Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Jan. 20-22

Robert Connely Farr plays the Fox Cabaret By Steve Newton FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Italian folk-roots guitar virtuoso Beppe Gambetta at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James. That dude can play! FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. The … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Jan. 20-22

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Jan. 16 to 20

Terminal Station plays Guilt & Co. By Steve Newton MONDAY: local southern-tinged blues-rockers Terminal Station, featuring singer-guitarist Scott Smith, play Guilt & Co., performing tunes from latest album Brotherhood. DIg that downhome Allman Brothers vibe. TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: screenings at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Kyle Edward Ball’s dread-inducing, micro-budget Canadian horror film Skinamarink. I heard it's scary … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Jan. 16 to 20

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Nov. 21-25

Horror director Gigi Saul Guerrero appears at the Rio By Steve Newton MONDAY: American indie-rockers Built to Spill, featuring singer-guitarist Doug Martsch, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Braided Waves and Anchorbaby. MONDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the red-hot Vegas Golden Knights in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. Blue Rodeo plays the … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Nov. 21-25

That time Gord Downie and I talked hockey after the 1994-95 NHL lockout

By Steve Newton When I interviewed Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie on January 18, 1995, it had been exactly one week since the end of the historic NHL lockout that had started the previous October. That lockout caused the 1994-1995 hockey season to be shortened from 84 games to 48, the shortest season in 53 … Continue reading That time Gord Downie and I talked hockey after the 1994-95 NHL lockout

That time my buddy Stick ticked off Lars Ulrich in Vancouver by asking him to jam

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 22, 1997 By Steve Newton Back when the Starfish Room was still a headbanger’s haven known as Club Soda, a rock-crazed pal of mine named Stick bumped into Lars Ulrich there. The Metallica drummer was hangin’ out with his entourage after one of the band’s intense Vancouver gigs … Continue reading That time my buddy Stick ticked off Lars Ulrich in Vancouver by asking him to jam