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Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 22, 2010 in
The LP’s detractors complained about the dizzying mix of styles on the album, sequencing hardcore punk next to new wave pop and quirky art-rock experimentalism...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 22, 2010 in
The Modernettes were formed in the spring of 1979, based on the central partnership of John Armstrong, aka Buck Cherry, and Mary Armstrong, aka Mary-Jo Kopechne...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 20, 2010 in
In 1978/’79, viewers of cable access TV in Lower Mainland Vancouver were lucky to be able to watch two groundbreaking shows: Nite Dreems and Soundproof...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 19, 2010 in
Originally named the K-Tels, the Young Canadians were around barely two years — but they made a lasting impression on the Vancouver punk/indie scene...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 16, 2010 in
Rabid were in existence roughly from fall 1978 to fall 1979, not counting a handful of reunion or “farewell” shows that followed...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 16, 2010 in
UJ3RK5 was Vancouver's pre-eminent art-rock group whose members were well-known in the art community — many of whom would go on to bigger and better things in their respective fields...
Scott Beadle | April 16, 2010 in
Private School was often pegged as an “art school” band, but their musical repertoire was eclectic, and also featured harder punk tunes...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 15, 2010 in
After the Skulls split up in early 1978, Joey Shithead began forming a new band, auditioning drummers and bass players...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 15, 2010 in
The Subhumans were one of the most dynamic, talented and prolific bands of the Vancouver punk scene...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 15, 2010 in
In the beginning, it was the more tuneful and playful aspects of vintage punk rock that brought together Nick, Bill, Tony and Ian...