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Cold Outside Reveiw

Cold Outside Reveiw

Fans of guitar tone have a lot to learn about Bill Johnson. His fourth album, Cold Outside should be the one that has this Vancouver Island native flying high above the radar, finally. Ripe with an abundance of select tracks, Johnson proves... Posted: Apr 17, 2017
Author: Eric Thom
Published by: Penguin Eggs
In this Article Artist(s) The Bill Johnson Blues Band
Absolute Underground #85 - XXX-MAS Issue!

Absolute Underground #85 - XXX-MAS Issue!

Oceanside85 has a new Darksynth album out Absolution and in here to spread the synth gospel to the masses Posted: Jan 10, 2019
Published by: Absolute Underground
Author: Ira Hunter
In this Article Artist(s) Chelsea Owen
MONUMENTAL, Celebrating 35 Years ​​May 24-26, 2019

MONUMENTAL, Celebrating 35 Years ​​May 24-26, 2019

Fired Up! Ceramic Artists: Contemporary Works in Clay presents ​MONUMENTAL, Celebrating 35 Years ​​May 24-26, 2019 The 35th annual show and sale at Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Road. Opening Gala May 24, 6:00–9pm. Continues May Posted: May 9, 2019
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Last Plague / Hezzakya / Simian Rue

Last Plague / Hezzakya / Simian Rue

Royal Unicorn Cabaret April 25th, 2008 A pointless evening, overall; I came for Black Betty – Black Betty did not come! Ana was sick. They were replaced by the comparable, admirable Hezzakya, with huge double-stacks of amps-amps-amps ... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Dave Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) Hezzakya, Simian Rue, Last Plague Resource(s): Royal Unicorn Cabaret
“Fergot Mu\' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

“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.... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: David Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) The Pack A.D. Resource(s): sxsw
CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue Mr. Johnson jumped into view as a nominee for Guitarist of the Year in 2006. This Victoria-based bluesman jammed onstage after the Awards Show and left behind a couple of impressive CDs. This new one is even... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: John Valenteyn
Published by: Toronto Blues Society : Maple Blues News
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
Live Review: Sleep and Black Wizard

Live Review: Sleep and Black Wizard

Sleep and Black Wizard, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver February 7th 2015 While there has been much to enjoy with the spate of band reunions in recent years, (how many fans have had the renewed opportunity to witness performances by Carcas... Posted: Feb 13, 2015
Author: Rich Taylor
Published by: LiveVan.com
In this Article Artist(s) Sleep, Black Wizard Resource(s): The Commodore Ballroom
Hank III “You Play Your Show & You Say Hello”

Hank III “You Play Your Show & You Say Hello”

June 19th we set out on a mission to interview Hank III at his sold out show at The Venue, Vancouver BC. We managed to get a hold of him after the show where we went back to his bus for the interview. My tape recorder wasn’t working and S... Posted: Sep 20, 2012
Published by: Absolute Underground
Author: Heather Furneaux & Spider McTerrible
In this Article Artist(s) Hank Williams III

Bison BC Tour into Europe

From Feb 26th to Mar 21st Bison BC toured Europe. They hit eleven different countries in twenty-four days and played a show every night. I’ve heard somewhere that Europeans love metal so I’m sure it was a crazy good time, and did great ... Posted: Apr 17, 2009
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Bison
Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent

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... Posted: Jun 29, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Denis Maile
In this Article Artist(s) Japandroids

In Your Facefest!

Well, it’s that time of year again: Faceplant Studios will be holding their 14th annual showcase June 6th at the Railway Club. With a thirty band line-up assembled from the community of a rehearsal/recording studio the show is eclectic ... Posted: May 24, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Orchard Pinkish
In this Article Artist(s) Motorama, Waltz Darling, Ford Pier, Evan Symons, Natural Flavas, MINTO Resource(s): Railway Club, FacePlant Productions

Two shows, one night.

Two shows, one night. By: denis maile I shouldn’t write this review. I didn’t know it was going to happen. I didn’t plan on hitting two shows, I didn’t plan on writing about my night, and I didn’t even plan on getting drunk. ... Posted: Oct 21, 2009
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) B.A. Johnston Resource(s): The APC Headquarters
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
The Clips - Matterhorn

The Clips - Matterhorn

Unfamiliar Records. The scene has been hit by the sharp sounds of a new five piece: The Clips. The debut album Matterhorn is made of raw, electric energy mingling among melodies. Lyrically, the album is freeform, created strictly from wh... Posted: Sep 22, 2008
Author: Amelia Mackenzie
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) The Clips
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