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At Electric Owl on Sunday, January 11 A band dressed to kill in tight, shiny getups, radiating high-voltage beats and enough anti-everything attitude to rival John Lydon circa...
LiéConsent (Independent) When I say this record makes me want to puke, I mean that in a good way. From the ominous guitar intro, creeping up like a monster on tiptoe, until the...
Best Concerts Deafheaven (At the Rickshaw Theatre on December 4)There’s nothing better than showing up at a club with low expectations and then promptly being blind-sided in epic...
High EndsSuper Class (Dine Alone) Somewhere between a pleasant surprise and a natural progression, High Ends’ Super Class is the ambitiously idiosyncratic solo debut of Yukon...
As the monotonous drudgery of life drags on (or maybe I should just speak for my cynical self), you can always count on the colourful, ever-changing landscape of today’s music to...
On top of madly dashing to prep for her West Coast tour, indie darling Frankie Rose is considering dressing her band up as the Go-Go’s when the Straight reaches her by phone. “For...
There are two assets that every bona fide gang needs: an attitude that says it’s us versus the world, and a ride-till-you-die bond that’s thicker than thieves. PINS, the...
Harking back to Vancouver’s Emergency Room era of punk, Snit fuses eerie, frantic guitar work with lyrics that are as grippingly bleak as Hastings and Main. Holding us back from...
Dead Soft singer Nathaniel Epp has—alongside bassist Keeley Rochon and drummer Graeme McDonald—spent the past year spreading the grunge-pop gospel with electrifying shows. The...
Note: This past weekend was a crazy one that included the Squamish Valley Music Festival and a Lady Gaga headlining show at Rogers Arena. On Monday morning, various Straight...

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