RUSKIN with THE YOKO CASIONOS and THE PATIENCE PRODUCT at the Backstage Lounge

RUSKIN with THE YOKO CASIONOS and THE PATIENCE PRODUCT at the Backstage Lounge

The Patience Product has got it goin' on. Playing the best tunes from their album Change of Heart, Change of Tune, released this time last year, Justin Wong has also managed to transition to a whole new band with different members while maintaining their original sound. His new bass player Benson i

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SHERA KELLY at the Backstage Lounge

SHERA KELLY at the Backstage Lounge

Photography by Leigh Eldridge :: I just finished this post, then promptly lost the progress before it was saved. So now I begin again, with a much more concise second version... Shera Kelly was extraordinary. She was sweet, charming and funny, and she rocked my socks. And now, for a longer expla

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THE SHRUGS with THE VELVET CHAMELEON at the Backstage Lounge

Photography by Duncan Mackay :: It was a frosty night down on Granville Island at the Backstage Lounge. The first band of the evening was The Velvet Chameleon.  Their set started out with some cool bass noises coming from Justin Seidl, then moved into a rockier sound. Most of their set had very ca

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MIA MOTH

1 November 2009 at the Backstage Lounge | Photography by Mike McHolm My introduction to Mia Moth came when I saw them play at the Yale Hotel in September. A little wary of the song titles and the other gothic (or more specifically "mothic") representations on their MySpace and website, how could

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2ND FLOOR SUICIDE

2ND FLOOR SUICIDE

[caption id="attachment_1911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Mike McHolm"][/caption] 8 October 2009 at the Backstage Lounge Photography by Mike McHolm The first time I attended a 2nd Floor Suicide show, Reggie Electric (vocals, guitar) was dressed as a pirate. The second tim

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NOOBIE NOOBINSON AND THE BOOMSDAY ALLIANCE with MD, IMPEDERS OF PROGRESS, POCKET KINGS and FLAGS

NOOBIE NOOBINSON AND THE BOOMSDAY ALLIANCE with MD, IMPEDERS OF PROGRESS, POCKET KINGS and FLAGS

17 September 2009 at the Backstage Lounge (Granville Island) Flags is by far the most obscure band I've stumbled upon. Decked out in costume from head to toe, including a 1920s lampshade strapped to the drummer's head, these two guys are brave enough to be completely different from everything and

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