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Perfect For All

Check out the newest albums Vancouver has to offer. We only review the best!

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100% Responsive

Each week up we cook up something new and exciting. What will we think of next?

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Powerful Framework

We are constantly roaming the venues of Vancouver looking for great shows to review.

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Kellen Saip-Take Me Away

The blues demands a price of those who come to the crossroads. The very nature of the music is to lay bare the soul and to force the musician to crawl into the gritty underbelly of pain and preternatural rawness that accompanies life. Kellen Saip finds that rawness with his latest EP “Take Me Home,”

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VIDEOTAPE-THE FURNITURE

If you’ve never seen post-punk pop trio The Furniture live, shame on you! They have amazing vocals, kickass drumming, and slick guitar grooves that bring the house down every. damn. time. You should at least check out “Taken Nothing Away,” the latest video to accompany their just released album it’s people. Then we’ll forgive you…maybe. – Danielle Dzioba

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The Katherines

LIVE REVIEW: The Katherines with Tonye Aganaba and Alyssa Baker

By Danielle Dzioba “It’s not about them.” Those words, spoken in reference to The Katherines’ all male backing band by opener Tonye Aganaba, could not have rung more true at their Biltmore show last Friday night. It became evident, as the evening unfolded, that this was a night where women ruled supreme; a veritable showcase

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INTERVIEW – Session Guitarist Michael Meroniuk

Interview by Danielle Dzioba Most jobs require flexibility-flexibility in hours, in working with others, and in your ability to take on new tasks; the usual requirements of day-to-day employment. As a session player, Michael Meroniuk is the definition of flexible. His knowledge of a wide array of musical genres and his ability to play within

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Ace Martens unveil shoeglancing ‘Palm Springs’ tape at the Lido-4/5/16

Reviewed by Leslie Ken Chu Ace Martens released their gold glittered Palm Springs tape into the world with a free show at the Lido last Tuesday. The pairing of Martens with opener Daniel Rincon was more drastic than the change in sound between Springs and their previous EP Silent Days, however. Performing under his real

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LIVE REVIEW – Sophia Danai feels the love at her Biltmore album release

 Sophia Danai with Stevie Ross and ninetyfour at the Biltmore Cabaret, 4/1/16 Reviewed by Leslie Ken Chu The dissolution of a toxic relationship fuelled Sophia Danai’s ultimately triumphant new album Love Royale. But there was nothing toxic about the reception she got at her release show last Saturday. Vancouver-via-Toronto rapper ninetyfour opened the night which

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MUSIC WITH A CONSCIENCE – JEREMY ALLINGHAM

Interview by Danielle Dzioba Great song writing is born of two things-a passion for one’s subject, and a dedication to the craft itself. Vancouver folk rocker Jeremy Allingham demonstrates this passion and dedication to song writing on his new album “Memory Electric,” and weaves a compelling narrative in the process. We asked him a few

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