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Tony Ferrari of OAF.  Photo by Kate Fobert.

Q&A with Tony Ferrari of OAF

Half-vegan cafe, half-event space, D-Beatstro united moshers of all ages on the third day of Toronto hardcore festival Not Dead Yet (NDY). The afternoon matinee crowd was sizeable yet intimate as punks chilled at tables with juice and cookies, or mobbed the bands onstage to thrash their hearts out. Vancouver’s OAF were the third band …

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Polaris Prep 2015: Tobias Jesso Jr.

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series in preparation for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Visit CanCulture in the weeks leading up to the prize to see each of the 10 short-listed Canadian albums highlighted. Make sure to view the awards on September 21, 2015. From North Vancouver to Hollywood and back, Tobias …

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Paul Mason opening the show. Photo taken by Andrea Vacl.

TOM* Designer Spotlight: Christopher Bates

Christopher Bates has come a long way since 2009 when he launched his eponymous label. Now producing and designing his collections exclusively and entirely in Milan, — where he trained at the legendary Istituto Marangoni — Bates is bringing his touch of refinement to the Canadian menswear scene. The Vancouverite was the only menswear designer in the …

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Album review: Pillars & Pyre by Dralms

Multi-faceted artist Christopher Smith has put together a new dark, dissonant EP titled Pillars & Pyre under the name Dralms. Released on May 19 via Boompa Records, the EP is the band’s second release and is a collaboration of Smith, Shaunn Watt and Peter Carruthers of the band Siskiyou and William Kendrick of Failing, along …

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Journeying On: A visit with the Tourist Company

Earlier this season, the Artful Dodger in downtown Regina hosted The Tourist Company, an indie folk-rock band from Vancouver. Debuting in 2013 with their full length album Brother, Wake Up, an album with the spirit of City and Colour, the Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens, the band has since released two more EPs — Atlantic and Space …

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