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Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2017

Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2017 presents 3 nights of creative improvisation, featuring pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, drummer/percussionist Ted Byrnes and saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist…

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Twin River

I spent a good amount of time this summer with Twin River‘s sophomore LP Passing Shade and couldn’t wait to get out the door to…

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Malcolm Jack

The door to the China Cloud opened only a few minutes before the show was set to begin, and the room filled up quickly. It’s…

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Big in Japan Recordings

Big In Japan Recordings is a word of mouth operation. Happy to fly under the radar, the Chinatown studio doesn’t concern itself with advertising or…

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Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars

The release party of Spring Myths celebrated eleven days of hard work, Sun Ra and Cowan’s birthday, and the three quarter completion of Cowan’s seasonal…

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Vancouver's Waste-Makers

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in mid-April, I arrived at the Strathcona store-front apartment of Mark Richardson, one of the main Music Waste festival organizers,…

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Pump Trolley

Comedy has this image of being a lazy art form. It’s all catch phrases, fart jokes, and people who sleep in and get day-drunk. But…