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Feist, Bon Iver, Radiohead: Best indie albums of 2011
Like "alternative" in the 90s, "indie" is an ill-defined genre overall, but one with a thriving Vancouver scene. VO reviews some of the best albums of the year.
David P. Ball
Dec 31st, 2011
Grimes' ethereal sound captivates online audience
She looks like a punk rock pixie, her self-taught sound is like Enya on acid, and at the rate she's gathering fans online, she may just be the next big thing in Canadian music.
May 31st, 2011
30:LIVE is Vancouver indie music history-in-the-making
Wanna have as much fun as this? You can!
Oct 3rd, 2010
Juno winners, The Arkells, talk about the Canadian indie music scene and their 2010 Juno highlights
May 3rd, 2010
Gomez Brings It On at the Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre was a perfect venue for the British indie five-piece band Gomez whose musical journey started in 1998 in England when their first album ‘Bring It On’ won the prestigious...
Mar 14th, 2010
From East Coast to West Coast: Bear Hands Finally Comes to Vancouver
I must admit, I have been waiting quite some time for Bear Hands to come to Vancouver. After discovering them on RCRDLBL.com back in 2008, I became giddy at the thought of finding a band so good and s
Mar 2nd, 2010
'Tis the Season to be Swell
The stars of Oscar winning movie 'Once' come to Vancouver for the release of new album 'Strict Joy,'
Nov 20th, 2009