Changing space of the local scene

This is Kristi Alexandra. She loves music. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too. This week she talks about local music haunts. ... Continue Reading

The King Khan and BBQ Show: King-sized jerks

Being a longtime fan of The King Khan and BBQ Show, I was more than thrilled when Arish Khan (better known as King Khan) and Mark Sultan (BBQ) invited me into their modest hotel room above the Biltmore Cabaret for an interview with The Runner. Then I had the interview.... Continue Reading

Drugs + festivals = no good

By Lorem Ipsum Ah, festival season is upon us. For North America, Austin, Texas’ SXSW just ended. The exponentially growing Coachella music festival in Indio, California comes just in time for the American spring break in April. Then in May, there’s the one that’s most near and dear to us Lower Mainland dwellers: Sasquatch! festival... Continue Reading

Composers take the stage

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you can attend even one concert put on by Kwantlen students we highly recommend it. This week’s Composer’s Concert is set to take place on Wednesday, Mar. 10 and the free price tag makes it one of the more appealing concerts to attend. ... Continue Reading

Hendrix is fucking awesome

This is Kristi Jut. She loves music. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

If We Are Machines: The very definition of indie

If We Are Machines speaks with The Runner on everything from their childhoods, to testicle-waxing. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.... Continue Reading

The best things in life are free and entertaining

Kyle Benning’s experience at the many free shows during the Olympics.... Continue Reading

Little Boots has big shoes to fill thanks to media pressure

Victoria Hesketh, better known as the English electro-pop sensation Little Boots, has been listening to a lot of ABBA lately. She says that’s what’s on her iPod right now. It’s not hard to discern where inspiration for her upbeat dance-synth style comes from. In a sense, she writes what she listens to. But when asked if she listens to her own music, she gave a resounding “no.”... Continue Reading

Luck O’ the Falk - Album Review: Geoffrey Falk

Move over Lilith Fair, Geoffrey Falk is claiming all melodic acoustic guitar pieces and love-lorn lyricism with his 2009 release Photographed in Monochrome.... Continue Reading

Mozart concert comes to Kwantlen

It’s said Mozart composed over 41 symphonies, The Great Mozart Hunt looks to put his name on many more... Continue Reading

Tegan and Sara offer more than music

If you got to see Tegan and Sara recently at one of their two Vancouver shows at the Orpheum, you are probably still laughing about it. I for one, have never laughed so hard at a concert in my life.... Continue Reading

What’s a Puscifer?

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] Puscifer, the latest project from Tool and A Perfect Circle front-man, Maynard James Keenan, hit Vancouver on Nov. 13. Puscifer is another one of Maynard’s multi-sided, impossible to categorize and extremely articulate projects—although it’s as far from Tool as you can possibly get. Maynard has described the project as... Continue Reading

Swollen Members' second-time success

By Luis Valdizon Nov 12, 2009. Swollen Members are performing in their hometown for the first time in months. You can almost taste the crowd’s anticipation in every breath taken inside the packed venue. The chants grow violently from young throats awaiting their idols. It’s time. Swollen Members are back, ready for war, and armed... Continue Reading

From Hell they came, Vancouver they rocked: The Misfits play Venue

By Melissa Frustaci As a long-time Misfits fan, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see such a legendary American horror-punk band play a live concert in my own backyard. The Misfits played a sold-out show at Venue, formerly the Plaza Club, on Nov. 10, to promote their new album, Land of the Dead. I had... Continue Reading

The Chase: Richmond band making it

By Matthew Van Deventer [Contributor] I would say the Chase is the greatest thing to come out of Steveston since Pajo’s fish and chips and multi-coloured fish windsocks. This five man band has come a long way from the days of playing for friends in backyards but The Chase is still on the boarder of... Continue Reading