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GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People


GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a meaningless catch-all for anything slightly outside Western music, for the singer and his collective Medicine for the People, the term applies. Nahko is of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino descent. He was adopted at a young age and grew up in a white conservative home. The singer brings all of these experiences to his writing and the result is a sound that is unique as Nahko’s background. While initial comparisons start at singer-songwriters like Ben Harper, and expand to the stoner rock of Sublime, and the spirit of Gogol Bordello, Nahko and Medicine ...

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Inter Arma

Interviews Inter Arma

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but since then these guys have ...

Guest Column: Justin Pearson - The Right Answers To The Wrong Questions

Regular Columns Guest Column: Justin Pearson - The Right Answers To The Wrong Questions

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

When I was growing up, I nihilistically spat in one eye of the universe. At some point, I figured I might as well spit in ...

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White Widows Pact

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White Widows Pact

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

Dave Castillo (White Widows Pact) SPB: How do you find new music? Castillo: Call me old fashioned but usually I find out about new music through my friends. A lot of them are a part of music in one way or another so I get the scoop on a ton of great stuff. It's also part of my job to find great new bands to book at Saint Vitus, and people know that, so a lot sort of comes to me that way. 

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Alex Hughes (Holy Money)

Interviews Alex Hughes (Holy Money)

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:26 a.m.

I would like to start by saying, if you haven't heard Deconstruct by Hatred Surge, stop. Open a new ...


Interviews Amenra

Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:23 a.m.

Amenra’s 2016 release, Alive, from Consouling Sounds is a compilation of live acoustic performances from 2014. Comprising that track ...

Remembering Erik Peterson

Music Remembering Erik Peterson

Posted July 15, 2016, 4:39 p.m.

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

Posted July 11, 2016, 3:25 p.m.

It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth ...

Ashley Lynch on film editing

Regular Columns Ashley Lynch on film editing

Posted July 11, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that ...


Interviews SUMAC

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and ...

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