Straight Series

Sia at the Commodore

Well, at least no one could accuse ever-effervescent neo-folk-soul singer Sia of being boring during her last Vancouver visit.

Raphael Saadiq preaches the blues

In case you were wondering about the cool bandleader wielding the golden Stratocaster when Mick Jagger wowed ’em at this year’s Grammys, well, this wasn’t the first taste of the big time for Raphael Saadiq.

Kate Nash's new attitude

Two years ago the English singer was ready to quit making music, but now she’s back in a major way.

Spiritualized by the sheer power of sound

Jason Pierce and company’s intertwining of divine virtues and earthly hedonism reinforced the show’s real lesson: that truly great music can take your brain apart and reassemble it in all sorts of interesting ways.

Spiritualized delivers songs in the key of life

Never let it be said that Jason “J. Spaceman” Pierce isn’t a funny guy. The name of the latest Spiritualized album, Songs in A&E, proves that he has a sense of humour, albeit a dark one.


I hate my partner

My partner is a narssastic bully. We never talk about anything but how fantastic he is. I'...


I remember your name but I won't post...

We met in line for drinks. You and your ex were hanging out with me and my roommate during the...