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Music Waste is one of the most exciting weekends of the year for fans of Vancouver’s local arts scene. It’s a long-running festival that boasts a tradition of featuring some of the city’s best local independent and DIY musicians, comics and visual artists in venues across the city. This year, over 100 musicians played sets for the festival, and with tickets for each show costing a mere $5 (as always), it was no challenge to get great bang for your buck.

Author: 
Jesse Wentzloff
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Dead Soft & Philoceraptor

There was a hell of a lot going on in Vancouver on Thursday June 7, and for any fan of local

talent, there were certainly tough decisions to be made. With other Music Waste showcases at the Waldorf and Zoo Shop featuring acts like Vincent Parker, Capitol 6, and B-Lines… there was still enough sweat and beer to accommodate an equally enjoyable party at Library Square with Philoceraptor and Dead Soft.

Author: 
Matt Pollock
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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SPIRITUALIZED

Notable also was the stage set up, with Pierce off-right, not facing the crowd, but instead facing centre almost in conductor mode with the other musicians around him watching his lead.

Attending the Rickshaw Theatre these days, one certainly has to be impressed with the renovations and alterations made to accommodate a vast array of artists. 

Author: 
Scott White
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Chairlift gets people out of their seats

Immediately the room was filled with energy. The first song had a beachy feel with the use of steel drums. Polachek was an interesting sight. 

Author: 
Erin Sale
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Pretty Reckless

Momsen has desperately tried to set herself apart from easily marketed pop garbage stuff by dissing Gossip Girl and acting in interviews and flashing her audiences on stage at shows. She is trying to transform herself into a bit of a bad girl

March 18, 2012 / Rickshaw Theatre

Author: 
Scott Wood
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

In the auditorium, it seemed no one knew each other, but yet somehow everyone knew everything about the people around them. Attendees seemed to all echo the sentiment, “I’ve been playing Zelda games my whole life,” in between constant arguments surrounding which game is the best game in the series.

Author: 
Sacha Husband
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Remembering Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse immediately left behind simple and quiet for a big, atmospheric sound.  Their best songs opened with synths and light drums then built to guitar riffs over a wall of sound.  

Last weekend I went to see Memoryhouse with Seapony and Jay Arner at the Waldorf. It was a great show! Memoryhouse is a band from Guelph, Ontario getting tons of hype on big-deal blogs like Pitchfork and Stereogum, and yet the show felt small and personal.

Author: 
Fred Hawley
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Andrew W. K.

At one point, no band member could be seen as they were all surrounded by fans and bananas alike. This was apparently a major issue for security as those on stage were hurled into the audience in a futile effort to keep people from dancing around Andrew

Author: 
Sacha Husband
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Andrew W. K.

"Partying is the essence of life": this quote will likely be inscribed on Andrew WK's tomb stone.

Author: 
Sacha Husband
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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The Darkness

Feeling nostalgic for a bygone age when Ziggy Stardust roamed the earth? Well then get out your striped body suits as British glam rockers, the Darkness, are coming to town.

Author: 
Sacha Husband
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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