June 2, 2000
- Well folks, POPCan is going on hiatus for the
months of June and July. Why? Because our dear editor was being nice. No,
not really. It's because our dear editor will be out of the country for
those two months pursuing big dreams! Okay, trying to pursue big dreams is
probably more like it. So the rest of us decided to get a break too - it's
only fair! Ms. Editor should go away more often!
- Anyway, here's a gigantic update before the
summer fun begins: We've fot a feature on Shyne Factory, a live
review of Glitterhutch and some new album reviews. Why are you still
reading this? Go and read about those bands!
- A September issue is also being planned with
lots of NXNE stuff as Kristina and Shawn check out three nights of artists.
Some people aren't getting sleep that week....haha! Lots of other great
artists are slated for that issue too, so stayed tuned!
March 6, 2000
- It's been a busy week for staff at school for
the past couple of months - so that's why there is the lack of news going on
at HQ. However, with Canadian Music Week have just finished, reporter
Kristina Koski was busy checking out the bands and talking to the stars. So
watch out for stuff on CMW in the near future.
- And guess who will be at the Junos this year?
Our dear editor Christine Tsao will be on hand there, doing double duty for
both POPCan and fellow mag Just Music. She'll be mingling with the stars and
getting the news on the winners. And of course, hunting for Backstreet Boys
(not that she's a fan, but hey, who wouldn't want to brag later that they
ran into the Backstreet Boys and accidentally spilt coffee on them?)
- So in honour of the Junos, POPCan has some CDs
up for grabs - namely The Rascalz's Cash Crop which features the 1999
Juno-winning Northern Touch, Love Inc's self title album featuring
the 1999 Juno-winning Broken Bones and Jacksoul's AB solute - which
was nominated in 1996 for best soul recording. All you have to do is email
us with the answer to this question: name one of the nominees for Best
Album. (hint: www.juno-awards.ca)
January 23, 2000
- The new issue is up, so go and find out what it's all about - NOW!!!
That's all I have to say about that. Okay, maybe I have more. The print
version is out, but the on-line is still in the process, because of some
screwy things that are happening on my end here. Don't fear! I will get it
- The MS POPper just added another crew member on board: Shawn Despres, who
takes on the new role of news editor! Hooray! Shawn will give weekly recaps
on the music industry every Monday, so check back then and wow your friends
with your vast knowledge! Also on board is Marcia Sam! Yeah!! She will
add some nice features and reviews to the magazine.
December 1, 1999
- Another monthly update! Shan Soe-Lin reviews the Matthew Good Band's show in Montreal during October. The Matthew Good Band is currently on tour with Moist and gob.
- The new POPCan will be one you will want. The new year's issue is full of great articles on great artists like I Mother Earth, Planet Earth (cause it's earth's birthday - kidding!), Ashely MacIssac, reviews of the Tea Party and Moist and a whole bunch of other stuff that is classified at the moment. But will be known in the future. So stayed tuned to the POP channel.
November 1, 1999
- Here's the monthly update! Shan
Soe-Lin, our Ottawa and Montreal correspondent has been busy. She did interviews with I
Mother Earth which is posted in the Feature section, and with
The Matthew Good Band, which will be posted later. Show reviews to come as well. The
Notebook is updated again and there's a call out for a News Editor. If you can write up
some Canuck music news on a weekly basis, then that title will go to you! Email us.
- The staff has begun work on the December /
January issue. It looks like it will be a good one with loads of material. Our dear editor
has taken a backseat on the writing this time as we have some new members joining the
crew. Jesse Cole and Kate Guay have boarded the Spaceship POPCan. Welcome!
October 11, 1999
- Someone's head will be kept warm this winter season. Thanks
to all of you who participated in our Treble Charger contest. It was hard choosing a
winner, but the staff was won over by Chelsea's answer to the question of "why are
you worthy of wearing a Treble Charger toque on your head?"
I think I should keep my head
warm with treble charger on my head this winter, becuase they are the most awesome band
around, and one of my favorites. I can also show other people that I like them by wearing
it, and maybe meet some other tc fans! Wahoo!!
Congratualtions Chelsea for picking up a TC toque and the enhanced Self=Title EP!
- Posted a detailed review of The Tea Party's concert on Septmeber 15 at The Warehouse.
Lots of colourful pictures from the show are added in On The Record, as well as a few Wide
Mouth Mason pictures from their gig at The Docks on August 18th.
- Still working on that form....once mid-terms are over, it'll be up....really it will be.
