Chelsea Carlson

The Response, Deep Sea Diver, Radiation City at The Biltmore Cabaret

The Response (New Zealand-turned-Vancouverites version of The XX), whom I'd (regretfully) never heard of before last night's Biltmore show,  are the first band to introduce me to a foot...
The Sheepdogs at the Commodore

The Sheepdogs roll out sweet, Jack-and-Coke-breath sounds at The Commodore

When a friend asked me what I was up to on Thursday night, the conversation went like this: "I'm seeing The Sheepdogs at The Commodore." "Who dat?" "Saskatchewan's version of Americana; Creedence...

Singing It Forward: Dear Rouge, K-OS, Five Alarm Funk and more at the Vogue

I call myself a music enthusiast, but I am beyond embarrassed that this was my first year attending the 5-year-running benefit festival Sing It Forward, hosted by the Vogue Theatre this week. The...

Half Moon Run Review

Have you ever loaded a canoe off the coast of O’ahu, packed with only a few litres of water, a sh*tload of red wine and some beef jerky, setting weak-armed paddles for Rabbit Island? Me neither...

Dearest Rouge: Vancouver does love you.

A vast land with a proportionately small population, Canada sometimes gets forgotten as a true contender on the spectrum of competitive talent. So, I am exceedingly proud that Dear Rouge, the local...

The Art of Zen: Interview with Garrett BØRNS

After spending 15 minutes with Garrett Borns of breakout “psych-glam” act (a description I half-stole from the man, himself) by the same name BØRNS, my acidic personality is completely neutralized by...

Painted Palms Review: Three decades of style all in one band

Take a pinch of The Shin’s frontman James Mercer, add a chunk of late-80’s Depeche Mode and throw in a healthy handful of two albums ago Cut Copy and BAM! Painted Palms would be your creation (albeit...