Music

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.
Regina Carter, violinist

Regina Carter’s violin mixes DNA with Southern Comfort

Regina is indeed a virtuoso violinist, but she keeps her chops on a short leash—it’s the soul of the music that leads.

Ellie Goulding dazzles at the Orpheum Theatre

Adoring fans sang at the top of their lungs with the singer, while capturing the moment with their smartphones.

New music concerts in Vancouver cultivate the sacred, the creative, and the weird

Some people find contemporary music hard to understand, but like the gardens of Vancouver, true beauty resides in making the extra effort.

Bastille rocks Vancouver with two concerts in one day

Despite the fact that London, UK-based indie rock/pop group Bastille debuted their first album less than a year ago, devoted local fans gave the band an intense welcome at the Commodore...
musica intima

Fresh new wave of composers and performers lights up stages across Vancouver

There’s been a fresh new wave of composers and performers where new music doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet it's rich, interesting, accessible, and most of all -- intimate.