Music

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.

Sam Smith makes his Vancouver debut

Just shy of 22 with a soulful voice of man way beyond his years, Sam Smith has taken the world by storm over these past two years. You would never know from his baby face that his voice is...
Ethos plays VanDusen

Fanfare for a sustainable future – the arts weigh in

With real-estate development turning entire neighbourhoods into construction sites, a recent concert at VanDusen Gardens’ award-winning Visitor Centre sang the praises of sustainability.
La Roux odd look

La Roux’s new hairstyle rouses speculation at the Commodore

A gravity-defiant wave of hair washed over her head, coloured in such a way as to spark existential doubt: La Roux ou La Fraise-Blond?

Passenger plays to a silent crowd at Malkin Bowl

Article and photography by Craig Fleisch

Barenaked Ladies light up the Malkin Bowl

Canadian icons Barenaked Ladies took the stage at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park this past weekend. Best known for their hits If I had A Million Dollars, Pinch Me, Brian Wilson and of course One Week....
Swans band music case label

Swans rent Venue Nightclub for séance

Swan’s current mode of apocalyptic post-rock is a shaman with a bludgeoning tool: transcendence by blunt trauma.