Music

Vancouver music release roundup

Vancouver music release roundup - January/February

What's going on in Vancouver these days with music releases? We kick off a discovery in all genres…
Hundred Waters perform at the Electric Owl

Hundred Waters immerses Vancouver crowd in a sea of sound and visual effects

Hundred Waters’s live show is a visual art-piece leagues beyond most underground/indie bands.
Ariel Pink performs at the Rickshaw.

Ariel Pink inspires shrugs at the Rickshaw

Despite a few energetic numbers, the underground king of weirdpop’s feigned nonchalance was the overriding theme.
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.