Back to form // Rebecca Blissett

Rodney Decroo gets found in space

It’s been five years since Rodney Decroo released a proper album. Not that the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter hasn’t kept himself busy: that span saw him release a book of poetry, Allg...
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Kiesza on the Sound of a Woman

“I’m still horkin’ up dust from my lungs,” Kiesza says, with a laugh dry enough to prove it. It’s lingering desert dirt she’s dealing with, over the phone from Las...
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Clutch keeps it close to the chest

Firsts can be nice, journalism-wise (scoops!), but, on occasion, somewhat double-edged. Case in point: a few minutes into a conversation with Clutch’s Tim Sult, he acknowledges this to be the f...
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BA Johnston’s Shit Sucks

“You’ll start off strong,” BA Johnston begins. “Usually, McDonald’s heavy, with a lot of McDoubles. But by the second day, you start putting rules in, like you’ll ...
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ReVue: Winners and Losers FTW

“What makes you a winner?” The question’s posed surprisingly deep into Winners and Losers, arriving as James Long and Marcus Youssef debate which end of that binary Stephen Hawking ...
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Artifacts: Apr 16 – Apr 22

Kiss of the Spider Woman / Until Sun, Apr 19 (7:30 pm; 2 pm Sunday matinee) Two ONE-WAY Tickets to Broadway presents the Tony Award-winning Kiss of the Spider Woman: it’s set in a Latin-America...
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Jim Prentice: Mr. Get it Done?

As much as they’re about door knocking and debates, elections are also about branding: not just of a candidate or a party, but of the most pertinent questions and issues in a place at the time....
The Freecloud Records crew, including owner Rich Liukko, left, unpacks some Record Store Day shipment // Paul Blinov

The true meaning of Record Store Day

When Record Store Day first emerged in 2007, it was a collection of physical music retailers attempting to put their backs up against what had been one of the roughest years on record for physical mu...
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ReVue: The Famines / Paper Single

The Famines Paper Single (Psychic Handshake) Three Stars It’s been four years of occasional live shows but no new releases from Edmonton expats the Famines, but the rock ’n’ roll duo—guitarist/...