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Dead Meadow at the Rickshaw Theatre

I found Dead Meadow’s great self-title debut album in a record store when I was a kid, and it blew my mind. I bought it on faith, and they came through. The band was touring this season and CJSF sent me, your intrepid reporter, to report and review an all-time-favorite of my favorite bands.

Author: 
Foster Ranney
  • Posted on: 5 March 2019
  • By: arts and entert...
Hippo Campus at the Imperial

After braving the frigid winds on February 8, the eve of the dump of snow that was to hit Vancouver, I ended up at The Imperial. This was my first time at the venue, tucked away in a non-descript corner off Hastings St. With the Terracotta Warriors lining the walls, it took me aback how both intimate and grand it was compared to venues I had been to in the past.

Author: 
Aidan Bodner
  • Posted on: 4 March 2019
  • By: arts and entert...
Tracyanne & Danny at Biltmore Cabaret

Tracyanne and Danny, a collaborative project between Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura), and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby) visited the Biltmore Cabaret during their tour on February 1st. 

Author: 
Chloe Kwon
  • Posted on: 3 March 2019
  • By: arts and entert...
Quadrophenia, Revisited

Sometime last fall, as I crunched through a myriad of freshly fallen leaves, I heard a high pitched squeal in the distance. As I turned my head, about a half dozen vintage Vespa scooters, flew past me. In the blur, I vaguely processed brilliant chrome, a magnificent union jack skull cap and, as the new age Mods faded in the distance, a green military jacket with a sizeable “Who” patch on the back. As I continued my stroll, I immediately thought of The Who’s 1973 classic record Quadrophenia.

Author: 
Todd McCluskie
  • Posted on: 12 February 2019
  • By: arts and entert...
Washed Out at The Imperial

I like to think of myself as a veteran concertgoer in Vancouver. I've been to most of the major venues around town; the Commodore, Orpheum, Vogue, even Venue when that was a go-to place for mid-level acts. Hell, I've spent significant time in most of the dive-ier venues in this city, many of which don't even exist anymore. 

However, despite my self-importance (or maybe because of it), I had never been to The Imperial.

Author: 
Jamie Cessford
  • Posted on: 11 June 2018
  • By: arts and entert...
Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three at The Cultch

This year’s International Women’s Day at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre saw the performance of Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three, featuring the Canadian singer-songwriters Sarah Jickling, Kristina Shelden and headliner Christa Couture.

Author: 
Elaine Harder
  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: arts and entert...
Burger-A-Go-Go at the Rickshaw Theatre

Burger Records’ travelling music festival hit Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre on February 22nd and 23rd. The lineup featured eight all-girl or female-fronted bands in a high energy celebration of female badassness. With the majority of major festivals featuring predominantly male acts, this gathering of girl punk rockers was more than welcome, even if it was on a smaller scale. Night one of Burger-A-Go-Go featured The Flytraps, Feels, Death Valley Girls, and finally The Coathangers.

Author: 
Kaycee Boe
  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: arts and entert...
Fake Fruit, Pleasure Blimps, Be Afraid, and Deals at Red Gate

It took me a while to find the venue, but I immediately knew I was at the right place after seeing bright, red lights coming through a doorway – which is completely fitting for Red Gate. It’s a large space that has graffiti and stickers all over the walls, and comfy couches which make it a nice space for people to mingle and relax in between acts. The red lights, alongside the alternative backdrop, set the stage for a very laid-back, chill night.

Author: 
Noelle Chan
  • Posted on: 27 February 2018
  • By: arts and entert...
Hollow Twin EP Release Show at the Biltmore Cabaret
Hollow Twin’s EP release show on Friday, January 26 at the Biltmore Cabaret was a blast. It felt like a gathering of close friends, complete with words of support, hugs, lively conversations, and sense of an overall relaxing atmosphere.
 
Author: 
Erika Assabayeva
  • Posted on: 19 February 2018
  • By: arts and entert...
Hippo Campus and Sure Sure at the Imperial

Fans of American indie rock band, Hippo Campus, gathered at Imperial Vancouver on January 18, eagerly anticipating to hear some music.

Author: 
Noelle Chan
  • Posted on: 19 February 2018
  • By: arts and entert...

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