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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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VIDEOTAPE – THE VICIOUS CYCLES

It’s Skinny Tim’s last show with Vancouver’s favourite motorbike­loving punkabillies, The Vicious Cycles! Join them, the Tranzmitors, and SoundCity Hooligans this Saturday, January 17, in saying farewell to one of the city’s most fiery guitarists! It’s also Billy Bones’s birthday, and some special guests will be dropping by. Watch the band test ride some bikes

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VIDEOTAPE – BRASS

Art Signified celebrates two years of putting on the noisiest, most distortion­fed psych rock shows in town on January 9 and 10. The stacked two­day line­up features 26 bands, including Redrick Sultan, BRASS, Karen Foster, Dead Quiet, Dusty Bones, Man Your Horse, and Devil in the Wood Shack, plus an art and photography showcase of 30 artists. The

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