Major-label horror stories led the String Cheese Incident to go indie

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 10, 2002 By Steve Newton In the early 1990s, String Cheese Incident guitarist Bill Nershi, an avowed ski bum in Telluride, Colorado, decided he wanted to tackle a new mountain. He bought an old school bus, fixed it up, and moved to the ski town of Crested Butte, … Continue reading Major-label horror stories led the String Cheese Incident to go indie

Jeff Beck, the world’s greatest rock guitarist, awes a sold-out Vancouver crowd

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 28, 2011 British guitar legend Jeff Beck blew away the sold-out crowd at the Centre in Vancouver last night, performing his Stratified renditions of everything from the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" to The Wizard of Oz's "Over the Rainbow". But his amazing licks wouldn't have seemed nearly so fine … Continue reading Jeff Beck, the world’s greatest rock guitarist, awes a sold-out Vancouver crowd

Alice Cooper slays Vancouver with old-school theatrical glam-rock

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 19, 2008 Shock-rock icon Alice Cooper put on a wicked show at the Centre in Vancouver last night (September 18). Focusing on material from his classic '70s albums Love It to Death, Killer, School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and Welcome to My Nightmare, the Coop delivered the guitar-rock gems "Under My … Continue reading Alice Cooper slays Vancouver with old-school theatrical glam-rock