Chrissie Hynde targets meat-eaters and lumberjacks at the Pretenders’ Vancouver show

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 24, 2000 By Steve Newton It didn’t take animal-rights activist Chrissie Hynde long to start preaching at the Orpheum last Saturday (February 19). Just a couple of songs into the Pretenders’ nearly two-hour show, she gave a nice big “Fuck you!” to everyone who wears leather or fur, … Continue reading Chrissie Hynde targets meat-eaters and lumberjacks at the Pretenders’ Vancouver show

Live in London Blu-ray shows the Pretenders in killer form

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 5, 2010 By Steve Newton The last time I saw the Pretenders in concert was in 2007 on a bill with the Stray Cats and ZZ Top, and they definitely held their own with the rockabilly hepcats and the bearded boogie-bluesmen. Though pushing 60, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Chrissie … Continue reading Live in London Blu-ray shows the Pretenders in killer form

The Pretenders learn to crawl in Vancouver in 1984

By Steve Newton On February 21, 1984, the Pretenders played a sold out show at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The band was touring behind one of its best albums ever, Learning to Crawl, which included such snazzy numbers as "Back on the Chain Gang", "My City Was Gone", and "Middle of the Road". The day … Continue reading The Pretenders learn to crawl in Vancouver in 1984