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Vampire Weekend Kick Off Tour in Vancouver

Halfway through Vampire Weekend's Friday night set at Vancouver's Malkin Bowl, singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig made a surprising confession: The group had a mild case of…
Mike Usinger / August 30, 2010

Rihanna and Ke$ha Kick-Off Wild Summer Tour!

Considering Rihanna cancelled the original July 2 opening date of her North American 'Last Girl on Earth' tour due to production issues, you'd think the…
Mike Usinger / July 6, 2010

Sia Falls Ill at Vancouver Tour Opener

Sia Furler learned a valuable lesson at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on Saturday: Excessive knitting and pop music can make for a dangerous combination.
Mike Usinger / April 12, 2010

Monsters of Folk Kick Off U.S. Tour

Monsters of Folk -- the indie supergroup featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis -- gave…
Mike Usinger / October 14, 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate Make Triumphant Return in Vancouver

On one hand, Jeremy Enigk had good reason to be thrilled by the more-or-less rapturous reception given to Sunny Day Real Estate at Vancouver's CommodoreBallroom…
Mike Usinger / September 18, 2009