Music

Die Antwoord in Vancouver: photos

Die Antwoord proudly showed their colours at their PNE performance in Vancouver. Both Yolandi and Ninja for the South African rap group came on-stage decked in their usual prison-garb orange...
Don José (Richard Troxell) and Carmen (Kate Aldrich). Photo: Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera's Carmen aims, fires, misses...then hits a bull’s eye

The Vancouver Opera roared to life Saturday night with enough treachery and dashed hopes to put Wall Street to shame. VOA’s Carmen tells the cautionary tale of love, jealousy, and excessive smoking.

Sam Smith makes his Vancouver debut

Just shy of 22 with a soulful voice of man way beyond his years, Sam Smith has taken the world by storm over these past two years. You would never know from his baby face that his voice is...
Ethos plays VanDusen

Fanfare for a sustainable future – the arts weigh in

With real-estate development turning entire neighbourhoods into construction sites, a recent concert at VanDusen Gardens’ award-winning Visitor Centre sang the praises of sustainability.
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?

Passenger plays to a silent crowd at Malkin Bowl

Article and photography by Craig Fleisch

Barenaked Ladies light up the Malkin Bowl

Canadian icons Barenaked Ladies took the stage at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park this past weekend. Best known for their hits If I had A Million Dollars, Pinch Me, Brian Wilson and of course One Week....
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.

The emergent landscapes of B.C.'s music festivals

 The BC music festival industry is significant. It is a multi-million dollar influx of annual revenue that creates value for our tourism sector and local creative economy. In BC, there is a...

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?