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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.
May 13th, 2014
BROODS: New Zealand's next band to watch makes waves in Vancouver
Get a first look at New Zealand's latest electronic pop wunderkinds.
May 11th, 2014
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.
Apr 27th, 2014
Raquel Cole wins hearts and loot at the Nimbus Recording Competition Finals
Up-and-coming musicians meet the up-and-coming music businesspeople.
Apr 28th, 2014
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.
Apr 25th, 2014
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.
Apr 25th, 2014
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.
Apr 16th, 2014
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...
Apr 8th, 2014
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.
Apr 7th, 2014
Three thumbs up for Shattered Cabaret
“Weird” was a word on the lips of most everyone leaving the York Theatre Tuesday night, but you’d think they’d come expressly to get their dose of it.
Apr 3rd, 2014