Bass virtuoso Tal Wilkenfeld raves about her band before they blow Vancouver away

By Steve Newton Tal Wilkenfeld played the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver a couple nights ago, and man, did she impress. Aside from the stunning bass playing she's best known for, the 29-year-old showed great promise as a singer-songwriter as well. My wife kept raving about the poetry in her original tunes, and I had to … Continue reading Bass virtuoso Tal Wilkenfeld raves about her band before they blow Vancouver away

Cy Curnin of the Fixx talks paranoia and censorship in 1984

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 12, 1984 By Steve Newton "It's good fun coming up into Canada," says Fixx vocalist Cy Curnin, who called the Straight from Ottawa last week. "You notice a difference moving from America to Canada, in that the audiences are really refreshing up here. They seem to listen a lot more, … Continue reading Cy Curnin of the Fixx talks paranoia and censorship in 1984

Bob Rock gets the Payola$ back together for a Mick Ronson-inspired raveup in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 20, 1994 By Steve Newton Ya gotta like that Bob Rock guy. When he gets tired of producing platinum-plus CDs for bands like Metallica and Mötley Crüe, he forms his own group, Rockhead, and gets back to his ’70s-rock roots with melodic, radio-friendly sing-along tunes such as “Bed … Continue reading Bob Rock gets the Payola$ back together for a Mick Ronson-inspired raveup in Vancouver