Vancouver blues-rocker James Grant is doing what he loves to do

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 2, 1998 When veteran Vancouver guitar-slinger James Grant drops by the Georgia Straight office for a chat, he’s got a local gig set up that isn’t your typical Yale or Fairview blues happening. That night, Grant and his band are booked to play a private gig at Panama … Continue reading Vancouver blues-rocker James Grant is doing what he loves to do

Tom Cochrane talks Mad Mad World just before “Highway” hits it huge

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 31, 1991 By Steve Newton I’ve been a fan of Tom Cochrane’s since Red Rider’s debut album, but his new tune, “Life Is a Highway”, threw me for a loop. Its bouncy sound wasn’t what I expected from the steely hero of Canadian heartland rock, and at first … Continue reading Tom Cochrane talks Mad Mad World just before “Highway” hits it huge

Matthew Good sees the light

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 5, 2004 On the new Matthew Good CD, White Light Rock & Roll Review, there's a printed message on the disc itself from the shit-disturbing local rocker. It reads "INSERT IN PLAYER/FEEL THE GLOW OF COMMERCE." Although Good notes that it's a "tongue-in-cheek" statement, it's also very accurate, as the music … Continue reading Matthew Good sees the light