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Local Harvest: Books

Two Gun and Sun by June Hutton

Two-Gun & Sun is part historical fiction, part love story, and 100 per cent feisty wild west. The kicker: this 1920s western isn’t set in the dusty deserts of the United States, but in the deep wilds of British Columbia. Welcome to Black Mountain: a filthy, racist mining town bent on extracting the province’s rich…

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Music

On the nature of concerts: Whoop-Szo and co. open a window into local concert culture

Ontario folk/metal outfit WHOOP-SZO were joined by Chastity and Abbotsford’s own Villain Villain on June 30 at Brothers Bowling and Billiards, performing for a packed house. If there’s one thing that struck me while I bopped my head along to the hazy incarnation of surf-pop Villain Villain showered guests with, it was the fact that…

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In review: It’s Me, You — Doja

Doja is a collective consisting of long-time friends, Brad Desjardins on drums and vocals, Ricky Lawrie on guitar and vocals, and Steve Kalkman on bass. They’ve been actively playing music together since they were in their early adolescence and that becomes very clear in how tight they are across their new album’s 10 tracks.

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A colourful mosaic of theatre: Freud’s Last Session finishes 25th season of Gallery 7 Theatre

Gallery 7 Theatre closed its 25th anniversary season with a bang at the end of May. Its final performance, Freud’s Last Session by playwright Mark St. Germain, depicts a fictional debate between C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud about the existence of God and what that means for humanity. Freud, a devout atheist, argues the insanity…

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