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Vancouver, B.C.'s Music Lineup for Oct.24-31: Great Tunes All over Town Climaxing with U2 at B.C. Place and Ani Di Franco at Centre for Performing Arts

There's so much great live music to hear this week, don't even think about staying at home. Read more.

So I Bought a (Digital) Piano

Riding the 99 B-line is a unique experience. So many storefronts, diverse crowds of people and that comforting voice saying things like, "Next stop Main Street." Every time I travel on that accordion

The Velvet Voice of Basia Bulat

I am always happy to discover new Canadian musicians as there is so much great talent out here. One singer that I have been keeping my eye on since last year is London, Ontario born Basia Bulat.

Brickhouse Rocks the House Every Thursday at the Fairview Pub

Whose playing is more solid than a brick house?

Manic Street Preachers Play Commodore

Sure, the Commodore wasn’t full – although it wasn’t empty either – and the crowd's energy was lacking at times. But that was the magic of seeing the Manic Street Preachers in Vancouver Tuesday night...

Live Music in Vancouver This Week

Monday 21st Sept Dragonforce at Commodore Ballroom Monotonix at Biltmore Cabaret The Brunettes at Media Club Tuesday 22nd Sept Manic Street Preachers at Commodore Ballroom Sea Wolf at Media Club

Welcome to IndieVan

Musician John Tanner introduces himself and his column.

Vancouver Folk Fest Musical Review

Despite grumblings by regular Vancouver Folk Fest fans about the addition of a beer garden this year and fears that the festival was financially in trouble, it still managed to showcase some amazing...

Jeremy Fisher For Real

If you had to describe your music to God, and you only had three sentences to do it, and God was going to decide on the spot whether to admit you to heaven or send you packing to hell, based on your

'Til Hell Freezes Over

Blake V.L. Elliott, Jr. (pictured above), sang about sin and redemption as he joined a line up of gospel singers, at a fund-raiser for Vancouver Dream Centre last night at St. Andrews-Wesley United...