Music

Janet Steinberg, VSO cellist

VSO’s Messenger of the Gods explores the quiet within

It’s this modesty that confounds my assumptions of a soloist—aren’t they always supposed to be bigger than life—and flashy? Apparently not.
Erato Ensemble

“Oilblood” re-imagines Harper with Baroque vengeance

Adam Hill's “Oilblood” recaptures the spirit of Baroque vengeance, but this time it's put in service of Mother Nature herself.

Band of Skulls rocks the Commodore

English rock trio Band of Skulls, formally known as Fleeing New York, played the Commodore Ballroom. Coming off a high at Sasquatch! Music Festival (at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in George...
PAULINE Rose-Ellen Nichols & Adam Fisher MichelleDohertyPhotography

Margaret Atwood’s "Pauline" triumphs in Vancouver despite power outage

Opera lovers know tragedy and comedy are deeply entwined, but none could have imagined what happened on opening night.
Artist Evan Ivan and his acoustic guitar

Local artist gives album proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

What inspired multi-instrumentalist/producer Evan Ivan to donate all the proceeds of his album Bad Tidings and the Hope That Remains?
Ethos

Ethos Collective improvises its way to freedom

“Why go out and hear merely brilliant local performers when you can plant yourself on the couch and dial in a genius from anywhere on the planet?” Improvisation fits the bill nicely.
 Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Banjo royalty captivates at the Chan Centre

If there is a first family of banjo, it's this couple. Béla Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn played to an appreciative crowd at the nearly-full Chan Centre.
BROODS: Georgia and Caleb Nott

BROODS: New Zealand's next band to watch makes waves in Vancouver

Get a first look at New Zealand's latest electronic pop wunderkinds.
Photography by Craig Fleisch

Photos: Franz Ferdinand plays the Commodore

Lead singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos and his Scottish Indie rock band Franz Ferdinand plays to a sold out crowd at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.
Raquel Cole wins the Nimbus Recording Competition Finals

Raquel Cole wins hearts and loot at the Nimbus Recording Competition Finals

Up-and-coming musicians meet the up-and-coming music businesspeople.