Nicholas Laba

Nicholas Laba loves puppies; plays drums for two local artists; spends most of his time refreshing the BBC app, or perusing poetry.

Natalie Prass playing guitar and singing

Pingu beats out Dana Scully for best costume at Natalie Prass concert

A Halloween ode to one of the year's best new artists
"skid row" on the downtown eastside

Why we shouldn't stop at pot

Given the significant harms caused by the criminalization of drug use, it's time to take a different approach.
Tobias Jesso Jr. pointing

Tobias Jesso Jr. charms hometown crowd with ‘spirited’ speeches and fanfare

The talented Vancouverite is on the rise with an acclaimed album, world tour and a feature on Adele’s upcoming record.
Toro Y Moi at the mic

The Biltmore's green room too small for Toro y Moi

Astronauts, etc. opened on a spacey Monday at the Biltmore
Jamison aka Teen Daze at Fortune Sound Club

Local indie hero Teen Daze kicks off North American tour

Teen Dazes starts his tour off on a good note on Saturday night at Fortune Sound Club
end-of-summer music releases

We've assembled a hot collection of music released across British Columbia this summer

This hot dry summer, there was more ablaze than the province's forests. Musicians from Victoria to Elkford released new albums showing what rich culture we have here.
a circle of Pemby friends

Pemberton Music Festival wrap-up: Best. Camping trip. Ever.

Fans, friendship and summer dreams in our final recap of 2015’s Pemby Fest.
Pemberton festival grounds

Pemberton Music Festival: day 3 recap

Extreme heat, trap music ubiquity and #fomo defined Saturday at Pemby Fest.
Bass Camp stage at Pemby Fest

Pemberton Music Festival: day 2 recap

Find out about our favourite #day2 act, Pemby's most ridiculous stage, and a whole lotta dust.
welcome to dreamville

Pemberton Music Festival: day 1 recap

After a day of mass transit, the Pemby party is in full swing.
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