Mark Knopfler’s scintillating guitar steals the show as Dire Straits plays Vancouver on the Brothers in Arms tour

mila geran photo ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 27, 1985 By Steve Newton "Rock and roll Vancouver," announced Mark Knopfler half-way through Monday's (September 23) Dire Straits show at the Pacific Coliseum. And when his band swung into the twist-and-shout rocker "Walk of Life", the crowd did as they were told. A mass … Continue reading Mark Knopfler’s scintillating guitar steals the show as Dire Straits plays Vancouver on the Brothers in Arms tour

Gary Moore freaks rejoice: the Irish guitar hero’s fiery talent will burn on live CD

The rock-guitar world lost one of its most amazing artists in February of 2011 when Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain, but now comes word that a concert recording of Moore from 2007 will be released this fall. Eagle Rock Entertainment--the company that's given us such primo Moore discs as the Blues for … Continue reading Gary Moore freaks rejoice: the Irish guitar hero’s fiery talent will burn on live CD

The Newt takes a wrong turn on Granville and winds up at a freakin’ jazz show

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 30, 1993 I like guitars a lot. I really do. As a matter of fact, up until last Thursday (Sept. 23), I don’t think I’d ever attended a concert that didn’t feature at least one of those six-stringed glories. So when I sat down at the Vogue and … Continue reading The Newt takes a wrong turn on Granville and winds up at a freakin’ jazz show