The Dodos bring marvelously mediocre show to the Rickshaw

Dodos’ sound needs some new life.... Continue Reading

Cruel Young Heart and Bend Sinister wow Langley crowd

Langley’s The Venue saw three great local bands take stage on Saturday April 9.... Continue Reading

Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger stood out among its contemporaries

This week’s Vinyl Dust-off features Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger.... Continue Reading

Album Dust-Off: MC 5’s Kick Out The Jams

Todd Easterbrook, sonic archaeologist, brings you his latest finds from his excursions into ancient record bins–every week, only on Album Dust-Off.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen’s got talent: “Kalvonix” Tiu

Kwantlen student Calvin “Kalvonix” Tiu, born prematurely with a series of health complications, just wanted to grow up “normal”. Instead, became a successful young rapper with a perspective different from your average university student.... Continue Reading

Kristi’s top 5 anticipated albums

Considering the amount of fucking awesome albums released last year, being 2011 is probably like dating a dude whose ex was the queen of blowjobs. Here are five of the most (potentially) awesome albums coming out this year:... Continue Reading

Arbutus Records show exhibits pop sensibility

Boutique record label and purveyors of synth-pop, Arbutus Records from Montreal kicked off the New Year with a couple of events in Vancouver.... Continue Reading

Jammin’ with Ginger | Christmas music: enjoyable or annoying?

It’s been everywhere. In frequented coffee shops, on the radio, in department stores, on television Christmas specials. It’s the dreaded, continual haunt of holiday music.... Continue Reading

Jammin’ with Ginger | Music lovers versus music criminals

This is Kristi Alexandra. She’s the Runner’s music columnist. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

"On the road again..."

A look at the best music for road trippin’... Continue Reading

Jammin' with Groat - Beatles never sounded

This is Jeff Groat. Ordinarily, he writes our weekly sex column but this week he’s traded in his fuzzy handcuffs for a pair of headphones. This is what he had to say about it.... Continue Reading

Top 10 albums of 2010

Though the year’s not over yet, we put together the 10 best albums of 2010. In no particular order, of course, because, really, how could we choose?... Continue Reading

Ozzy still rocking his throne of darkness

Many might have had the impression that seeing The Prince of Darkness perform at Rogers Arena on Nov. 14 would be a novelty. The guy’s a washed-up old acid head, you might think. He’ll never be as bad ass as his facade implied in the ‘70s. He’s a reality-show has-been, for satan’s sake. But at least you’ll get to say you’ve seen Ozzy Osbourne live.... Continue Reading

She and Him... and the rest of Vancouver

Zooey Deschanel may have yet to become a household name, but in some indie circles she is widely recognized as the spritely young triple-threat that sings lead vocals for the indie band, She and Him.... Continue Reading

Oderus from GWAR reawakens teen

Remember those things that you did as a teenage for the sake of pure rebellion? The water bottles filled with vodka or rolling the car out of the driveway in neutral so your parents wouldn’t wake up? Well, mine was listening to metal. And the pinnacle of my teenage angst was my love of hardcore shock-rockers, Gwar. ... Continue Reading