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The River and the Road goes electric

The River and the Road’s new record kicks in with a statement: this band wants your attention. The Vancouver four-piece folk-rock group’s recorded history has leaned more to the roots sid...
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Zerbin goes the distance

It’s been a few years since Zerbin’s infectious single “New Earth” had this city whistling and stomping along. The Edmonton duo has since become a long-distance relationship a...
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The Ashley Hundred gets busy

Brett Cassidy of psych-folk band the Ashley Hundred doesn’t have a lot of free time to spare these days. “I finished my last exam and left on tour the next day,” says Cassidy, who c...
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Derek Miller on the Red Ride tour

This is Derek Miller’s first time doing the Red Ride tour—and, “It’s going to be fun, damn it!” The tour, now in its fifth year, is a collective of aboriginal musicians showca...
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River Jacks channel folk-punk heroes

“Under Bill C-51 this would implicate us as terrorists,” says Spencer Jo Burgess over the phone from his home in Calgary. Burgess, better known as Spencer Jo, fronts Calgary folk-punkers ...
Straight outta Sydney

JuliaWhy? is ballsy Aussie brilliance

A severed thumb, a nerve-damaged arm and a dislocated shoulder. Those were some of the ingredients that went into making Sydney, Australia-based JuliaWhy?’s recently released debut LP, Wheel. &...
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Firsts, Lasts and Favourites: Lovecoast

BC indie band Lovecoast is all about vibes. With members from beautiful Vancouver, Nanaimo and Squamish, Lovecoast channels the relaxed feel of West Coast living with its blend of soul, jazz and R&am...