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Vancouver music release roundup - January/February
What's going on in Vancouver these days with music releases? We kick off a discovery in all genres…
Mar 2nd, 2015
Ella Fitzgerald meets Taylor Swift
Kristie Yung, who has attracted the international spotlight through her collaboration with Pakistan music legend Alamgir, will be performing at EastVanLove 6.5 on Sept. 27.
Sep 21st, 2012
Randy Ponzio benefit concert: local musicians band together
In memory of Randy Ponzio, locals are organizing an evening of stellar live music to raise funds for his family.
Feb 14th, 2012
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
All’s fair at the fair
Huey Lewis and The News were just one of the ways I found to have good old fashioned fun at the PNE...
Aug 27th, 2010
Matisyahu: rockin’ the heart of reggae
You’ve probably never seen an Orthodox Jew headbang unless you’ve been to a Matisyahu concert. His hair a little silver, beard covering his face, he seems wise beyond his 31 years, but can still...
Aug 9th, 2010
See The Coup at Biltmore Cabaret July 9th
Boots Riley is a man with a plan...
Jun 27th, 2010
Iron Man 2, the expected blockbuster, opens along with a cheeky look at street art and a major documentary festival
Mickey Rourke is the latest danger Iron Man has to face. But there's also the curse of the sequel. How's that going for him? (Read more)
May 7th, 2010
City of Glass: city, book, and now band
The only equation you need to know: two local musicians + punk-rock dance music = City of Glass
May 5th, 2010