Seven Mary Three blasts straight outta Florida with American Standard

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 9, 1995 By Steve Newton As soon as I saw the title of Seven Mary Three’s debut release, American Standard, I felt an affinity for the Florida-based guitar-rock quintet. I’ve got a U.S.-made Stratocaster myself; no cheapjack Japanese copy for this kid. And none for 7M3 lead vocalist–guitarist … Continue reading Seven Mary Three blasts straight outta Florida with American Standard

Subpar KISS all about the special effects in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 15, 2009 By Steve Newton Boy, Vancouver’s costume and makeup shops must have done a booming business in the days leading up to November 14’s KISS show at GM Place. From the cutest little tyke to the brawniest middle-aged hooligan, there were scads of concertgoers wearing greasepaint in honour of … Continue reading Subpar KISS all about the special effects in Vancouver

Ozzy Osbourne shows Vancouver he’s “still fucking crazy”

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 15, 2010 The most entertaining part of Sunday night’s (November 14) Ozzy Osbourne concert may well have occurred before the 61-year-old metal legend actually hit the stage. In the lead-up to his appearance a clip was shown in which Osbourne’s mischievous countenance was comically transposed onto the faces of various characters from … Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne shows Vancouver he’s “still fucking crazy”