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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.
Dec 12th, 2014
Pemberton Music Festival dates announced
Dec 10th, 2014
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...
Nov 22nd, 2014
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.
Sep 8th, 2014
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?
Aug 31st, 2014
Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario
Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Jul 6th, 2014
Band of Skulls rocks the Commodore
English rock trio Band of Skulls, formally known as Fleeing New York, played the Commodore Ballroom. Coming off a high at Sasquatch! Music Festival (at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in George...
May 30th, 2014
Local artist gives album proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
What inspired multi-instrumentalist/producer Evan Ivan to donate all the proceeds of his album Bad Tidings and the Hope That Remains?
May 21st, 2014
BC Buds Spring Arts Festival blooms at the Firehall Arts Centre
BC Buds features fab BC artists, for a free performance.
May 6th, 2014
Chelsea Hotel makes a confident return to Firehall
Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.
Mar 20th, 2014