Music

The Mounties live up to their hype

Hot-Hawksley-lifter didn't have the same ring to it as The Mounties, not to be confused with Canada's iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The components of this new group are made up of...
Chelsea Hotel returns to The Firehall Arts Theatre

Chelsea Hotel makes a confident return to Firehall

Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.

A Tribe Called Red's musical activism

Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...

Paul Simon And Sting take a journey to Graceland

 “I just have one question,” Paul Simon asks the name to his left. “ Is that a muscle suit?” The audience laughs. “Perhaps you can wear it after,” replies Gordon Sumner, aka Sting, with a smirk...

Paul Simon and Sting 2014 Tour: every little thing they did was magic

Paul Simon and Sting's North American Tour hits Vancouver, BC.

Band of Horses shines at the Vogue Theatre

Ben Bridwell stood front and centre on stage, acoustic guitar in hand, ready to commence the fifth show of the Band of Horses North American acoustic tour at the Vogue Theatre Monday night. He...

How to train your (Imagine) Dragon

Dan Reynolds seemed slightly bewildered that he was in front of 15,000 people at Rogers Arena. But the lead singer for Las Vegas alt-pop band Imagine Dragons was clearly relishing every moment of it...

Early Music Vancouver draws great performers from around the world

Early Music Vancouver’s series of summer courses and concerts at UBC should be a source of civic pride.

Barkeep, one Dent and two Jacks please?

The twenty something, low key hipster, East Van crowd slowly trickled in to the red lights and shadows of the Biltmore Cabaret on a mild Tuesday night in Vancouver, chatting excitedly in anticipation...

Eminem, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars to headline Squamish Valley Music Festival

With over seventy artists and counting, Squamish Valley Music Festival has just announced its official Line-up for August 8, 9, 10, 2014. Hosted at the Commodore Ballroom this morning (January...