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Post-Pemby fest: We can do better at Squamish, say top Canadian musicians
No one wants a repeat of the Pemberton Music Festival in July. “I think the bottled water thing is ridiculous," says Dan Mangan.
Aug 4th, 2015
Musical journeys into secret Vancouver
Uncompromising and intimate, private and house concerts are among the best places in Vancouver to hear exciting new music—if you can get an invite.
Nov 7th, 2014
Finding community in Vancouver: a gospel experience
How one busy woman found community in the big city: in the well-respected, multi-faith Universal Gospel Choir. Check them out at their upcoming concert June 14 & 15, 8 pm.
Jun 11th, 2013
Hot events happening in Vancouver this weekend
If you haven’t wasted all your money on Metric, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Bruce Springsteen, there is lots of music, dance, poetry and other forms of art waiting for you this week-end.
Nov 16th, 2012
Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae in Vancouver for Hooligans in Wondaland Tour
Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, also known as Peter Gene Hernandez, is hitting the stage at Rogers Arena on June 3rd as part of the Hooligans in Wondaland Tour. His chart-topping single...
May 17th, 2011
Justin Bieber, The Eagle, Gnomeo and Juliet, Just Go With It and two youthful visits to Europe
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is like a backstage pass to hang out with the most famous Canadian on earth. (read more)
Feb 11th, 2011
Celebrated Vancouverites get 7 minutes to share their inspiration at Pecha Kucha
Pecha what? Up until a week ago, I had never even heard of Pecha Kucha, let alone was I able to pronounce its name. But as host and producer Steven Cox joked in his opening speech on Thursday night,
Nov 29th, 2010
Sara Bareilles at Commodore Ballroom leaps onto piano for encore
LA-based singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles took center stage last night in front of a large, composed crowd at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Wearing a sequined mini skirt and plaid shirt, Sara...
Nov 23rd, 2010
Delorean brings the Biltmore Cabaret back to the future
Delorean, a Barcelona-based alternative dance band, arrived at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret to an excited, mostly-hipster crowd last Saturday night as part of their North American tour. The Spanish qu
Nov 16th, 2010
Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Willis rock Rogers Arena
Gorillaz, the brainchild of British musician Damon Albarn, hit Vancouver’s Rogers Arena Wednesday night to roars of applause and excitement. The collaborative, virtual band finished the North...
Nov 5th, 2010