Veronica Vasicka in Vancouver

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Veronica Vasicka, founder of Minimal Wave Records, is going to be doing a DJ gig here in Vancouver. I’m pretty excited about this – whenever I think the minimal synth scene isn’t alive in Vancouver, something like this is announced. Last month I was pleased to hear that Marie Davidson will be playing a show here with Cosmetics next month, and I also just heard about a new-ish coldwave/synth DJ night called Transmission that apparently happens the first Thursday of every month at Dunlevy Snackbar (don’t quote me on this – I can’t find any information online about it, but I’ll be checking it out next month.)

Anyway, if any of you locals are interested in checking out Veronica Vasicka spinning some amazing tracks live, the event info is here. This is also probably a good time to repost Veronica’s list of the 20 best minimal wave records ever made – definitely check it out if you haven’t seen it before.

Ghost Twin

Are you ready for some gothik synthpop from Winnipeg? I know you’re intrigued. Karen and Jaimz Asmundson have started a fun dark electronic project called Ghost Twin. I’m loving both of their vocals and, as with most of the music I enjoy, the synth goodness. Right now you can hear the first couple of tracks from their upcoming release on their Bandcamp page, and I’m definitely looking forward to hearing the rest in April!

On a different, but tangentially related note – I’ve been rooting for these two to get together ever since Jaimz was sobbing about the disturbing lack of black lipstick and Karen was a hot dead goth girl. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please watch Goths! On The Bus! asap.