christ, not to mention Saint Sid Vicious—when the hell did Exene Cervenka become one of them? There’s nothing worse than including someone on your ideologically pure team...
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson. Rated R.  Seth MacFarlane doesn’t look like he’s ever ridden a horse to a gunfight, admired a blood-red badlands sunset...
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...
As everyone who lives on the west side of Vancouver knows all too well, East Van is a dangerous place. So, dangerous, in fact, that it’s marked with a giant glowing tombstone-like...
Since I Let You Go (Independent) The first track on Since I Let You Go—appropriately titled “Intro”—operates as a heads-up that Real Ponchos is not your grandparents’ country....
Lovestruck Blues (Independent) Blame the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. And, while you’re at it, the White Stripes, Black Keys, and every other act that at some point decided the...

Pages