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VIM, a Melbourne Shoegaze band

Mind Music of Melbourne – Shoegazing in the Far South

by Selena Unger, Melbourne, Australia Imagine a city that embraces all walks of life, all personalities, and all forms of art, anything you can imagine....

Kelowna Nets BreakOut West Host City Designation – But Are We Doing Enough?

November 8th, 2017 Dan Tait What Ever Happened to the Evening Show? As an artist in town who often plays bar shows, one of the most common...

Tragically Hip Tribute Night Pays in Spades

November 3rd, 2017 by Indie Dan (Tait) I remember that fateful date. August 20th, 2016… My band had a show at The Grateful Fed that night,...

GONZO DICTIONARY – Modern Meanings for Mismanaged Minds

by Linda Schaab When placing a call, do you sometimes find yourself at an embarrassing loss for words when that person answers? ...Rich Hall, from the...

Gord Downie – Dead at 53

Gord Downie did much to open the lines of communication and the healing journey in this Country. He will remain a Canadian Icon, a...

Angelina Wrona – Canada’s Pop – Surrealist Superstar

Canadian painter, Angelina Wrona, is  synonymous with the mainstream emergence of pop-surrealism in Canada... Since breaking onto the scene in 2006, her paintings have poured...

The Vinyl Revival – Records as a dominant music distribution format & why it matters.

In 2010, a small factory in Cleveland started pressing vinyl records. Why does that matter? Because Gotta Groove was the first new vinyl pressing facility to  come out of the United States in a    long, long time. ...Somehow, a group of smart, experienced people got  together and decided there was money to be made  pressing vinyl. What’s more, they got other people to   agree and give them some money. Apparently, records are good business again. So, how did we get here? First,a quick history lesson. Records - wax and then vinyl - were the dominant medium in the recording industry for nearly a  century. Record companies were blissfully cranking out 33’s, 45’s and 78’s until 1988, when, for the first time, compact discs out sold vinyl records. Vinyl never recovered. Compact discs are ...

Jeff Neill & Kenny Shields of Streetheart – The Mystery of Song

Jeff Neill is veteran lead guitarist for Streetheart, an epic Canadian band that, sadly, recently lost lead singer, Kenny Shields, to an unexpected passing....

HAPPY EASTER – GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR EASTER HOLIDAY

GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR EASTER HOLIDAYPlаnning for Eаѕtеr Aсtivitiеѕ fоr thе еntirе fаmilу аrе nоt аѕ еаѕу аѕ it ѕееmѕ, especially if...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – The Best of for 2016

On a regular basis each year I run three columns: Charlie's Angels Christmas List, Podge's Tourist Guide of Where to (and not) to Go,...

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