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The Restarts, Fear of Tomorrow, The Rebel Spell, System Shit and Spectres
The Sweatshop, June 22nd I walked into the dimly-lit Sweatshop to catch the tail end of System Shit’s wonderfully sloppy set. Who would have thought that a punk gig would start at 7pm? Fear of Tomorrow hit the stage and began to sonica...
Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent
The Japandroids are a two piece guitar wailing, drum pounding, singing machine, (do droids get angry when you call them machines?) and ‘Lullaby Death Jams’ is their recipe for a good time. It’s made up of five interestingly good track...
CHINA CREEPS
For any of you fiends who've been dwelling inside rocket-proof domes until recently, the China Creeps -who are Neil on bass, Baxter on guitar, Matt on vocals and Dave on drums - are one of the leading (of what is becoming a tradition of) gr...
The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham
The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham ANZA Club June 20th, 2008 Dave Bertrand So we swagger in with our free stamps and I'm feelin' good – old friends in the house, old friends at the bar, fist of beer; I enjoy the...
The Upsidedown / The Dandy Warhols
Dick's On Dicks, Wed.June.18th With the 2008 Vancouver International Jazz Fest getting under way, the illustrious Commodore Ballroom is pretty well taken for a month or so solid at this time every year. As such, I was not so much surpris...
MUSIC WASTE 2008:
Pub 340 - June 5th, 2008 MUSIC WASTE 2008: The B-Lines / Dead Ghosts / Get Well Bomb / The TVees Pub 340 - June 5th, 2008 Dave Bertrand For the first time in many moons, I really made the effort to make it out on time for the openi...
Swank – Campfire Psalm CD Release
Friday June 6, 2008 @ the Railway Club Expectations were running high for this CD release. Swank’s epic new CD/Karaoke DVD release Campfire Psalms has been greeted with banner press all around. Punters filled the Rail early, imbibing...
Hawaiian Bibles / Land / Owl Drugs / Mohawk Lodge @ The Astoria
Music Waste 2008 Jesus fucking CHRIST!!! This city is a veritable loot-bag of musical talent, and it becomes more apparent to me every time I get my ass out to see some live music that there's much more going on under my nose than I thou...
Hawaiian Bibles / Ford Pier / Bel Riose / Invasives
ANZA Club - Sat.May.24th I was in a bit of a funk as I made my way down to the ANZA club, already half-cut and looking to have my shit saved by some good ‘ol rock and roll. And with tonight’s amazing lineup, I was sure to have the ...
Stand Down C.D. Release Party
The Glim Project / Incura / Stand Down / Hezzakya Stand Down C.D. Release Party The Penthouse, Fri. May 9th Edward Dinsley I hate being the reviewer who turns up late to a show and all but misses the opening act. Unfortunately, I was...
“Fergot Mu' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)
These gals...crazy. Vancouver to Toronto for a single gig. Fly home. Immediately pack the tour van. Cross the border at night. Drive 15 hours to a poorly attended Monday night show in Denver. Who does that? The Pack A.D., mofo, that's who....
BLACK MOUNTAIN CD Review
BLACK MOUNTAIN In The Future Jagjaguwar When I hear Stephen McBean’s slowly-picked A-minor guitar intro for “Stormy High,” I’m almost tricked into thinking it’s a cover of “Hell’s Bells,” but then the swing-time Black...
As I Lay Dying / Misery Signals / August Burns Red / Evergreen Terrace
As I Lay Dying / Misery Signals / August Burns Red / Evergreen Terrace Croatian Cultural Centre, Tuesday April 29th Until this impeccably brutal show, I believed the Croatian Cultural Centre was to be avoided at all costs, but the na...
In the House with CADENCE WEAPON (and his Fridge Full of Condiments)
I'm a white rocker, born of Abbotsford. All through high school I associated rap music with delinquents farting bass out of Honda Civics and punching people. But time passed, and at SXSW in Austin this past March, I stumble upon the Canadia...

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