Rock My World Canada, chapter 139: Anchoress

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Anchoress came to be in 2010 and hit the ground running. Just months into their existence the band, consisting of vocalist Rob Hoover, guitarist Keenan Federico, drummer Chris Lennox-Aasen, and bassist Ricky Castanedo, pulled together their first full length, Set Sail. Anchoress quickly followed the release with a cross Canada tour. After the exhausting trek, they went right back into the studio to release their double-EP-turned-full-length album, Crime & Compass on File Under: Music. By the release of album of their second album, Anchoress became a staple of the Vancouver punk scene.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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