Engaging a vast audience that includes fans of reggae, rock, hip hop and a dash of folk, B.C. five-piece Mindil Beach Markets’ debut album is nothing short of musical universality.
Jerry Leger’s distinctive voice, deep meaningful lyrics and Ryan Adams-like style seduce your eardrums on this album.
Produced in a warehouse, Opportunities is Brasstronaut’s three-track teaser EP leading up to an LP due out later this year.
Hailing from the extremities of Canada (Whitehorse, Yukon), The August Arrival is on a mission to invade the rest of Canada.
Think of your favourite local musicians. The odds are that at some point, many of them have taken advantage of provincial grants to make their music. For some, it may have even been the only way they could do it.
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Jeff Chang remembers the first time he heard hip hop.
Trying to give some meaningful description of Ex Modern Teen is a treacherous and long-winded endeavour. Basically you need to know this: it’s not like any band you’ve seen before
For the last five years, local theatre troupe Theatre by the River has been performing a mix of classical works and new Canadian plays.
The women in Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex and the City are usually a source of envy: elegant fashion mavens and masters with a suaveness that is untouchable. The envy would be reversed if Carrie and Samantha met Kathleen Willson, femme fatale and local fashion photographer.
Have you ever thought about the details of moccasins? What does it mean to wear feather earrings? Is bannock still bannock when it’s cut in a triangle and served with tea and called a scone? These are questions being raised by the local art collective the Ephemerals.
Anyone who has ever seen anything by local film hero Guy Maddin knows two things. First, his work leans strongly toward the creepy. Second, it could never be confused with anyone else’s work. Maddin’s latest project is no exception.
Sometimes it takes a while for people to realize what they are meant to do. Such was the case for local fashion photographer Lisa Varga.
There are a few hits and a few misses, but everyone’s heart was in the right place on this tribute disc.
Whether you recognize him from Tokyo Police Club or not, Graham Wright delivers a lasting impression on his debut solo album Shirts vs. Skins.
The definition of “do-it-yourself” changes quite often, but Jay Crocker sets a totally new standard for all DIY rockers.
It isn’t often that Winnipeg makes a name for itself among bands from out of town, especially those from across the border.
The Radical Book Fair and DIY Fest, happening Sept. 23-25, is set to push some boundaries and open some eyes.