Mader is shamelessly unself-conscious in his choice of topics
In some industries, the glass ceiling is thicker than others.
The core element driving the music is still the relationship between the band's members
Winning new fans will always be a slog for up-and-coming musicians.
Four years ago, local promoter Kash Khan took a risk that is paying off.
Lighthouses, pirate ships, and nautical-themed towers all jostle for room on the collective’s résumé.
Whether they draw inspiration from the late-’70s postpunk of Joy Division or the bleak electronic soundscapes of Skinny Puppy, all of the festival’s acts are geared toward those who wear black.
Some punks come to roots music by a circuitous route, after years on a steady diet of hardcore, spent growling things like “Country music sucks.”
In its initial incarnation, the band played somewhere around 20 shows in Vancouver and Victoria, though it also toured the U.S. and Europe.
Over the course of an endlessly entertaining hour, the London, England–raised musician delves into everything from the healing power of music to Vancouver’s infamous reputation as an unfriendly city.