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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....
Sep 8th, 2014
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.
Sep 8th, 2014
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...
Aug 21st, 2014
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)?
Jul 22nd, 2014
Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario
Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Jul 6th, 2014
Barbarians at the gates: Vagabond Opera ignites West Vancouver Library
“If you kiss a thief, count your teeth”
Jul 4th, 2014
Victoria’s (secret) Guitar Trio steals into Mount Pleasant
I’ve seen better marketing campaigns from a garage sale, and that’s a shame because guitarists Dias, Verdejo, and Werner (who comprise the Victoria Guitar Trio) are excellent musicians.
Jun 30th, 2014
Fitz and the Tantrums work up docile crowd into frenzy at the Commodore
From the moment they took the stage their eclectic and highly contagious energy swept over the docile crowd, transforming the Commodore in to one big dance party.
Jun 26th, 2014
Nakajima Duo blends cool Jazz with hot Brazil at TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest
The Nakajima Duo brought sunshine to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival with their delightful blend of Bossa Nova and jazz.
Jun 23rd, 2014
Colin MacDonald battles for the saxophone’s honour, with romance
Enter Colin Macdonald, cunning, talented, and elegantly moustachioed. He steps into the garden, gleaming saxophone in hand ready to defend its tainted reputation.
Jun 21st, 2014