Dan McPeake Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5837 en A Tribe Called Red's musical activism http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/tribe-called-reds-musical-activism Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/tribe-called-reds-musical-activism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/tribe-called-reds-musical-activism#comments Music A Tribe Called Red Activism Commdore Cree Haida Ip hop Kinder Morgan Lida Pimiento powwow Rap salish coast Salish music Sliammon tar sands Trip Hop Tsleil-Waatuth Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:32:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 18043 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Paul Simon And Sting take a journey to Graceland http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/paul-simon-and-sting-take-journey-graceland &nbsp;“I just have one question,” Paul Simon asks the name to his left. “ Is that a muscle suit?” The audience laughs. “Perhaps you can wear it after,” replies Gordon Sumner, aka Sting, with a smirk...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/paul-simon-and-sting-take-journey-graceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/paul-simon-and-sting-take-journey-graceland#comments Music 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Bridge over Troubled Water Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes Everything You Know is Magic Graceland I'll Bet Watching You Paul Simon Phil Everly Rogers Arena Roxanne Sting The Police Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 18032 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Pixies still have their old magic http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/pixies-still-have-their-old-magic After disbanding in 1993, the Pixies dusted off their wings and various instruments and reunited 11 years later in 2004. Late last year, they were dealt a blow when bassist and founding member Kim...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/pixies-still-have-their-old-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/pixies-still-have-their-old-magic#comments News culture music review Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 18000 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com How to train your (Imagine) Dragon http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/how-train-your-imagine-dragon Dan Reynolds seemed slightly bewildered that he was in front of 15,000 people at Rogers Arena. But the lead singer for Las Vegas alt-pop band Imagine Dragons was clearly relishing every moment of it...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/how-train-your-imagine-dragon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/how-train-your-imagine-dragon#comments Music Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:19:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 17914 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Shakespeare is alive and well and living in today's theatrical works http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/shakespeare-alive-and-well-and-living-todays-theatrical-works West Story Side and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet show two versions of the Bard's classic tale.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/shakespeare-alive-and-well-and-living-todays-theatrical-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/shakespeare-alive-and-well-and-living-todays-theatrical-works#comments Theatre Sun, 09 Feb 2014 06:19:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 17846 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Disco Called... they want Their Panic Back! http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/disco-called-they-want-their-panic-back This was a bit of a strange night for me. I only applied for a media pass so that I could accompany my girlfriend, who had bought tickets months earlier to the show and then she was not able to go....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/disco-called-they-want-their-panic-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/disco-called-they-want-their-panic-back#comments Music Brendan Urie commodore ballroom Panic at the Disco The Colourist Too Weird To Live To Rare To Die Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 17657 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bill Maher Does Best Impression of Angry White Man http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/television/bill-maher-does-best-impression-angry-white-man Bill Maher plays himself to a T.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/television/bill-maher-does-best-impression-angry-white-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/television/bill-maher-does-best-impression-angry-white-man#comments Television Bill Maher Comedy Eddie Izzard George Carlin HBO Lee Evans Lewis Black pot legalization Queen Elizabeth Real Time Rob Ford Russell Brand Stephen Harper Vancouver Sun, 28 Jul 2013 02:29:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 15966 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com After 25 Years, Les Mis still hits the mark http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/after-25-years-les-mis-still-hits-mark Peter Lockyear and Jason Forbach are standouts in their respective roles.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/after-25-years-les-mis-still-hits-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/after-25-years-les-mis-still-hits-mark#comments Theatre Aaron Tveit ABCs Alain Boublil Amanda Seyfried Andrew Varela Anne Hathaway barricade Brianna Carlson-Goodman Broadway Across Canada Cameron Mackintosh Claude-Michel Schonberg Colm Wilkinson Cosette Do You Hear The People Sing Eddie Redmayne Enjolras Eponine Fantine Gaten Matarazzo Gavroche Genevieve Leclrec Helena Bonham-Carter Herbert Kretzmer Hugh Jackman I Dreamed a Dream Jason Forbach Javert Jean Valjean Jean-Marc Natel John Caird Julie Benko Les Miserables Michael Burgess One Day More Peter Lockyear Queen Elizabeth Theatre Russell Crowe Sacha Baron Cohen Samantha Banks Trevor Nunn Victor Hugo Who Am I Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:12:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 15723 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Of Monsters and Men Erupts at The Orpheum http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/monsters-and-men-erupts-orpheum I kind of have a thing for Europe. Specifically Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. The bands and musicians that come from that area seem to have a greater appreciation for music (so do the fans)...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/monsters-and-men-erupts-orpheum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/monsters-and-men-erupts-orpheum#comments Music Amiina Bjork Bobby Fischer denmark Finland Iceland Jonsi Little Talks My Head is An Animal Nanna Brydis Hilmarsdottir Norway Of Monsters and Men Orpheum Scandinavia Shout Out Louds Sigur Ros Songbrid Sweden Vancouver Thu, 16 May 2013 23:55:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 15346 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Banished From A Cult: Nurse Exposes Church Secrets in Memoir http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/banished-cult-nurse-exposes-church-secrets-memoir Author Lauren Drain spent seven as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/banished-cult-nurse-exposes-church-secrets-memoir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/banished-cult-nurse-exposes-church-secrets-memoir#comments Books Banished Boaz Abel Christianity Connecticut cult Faith Drain Filmmaking Florida Fred Phelps funeral god hates fags Grand Central Publishing Hatemongers Kansas Lauren Drain Lisa Pulitzer Louis Theroux Luci Drain military Most Hated Family in America protest reiligion Shirley Phelps-Roeper Steve Drain Taylor Drain Topeka WBC Westboro Baptist Church Fri, 10 May 2013 08:32:00 +0000 Dan McPeake 15275 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com