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Doomsday – Murray Gold

Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. For the first nineteen years of my life nothing happened. Nothing at all. Not ever. And then I met a man called The Doctor. A man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical […]

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The Long Game

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Pleats

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Khatsalano For HUSH

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Searching For Sugarman

“Sugarman/Won’t ya hurry/Coz I’m tired of these scenes/For a blue coin/Won’t ya bring back/All those colours to my dreams,” Sugar Man, 1970. Sixto Rodriguez expels vivid imagery in his lyrics, exposing listeners to the underbelly of everyday life. Rodriguez is a blues, folk artist from Detroit, Michigan. The Mexican American singer/song writer is often compared […]

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Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Day Playlist

After blessing us with a week and a half of sun, Vancouver has darkened and the rain has returned. This playlist features blues rock songs and was heavily influenced by the recent Cold War Kids album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts – which you should all check out. The electric energy mixed with the soulful blues quality […]

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Oscars Red Carpet

The fashion at the Oscars was insane. From large ball gown skirts to body hugging sparkle, the woman of the oscars took chances and made the red carpet sing. Amanda Seyfried (above) looked incredible in an embroidered Alexander McQueen, the light lavender colour was perfect with her blond hair and pale skin. Seyfried really shined […]

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BRIT Award Fashion

Breakout British bombshell Emeli Sande closed the 2013 BRIT awards after taking home two big awards: British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Winning British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Album was newcomer Ben Howard, proving that those virtually unknown to North Americans have strong followings in their own country. Mumford […]

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Record Store Day 2013

Well here’s what they’ll someday learn if they have a soul; there’s no romance in a mouse click.  There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum).  The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to […]

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Grammy Award Winners and Fashion

Music’s biggest night, The Grammy Awards was held on Sunday at the Staples Center in LA. The event featured stunning performances, ridiculous acceptance speeches and gorgeous dresses. Strapless gowns were aplenty as were more modest long sleeve gowns.  Mumford and Sons and Jack White had some of the best performances of the night and the […]

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Public Records Says Goodbye to The Waldorf Hotel

It’s been around two weeks since the Waldorf Productions officially closed their doors. Now under the name Working Title, the team is currently seeking a new home, while we all search for another venue to fill the sudden cultural void. Public Records had their beta launch party at the Waldorf back in August 2011, holding the […]

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Pickwick

Every time I open my email there is a new newsletter from some random site I’ve never clicked on. Sometimes they pertain to things I enjoy – Pickwick signing with Dine Alone Records – but there are times when sending items to the junk box before opening is necessary. Newsletters are handy and informative, and […]

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People’s Choice Awards

Last night was the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards. The show was hosted by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and featured performances by Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Jason Aldean. The People’s Choice Awards has the most random categories including: Favorite Face of Heroism (Jennifer Lawerence, The Hunger Games), Favourite Sci-Fi / Fantasy Show […]

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Award Show Nominations – Critics Choice Movie Awards

The months of November to February are filled with award shows. Not including the well known – Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs – there are six other award shows starting tomorrow and ending February 24th. The day before each event I will post the nominees, giving a little bit of background on who has good chances, and throughout […]

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Public Records – Flatliners Interview

The Flatliners have been playing music together for ten years. After forming in high school the band began touring by age 17 and were signed to Fat Wreck Chords at 19. Now at 25, The Flatliners spend most of their lives on the road, connecting with fans and playing the music they love. We talked […]

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Playlist For a Dreary Day

Today Vancouver was dark and dreary. On rainy days its best to listen to songs that slowly build. The playlist below features songs that start slow but explode into sound. It is not about the eruption but the slow building of separate parts that creates the beautiful melody. These songs will help keep a smile on your […]

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Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Made in 1970, this Christmas special features the voices of: Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney. The story, based on the song written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, shows Santa’s beginning and the tradition of bringing presents to children on Christmas. Using the stop motion animation called “Animagic,” […]

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Public Records – Humans Interview

Humans – Peter Ricq and Robbie Slade – hail from East Vancouver, British Columbia. The duo met back in 2009 and soon discovered that together, their different styles formed a fresh sound that blends lo-fi indie rock with addicting synth and electronic grooves. Humans have toured with everyone from Broken Social Scene, Junior Boys to […]

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Public Records – Aidan Knight

Turning onto Commercial exposed small groups of youths wearing skinny jeans, large rimmed glasses and plaid, lots of it. Even without the large Rio Theatre sign, it was clear I had arrived at my destination. Nearing the end of his Western Canadian tour, Aidan Knight and his band mates played to a sea of adoring […]

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Public Records

Public Records is the perfect resource for independent artists. The website will help artists sell their music – giving them more of the profits than a label – and the blog helps to promote artists. I am interning for the blog, writing, reviewing and interviewing. Below is the first review I did for the site, Aidan Knight’s […]

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