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Former Georgia Straight music editor Sir Bob Geldof recently launched an online campaign to raise funds for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Now a Hong Kong horror flick set for...
Twenty years ago last Wednesday--on December 17, 1994--the Rolling Stones played in front of 50,000 fans at B.C. Place Stadium. The British rock legends were touring behind their...
Twenty-five years ago tomorrow--on December 22, 1989--Bonham played the Pacific Coliseum, opening for the Cult. The group was named after 23-year-old drummer Jason Bonham, the son...
Twenty years ago this month I did a Local Motion story on a band called the Spirit Merchants that ran in the Dec. 16-22 issue of the Straight. That might not seem like the type of...
Twenty-five years ago tomorrow—on December 19, 1989—Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson played the 86 Street Music Hall. For me, it didn't get any better than that. I'd been a huge fan of...
Southern-rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd have just announced a show at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. And it's on a Friday, which is pretty close to a "Saturday Night Special." As...
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has made some silly-ass moves over the years, nominating lame-o acts like Chic and inducting Cat Stevens while leaving more deserving nominees such...
Just because the last horror movie I saw (The Babadook, above) was 2014's best doesn't mean it was a great year for horror. All told, I reviewed 21 fright flicks this year—if you...
Thanks to a tweet from the fine folks at JamBase I just caught wind of a video of David Gilmour performing the Pink Floyd classic "Wish You Were Here" with some indie-rock band...
If you were big fan of guitar-based rock in the '70s and your head wasn't too far up your ass you probably listened to Robin Trower, the bluesy British picker who released a...

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