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Interview with Heads Hang Heavy

Interview with Heads Hang Heavy

Interview with HHH was done in June, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: When and where do you guys meet? When did you decide to form the band? HHH: We all met through playing in other projects together. For example, our drummer, Pher, and Ch... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) Heads Hang Heavy Resource(s): D'Arcy Briggs

Opening Doors for Artists

"As a writer, photographer and graphic design artist, I know how difficult it is to have a venue to showcase and sell my work. Also, there are not too many high salaries in the Arts field, and trying to make a decent income can be an uphill battle. Many p Posted: Apr 25, 2015
Published by: James Bay Beacon
Author: Doreen Marion Gee
In this Article Resource(s): ArtCommons.ca, Victoria Free-Net Association (ViFA.ca)
Margo Cooper presents:   BRAIN DANCE: Going off the Ploughed Track

Margo Cooper presents: BRAIN DANCE: Going off the Ploughed Track

Overview: The original meaning of delirium was “going off the ploughed track”, a Roman medical term for madness. Brain Dance explores Cooper’s mental and emotional responses to an emergency surgery and period of recovery. Posted: Sep 16, 2018
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Spirit of Place - Isle of Iona

Spirit of Place - Isle of Iona

Catherine Fraser has visited Iona four times between 2009-2015. “There is a special energy I experience on Iona,” she says, “The air is different, other worldly and timeless, renewing and replenishing my creativity.” Posted: Jan 3, 2019
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Workshop looks at the comics side of life

Workshop looks at the comics side of life

Gareth Gaudin sees two kinds of comic-book lovers: One looks for magic in the words and pictures, while the other won’t remove the plastic wrap. Gaudin, owner of Legends Comics and Books on Johnson Street, likes to think of himself as firmly in the f Posted: Jan 30, 2015
Published by: Times Colonist
Author: Richard Watts
In this Article Artist(s) Gareth Gaudin Resource(s): Royal BC Museum, Legends Comics and Books
On the road with Cambridge

On the road with Cambridge

Cambridge has been prominent in the Vancouver punk scene since late 2005. Tour is nothing new to them; this is their second cross-Canada run. The first one went quite well up until a breakdown in Brandon, Manitoba caused them to miss some s... Posted: Nov 5, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Denis Maile
In this Article Artist(s) Cambridge
Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house Vancouver’s genuine adventurous punk rock country boy and underdog, our Stompin’ Tom and Hank Williams rolled into one, had to be interviewed. It wasn’t death threats to us really but a message he left on... Posted: Jul 22, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Joey Only Outlaw Band
The Final Show Vonnegut Dollhouse

The Final Show Vonnegut Dollhouse

Thursday, November 13 at Honey Lounge The crystal chandeliers and velvet couches of Honey Lounge are the perfect backdrop for an eclectic band like Vonnegut Dollhouse. Formed two years ago by keyboardist James Ford and vocalist/guitar... Posted: Dec 4, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Mo Reynolds
In this Article Artist(s) Vonnegut Dollhouse Resource(s): Honey Lounge
Sex With Strangers/ Parlour Steps/ Call The City / Streetlight

Sex With Strangers/ Parlour Steps/ Call The City / Streetlight

Nearly Famous Music Festival Friday, November 14 @ Railway Club This night had a definite New Wave feel to it. A draft choice of late 70's and early 80's influences was bandied about. Streetlight, a four piece of bass, drums, keyboard... Posted: Nov 24, 2008
Author: Mark Bignell
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Parlour Steps, Sex with Strangers, Streetlight, Call The City Resource(s): Railway Club, Nearly Famous Music Festival
Carcass at The Commodore Ballroom

Carcass at The Commodore Ballroom

It’s been six long years since Carcass were last in Western Canada, and in the months since the Decibel Tour was announced, an electric atmosphere of anticipation has grown to a fever pitch for tonight’s show. This is shown from the ear... Posted: Jun 5, 2014
Published by: LiveVan
Author: Rich Taylor
In this Article Artist(s) Carcass, GORGUTS, The Black Dahlia Murder, Noisem Resource(s): The Commodore Ballroom

Review: Canadian Guitarist West Coast Comerford happy to play blues

A story on west coast Canadian blues guitar man, West Coast Comerford. Comerford has played in many blues bands out of Victoria, including the Rockin' Devils, All Them Blues Band and Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band. The piece was published on Digita Posted: Jan 9, 2017
Author: Marcus Hondro
Published by: Digital Journal
In this Article Artist(s) Hank Leonhardt, Uncle Wigglys Hot Shoes Blues Band, Mark Comerford, Mark Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Muddy Waters Resource(s): Harpo's in Victoria

Best Of 2016

Best of 2016: The Garage received a lot of blues CDs this year and all of them were above standard, but ultimately had to be judged for other reasons of personality, believability, skill and versatility, etc. Take a bow Michael Kaeshammer a... Posted: Apr 17, 2017
Published by: The Vancouver Sun
Author: Tom Harrison
In this Article Artist(s) The Bill Johnson Blues Band
Cthulhupalooza Promo

Cthulhupalooza Promo

Wreaking havoc on the Vancouver scene for more than a decade, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets never fail to come up with strange and exhilarating new ways to reach out and clutch their victims. Staying true to their uniquely horrid app... Posted: Dec 4, 2008
Author: Ed Dinsley
Published by: The Skinny Magazine

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... Posted: Jun 27, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Dave Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) Cadaver Dogs, The Pack A.D., VALERIE GRAHAM, The TVees Resource(s): The Anza Club
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