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Feist, Bon Iver, Radiohead: Best indie albums of 2011
Like "alternative" in the 90s, "indie" is an ill-defined genre overall, but one with a thriving Vancouver scene. VO reviews some of the best albums of the year.
David P. Ball
Dec 31st, 2011
Toronto singer Christopher Stopa discovered by CNN through Radiohead Youtube mix-up
Serendipitous Youtube Radiohead mix-up leads to a long deserved discovery of one of Canada's best-kept secrets: baker Christopher Stopa's music is amazing. As amazing as Radiohead's.
Dec 30th, 2011
Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, Margaret Atwood and Noam Chomsky throw weight behind #OccupyWallSt protest
Filmmaker Michael Moore has thrown his weight behind the Occupy Wall Street protest, along with Roseanne Barr, Lupe Fiasco, Susan Sarandon who all went to talk and inspire the more than 500...
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 30th, 2011
Radiohead takes baby step onto China's heavily censored version of Twitter
Alt-rockers' touchy history as activisits and their desire to reach out highlight dilemma facing musicians courting Chinese fans.
Jul 3rd, 2011