Music

 Ollie Hansen

Fostering Relationships Between Youth & Communities

Fostering Relationships Between Youth & Communities

Once a humble skate competition, CityFest grows into creative bridge builder on the North Shore

The VANDOCUMENT team might spend most of our time in Vancouver proper, but as we grow, so does our documentation of the Lower Mainland’s artistic and creative scenes. Last Saturday saw the 16th annual ‘CityFEST’ take place on Vancouver’s North Shore, so writer, photographer, and street culture aficionado Ollie Hansen went to check it out. […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Tom Wherrett's jazz Americana fusion project takes the stage

Outside, it was a mess of wind and snow; inside in the warm and inviting China Cloud, there couldn’t have been greater contrast on the night that Elkhorn performed their album release party. Playing almost all new material, the band, who mixes jazz, folk, Americana, and elements of post-rock, kicked off their set with “Who? […]

 Rennie Brown

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

Nothingness release their new album with a party at Hidden City

Local art rock band Nothingness celebrated the release of their new album Being with a loud show at Hidden City Records. VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown was there to grab some sweet snaps of the night. The band has ties to local faves Nam Shub, and expands upon that band’s diverse sounds with excellent indie rock […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt and James Meger with frequent help from Debra Jean Creelman, Megan Stewart and Kyla Gardiner

VANDOC: Sawdust Collector started Sept 2016, correct? What does the name mean? Sawdust Collector: Yes, our first show was in September, only about a month and a half after we first decided to work together and join the Gold Saucer collective. At the end of February, we’ll have been running weekly shows for 6 months. […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Best Vancouver Albums of 2016

Best Vancouver Albums of 2016

2016 was an incredible year for music in Vancouver. Here are the 10 albums that had us particularly stoked for what’s happening locally. Hopefully you know all of these. If you don’t, give the full lengths a listen, buy the ones you love, and definitely go see these artists at their next live shows. Maarten […]

 Shannon Miller

Winter Runway

Winter Runway

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing winter 2016 show at The Fox

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing‘s Winter 2016 Runway Show at the Fox Cabaret with musical performances by Combine the Victorious and special guests Terrace. Photos by Shannon Ruth Dionne Photography. Over 100 photos in the full gallery

 Jules Galbraith

Hearing Body, Sensing Sound

Hearing Body, Sensing Sound

Wave Equation at Western Front

I arrive at the Western Front flushed, heart thumping. Half from exertion, having accelerated to a jog in an effort not to miss the performance’s billed 8 o’clock start time — and half from excitement: it would have been tragic to miss a moment. I needn’t have worried. Climbing the steps to the second floor, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

A Conversation with Artificial Intelligence

A Conversation with Artificial Intelligence

Kıvanç Tatar's performance at OPEN to ENTER, Selector's Records.

This performance is a duo with a musical agent, artificial intelligence, making music. The human performer is on the left channel and the musical agent is on the right channel. The agent listens to the human performer and itself real-time, making proactive decisions about future actions. The agent is trained on a 30 minute experimental […]

 Tara Flynn

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Presented by Sawdust Collector at Gold Saucer Studio

On Wednesday September 14th, two multidisciplinary performances happened at Gold Saucer: Not Yet Yeti and Mine Agente. Music, movement, and live sewing, all photographed by Tara Flynn. NOT YET YETI Ben Brown: Drums JP Carter: trumpet and electronics Lee Hutzulak: bass and electronics Dave Leith: synthesizer and electronics John Mutter: guitar and electronics with special […]

 Jon Vincent

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2016

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2016

The Festival's 39th year, told through photos

Vancouver’s much loved music festival celebrated its 39th year with 60 international, national and local musicians, performing live and outdoors in Jericho Park, over the course of three days and nights. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival attracts a wide range of patrons from families to a young generation of music goers, all who can enjoy […]

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