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  • Midnight Oil brings its Great Circle Tour to Place des Arts in August

    Midnight Oil brings its Great Circle Tour to Place des Arts in August

    Midnight Oil will mine its powerful roster of politically charged tunes when the Australian band takes the stage at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts on Aug. 23 as part of a world tour, their first in 20 years. After a long hiatus, fuelled in part by lead singer Peter Garrett’s entry into Australian federal […]
  • Descendents bring coffee-fuelled tour to Union Hall on Sunday

    Descendents bring coffee-fuelled tour to Union Hall on Sunday

    It can’t be helped that any conversation with Bill Stevenson of punk legends Descendents will devolve into a conversation on coffee. That’s part of the lore of the band, which started back in 1977 as a couple of California teens strumming on acoustic guitars before they wrangled a rhythm section, with neighbourhood kid Stevenson joining […]
  • Town Talk: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays to the tune of $750,000

    Town Talk: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays to the tune of $750,000

    WALTZ TIME: Fundraising galas come and go. But only one has the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play Strauss’s Radetzky March and Lehar’s Gold and Silver Waltz for cocktail-fuelled guests entering the ballroom. After the recent Symphony Ball’s prawn-and-tuna salad, beef tenderloin and berry-and-chocolate-laden coconut-cream pavlova, the orchestra got attendees dancing to eight more Strauss and Lehar […]
  • Band Listing

    Band Listing

    Army and Navy — 4 Front (Fri. and Sat.), jam session (Sat., 5-8:30 p.m.) Downtown Legion — Slim Chance and the High Rollers (Sat., 3:30 p.m., Lounge), Gold Tones (Sat.) Buds on Broadway — Chrome Empire (Thurs.), The Nightrain (Fri. and Sat.), acoustic jam (Sun.), Bible Razor & Gun (Mon.), 17 Seconds of Fuel (Tues. […]
  • Passion is the fire that fuels intense feuds

    Passion is the fire that fuels intense feuds

    Hope can be found in the unlikeliest of places, and a bottle of moonshine may top this list. Today, the day of the American election, we could use a little hope. This campaign has been a downright nasty feud. Watching from a relatively safe distance north of the 49th, it’s hard to understand just how […]
  • Kelowna rockers The Wild! prove that rock n' roll is alive and well

    Kelowna rockers The Wild! prove that rock n' roll is alive and well

    Those of you who are under the impression that rock ‘n’ roll is dead have obviously never heard of a little band called The Wild! The Kelowna-based rockers have spent the last few months showcasing their adrenalin-fuelled brand of dirty rock throughout North America with Aussie rockers Airbourne. And they’ve gained a large, very loyal […]
  • Let it go: Royal Wood finds happiness, new album through spontaneity

    Let it go: Royal Wood finds happiness, new album through spontaneity

    Royal Wood believes in letting go.   “When you try to do something well, life doesn’t work that way. If you let go and do it with passion and do it because you’re connected and feel something real, amazing things happen,” he said in an interview at a downtown Saskatoon coffee shop. That philosophy fuelled the creation […]
  • Coastal Jazz Bright Moments Series at the Western Front fuels fall grooves

    Coastal Jazz Bright Moments Series at the Western Front fuels fall grooves

    Coastal Jazz presents a new Fall series
  • Flurries of spontaneity fuel members of Miike Snow

    Flurries of spontaneity fuel members of Miike Snow

    Unexpected moments lead to new songs, new bands ... and Stieg Larsson's favourite café.
  • Eric Church's intensity fuels fantastic performance at Jamboree

    Eric Church's intensity fuels fantastic performance at Jamboree

    CRAVEN — After watching Eric Church completely mesmerize the crowd at the Craven Country Jamboree on Sunday night, it would be difficult to find one word that encapsulates the performance. Different fans would use different adjectives but perhaps Church summed it up best in a recent exclusive interview with the Leader-Post by using the word […]

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