Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

A female cyborg beams down to Earth and walks into a bar… This isn’t the set-up for a joke; it’s how the video for bombastic Vancouver rock ‘n’ rollers Miss Quincy and the Showdown’s “Bad Love” begins. The extraterrestrial stranger scans her surroundings with Terminatoresque severity, pushes away male suitors, and, with cranks of the […]

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Vancouver pop maestro Prairie Cat is an essentialist: minimal but not for the sake of being minimal. Like his Got Nothin’ 7″ from last year, his new album, Who Knows Where To Begin? (released last August) contains songs that are bare but not sketches; the amount of craft he puts into them can be quite […]

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Montreal-based post-punks Ought made their Vancouver debut in front of an eager crowd at the Media Club this past Monday. Dada Plan, Malcolm Jack’s latest heady project, provided intriguing local support. Talk amongst the audience compared Dada Plan to the Beatles after the Fab Four went to India and commented on Dada Plan’s open field […]

White Lung “I Believe You” Video

White Lung “I Believe You” Video

White Lung step up production values in their live video for “I Believe You”, shot as part of the UO Live series. In two short minutes the band barrels full-speed through the Deep Fantasy cut, between a lucky LA audience and flickering light fixtures that boldly spell out “WHITE LUNG” in sludgy font. White Lung’s […]

Swans Kill with Kindness at Venue Nightclub

Swans Kill with Kindness at Venue Nightclub

Swans are loud and proud of it. Last Friday at Venue Nightclub I finally had the opportunity to personally test the highly reputed transcendent aspect of their live shows and to verify accounts of their legendary (if mythical) vomit-inducing volume. Stormy chimes and gong emanated from one of the back corners of the stage. A […]

La Fin Absolute du Monde: Re-Channeling Negativity

La Fin Absolute du Monde: Re-Channeling Negativity

Have you ever believed in something so strongly that you gave up everything you had – friends, family, financial security, physical comforts – to pursue it? Cyndy Melanio and Jason Myles have. For the past four years, the San Francisco-based duo, together as La Fin Absolute du Monde (LFADM), have brazenly foregone all amenities, save […]

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