Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

“We’re almost like a cyber, sci-fi version our grandparent’s generation,” Joseph Hirabayashi tells Exclaim! It’s a bright spring day in Vancouver — home for musician, songwriter and Jo Passed frontman — and Hirabayashi is sitting outside at a downtown café reflecting on his surroundings.   Indeed, it is a weird and transformative time, when media and how we engage with it […]

Peach Pyramid's Eight Favourite Places in Victoria

Peach Pyramid's Eight Favourite Places in Victoria

Peach Pyramid is the project Calgary-raised, Victoria-based singer-songwriter Jen Severtson, who juxtaposes sweet, graceful melodies with a journey toward healing from abuse. Her most recent album, Repeating Myself, was released last fall on fellow Victorian Kathryn Calder’s Oscar St. Records label. Severtson shared her favourite Victoria spots. Location photos by Lindsey Blane. Vinyl Envy (1717 Quadra St.) I have a […]

'Workaholics' Star Blake Anderson Really Wants to Work with Lil B

'Workaholics' Star Blake Anderson Really Wants to Work with Lil B

From his work on Workaholics through his streetwear brand Bored Teenager, comedian Blake Anderson has remained a torchbearer for underground culture. Whether he’s sharing stoner cartoons or shouting out punk bands, he’s always paying respects to various subcultures. Like anyone who has spent a decent chunk time online, he’s also got a serious affinity for Lil B the Based God. Speaking with […]

Hot Snakes Reunion Album 'Jericho Sirens' Fuelled by 30-Year History That Includes Drive Like Jehu

Hot Snakes Reunion Album 'Jericho Sirens' Fuelled by 30-Year History That Includes Drive Like Jehu

“It’s just a relationship like any other relationship,” Rick Froberg tells Exclaim! about his 30-year friendship with John Reis. “If you have friends you collaborate with, and you like it, it works good, you might as well keep doing it. Why not?”   The pair first played together in the late 1980s in a San Diego band called Pitchfork, before […]

Moby Trashes Trump and Fears Apocalypse But Is Still Hopeful on 'Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt'

Moby Trashes Trump and Fears Apocalypse But Is Still Hopeful on 'Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt'

It’s been a prolific few years for Moby: two fiery post-punk albums with the Void Pacific Choir, a well-received memoir, and now his latest solo effort, the elegiac Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt. It’s also been almost 20 years since his breakthrough album, Play, which, despite the sorrow evoked by its haunting field recordings, had a thread hope running […]