Asia Express

Neorealism never went out of style; it just keeps gravitating from country to developing country. The latest stop is Kashmir, in which a cunning…

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Japandroids

Shouty and overblown, Vancouver guitar-drums duo Japandroids plows through some wicked garage-punk anthems on its breakthrough album, Post-Nothing. The record has been hyped since…

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Radio Rahaim

As something of an expert in Gwalior gayaki, traditional Hindustani singing, Matthew Rahaim is well-traveled, having performed it in New York, Vancouver, Gujarat, and…

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Way Above Average

Vancouver-based guitar and vocals twosome Mecca Normal has always had a political bent. Sure, the band serves up smartly written songs and obstreperous guitar…

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Sweatshop Funk

Canadian hip-hop has yet to hit big in the U.S., but Vancouver's Sweatshop Union has a strong shot at appealing to fans of such…

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Eat to the Beat at Pan Ambient Brunch

Ambient is the softcore wing of electronic dance culture. It offers slow-building titillation, concerned not so much with climaxing as with getting revelers flushed…

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Loca-voracious

If you want your food to be raised within a hundred miles, get down to the farm

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Lock and Load

It's not hard to find aesthetic similarities between Vancouver sextet They Shoot Horses Don't They? and the 1969 Jane Fonda vehicle of the same…

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