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Category Archives: Interviews

Independent bands in peak form for Canada Day

Published in the Vancouver Sun June 29, 2011 BY AMANDA ASH, VANCOUVER SUN While those attending Canada Day festivities in and around Metro Vancouver will display their Canadian pride with red-and-white clothing, face paint and fluttering flags, this year’s Top 20 Peak Performance Project competitors are celebrating by coming together and singing their hearts out. […]

Black Lips polish new album to high shine

Published in the Vancouver Sun June 14, 2011. BY AMANDA ASH, VANCOUVER SUN The Black Lips don’t need a special occasion to unleash their debauchery. It’s simply second nature for the Atlanta-based garage-punk quartet to shamelessly flop around on stage naked, swap spit with each other or publicly urinate on any given day. Considering the […]

Sultry singing star Anna Calvi fearless onstage, timid off

Published in the Vancouver Sun June 1, 2011 BY AMANDA ASH, VANCOUVER SUN Anna Calvi is fearless, or so the voice on her self-titled debut suggests. The British vocalist, hailed by the BBC’s Sound of 2011 as one of the year’s most promising new artists, is an emotional tempest when it comes to her haunting […]

Basia Bulat's romantic interlude

Article featured in the February edition of Exclaim! Magazine “I’m kind of all over the place right now,” Basia Bulat says over the phone about her current “homeless” state. Today, the 25-year-old is fighting her way through the bitter cold Montreal weather to get to the office of her label Secret City Records. Tomorrow, she […]