KATASTROYKA with MIAOU MIAOU and THE PLANES

The Planes is fronted by just two guys (Robin and his brother) who are having a good time, having a good time. It feels good to write that again, since I've only ever been able to use it on Katastroyka in previous posts. It seems this entire concert is about guys who are having a good time. Robin

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KATASTROYKA

KATASTROYKA

14 October 2009 at Pub 340 Katastroyka's Ryan Riot doesn't believe in acoustic guitars. "If I can't distort the sound, I don't like playing it," says the leather-jacket-wearing Vancouver rock star. Never has this been more true than at this, my fifth Katastroyka show. They've taken off since

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ADJECTIVE with PEACE and KATASTROYKA

ADJECTIVE with PEACE and KATASTROYKA

[caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Siobhan Kelly"][/caption] 18 September 2009 at Pat's Pub This is the fourth Katastroyka show I've attended. Those who are already familiar with Backstage Vancouver are also aware that my beef was with their lack of

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THE LUDVICO TREATMENT with KATASTROYKA and GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS

5 September 2009 at the Media Club Girlfriends And Boyfriends first caught my ear at their August show, curiously located at vodka bar RedxRed. While that show involved a headband and a sailor hat, this one featured skinny red jeans and a curious lack of headwear. Highlights included a reasonable

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GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS with SEVEN NINES AND TENS and KATASTROYKA

GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS with SEVEN NINES AND TENS and KATASTROYKA

9 August 2009 at RedxRed I first heard Katastroyka the night before, when they opened for Adjective at the Rickshaw Theatre. While that evening didn’t go down as smooth as I’d like, this performance in a vodka bar on Granville was a redemption. The sound check was a little rough, but only b

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ADJECTIVE with DEFEKTORS, ANIMAL BODIES and KATASTROYKA

ADJECTIVE with DEFEKTORS, ANIMAL BODIES and KATASTROYKA

Date: 9 August 2009Venue: Rickshaw TheatreIt seems these days that local musicians need to be more diverse than ever. I’ve witnessed artists who play multiple instruments, multiple sets, and even multiple gigs in one evening. These include the front woman of Animal Bodies, who alternated between g

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