Music

90's R&B star Sisqó

Fortune Sound Club's five-year anniversary celebrates a career of cultural impetus

90's R&B star Sisqó lit up the dancefloor as Fortune's surprise guest for their 5-year party.

Vancouver Symphony’s New Music Festival kicks off 2015 with a breath of fresh ideas

If you rank yourself among the musically curious, consider the second annual VSO New Music Festival as a great warm up to a year of imaginative music making around the city.
The best 20 albums of 2014

The best 20 albums of 2014

Music writer Nicholas Laba's list of the best 20 albums of 2014.
The best 50 songs of 2014

The best 50 songs of 2014

Music writer Nicholas Laba's list of the best 50 songs of 2014.
Joseph D. Rowland of Pallbearer

Invisible orange sales peak as Pallbearer shake “Foundations” at the Biltmore

For those who don’t know, metal shows are about two things: band-shirts and epic hand gestures.

Lights performs an acoustic set for 100 lucky fans as hmv re-opens on Robson

It's been almost three years since hmv's flagship store shut its doors to the Vancouver public. Monrday, hmv re-opened its doors on Robson  just a few blocks west of the old location. To...
Bullying by Vancouver Opera and Touchstone Theatre. Photo courtesy Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera and Touchstone Theatre tackle bullying head on

As anyone who’s been up Burnaby Mountain knows, to combat bullying you must stand up to it. Vancouver Opera’s Stickboy and Touchstone Theatre’s Late Company are also confronting and healing bullying.
Vance Joy photos by Craig Fleisch

Vance Joy plays two sold out shows at the Commodore

Vance Joy took the stage Sunday for two sold out back to back shows at the Commodore Ballroom, and was received with open arms. The 26-year-old Melbourne, Australia native has had an...

There's something in the air, an evening with Airborne Toxic Event

There was something in the air when Airborne Toxic Event played at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. It all began with a simple song, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen. Prior to Airborne's performance this...
The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. Photo courtesy of Mark Montgomery

“Autumn Flight” celebrates community in historic Chinatown

Composer Alan Lau looks heavenward for inspiration and there he finds a humorous tale of Vancouver's birds, brought to life by the excellent musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.