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Music

Vince Vaccaro live performance

Born in Montreal, and raised in Victoria, Vince’s destiny was set at the impressionable age of six after watching Chuck Berry on television. From that moment onward, he knew that one day, he would be...

Having a time with Grahmzilla

DJ and producer Grahmzilla is the Juno-nominated music mastermind behind Thunderheist’s kickass, booty-shaking beats. He spent some time with the Vancouver Observer during the 2010 Juno Awards...

Kickoff to Junos: Kei and Amalia's video takes you to Ruckus on the Edge

Today, I am reminded that things never really work out the way you thought they would. I arrived here in St. John’s Monday afternoon--a nice sunny day. The next day, rain. The following day, more...

ION Magazine and Pink Mafia launch St. John’s Hip Guide for the JUNO awards week

Vancouver’s ION Magazine has teamed up with Toronto’s Pink Mafia to create the ultimate handbook for anyone visiting St. John’s for the JUNOS this week. The St. John's Hip Guide answers important...

Pecha Kucha 10 at the Vogue Theatre entertains and inspires with elements of show-and-tell, open-mike night and happy hour

At a sold out show for Pecha Kucha 10, more than 1050 people gathered to hear creative thinkers talk about what inspires them. It was another amazing night at the Vogue Theatre showcasing Vancouver t

Raphael Saadiq Tops off Cultural Olympiad With Legendary Soul

Raphael Saadiq brought his legendary soul music to our lofty Orpheum as part of Vancouver's Cultural Olympiad series.  If there's one thing VANOC definitely did right, it was Saturday night....

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...

Jasper Sloan Yip Unveils a New Album Entitled "Every Day and All At Once"

 Jasper Sloan Yip's album launch party launch was held at a packed Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive last Saturday night.  Cafe Deux Soleils offered the perfect venue for Jasper and his...

Soul game

Raphael Saadiq dishes about his youth, music and video games.

Halifax rapper Classified fills Atlantic Canada House Olympic venue

Rapper Classified stands on guard for Canada.