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

Hanson heads to the Vogue

The Hanson brothers started making music in the middle of nowhere, and 20 years later, they’re performing in Vancouver on their world tour.... Continue Reading
Rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Russ Parrish hams it up for his potential Vancouver groupies. JACOB ZINN/THE RUNNER

Steel Panther rocks the Ballroom

There was more red lipstick, teased hair, pierced nipples and leopard print than necessary at Steel Panther’s Thursday-night show.... Continue Reading

Vinyl Dust-off: Jethro Tull’s Stand Up

Sonic archeologist Lliam Easterbrook digs up Jethro Tull in this weeks Vinyl Dust-off. ... Continue Reading
Steel Panther comes back to revive hair metal. Sezzles/Flickr

Steel Panther to penetrate Vancouver

Men may want to lock up their daughters, girlfriends, sisters and wives the nights of Jan. 12 and 13. ... Continue Reading

Ever After has us chanting 'never again'

Marianas Trench’s Ever After only earns 2.5 out of 5 records.... Continue Reading
Soundgarden's Before The Doors, Live.

Vinyl Dust-off: Soundgarden's Live Before The Doors

Soundgarden’s Live Before The Doors get’s 3.5 out of 5 records.... Continue Reading

Your holiday alternative playlist

A sample of some of the holiday’s alternative Christmas songs.... Continue Reading

Paul Brandt brings country to City in the Country

Paul Brandt brings big city dreams to Abbotsford on Dec. 14.... Continue Reading

Brian Setzer to start another riot

Brian Setzer will bring a swing not known to Vancouver since the ’60s, on Christmas Eve at the Commodore Ballroom.... Continue Reading
Axl Rose won't bring Slash, but he'll bring pit stains, to the Pacific Coliseum. Edvill/Flickr

Axl Rose to bring guns, roses to Vancouver

Let’s hope that the ticket prices to Guns ‘n Roses Dec. 17 show don’t incite another GNR riot.... Continue Reading

Kyuss Lives! is still alive

Stoner-rock legends Kyuss Lives! goes on without a couple former members on its latest tour.... Continue Reading

Vinyl Dust-off: Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire

This week, sonic archeologist Lliam Easterbrook digs up Bob Marley.... Continue Reading

Elliott Brood and One Hundred Dollars hit Vancouver

Elliott Brood and One Hundred Dollars brought a rowdiness to the Commodore Ballroom on Nov. 9.... Continue Reading