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Maria Kong's Backstage. Vancouver Red Room. Chutzpah! Festival.

International dance show “Backstage” sets the bar high for Chutzpah! Festival 2015: video

Watching Israeli group, Maria Kong, make their North American debut with the electric “Backstage,” is so breathtaking, it makes you wonder why they haven't premiered long ago in Canada.  The...
Ariel Pink performs at the Rickshaw.

Ariel Pink inspires shrugs at the Rickshaw

Despite a few energetic numbers, the underground king of weirdpop’s feigned nonchalance was the overriding theme.

Laugh, cry, groove at Chutzpah! Festival's 15th Anniversary

Over the course of almost one month, the city will overflow with a wide range of performances, spread over six Vancouver venues, including the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Red Room Ultra...
90's R&B star Sisqó

Fortune Sound Club's five-year anniversary celebrates a career of cultural impetus

90's R&B star Sisqó lit up the dancefloor as Fortune's surprise guest for their 5-year party.
The best 20 albums of 2014

The best 20 albums of 2014

Music writer Nicholas Laba's list of the best 20 albums of 2014.
Joseph D. Rowland of Pallbearer

Invisible orange sales peak as Pallbearer shake “Foundations” at the Biltmore

For those who don’t know, metal shows are about two things: band-shirts and epic hand gestures.
Vance Joy photos by Craig Fleisch

Vance Joy plays two sold out shows at the Commodore

Vance Joy took the stage Sunday for two sold out back to back shows at the Commodore Ballroom, and was received with open arms. The 26-year-old Melbourne, Australia native has had an...
Swans band music case label

Swans rent Venue Nightclub for séance

Swan’s current mode of apocalyptic post-rock is a shaman with a bludgeoning tool: transcendence by blunt trauma.
SZA performing live

Review: SZA hosts surprise quiz night at Fortune

What happened when rising "PBR&B" artist SZA decided to call out members of Vancouver’s hip-to-what’s-hop community?