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HARD DRUGS

                The audience at The Biltmore this past Saturday night had a familial air. With the mellow, haunting roots musician Johnny Wakeham opening, and Hard Drugs playing their first gig in years, the majority of the crowd seemed to be a congenial combination old friends and diehard fans.

Author: 
Amanda Mcculley
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Chor Leoni's Rejoice

Just before Christmas I saw the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir perform Rejoice—a night filled with holiday classics, hushed cantatas, and liturgical music, accompanied by the quintet, A Touch of Brass.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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The Sounds

Too often I look through Pitchfork, or Rolling Stone and find myself wondering why certain bands attain superstar status. To me many of them seem like their missing one or two or even several pieces that would elicit such a title. Because for every band that’s hailed ‘the next greatest band’, like Animal Collective or Odd Future there are one or two bands that are criminally underrated.  Bands who given the right chance, the right break, could become mega-stars. The Sounds are one of those bands.

Author: 
Mitch Pollock
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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tUnE-yArDs with Pat Jordache

How many times have you heard someone say ‘Oh yeah, their albums good, but MAN you gotta see this band live!! You won’t understand it till you see it live!’? Then you go see the band and it’s alright, but you can’t help feeling that your friend has a bad case of superfanitis.

Author: 
Mitch Pollock
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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THE DEEP DARK WOODS with The Sumner Brothers

It’s a good thing people arrived early for this early show, as a healthy crowd swelled to two waiting lines. According to some of the staff there were only a handful of tickets left for purchase by the time the doors opened.   Even though The Biltmore was scheduled to open at 7:00, it opened a half hour later, although I had a feeling that they wanted to create a buzz out front, and they certainly met that objective.

Author: 
Scott White
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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OHGR with Left Spine Down and Violet Tremors

Waiting in line out front of The Rickshaw Theatre these days, one can’t help but be impressed with how the old place has been restored, remodeled and set up as great venue for live entertainment.  Just surviving on the Downtown Eastside certainly takes effort, and bringing in acts with an avant-garde approach is certainly one way to break down certain barriers.

Author: 
Scott White
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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JOSE JAMES

“Experience Saturdays is about hearing music you wouldn’t hear on mainstream radio,” a resident DJ for Fortune Soundclub’s weekly Saturday event explained at the night’s two year anniversary this past week as he welcomed New York’s Jose James to the club-like venue’s stage.

Author: 
Amanda Mcculley
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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MINT RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

As we walked in to the Mint Records 20th anniversary party we were handed two huge boxes of Pocky sticks and were greeted by Nardwuar's emceeing, jumping around the stage, way more excited than anyone else could be after having done this for years.

Author: 
Fred Hawley
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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George Li

You can't help but look at Mr. Li. In fact, you almost have to do a double take. From first sight, George Li looks no older than twelve. With a stocky build, and chubby cheeks, there's no reason to see him as anything more than an ordinary kid. That is, until he plays the piano.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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Cool and Swinging with Richie Cole

The Orpheum, if you haven’t been, has to be one of the most beautiful venues in Vancouver. Built in 1927 (and later restored in 1977), the theatre and its waiting areas are adorned with gold leaf, intricate wood work, cascading chandeliers—all evocative of an era long gone. Can’t think of a better place to take in our night of big band and jazz with alto sax player Richie Cole, the quintet Five By Design, and the VSO than here.

Let’s introduce our players.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
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