Nitevigil’s leather-clad teens put North Van on the metal map at the New York Theatre

nitevigil photo by bev davies ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 3, 1985 By Steve Newton North Vancouver's Nitevigil--the teenage metal band that made the finals of the Town Pump's Spotlight '85 competition--joined Ground Zero and Death Sentence in a "Heavy Metal Rockarama" at the New York Theatre last Friday (April 26). The young … Continue reading Nitevigil’s leather-clad teens put North Van on the metal map at the New York Theatre

Weezer’s Brian Bell on geek-rock stigmas and Spike Jonze’s scary giraffe

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 25, 2002 By Steve Newton Weezer is one band that really knows how to turn a simple riff into a monster hit. The American power-pop quartet pulled that trick off to career-making effect in ’94 with its hooky single “Buddy Holly”, then did it again last year with … Continue reading Weezer’s Brian Bell on geek-rock stigmas and Spike Jonze’s scary giraffe

A killer album is the best revenge for the Headstones’ Hugh Dillon

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 20, 2000 By Steve Newton Technical difficulties have been gnawing away at me lately. First, the automatic garage door at our house doesn’t feel like opening; next thing our freaky cat, Toonces, sets off the burglar alarm we just got. Now, 20 minutes into an interview with Headstones … Continue reading A killer album is the best revenge for the Headstones’ Hugh Dillon