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Top Ten Vancouver Bands That I'd Love to See Play A Reunion Show.

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While I was attending Burger Fest this summer I felt some feelings. I stood outside of the Waldorf watching and listening to Joyce Collingwood performing their reunion set and it took me back to a time that seemed a little more care free. That band played some great shows a few years back and even garnered a fair amount of attention. While reunion shows typically always disappoint, this would not be one of those times. They shredded a super tight set that left me thinking, 'dang, I missed that band.' And just like a puff of smoke they disappeared for good. You know it's officially over when they're throwing every piece of remaining Joyce Collingwood merch they have left into the crowd. Fast forward a couple days and it got me thinking about all the other Vancouver bands that I'd love to see do a reunion set. Then I thought maybe I should even formulate a list. Fast forward a couple months and I finally did it!

   This year has already seen such great bands like Hum…

30 Bands I Have Shared The Stage With. Literally.

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While I was away on the island I noticed a bunch of people were posting a list of 30 bands that they had shared the stage with. Just a list of bands they had opened for. A real yawn fest if you ask me, so to spice it up I decided to post a list of bands I had shared the stage with, literally. As in I climbed up on stage while they were playing and then quickly jumped off onto the crowd below. Even if I was only up there for the blink of an eye, I had literally shared the stage with them. The shorter time you're up on stage the better. You're outstaying your welcome with every second you're up there and no one wants to be that rando guy dancing and acting a fool on a stage that isn't his. That guy sucks.

But without further ado here's the stage dives I remember, and at the very least ALL of the ones I should try to forget. Yes those would be the ones where I went from stage to ass. Funny how you always remember the failed ones. Also the following list of bands I'…

Ear Goggles: The Final Chapter

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When I started writing the Vancouver Vengeance article for Absolute Underground Clayton Holmes of Eargoggles and Cobalt bartending fame was one of my first interviews. He invited me into his home, showed me how his keg worked and showed me a little hole in the wall pub close to his house. During this time we consumed way too many beers, and I may have even conducted an interview. Not sure how it turned out, but I do remember the bartender thinking twice about serving us that last one. It was a hilarious night, and when I heard that Clay had finally finished putting together the latest installment of Eargoggles I decided it was time to resurrect the blog to try and help get the word out.

   In the past every issue of EarGoggles was free to the public if you knew where to find it. Just giving DVDs away? Is he mad? Maybe. This go around Clay decided to fire up a kickstarter page to raise the funds to make EarGoggles 7. "I was hoping to get $1000 to help me make a ton of copies, bu…

Blog Resurrection.

It's been a very long time since I've updated this blog. What can I say? I got bored of writing about Vancouver music. This has nothing to do with the actual music (Vancouver still has an enormous melting pot of talented bands and musicians) I just got caught up in the politics of it all. I was writing for certain zines, getting used for my talents and receiving nothing in return except for the headache of dealing with unorganized people, so I said, 'fuck it, I'm gonna write what I want when I want.' And while this leads to not much being published I am certainly more happy writing heinous little stories and jokes in my word document rather than being asked to write about some band from butt fuck USA that I don't give two shits about. To be honest the whole ordeal with this magazine really put a sour taste in my mouth for writing about music. Combine that with some real life problems and this blog has suffered exponentially. But amazingly enough it still gets a…