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The Georgia Straight - - Music -

THE WEEKND A cer­tain per­son at the Ge­or­gia Straight (who will re­main name­less to pro­tect them from em­bar­rass­ment) was once adamantly op­posed to men­tion­ing the then-un­der­ground Weeknd on our cover be­cause they ar­gued read­ers would as­sume the spell­ing of the Toronto singer’s moniker was a typo. Eleven Top 40 sin­gles later—to say noth­ing of two Gram­mys, eight Bill­board Mu­sic Awards, nine Junos, and an Os­car nom­i­na­tion—we’re rea­son­ably cer­tain that no one will read Abel Tes­faye’s stage name and think we fucked up. And any­one who does think that prob­a­bly has no in­ter­est in the fact that the Weeknd is play­ing Rogers Arena on Thurs­day (October 5). There is ac­tu­ally a mu­si­cal act called “the Week­end”, in­ci­den­tally. They are not play­ing Rogers Arena, but if you live in Kent, Sur­rey, or East Sus­sex and you need some­one to play “Mus­tang Sally” and “Brown Eyed Girl” at your wed­ding re­cep­tion, you might want to look them up.

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