Mötley Crüe’s scuzzy antics in Vancouver make the Newt pine for Brownsville Station

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 1, 1999 So why would I want to go see Mötley Crüe when I don’t even care for its juvenile brand of exploitative crotch-rock? Good question. Maybe it was because I wanted one last look at the unseemly underbelly of ’80s rock, one last wander through that wasteland … Continue reading Mötley Crüe’s scuzzy antics in Vancouver make the Newt pine for Brownsville Station

Russian hockey stars and broken legs inspire Vancouver’s Noise Therapy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 28, 1995 Besides beer and back bacon, there’s nothing more Canadian than guitar rock and hockey. The Pursuit of Happiness combined those two Canuck ideals recently in its tribute to the Great One, “Gretzky Rocks”. Now local hard rockers Noise Therapy have answered with a pucky anthem of … Continue reading Russian hockey stars and broken legs inspire Vancouver’s Noise Therapy