In all my years contributing to the Reader, the artist I’ve written about the most is probably Toronto’s Ben Cook—partly because he’s been so incredibly prolific for the past two decades, but also because his widely varying output is so consistently solid and great. He cut his teeth in the hardcore world while fronting No […]
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Young Guv’s Ben Cook explores swagger and sweetness on two new records
UPDATE Friday, November 1, 4 PM: Line-up has changed for both concerts and Vivian Girls and Young Guv will not be performing either show. Refunds available at point of purchase; visit the Empty Bottle’s site for more information. Toronto’s Ben Cook is well-known as the front man for early aughts tough-guy hardcore outfit No Warning […]
A new power-poppy jam from Young Guv’s upcoming LP
The hardcore dude channels Big Star and the Mats on his new LP.
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The best shows to see through Sunday include Fucked Up, Circles, Lee Fields & the Expressions, and Jon Mueller’s Death Blues.
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The former Marvelous Darling released his solo debut.
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Hourly dispatches from the bar and club scene
This week on the B Side
A new organist for the Sox, new local releases, new local news, and tons more
Soundboard: June 30-July 6
White Fence, Fucked Up, Hex Machine, Devin Townsend Project and other notable shows
Arizona Boycott Gets Results, But Not the Right Ones
Sound Strike has got its heart in the right place, but it seems like it’s only doing wrong.
Pavement Tour Diary: Memories of Hollywood & Matador 21
Jeremy finishes up his year with Pavement as they conquer the Hollywood Bowl and Matador 21. Could there have been a more fitting end?