———————————————————— by Turner Lavoie Haight-Ashbury Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Mumford & Sons are a pretty damn easy band to like. How can you hate on their sound, their soul, or their attitude? The British folk band has made a living and a cult-turned-global following from their Celtic-ish jingles and their raspy “we always sound […]Read more "Could Mumford & Sons Get Any More Loveable?"
———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— On Wednesday night, Ottawa – Canada’s lone remaining team in these 2013 NHL playoffs – was slaughtered at the hands of the probably mightier and far more star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins. 9-3, when all was said and done, and the Senators are only one loss from joining the […]Read more "These Are the Best ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ Montages Ever"
———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— The Memorial Cup is a big deal, at least in the way of junior hockey. Those who pay attention to the Canadian Hockey League and its three leagues (of which several of the best teams are often American, as is the case with this year’s Portland Winterhawks) […]Read more "We Feel Bad for Alexis Normand, But This is the Worst ‘Star Spangled Banner’ of All Time"
———————————————————— by Turner Lavoie Haight-Ashbury Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Is this how you raise morale, or is this like smashing a lamp as everyone evacuates Ancient Troy? (*And, yes, you can successfully compare the New Jersey/Brooklyn/Five Boroughs Nets to Ancient Troy.)Read more "‘Open Letter’: Jay Z’s Love Note to the Brooklyn Nets"
The Raiders — be it the Los Angeles version of that ugly Oakland one — are linked almost permanently with the rap group NWA. This is partly due to Ice Cube’s documentary of the relationship. It’s also due to pop culture in the early 90’s or, more likely, Los Angeles’s hold as the base […]Read more "Blacked Out: The Music of NWA and the L.A. Raiders"
Lagos, Portugal. An oasis on the sea. Ibiza, but cheaper and, like, better. Burgers at Nanabah. Partying college kids at the Rising Cock hostel. And, sometimes, tornadoes.The cliffs on the Atlantic are a twisted maze of rock and grotto. The city is a white-washed wonderland with orange rooftops. It’s perfect. Kolby Solinsky / White Cover […]Read more "VIDEO: Lagos, Portugal: “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” by Sonny & Cher"
Images and clips from his younger years ran behind him, showing McCartney when he was only 22, or 25, or even 35 years old. One particular one showed him in England — with a beard and a thick winter coat — holding his child inside his jacket. There were glimpses of him and John. And, […]Read more "A Vintage Paul McCartney Visits Vancouver"
Scribbling love notes to Justin Bieber on the memorial for Rick Rypien? Not cool, Vancouver. Not one bit. But, threatening those who have done so with a severe shanking? That might be less cool. Less cool.On Wednesday night, after Justin Bieber played to a whole ton load of Beliebers at Rogers Arena, a few excited […]Read more "Justin Bieber Fans Threatened With a Shank to the Neck"
The black. The L.A. Kings hats. The Raiders jackets. The poetry of the line, “When something happens in South Central Los Angeles, nothing happens.” (You know the rest, but I’m caucasian, so I can’t repeat it.) Is it Ice Cube? Doctor Dre? Is it knowing that when you listen to it, you’re listening to something […]Read more "What’s the Best Song of All-Time? Is It “Straight Outta Compton” by NWA?"