Real Live Action

Marbled Eye

When Vancouver locals Tough Customer ended their set, the band clustered together on stage in fits of laughter. Kat grabbed the mic and addressed the…

Real Live Action

Foxygen

The Reptaliens had already begun when I stepped into the Rickshaw. They were wooing folks out of theatre seats and towards the stage, a rarity…

columns

Canada On Screen At The Cinematheque

In keeping with avant-garde roots, Vancouver’s Cinematheque is host to an ambitious nation-wide project this year: Canada On Screen. It aims at familiarizing Canadians with…

Features

WANT

A Really Fucking Good Band

“I definitely don’t think people should underestimate the influence they can have sometimes.”

Real Live Action

Ora Cogan

The opener for Ora Cogan’s album release for Shadowland was Paul Stewart, performing a soft set accompanied by Missy Donaldson on keys, and Justin Devries…

Real Live Action

J. Albert

It takes a friend, who knows a friend, who knows where they’re going to find Sweetpup, and that’s the way the organizers like it. The…

Real Live Action

Parquet Courts

Vancouver veterans Defektors opened to a sparse audience. Their sound saluted Emergency Room-era garage punk — heavy drum, endurance guitar riffs, blown-out vocals — but…

Real Live Action

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Lower Dens began suddenly, without any attempt at wooing their audience to attention. But the venue didn’t provide much foreplay either. The house lights stayed…