Sorry mulletheads, the only decent April Wine song is “Sign of the Gypsy Queen”

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 24, 2001 By Steve Newton Back in high school in the mid-’70s, I knew a lot of people who were big April Wine fans. Heck, even now I know a lot of people who are big April Wine fans. I try to avoid them, but they’re everywhere! You … Continue reading Sorry mulletheads, the only decent April Wine song is “Sign of the Gypsy Queen”

After scary times in Bosnia the smalls set their sights on Texas

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 25, 2000 By Steve Newton Last February, Edmonton guitar-rockers the smalls found a unique way to celebrate their 10 years together: they kicked off a month-long European tour with a few dates in that popular wintertime destination, Bosnia-Herzegovina. When bassist-songwriter Corby Lund calls from outside of Winnipeg with … Continue reading After scary times in Bosnia the smalls set their sights on Texas

Roger Waters returns to Vancouver and makes The Wall his biggest ever

photo by the Newt ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 27, 2012 By Steve Newton When Roger Waters brought Pink Floyd's The Wall to Rogers Arena in December 2010, he delivered nothing short of a prog-rock spectacle for the ages. His mastery of live sound, lighting technique, state-of-the-art video, and immense staging combined to bring that monumental 1979 concept … Continue reading Roger Waters returns to Vancouver and makes The Wall his biggest ever