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Paul McKenzie Interview Part 2

Paul McKenzie Interview Part 2 CJ: The band formed in 1992. How was starting a punk project in the high-age of grunge music? Paul: I could bend your ear for an hour with a question like that. We knew some bands in Seattle that would set... Posted: Apr 17, 2009
Author: CJ Leon
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Paul McKenzie, The Real McKenzies
Recap of Victoria\'s 14th Annual Ska Festival

Recap of Victoria's 14th Annual Ska Festival

It is with a smile that we close the book on the 14th chapter of the Victoria Ska Festival. This entry is a look back on what made this year so special, and what we hope to build on in the future.

Posted: Jul 18, 2013
In this Article Resource(s): Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival
Focus by Brad Nugent

Focus by Brad Nugent

Focus by Brad Nugent Posted: Dec 3, 2015
Author: Brad Nugent
Published by: Victoria Daily Times
In this Article Artist(s) Motifs, The Seventh Edition, My People, The Yeoman
BISON: Locking Horns with Blades of Metal

BISON: Locking Horns with Blades of Metal

Over a pitcher of Molson Canadian at the Princeton Pub, while a startlingly able roots-rock ensemble hosts the open stage night behind our table, we ask Bison’s vocalist-guitarist James Farwell how he feels about his band’s recent signi... Posted: Sep 22, 2008
Author: Ferdy belland
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Bison
Still Blue CD Review

Still Blue CD Review

Bill Johnson contributes eight originals to his Still Blue, each one a fine example of a contemporary blues song, not merely a retread of a familiar 12 bar theme, and each sung in his evocative voice. The variety of approaches, from the sne... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: Tom Hyslop
Published by: Blues Revue Magazine June/July 2011
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
THE BLACK HALOS We Are Not Alone

THE BLACK HALOS We Are Not Alone

THE BLACK HALOS We Are Not Alone Acetate God bless Billy Hopeless & the Halos. They’ve earned their entry into that category that bands like Motörhead, AC/DC, & The Ramones (the Holy Trinity of Rock) fit into – you always know wh... Posted: Aug 20, 2008
Author: Kyle Antivenin
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) The Black Halos
Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

The Railway Club, May 15th, 2009 The signature choo choo train circled the ceiling of the Railway Club as Sun Wizard took the stage on May 15th. The first of four Vancouver bands, Sun Wizard warmed up the crowd in their third performanc... Posted: May 24, 2009
Author: Sarah Westwood
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) MINTO, Sun Wizard , Adelaide, The Stumblers Inn Resource(s): Railway Club
GWAR Eternal: Blothar and Vulvatron on Oderus Urungus and the Persistence of GWAR

GWAR Eternal: Blothar and Vulvatron on Oderus Urungus and the Persistence of GWAR

Interview with Vulvatron, Blothar, and Pustulus Maximus in Vancouver for GWAR: Eternal tour. Posted: Nov 16, 2014
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) GWAR Resource(s): The Commodore Ballroom, Live Nation
Interview with Big John Bates.

Interview with Big John Bates.

1. Hi John. First off, can you introduce yourself, your band and dancers? You can call me John - I play a big Gretsch guitar and do the main vocals - I also do most of the songwriting. The band really began when sCare-oline (upright... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Big John Bates, The VOODOO DOLLZ Burlesque
The Restarts, Fear of Tomorrow, The Rebel Spell, System Shit and Spectres

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... Posted: Jun 29, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Kai Tolley
In this Article Artist(s) The Rebel Spell, The Restarts, System Shit, spectres, Fear Of Tomorrow Resource(s): The Sweatshop
BISON HAVE HORNS

BISON HAVE HORNS

For those unknowing, Bison are Vancouver’s currently-reigning champions of The Riff, trafficking in mercilessly heavy, sludgy, and addictive sonic terror. Think discarded beer cans peppered with shotgun holes, full-size back-patches, pall... Posted: Apr 30, 2008
Author: Mr. Magic Chords
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Bison
Thee Manipulators

Thee Manipulators

Thee Manipulators The morning after I first saw local 5 piece garage rock band Thee Manipulators I woke up with two maracas in my bed and a lot more pins on my jacket. Strangely, I had acquired a pin of an intoxicated/hungry looking fe... Posted: Aug 5, 2009
Author: Kyla V
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Thee Manipulators
What Swank Did on Their Summer Vacation.

What Swank Did on Their Summer Vacation.

Swank sashayed out of Van this summer. How many gigs in how many nights? 6 gigs in 6 sweaty nights! It was like a military operation, but with booze. Name clubs and the bands that you played with. The Grateful Fed, Kelowna, The S... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Swank
PHOTO GALLERY: WACKEN METAL BATTLE, VANCOUVER – FINAL ROUND

PHOTO GALLERY: WACKEN METAL BATTLE, VANCOUVER – FINAL ROUND

Top-notch performances from all five bands at the Rickshaw Theatre for the final BC round of Wacken Metal Battle 2015 on Friday. The winners of Vancouver’s first four qualifying rounds (Bushwhacker, Unbeheld, Medevil, and Resurgence) performed along wit Posted: Apr 12, 2015
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) Medevil, Bushwhacker, Unbeheld, Torrefy, Resurgence Resource(s): Rickshaw Theatre, Wacken Metal Battle Canada
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