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Craig Fleisch

Fanfarlo delivers a smorgasbord of rock music at the Venue

The London, UK-based indie band gave a spirited show, with an awe-inspiring range of instruments played by its members.

The Mounties live up to their hype

Hot-Hawksley-lifter didn't have the same ring to it as The Mounties, not to be confused with Canada's iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The components of this new group are made up of...

Paul Simon and Sting 2014 Tour: every little thing they did was magic

Paul Simon and Sting's North American Tour hits Vancouver, BC.

Band of Horses shines at the Vogue Theatre

Ben Bridwell stood front and centre on stage, acoustic guitar in hand, ready to commence the fifth show of the Band of Horses North American acoustic tour at the Vogue Theatre Monday night. He...

Eminem, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars to headline Squamish Valley Music Festival

With over seventy artists and counting, Squamish Valley Music Festival has just announced its official Line-up for August 8, 9, 10, 2014. Hosted at the Commodore Ballroom this morning (January...

Mutual Benefit brings ethereal sounds to the Cobalt

Mutual Benefit came to the Cobalt on Tuesday night and thrilled a packed crowd with ethereal sounds that uplifted and entertained. Touring in support of their new album, Love's Crushing...

Breakthough rockers Monster Truck performs at the Commodore Ballroom

Monster Trucking tearing it up on stage.

The Head and the Heart don't miss a beat at the Commodore Ballroom

The Seattle-based band got the crowd dancing wildly and screaming for more at the Commodore.

What’s a Zola anyway? And where in the world is Hollerado?

Zach Gray pleasing the crowd at the Commodore Ballroom.

Empire Of The Sun converts the Orpheum to "standing room only"

Sometimes, all you want to do is move a little, you know? Turns out, those times often coincide with Empire Of The Sun tour dates. And judging by the overwhelming majority of standing spectators...