Comeback queen Tina Turner gives Vancouver “a big kiss” on her Private Dancer tour

mila geran photo ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 4, 1985 By Steve Newton Tina Turner gave the crowd at the Coliseum last Saturday (September 28) "a big kiss" for supporting the "comeback" that culminated with her 1984 Private Dancer going six-times platinum in Canada. And she thanked them by playing--with the exception of … Continue reading Comeback queen Tina Turner gives Vancouver “a big kiss” on her Private Dancer tour

Old Crow’s Ketch Secor likes listening to the Be Good Tanyas and whoever died last week

When I interview musicians I often ask what they've been listening to in their spare time, and sometimes it leads to an interesting response. When I called up Ketch Secor of the Old Crow Medicine Show last week to chat in advance of his band's appearance at the Orpheum Theatre this Sunday (September 28), the … Continue reading Old Crow’s Ketch Secor likes listening to the Be Good Tanyas and whoever died last week

Melissa Etheridge says there’s another part of her that is brave and crazy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 20, 1990 By Steve Newton Challenge any devoted Melissa Etheridge fan to come up with the one element they appreciate most about the singer, and chances are they’ll pare it down to one thing: passion. When the diminutive Etheridge wraps her powerful lungs around a lusty tune like … Continue reading Melissa Etheridge says there’s another part of her that is brave and crazy

Buddy Guy brings fiery Chicago blues to Coquitlam, but can’t outshine opener Jonny Lang

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 29, 2012 Blues legend Buddy Guy brought a taste of Chicago to the wilds of Coquitlam last night (September 28), but the verifiable guitar legend was outshone by a "kid" 45 years younger than himself. Jonny Lang opened the show with an hour-long set that included a showstopping version of … Continue reading Buddy Guy brings fiery Chicago blues to Coquitlam, but can’t outshine opener Jonny Lang