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Wantmonster – Bruised and boozed.

Wantmonster – Bruised and boozed.

INTERVIEW Wantmonster are straight off the hard streets of Nelson B.C. Ok, the streets there aren’t very hard, unless you’re afraid of hippies with giant dreads that look like matted down stinky beaver tails, and who isn’t? Wantmon... Posted: Nov 24, 2008
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) WantMonster
BLACK MOUNTAIN CD Review

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... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Ferdy belland
In this Article Artist(s) Black Mountain
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
Ravenous @ Alcheringa

Ravenous @ Alcheringa

Alcheringa Gallery presents Ravenous with Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley, June 23-July 19, 2014. Opening Reception with artists in attendance on Saturday June 28, 2-5 PM. Posted: Jun 16, 2014
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
In this Article Resource(s): Art Openings, Alcheringa Gallery
PARLOUR STEPS: Nothing Ambiguous about Determination

PARLOUR STEPS: Nothing Ambiguous about Determination

It always does me proud to discover a local band making quality music that's true to the landscape of this varied terrain. Rocky, cool, stormy, eclectic, thoughtful and laid back, these words only begin to describe the Parlour Steps sound. ... Posted: May 1, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike
In this Article Artist(s) Parlour Steps
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
Covering the Covers

Covering the Covers

The Manglers and The Engimas at the Bourbon, January 8th The Sick Sick Sicks, Gnash Rambler, Little Guitar Army at The Railway, January 10th By Allan MacInnis Nothing like a good cover tune to make a great live show even better. Case i... Posted: Jan 14, 2010
Author: By Allan MacInnis
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Gnash Rambler, Little Guitar Army, Sick Sick Sicks, The Engimas, The Manglers Resource(s): The Bourbon, Railway Club
Derek Miller CD Review

Derek Miller CD Review

Derek Miller The Dirty Looks Arbor I try to balance the good and bad in my reviews, even if I'm not into the style. I don't like saying it, but the sophomore album from Ontario's Derek Miller thoroughly sucks. It sounds like a bar band... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Filmore Mescalito Holmes
In this Article Artist(s) Derek Miller
Interview with Rocky Mountain Rebel Music

Interview with Rocky Mountain Rebel Music

Interview with RMRM done in October, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: So first off, RMRM have become known as one of the region's best ska, reggae, and party bands. What were some of the original ideas behind the group and how would yo... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) Rocky Mountain Rebel Music Resource(s): D'Arcy Briggs

Roy Vizer from Jon & Roy – Interview

Victoria locals Jon and Roy have released a new album entitled Let It Go, which is a subtle departure from their previous and wildly successful album Homes. I spoke with Roy Vizer (drums/percussion) about the new album, the road, and what life at home in Posted: Dec 5, 2014
Published by: Vancouver Weekly
Author: Ricardo Khayatte
In this Article Artist(s) Jon and Roy
Video keeps levidrome front of mind

Video keeps levidrome front of mind

Video by Lola Parks keeps levidrome front of mind. Victoria boy's word continues to gain momentum online. Lucky Budd, father of Levi Budd, campaigns to get "levidrome" in the dictionary. Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Author: Christine van Reeuwyk
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press
In this Article Artist(s) Lola Parks

Beck

Perhaps more so than any other artist of his generation, Beck is a master of mutation, reinventing himself with each tour and album. Recent Beck tours have featured lavish, gimmicky stage shows, including life-size marionettes and kitchen t... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Author: Alex Hudson
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Beck Resource(s): The Orpheum

Press reviews

Bluegrass fans were treated to a lively and fun evening Friday night, Nov. 4, at Char's Landing. Bluegrass Fever tore through an eclectic repertoire, consisting of traditional American tunes like Sweet Sally Brown and Fly Around My Prett... Posted: Dec 30, 2014
Published by: Alberni Valley times
Author: Florentia Scott
In this Article Artist(s) Bluegrass Fever

Minto Climbs Olympus

Minto Climbs Olympus by Matt Hagarty It's any young band's dream to record an album with such a marquee name as Steve Albini's. Recording with the famed sound engineer/pundit responsible for output from Nirvana, Superchunk, The Stooges,... Posted: Apr 17, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Matt Hagarty
In this Article Artist(s) MINTO
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