Nicholas Laba

Nicholas Laba loves puppies; plays drums for two local artists; spends most of his time refreshing the BBC app, or perusing poetry.

Erin E. Walker as Tracy Turnblad

'Hairspray' flaunts plenty of style but offers little substance

Like a bulbous beehive, Theatre Under the Stars’ 'Hairspray' has an impressive exterior with an empty space at its core.
Hundred Waters performing

15 great indie artists to check at Pemby Fest

A list of 15 of the best underground acts to grace Pemberton in 2015.
Grimes photo by Mac Boucher

Bring Your Own (water) Bottle: a message to music fest-goers

Minimize your environmental impact to maximize good vibes at this year’s Pemberton and Squamish music festivals.
AObeats on his 'A game.'

The dance floor goes cold for Moving Castle Collective

Vancouver is not down with late-night DJ sets on a weeknight.
Vancouver music release roundup - spring edition

Vancouver music release roundup - spring edition

This spring, Vancouver is rich with a fresh crop of music releases across all genres.
Gay Nineties on stage at Venue Nightclub

Gay Nineties show home-town crowd lots of love

Local rockers-of-extravagance played a free show at Venue in appreciation of their Vancouver fans.
Waxahatchee performing at the Biltmore Cabaret

Waxahatchee hosts an evening of musically magnificent women

Vancouver twee-rockers Knife Pleats and LA’s defiant-duo Girlpool opened for NY-based Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) at the Biltmore Cabaret.
Mac DeMarco centre stage at Vogue Theatre

Mac DeMarco gives a memorable performance, then drops trou

"The goofball prince of indie rock" entertained his loyal subjects with tomfoolery, class and timeless tunes.

Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys and Tiësto to perform at Pemberton Music Festival

This year's thoughtful Pemberton lineup — featuring Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys and Tiësto — aims to please a broad spectrum of music lovers.
Vancouver music release roundup

Vancouver music release roundup - January/February

What's going on in Vancouver these days with music releases? We kick off a discovery in all genres…