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  • Light in the darkness: Deep Dark Woods emerge from difficult time with new album Yarrow

    Light in the darkness: Deep Dark Woods emerge from difficult time with new album Yarrow

    At the Deep Dark Woods merch table, alongside predictable items like vinyl and T-shirts, audience members will find a custom wooden spoon and the recipe for Ryan Boldt’s grandmother’s recipe for Zuma Borscht.  “My label brought up the idea because they know I love to cook Mennonite food,” the band’s lead singer said. “I hope […]
  • Rock legends photographer Bob Gruen rocking on with Vancouver show

    Rock legends photographer Bob Gruen rocking on with Vancouver show

    Chances are if you ask someone if they know that photo of John Lennon, the one with arms crossed standing in front of the skyline in his “New York City” T-shirt, the answer you’ll most likely get is yes.
  • Old Dominion made a great first impression at Country Thunder Saskatchewan

    Old Dominion made a great first impression at Country Thunder Saskatchewan

    CRAVEN — Making sure to hit the ground running, Nashville quintet Old Dominion got the crowd’s attention immediately as the opening riffs of their 2016 hit single Snapback encapsulated the Country Thunder grandstands. Vocalist/guitarist Matthew Ramsey, dressed in a grey t-shirt, dark jeans and dark sunglasses, looked every bit the emerging superstar that the band […]
  • Def Leppard leads good ol'-fashioned rock party

    Def Leppard leads good ol'-fashioned rock party

    Although the hair is more thin than it is high, the Zeppelin T-shirt is a little tighter around the gut and the Camaro has long played second fiddle to a Caravan, it sure felt good to pretend we’re still all young dudes and dudettes. We are mired in the first generation where youngsters are admitting […]
  • The Hip show is on in Kingston and live on CBC

    The Hip show is on in Kingston and live on CBC

    KINGSTON — The Tragically Hip mixed fan favourites, newer songs and some politics on Saturday night during the final show of their “Man Machine Poem” tour. Lead singer Gord Downie, who started the show wearing a metallic silver suit and hat with a “Jaws” T-shirt underneath, hugged and kissed his bandmates before they stepped on stage […]
  • Video: Tragically Hip tour T-shirts selling by the thousands

    Video: Tragically Hip tour T-shirts selling by the thousands

    Vancouver’s Bang-On screen printing has been producing and distributing custom apparel Tees for decades, and are now tasked with keeping up with Tragically Hip tour t-shirt sales. And sales are booming.
  • Tragically Hip review: Victoria embraces Canada’s Poem-town heroes

    Tragically Hip review: Victoria embraces Canada’s Poem-town heroes

    The Tragically Hip July 22 | Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (Victoria) VICTORIA — What will Canada do without Gord Downie? That was the question hanging in the air at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday night, as 8,300 fans came to celebrate The Tragically Hip one last time on Vancouver Island. “F— cancer,” read a fan’s T-shirt […]
  • Summer camp bands ready to rock at finale concert

    Summer camp bands ready to rock at finale concert

    It’s Day 4 of Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon and in addition to making band T-shirts, learning self defence and music lessons, it’s also wacky hair day. It might seem like a bit of silliness, but every element feeds into the camp’s mandate of empowering self-identified female youth. The members of Algae, one the newly formed bands, […]
  • Concert review: Twenty One Pilots give Edmonton fans a brilliant live performance

    Concert review: Twenty One Pilots give Edmonton fans a brilliant live performance

    It’s an odd thing to attend a rock concert where at least half the audience are ignoring the bar and lining up for merchandise. No doubt T-shirt sales for Twenty One Pilots were phenomenal at their Jubilee show on Thursday night, as the under-18s lined up completely around the inside of the concert hall to […]
  • Duran Duran, Billy Idol bringing tours to Calgary this summer

    Duran Duran, Billy Idol bringing tours to Calgary this summer

    Yes, it’s 1983 again. The time of rugby pants, backcombed hair and Frankie Says Relax shirts. Calgarians will be taken waaaay back in a musical time machine with news of two separate concerts that will see Duran Duran and Billy Idol bringing their new tours to town. That said, don’t expect to pay ’80s prices. […]

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