Music

 Justin Ramsey

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Isabelle Kirouac’s Together ( ) Apart

Written by Justin Ramsey Photos provided by Isabelle Kirouac “Where are you coming from today?” “What is the purpose of your visit?” “How long are you planning to stay?” I’ve been groomed to handle myself with quiet, agreeable compliance at border crossings, and for the first minutes, Isabelle Kirouac’s performance and installation piece Together ( […]

 Emily MacDonald

Transportation, Western Industrialized Society, Bikes and Shadows

Transportation, Western Industrialized Society, Bikes and Shadows

Preview of New Bronze Age July 7th

Words by Emily MacDonald Cities could always use more free accessible arts programming, and that is exactly what Western Front is bringing to Vancouver. Tuesday, July 7th is the next scheduled performance in Western Front’s New Bronze Age Series; presenting a free outdoor performance by Gamelan Bike Bike and artist collective Publik Secrets—George Rahi and […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Victory Comes From Combining Creatives

Victory Comes From Combining Creatives

Analog photo portrait show celebrates local creatives, Combine The Victorious launch sophomore album at Make

Photodocumentation by Ash Tanasiychuk On June 4th, Make opened its doors for an exhibit of Vancouver creatives who had been selected for portraits and photographed by analogue photography studio VNB, including: Dan Berish & Ryan Mah, Black Rhino Creative Michael Seymour, installation artist Sarah Bancroft, Vitamin Daily Matt Schroeter, designer & photographer Neils Bendtsen, Bensen […]

 Shauna Jean Doherty

Signal Loss

Signal Loss

A review of Feedback Series: Julia Dault at the CAG

Words by Shauna Jean Doherty + Photos provided by CAG May 12th marked the most recent in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Feedback series, where cultural practitioners in Vancouver assemble to respond, using various creative tactics, to exhibitions currently on display at the gallery. An audience sheepishly emerged and settled into the gallery’s particularly cold surroundings. […]

 Jon Vincent

Red Moon, Fist Full O’ Snacks (and Sunny Pompeii) at The Biltmore

Red Moon, Fist Full O’ Snacks (and Sunny Pompeii) at The Biltmore

an evening of live musical performances by incredible local bands

On Thursday May 7th, The Biltmore Cabaret welcomed a line-up of new and emerging bands such as Red Moon, First Full O’Snacks and Sunny Pompeii for an eclectic night of minimalist avant folk pop, and dark indie soul rock. VANDOC photographer Jon Vincent was there to capture newcomers Red Moon…       … and Fist Full […]

 Faber Neifer

Talent Bursting at the Seams

Talent Bursting at the Seams

Photos by Faber Neifer One year ago, at the Biltmore Cabaret, The Nautical Miles released their album Ode to Joy. Ode to Joy by The Nautical Miles Today, the Miles (consisting of members Corbin Murdoch (vocals, guitar), Timothy Tweedale (slide guitar, vocals), Simon Rotheisler (bass, vocals) and Lucas Schuller (drums, vocals) are celebrating their 10 […]

 Brendan Yandt

Atmospheric Extensions

Atmospheric Extensions

Quiet City’s 17th iteration: VIVO, March 26th

Photographs by Alisha Weng / Words by Brendan Yandt Arriving at VIVO at 10 o’clock, an initial excitement generated upon hearing the sounds of Vancouver’s Sarah Davachi and Richard Smith is quickly dispelled, as their set comes to an end almost immediately. Lesson learned: get to Quiet City on time – you’ll want to hear everything. The […]

 Ravi Gill

A Supreme Celebration at Western Front

A Supreme Celebration at Western Front

Three day event of expression, collaboration and improvisation culminates in a six-hour expression Coltrane’s Love Supreme poem

Photography by Ravi Gill 50 years after legendary saxophonist/composer/creative pioneer John Coltrane released “A Love Supreme,” the Vancouver-based New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) invited Le Nouveau Jazz Libre de Québec (NJLQ) from Montréal for a multi-day event. Thurs Feb 19 A free improvisation workshop led by Vancouver’s Lisa Cay Miller and members of the NJLQ […]

 Brendan Yandt

House Calls

House Calls

thrum shakes ten fifteen maple

words/images/recordings by Brendan Yandt “You wanna beer?” Frequently one of the first sounds heard by those entering the ten fifteen maple field house, artist Kristen Roos poses the question whenever a newcomer is spotted. Offering a cheap can of hospitality, Roos sets a social tone that frames the performance of his new sonic installation, thrum. […]

 Barbara Adler

Call Me Black Wolf: a musical essay

Call Me Black Wolf: a musical essay

David Newberry and Barbara Adler tell the story of Ernest Thompson Seton and the Natures Fakers Controversy, using music, fiction and the sweet voices of many wolves.

Article by David Newberry. Composition by Barbara Adler, with musical performances by James Meger and David Newberry. Story performed by David Newberry and Barbara Adler. Instruments recorded by James Meger at SlugBait Studios. I am writing this on a train that they call The Canadian. It is taking me and my suitcase from Vancouver, where […]