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Shoe star of the day – Tasseomancy’s Sari Lightman

Tasseomancy at Electric Owl, Vancouver, Nov 16 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo.

Tasseomancy at Electric Owl, Vancouver, Nov 16 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk photo.

Photos – Tasseomancy at Electric Owl, Vancouver, Nov 16 2011

Tasseomancy, currently on tour with Austra, is made up of the twins Sari and Romy Lightman. Here they are opening for Austra and Young Galaxy at the Electric Owl in Vancouver Nov 16 2011. Ashley Tanasiychuk took the pics.

We’re pretty sure the cool kicks belong to Sari.

Shoe star of the day – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark

St. Vincent Vancouver 2011

St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 12 2011. Anja Weber phot

Photos – St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 12 2011

Virtuoso indie-rock guitarist/songwriter Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, played the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver Oct 12 2011. She’s our Shoe Star of the Week! Thanks to Anja Weber for the great photos.

Annie Clark St. Vincent shoes

(More St. Vincent at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver photos)

Shoe star of the day – Sia

Leave it to quirky Aussie bird Sia to flaunt her plumage – and her footwear. Here’s the singer in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom Aug 19, photos by Anja Weber (click on pic to see more).

Sia at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Aug 19 2011. Anja Weber photo

Sia at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Aug 19 2011. Anja Weber photo

Shoe star of the week – Hey Ocean!’s Ashleigh Ball

Ashleigh Ball with Hey Ocean! at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10 2011. Anja Weber photo

Ashleigh Ball with Hey Ocean! at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10 2011. Anja Weber photo

Photos – Ashleigh Ball at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10

Our shoe star of the week is Ashleigh Ball of Vancouver band Hey Ocean!

Check out this fine footwear, brought to us by Snipe photographer extraordinaire Anja Weber (@anjawphoto):

Ashleigh Ball with Hey Ocean! at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10 2011. Anja Weber photo

Ashleigh Ball with Hey Ocean! at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10 2011. Anja Weber photo

Ashleigh Ball with Hey Ocean! at Summer Live, Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 10 2011. Anja Weber photo

 

 

 

 

Shoe star of the day – The Pipettes’ Gwenno Saunders

Gwenno Saunders with The Pipettes at Venue, Vancouver, April 29 2011. Anja Weber photo

Gwenno Saunders with The Pipettes at Venue, Vancouver, April 29 2011. Anja Weber photo

Photos – The Pipettes at Venue, Vancouver, April 29 2011

The Pipettes played Venue in Vancouver on Friday night. The British pop group is fronted by sisters Gwenno and Ani Saunders, who wore dresses with polka-dot tops and matching flower-print skirts. Gwenno also had on some cute shoes…. (Thanks to Anja Weber for the photos).

Gwenno Saunders with The Pipettes at Venue, Vancouver, April 29 2011. Anja Weber photo

Gwenno Saunders with The Pipettes at Venue, Vancouver, April 29 2011. Anja Weber photo

Shoe star of the day – Said the Whale’s Jaycelyn Brown

Jacelyn Brown smile photo

Jaycelyn Brown with Said the Whale at the Venue, Vancouver, Nov 18 2010. Skot Nelson photo

Photos – Jaycelyn Brown with Said the Whale at Venue, Vancouver, Nov 18 2010

Jaycelyn Brown makes a return appearance to this blog. The keyboardist for Said the Whale might be one of Vancouver’s best dressers, at least when it comes to footwear.

Jaycelyn Brown's shoes photo

Jacelyn Brown of Said the Whale photo

Said the Whale's Jaycelyn Brown photo

Jaycelyn Brown with Said the Whale photo

Jaycelyn Brown with Said the Whale at Venue, Vancouver, Nov 18 2010. Skot Nelson photo

Shoe star of the day – Britta Phillips

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips photo

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Nov 15 2010. Mikala Taylor photo

Photos – Britta Phillips with Dean Wareham at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Nov 15 2010

Dean Wareham gusted through town earlier this week as part of a “plays Galaxie 500″ tour. A seminal late ’80s/early ’90s indie-rock trio, Galaxie 500 was a showcase for Wareham’s songs; he went on to form Luna, a more successful, pop-influenced band.

After bassist Britta Phillips (also an actor – she was the voice of Jem in the cartoon Jem and the Holograms) joined Luna, the two married. Since that band has gone on hiatus the couple have worked together, as Dean & Britta, on various other projects, including a multi-media project called 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.

Here’s Britta and her sexy boots ontstage at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, Nov 15. Thanks to Mikala Taylor for the pics.

Britta Phillips shoes photo

Britta Phillips at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Nov 15 2010. Mikala Taylor photo

Shoe star of the day – Stars’ Amy Millan

Amy Millan with Stars at the Vogue Theatre photo

Amy Millan with Stars at the Vogue, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

Montreal’s Stars played a show at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver last week. Writes Skot Nelson, “[Singer/guitarist] Amy Millan may be pregnant, but she still brings it with the shoes…”

Amy Millan's shoes

Amy Millan with Stars at the Vogue Theatre, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

(More Stars at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver photos)

Shoe star of the day – Young Galaxy’s Catherine McCandless

Catherine McCandless with Young Galaxy photo

Catherine McCandless with Young Galaxy at the Vogue, Vancouver, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

Photos – Young Galaxy at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 4

Young Galaxy is one of Canada’s hottest new-ish acts. The five-year-old band has two albums under its collective belt, including the latest Invisible Republic, and, in lead singer Catherine McCandless, also has one of the most charismatic belters on the indie-rock circuit.

Here’s Catherine performing with Young Galaxy when the band opened for Stars at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photos.

Catherine McCandless Young Galaxy shoes

Catherine McCandless and shoes with Young Galaxy at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

(More Young Galaxy at the Vogue Theatre photos)

Shoe star of the day – Civet’s Suzi Homewrecker

Suzi Homewrecker photo

Suzi Homewrecker with Civet at the Rickshaw, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

Photos – Civet’s Suzi Homewrecker at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 4 2010

Last Thursday in Vancouver, Civet opened for Nashville Pussy at the Rickshaw Theatre. The Long Beach all-girl punk band knows how to dress, especially when playing a concrete bunker on the corner of Main and Hastings. We sure as hell wouldn’t mess with these Civet gals, especially when Suzi Homewrecker is sporting such fab footwear…

Suzi Homewrecker of Civet boots photo

Suzi Homewrecker with Civet at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, Nov 4 2010. Skot Nelson photo

(Want more? Check out more Civet at the Rickshaw photos)

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