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October 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Canadian punks White Lung write their own story, one riff at a time | Concert preview

White Lung

White Lung — from left, Anne-Marie Vassiliou, Mish Way and Kenneth William — plays Seattle Friday. Photo by Kate Brown.

In an era of pseudo-genres like crabcore, witch house and soft grunge — soft grunge? — it’s refreshing to hear a band as straight-ahead, as indisputably punk as Vancouver’s White Lung, who headline Seattle’s Barboza club Friday.

For frontwoman Mish Way — freelance writer, full-time screamer — it’s all in a day’s work.


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September 10, 2013 at 2:32 AM

‘Deserve’ by B.C.’s Weed a high-grade debut | Album review


Vancouver, B.C. band Weed, from left: Kevin Doherty, Will Anderson, Bobby Siadat, Hugo Noriega. Photo by Andrew Volk.

Vancouver foursome Weed’s 2012 EP “Gun Control” sounded like it was recorded on a rain-soaked boom box in a drafty suburban garage in 1992. But even that couldn’t dampen or disguise singer-guitarist Will Anderson’s off-the-charts melodic instincts. And for all its grungy bluster, the Canadians’ first full-length “Deserve” — out Tuesday on Seattle’s Couple Skate label — is a pop record at heart.


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