RAISED BY APES with CAMBRIDGE, SLUSH and IMPEDERS OF PROGRESS at Pat’s Pub

A wonderful night of punk rock began with Impeders of Progress (listen on MySpace), who rocked everyone's ass. If you're new to playing shows, you should check out this band for pointers on how to be the first band on stage. IOP played a fast set with great energy, and they were direct and to the

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SEVEN NINES AND TENS at Pat’s Pub (Photography by Jill Hancock)

This is fourth time I've written about a Seven Nines and Tens show, and they've all been different. I usually find something new to look at in awe, but in this case I felt the sweet sensation of knowing this was their best set to date. The embarrassing thing is that I still can't name their songs, s

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TREELINES

TREELINES

[caption id="attachment_2765" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Matt Lockhart of Treelines"][/caption] 4 December 2009 at Pat's Pub Treelines is an earnest band from Kelowna, boasting a realism that is truly endearing. They play a mixture of songs, some from their self-titled album and

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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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