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Pingu beats out Dana Scully for best costume at Natalie Prass concert
A Halloween ode to one of the year's best new artists
Nov 3rd, 2015
Tobias Jesso Jr. charms hometown crowd with ‘spirited’ speeches and fanfare
The talented Vancouverite is on the rise with an acclaimed album, world tour and a feature on Adele’s upcoming record.
Oct 6th, 2015
The Biltmore's green room too small for Toro y Moi
Astronauts, etc. opened on a spacey Monday at the Biltmore
Sep 22nd, 2015
Local indie hero Teen Daze kicks off North American tour
Teen Dazes starts his tour off on a good note on Saturday night at Fortune Sound Club
Sep 13th, 2015
The dance floor goes cold for Moving Castle Collective
Vancouver is not down with late-night DJ sets on a weeknight.
Jun 14th, 2015
Gay Nineties show home-town crowd lots of love
Local rockers-of-extravagance played a free show at Venue in appreciation of their Vancouver fans.
May 12th, 2015
Waxahatchee hosts an evening of musically magnificent women
Vancouver twee-rockers Knife Pleats and LA’s defiant-duo Girlpool opened for NY-based Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) at the Biltmore Cabaret.
May 4th, 2015
Mac DeMarco gives a memorable performance, then drops trou
"The goofball prince of indie rock" entertained his loyal subjects with tomfoolery, class and timeless tunes.
Apr 26th, 2015
Hundred Waters immerses Vancouver crowd in a sea of sound and visual effects
Hundred Waters’s live show is a visual art-piece leagues beyond most underground/indie bands.
Feb 20th, 2015
Ariel Pink inspires shrugs at the Rickshaw
Despite a few energetic numbers, the underground king of weirdpop’s feigned nonchalance was the overriding theme.
Feb 13th, 2015