Category Archives: Music

Jim and Johnny: A Tale of Bikes, Music and Our Shared Imperialistic Past

I’ve spent a lot of time out on the porch this week. It’s been great. I’ve discovered that I love puttering around in the fog, talking to myself and the dog while listening to fifty cent records. I got a … Continue reading

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In Troducing In Utero

The following is the introduction to what will eventually be a review of the recent re-issue of Nirvana’s In Utero. The complete review will be published by Beatroute, Alberta. Remastered albums usually make me angry. At best, as so perfectly … Continue reading

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Winter and Summer– Finally, the Twain Shall Meet in Carey’s Cold Spring

Carey’s Cold Spring can be found and purchased here. The first winds of Carey’s Cold Spring blew without warning. Save for those who compulsively check Carey Mercer’s Twitter profile for updates on his many musical and literary projects few were … Continue reading

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Orpheus Emerges: Neko Case in Vancouver

This review was originally published by Monday Magazine. On Friday night, The Orpheum’s ornate and vaulted ceiling caressed a voice so confounding in its unlikely alloy of strength and weakness, we were justified to believe that Orpheus himself had temporarily … Continue reading

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Rob Garza Rifflandia Bio

This article was originally published in the Rifflandia 2013 Music Guide. In 1984, a young Rob Garza signed up for a High School elective which would radically alter the trajectory of his life and, by extension, an entire musical genre. … Continue reading

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Rifflandia 6 review: Souls of Mischief at Phillips Brewery

Lovers of old school hip hop were spoiled by the sixth installment of Rifflandia. The festival featured a host of hip hop demi-Gods: from Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na to Sunday evening main-stager Big Boi, the nineties were alive and well … Continue reading

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Rifflandia 6 review: Saturday at Royal Athletic Park

This review was originally published by Monday Magazine and can be found here. One can’t but help to stand in awe of Rifflandia’s massive success on almost every level. In six short years, Rifflandia has gone from a small, multi-venue … Continue reading

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