Music

The Response, Deep Sea Diver, Radiation City at The Biltmore Cabaret

The Response (New Zealand-turned-Vancouverites version of The XX), whom I'd (regretfully) never heard of before last night's Biltmore show,  are the first band to introduce me to a foot...

Odessa-Havana at Chutzpah Fest

Klezmer-Cubano group's fusion roots run deep
Andy Statman

Andy Statman gets standing ovation at Chutzpah opener

Andy Statman grew up just a few miles from my childhood home in New York City's Queens borough. Walking out on stage, he looked uncannily like Rabbi Silverman who drilled me in my Torah portion half...
The Sheepdogs at the Commodore

The Sheepdogs roll out sweet, Jack-and-Coke-breath sounds at The Commodore

When a friend asked me what I was up to on Thursday night, the conversation went like this: "I'm seeing The Sheepdogs at The Commodore." "Who dat?" "Saskatchewan's version of Americana; Creedence...
Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis Quartet blends frontline and classic repertoire

Jazz giant's first-ever performance at the Chan Centre

Singing It Forward: Dear Rouge, K-OS, Five Alarm Funk and more at the Vogue

I call myself a music enthusiast, but I am beyond embarrassed that this was my first year attending the 5-year-running benefit festival Sing It Forward, hosted by the Vogue Theatre this week. The...

Muse 'drones' on and on, leaving fans wanting more

Muse touched down in Vancouver and with them an arsenal of drones. I've had the opportunity to see them live three times prior and I can honestly say that they put on one of the best live shows I've...

Half Moon Run Review

Have you ever loaded a canoe off the coast of O’ahu, packed with only a few litres of water, a sh*tload of red wine and some beef jerky, setting weak-armed paddles for Rabbit Island? Me neither...