Music

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.

The emergent landscapes of B.C.'s music festivals

 The BC music festival industry is significant. It is a multi-million dollar influx of annual revenue that creates value for our tourism sector and local creative economy. In BC, there is a...

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?
Bicycle Opera

Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario

Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Vagabond Opera

Barbarians at the gates: Vagabond Opera ignites West Vancouver Library

“If you kiss a thief, count your teeth”
Victoria Guitar Trio

Victoria’s (secret) Guitar Trio steals into Mount Pleasant

I’ve seen better marketing campaigns from a garage sale, and that’s a shame because guitarists Dias, Verdejo, and Werner (who comprise the Victoria Guitar Trio) are excellent musicians.

Fitz and the Tantrums work up docile crowd into frenzy at the Commodore

From the moment they took the stage their eclectic and highly contagious energy swept over the docile crowd, transforming the Commodore in to one big dance party.

Nakajima Duo blends cool Jazz with hot Brazil at TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest

The Nakajima Duo brought sunshine to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival with their delightful blend of Bossa Nova and jazz.