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Concert Reviews

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Nothing to Fear: Father John Misty’s Music Needs no Gimmicks

October 10, 2013 |

Joshua Tillman AKA Father John Misty is anything but conventional. Between using a stand-up comic as an opener, playing through a giant iphone cut-out and performing without background instrumentals, Tillman is able to produce a rare concert experience … Read More

Osheaga 2013

August 13, 2013 |

One drawback to every major festival, is the conflicting schedules of the performers. Sometimes, you gotta take the risk of seeing one brilliant artist instead of an incredible band. Well, one of our correspondents has listed some of … Read More

Esperanza Spalding: Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Review)

June 26, 2013 |

It’s a lukewarm late-June evening and Esperanza Spalding just blew my mind.  Having luckily scored some free tickets for the performance, I ventured over to Granville Street for the Vancouver Jazz Festival with my brother.  I had heard … Read More

Roving Reporter J’s NXNE x Luminato Festival Coverage: June 16

June 16, 2013 |

Harbour Front 3:30pm  Dead Bend (NXNE)

This group of guys played a type of rap and light funk. Two lead rappers were supported by a three piece brass section, drum, keyboards and bass and rhythm guitars. Lead microphones were too … Read More

Sasquatch Spotted: Japandroids

May 17, 2013 |

Vancouver BC’s Japandroids will grace The Gorge this summer, bringing along a brutal combination of hard-hitting drums and over-driven guitar that blends together to deliver a furious one-two punch of punk rock passion.Read More

Sasquatch Spotted: Brown Bird

May 3, 2013 |

This foot-stomping duo from Rhode Island offers a unique blend of foot-percussion, violin, cello, and upright bass blending together a myriad of musical influences to creating something truly unique.Read More

The Bright Light Social Hour @ Lucky Bar March 13, 2013

March 15, 2013 |

The Bright Light Social Hour threw down a raucous set at Lucky Bar on Wednesday, demonstrating a new sound and mentality to a diverse sell-out crowd armed with high expectations after a pair of impressive shows during Rifflandia 2012. … Read More

Remembering Rifflandia 2012: Dan Mangan

September 22, 2012 |

Years after playing Rifflandia for the first time as an up-and-coming Folk act, Dan Mangan stands above British Columbia’s musical landscape as one of the province’s finest exports. The Vancouver musician has been consistently touring over the past few … Read More

Remembering Rifflandia 2012: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

September 19, 2012 |

Bathed in Thrift Shop style and rare September sunshine, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off Friday night at Rifflandia with a raucous rhythm of horns, beats and rhymes in front of a lively crowd at the Royal Athletic Park Side … Read More

The Milk Carton Kids Shine At the Commodore Ballroom

July 11, 2012 |

From the center of the Commodore Ballroom’s sprawling stage the Milk Carton Kids delivered a captivating and entertaining set Sunday night, serenading an experienced crowd of music fans settled in for a night of comforting melodies.

Armed with … Read More