Music

Francis and the Lights set to illuminate Vancouver

Left field funk pop act Francis & the Lights is hoping to win over skeptics when it supports national hero Drake at The Centre For Performing Arts on Tuesday.

Canadian singer Joel Plaskett at The Garage in London

For the month of July, Relentless Garage saw Joel Plaskett return to England for a residency of three shows to tie in with the UK release of his album Three To One. On top of that,...

The New & Improved Piano Teacher's Federation

Maybe this will help you finally learn the piano.

High times at 33rd Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Under a radiant blue sky, Vancouverites got their inner hippie freak on yesterday at Jericho Beach for the kick-off to the 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Festival. VO brings you some of the highlights of...

The Music Never Stops: BC Summer Music Festival Guide Redux

Turns out BC is the land of plenty for summer-time music fests. You probably already circled a few faves from: "Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington" now augment

Vancouver Folk Music Festival inspired me to move to Vancouver. I haven't missed one since.

The Folk Fest is where I see just about everyone I know in Vancouver. Since 2004, when I was a Folk Fest “virgin,” I’ve attended every Folk Fest weekend with my “chosen family” in Vancouver, my two

Souls of Mischief at Fortune Club

Snowboarding and rap collide!

Amalia Nickel in the world of rap

"You can’t push down your emotions as a woman. You have to be tough, but not too tough. You have to flirt, but not too much," Amalia Nickel, a journalist who covers hip hop says. She successfully nav

Canada Blast: Dan Mangan live in London, UK

After celebrating Canada Day in Vancouver for the last two years, spending it in London, England wasn’t really what I had in mind. But luckily we had the likes of Dan Mangan for company along with 25...

Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington

I went searching for the small time concert gems with on-site camping and eclectic line-ups with a mix of the familiar and musical surprises. Here are the BC treats I found so load up the microbus an