Nicholas Laba

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

Hundred Waters perform at the Electric Owl

Hundred Waters immerses Vancouver crowd in a sea of sound and visual effects

Hundred Waters’s live show is a visual art-piece leagues beyond most underground/indie bands.
Ariel Pink performs at the Rickshaw.

Ariel Pink inspires shrugs at the Rickshaw

Despite a few energetic numbers, the underground king of weirdpop’s feigned nonchalance was the overriding theme.
90's R&B star Sisqó

Fortune Sound Club's five-year anniversary celebrates a career of cultural impetus

90's R&B star Sisqó lit up the dancefloor as Fortune's surprise guest for their 5-year party.
The best 20 albums of 2014

The best 20 albums of 2014

Music writer Nicholas Laba's list of the best 20 albums of 2014.
The best 50 songs of 2014

The best 50 songs of 2014

Music writer Nicholas Laba's list of the best 50 songs of 2014.
Joseph D. Rowland of Pallbearer

Invisible orange sales peak as Pallbearer shake “Foundations” at the Biltmore

For those who don’t know, metal shows are about two things: band-shirts and epic hand gestures.
Chin Injeti

Music Heals gala plays a Chin Injetian Rhapsody

Music Heal's inaugural Strike a Chord gala will celebrate the career of Vancouver-based Juno/Grammy award-winning musician/producer Chin Injeti.
La Roux odd look

La Roux’s new hairstyle rouses speculation at the Commodore

A gravity-defiant wave of hair washed over her head, coloured in such a way as to spark existential doubt: La Roux ou La Fraise-Blond?
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.
SZA performing live

Review: SZA hosts surprise quiz night at Fortune

What happened when rising "PBR&B" artist SZA decided to call out members of Vancouver’s hip-to-what’s-hop community?