Music

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.
Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet

Musical journeys into secret Vancouver

Uncompromising and intimate, private and house concerts are among the best places in Vancouver to hear exciting new music—if you can get an invite.

Minimalist stage highlights Bahamas' phenomenal music

If you're looking for a review on the island country in the Atlantic ocean better try your local trip advisor. However, if you'd like to know more about Afie Jurvanen also known as Bahamas ...

Vancouver welcomes Hozier with open arms at sold out Commodore Show

When 24 year old Andrew Hozier-Byrne first popped onto the scene in 2013 with his single "Take Me to Church" debuting on YouTube, the video went viral.  Racking up near 14 million views, and...
Dressed in rain gear, Mark Haney's brass band slouched into the cemetery

“11” Questions for Ghosts of Wars Past

Mark Haney’s “11” for brass ensemble uncovers the courage and inter-generational wounds of the Renfrew Heights Veterans Housing Project.
Chin Injeti

Music Heals gala plays a Chin Injetian Rhapsody

Music Heal's inaugural Strike a Chord gala will celebrate the career of Vancouver-based Juno/Grammy award-winning musician/producer Chin Injeti.

Sold-out crowd tessellates to Alt-J at the Orpheum

Apart from the simplicity of their name Alt-J (also known as ∆), the UK quartet are anything but simple. Their music intricately weaves multiple musical genres together with elements of indie...

Die Antwoord in Vancouver: photos

Die Antwoord proudly showed their colours at their PNE performance in Vancouver. Both Yolandi and Ninja for the South African rap group came on-stage decked in their usual prison-garb orange...
Don José (Richard Troxell) and Carmen (Kate Aldrich). Photo: Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera's Carmen aims, fires, misses...then hits a bull’s eye

The Vancouver Opera roared to life Saturday night with enough treachery and dashed hopes to put Wall Street to shame. VOA’s Carmen tells the cautionary tale of love, jealousy, and excessive smoking.