Archive for the ‘Issue 3’ Category

Feature Essay from Issue#3

September 22, 2009

Are We Dense, Or The End of Lawns as We Know Them  (pdf of full article)

By Matt Hern

“If Vancouver is to make good on any of its ‘green’ pretensions and ambitions we have to start thinking and acting like a real city. It’s time to dispense with the faux naivite, pastoralist cliches, and paranoia about urban life. It’s time to get dense.”

“…but you can’t manufacture vitality or it has all the heart of a laugh track: density has to come incremnetally, and the process has to be driven by citizens and communities.”


"Crosswalk" by Jeremy Crowle

"Crosswalk" by Jeremy Crowle

Rain’zine’s interview with Dan Mangan (Issue #3)

August 30, 2009

When Dan Mangan performs he gently takes over the room. Voices hush and all attention is drawn to him. His music resonates out of his whole body, starting from his toes. His songs evoke introspection: leaving you sipping tea and looking out whatever window is nearest. His words are tinged with a universal melancholy. His music is a direct link to the heart, his lyrics a direct link to the mind. Listening to Dan is a whole body experience.

Dan Mangan is a Vancouver singer-songwriter and he has just released his second album, “Nice, Nice, Very Nice”, with two sold out shows at the newly renovated Cultch.

Link to the PDF of RAIN’s spring interview with Dan.

Dan ManganDan Mangan at 2009 Folk Fest.

Issue #3 In Stores Now

June 11, 2009
Issue #3 Cover Art by Jeremy Crowle

Issue #3 Cover Art by Jeremy Crowle

Pick up your copy at People’s Co-op Bookstore, Spartacus, HighLife Records, Lucky’s Comics, RedCat Records, and Solder & Sons (247 Main St.)  $8.00…or email your request to

Click here to see a little bit more of what’s inside.