Wildeman paints Portraits on new EP

Victoria folkster, Brett Wildeman, writes “troubadour style” — with his guitar and loose leaf paper.... Continue Reading
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Zeus's Busting Visions makes detour to the '70s

Zeus’s Busting Visions seems to take a while to find itself.... Continue Reading

Symphony X gets more epic and has no plans to change

The Runner’s interview with Symphony X’s Michael Romeo. ... Continue Reading

Symphony X and Iced Earth share stage in Vancouver

Review of Symphony X and Iced Earth’s Valentines Day concert.... Continue Reading
The Darkness' frontman Justin Hawkins shows off his tattoos and patriotic leather pants in one of many costume changes. Photo by Kim Croft.
The Darkness' frontman Justin Hawkins shows off his tattoos and patriotic leather pants in one of many costume changes. Photo by Kim Croft.

The Darkness makes a triumphant return

Vancouver fans of The Darkness admit it was a dark 10 years before the Commodore Ballroom show last Friday.... Continue Reading

Vinyl Dust-off: Traffic’s Traffic

In this week’s Vinyl Dust-off, our sonic archeologist looks at Traffic’s Traffic... Continue Reading
Bassist and frontman Lemmy Kilmister brought Abbotsford to its knees. (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)
Chris Broderick wails in psychedelic colours. (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)Dave Mustaine shows off his incredible wealth of talent – and unmissable orange mane – on Feb. 20. (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)Campbell shows that even the most practiced musicians can't escape "concentration face." (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell wows the crowd. (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)Lemmy rips it up. (Jacob Zinn/The Runner)

Megadeth and Motörhead bang heads in Abbotsford

There were drunks. There were stoners. There were friends at the Gigantour.... Continue Reading

Acoustic Guitar Festival brings masters to Kwantlen

The Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival hits Kwantlen this Friday.... Continue Reading
Lemmy and co. will do more than teach you how to grow a rockin' mustache on Feb. 20. Podknox/Flickr.
Lemmy and co. will do more than teach you how to grow a rockin' mustache on Feb. 20. Podknox/Flickr.

The Wörld (and Abbotsford) is Motörhead’s

Motörhead comes to kick your ass on Feb. 20.... Continue Reading

Nightwish's Imaginarium leads in the right direction

Nightwish’s Imaginarium will make you want to slay dragons.... Continue Reading

Evanescence's self-titled third album coasts

Amy Lee still belts it out on her third album, but it’s nothing new.... Continue Reading

Vinyl Dust-Off: David Axelrod – Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

This week our sonic archeologist Lliam Easterbrook delves in to David Axelrod and William Blake... Continue Reading

In Flames set the Commodore on fire

Melodic death metal troupe leaves Vancouver ablaze.... Continue Reading
Emcee Dessa holds her own in the male-dominated game of hip hop. Tennyson Montgomery/The Runner
Emcee Dessa holds her own in the male-dominated game of hip hop. Tennyson Montgomery/The Runner

Doomtree gets dope in Vancouver

A rap collective is a difficult beast, but Doomtree killed it on Jan. 27 at Fortune Sound Club.... Continue Reading

Vinyl Dust-off: Temple of the Dog

The latest finds from excursions into ancient record bins. This week explores a little-known Seattle supergroup.... Continue Reading