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 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 […]

 Rennie Brown

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Rennie Brown photographs Hong Kong Exile's PuSh Festival piece

Spanning video, music, and theatre, local interdisciplinary arts company Hong Kong Exile have been making innovative art for years. One of their latest pieces, Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine, was shown at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and our photographer Rennie Brown was at The Fox Cabaret to capture shots of this […]

 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. […]

 Rennie Brown

Artifact at Creative Coworkers

Artifact at Creative Coworkers

New work by four local artists

New shots of the Artifact opening at Creative Coworkers by new VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown. Check out more of Rennie’s work at renniebrown.com Welcome to the team, Rennie! At multi-use space Creative Coworkers (check them out, they’re cool, offering everything from tax help to get to know ya minglers to exhibitions like this one), four […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?

VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]

 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

 Justin Ramsey

Woman to Woman, Sister to Sister

Woman to Woman, Sister to Sister

A review of Marrow at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Havana Theatre has changed since I was last here. I’ve seen a few performances at this venue before; I remembered entering through the restaurant into a dark, spacious room where chairs were set out for audience members. Now, we are guided through a separate entrance; and once inside, I’m impressed to see long rows […]

 Justin Ramsey

This Isn’t Fan Fiction

This Isn’t Fan Fiction

The Girl Who Was Raised By Wolverine, reviewed

Upon entering the Waterfront Theatre, I’m greeted by a shorthaired woman with a pretty, welcoming smile, and a man who sits cross-legged and barefoot behind her, in a somewhat meditative posture, next to a large white bucket. Both people are dressed normally, except for what appears to be an item of shaggy grey fur on […]