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Starring Perdida Weeks and Ben Feldman. Rated 14A. Now playing. I've seen plenty of shaky-cam fright flicks since The Blair Witch Project jittered its way to horror fame back in '...
Twenty-five years ago today–on September 1, 1989–Johnny Winter played the Commodore. The chance to witness the underrated Texas guitar legend in the confines of one of VanCity’s...
Twenty-five years ago today--on August 31, 1989--Meat Loaf played 86 Street Music Hall, so I went. Here's my Straight review, published in the September 8-15 issue under the...
It's been a wonderful week for fans of blues-rockin' Strat masters Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughan. First off came the announcement on Tuesday that on October 20 Sony Music/...
Starring Susan Sarandon and Gil Bellows. Rated 14A. With its pitch-black humour, quirky characters, and desolate small-town vibe—not to mention those furry-earmuff cop hats—The...
One of the many fine memories from my 13-year stint as Vancouver correspondent for New York horror mag Fangoria involved interviewing screen legend Pam Grier when I was covering...
As I post this it’s been over 20 hours since Slash left the stage at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, and my ears are still ringing loudly. It sounds like rock ‘n’ roll. Holy crap was...
If the setlist from Slash‘s show in San Francisco two nights ago is any indication, his Vancouver fans are in for a whole lotta GN’R action tonight. During his show at the...
At Rogers Arena on Thursday, August 14. Along with the obligatory old hits, and tunes from his new number-one album, Tom Petty has been including some choice covers on his current...
Even though he's been one of my fave rockers since the '70s, Tom Petty didn't offer the likes of me an interview in advance of his gig in Vancouver tonight. But that's okay. I...

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