September 24, 1999
Did some work on the site
today. Added a lower navigation bar in the main frame for screens who don't have 1024
x 768 resolution. As well, put in a breakdown of the reading departments in This Issue (so
you know what the side bar headlines mean).
Two of our staffers attended The Tea
Party's gig on Sept. 15. It was reported as an amazing show. Be on the lookout
for a detailed review as well as some good pictures next week.
The webmistress is working on setting
up a form to make issue orders a little easier. That will be running some time in
the next few weeks. (She needs to learn the html for it!)
September 14, 1999
Our September '99 issue is out with
lots of stories. Some of the highlights can be read right here on-line, but all the
good stuff is in the print version, so go and get one!
Put up another contest. The
POPCan office got a lot of neat stuff courtesy of BMG Music Canada, so watch out for
several contests coming up to grab some cool garb.
POPCan will be at the annual Canzine
'99. The best zine fair held by Broken Pencil will take place on October 3rd at the
Big Bop and Reverb. If you're in the neighbourhood, come on down and say hello!
September 3, 1999
contest is over and for our first, it went over pretty well. We had several good
entries for our three degrees of Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good Band. Though there
were some good factual answers, we liked this one the best:
"That's easy - they both
kick ass! And play with other kickass bands like Moist!"
Congratulations goes out to Pheobe
Webster who received a souvenir Matt Good pic, along with some stickers and other cool
stuff. Watch for other contests to win CDs, toques and t-shirts courtesy of BMG
August 24, 1999
Posted the Wild Strawberries pictures
and concert review from the concert that is mentioned below. As short as it was, it
was a sweet show! Ken even remembered our editor from the story that she wrote about
them a year ago.
August 13, 1999
Friday the 13th. Well no bad luck
happened to me, or to any other POPCan staff (or the ones that I was with at least!)
However, the Wild Strawberries' gig at Mel Lastman Square got cut short due to rain and
lightning. The MIX didn't want the band to get electrocuted, and rightly so. Roberta
and Ken are too great to get zapped. Seems like the rain like WS a lot, because they
were rained out last August at the Taste of the Danforth too. Nevertheless, JP,
Irene and Christine had fun dancing to "I Don't Want to Think About It" in the
rain. JP also spent $52 on WS merch. Now he looks like a camper. Well worth the
Irene has finally understood the
term, "I need your pictures now!!" Thanks to her for finally scanning the
pics (all the way from March!), a massive photo update has been made. Tons of
pictures from Canadian Music Week (didn't I tell you March?), Esthero's performance at the
Pepsi Taste Tour and Emm Gryner at Harbourfront. Thanks Irene, I hope we don't see your
pictures from August at New Year's :)
August 7, 1999
- A very interesting Wide Mouth Mason interview conducted by our fellow staff Shan is up
in the Features section. She picks the brain of Safwan
Javed and Earl Periera with cool questions like "Didn't you want to slap the girl in
the Blair Witch Project?"
- Wow, look at this - we got our first award. In the short time that the site has
been up, we've garnered the Best of Pod Award from Tripod's Alt.Music Pod Community.
This is a nice suprise, thank you!
- Staff writer Kristina is currently on vacation. All mail directed to her can be
addressed to the Editor or webmistress.
- Production on the September print issue has already started and it looks like it will be
a pretty good line - up of articles. We have things from NXNE '99 (where our staff
ignored all educational demands to attend the event, and boy was it worth it!), Edgefest
(where Mother Nature decided to wreak her havoc) and some reviews of a few shows that we
thought were nifty :)
August 5, 1999
Play our small contest! We've
set up a Three Degrees of Separation. Go to the Notebook and if you can be the first
person to tell us the correct answer (amongst the many there are) you can win a small
Put up photos from Miller Stain
Limit's show at Mel Lastman Square, as well as updated our music news.
POPCan staff have been having a good
summer, enjoying the sunshine and all. We've been checking out lots of shows and
most of it will go into the Septemeber issue which is in production right now. We'll
also post the some of the reviews and photos up here too, so check back for updates.
July 29, 1999
- As you can see, major changes have been made to the POPCan site. The webmistress
has finally found a layout that she is happy with and she hopes that you are happy too.
Selected articles from the July issue are on-line now and they will be updated
regularly where possible. The special edition print issue is out too and it also has a new
- POPCan is looking for sponsors, advertisers, distributors and writers. If you would like
to help us out, click here for more information.
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