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The April Fools Childrenhood

Low Colour is entirely saturated. The latest release from The April Fools Childrenhood — the solo project of the folk duo Leave’s David Cowling —…

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Gentle Party

Arriving at the show, I was met by a wall of swords. While it was far from a conventional venue, Academie Duello — Vancouver’s School…

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Rae Spoon & Carole Pope

If you’re anything like me, in simplest terms, you go to a concert to experience your favourite mildly loud music from your favourite artists as…

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Quiet City #31

It was anything but quiet. Arriving early to the Revue Stage on Granville Island for the 31st instalment of Quiet City — one of the…

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Spruce Trap

I will start by saying this: At a show in a venue as grand as Christ Church Cathedral, it is nearly impossible not to use…

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Jenny Hval

A week and a day after the election, the air of the Biltmore was still heavy. The audience felt raw from the emotional exhaustion of…

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Sawdust Collector presents

It was only the second installment of Sawdust Collector, a weekly interdisciplinary concert series at the Gold Saucer, but the venue was at no risk…

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Swans

I stood in a long line that snaked its way out of Venue nightclub and onto the Granville strip, shoulder to shoulder with fans anxious…

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The Railtown Sessions

The street was deserted as I walked up to a plain, two-storey office building in Railtown. A sheet of paper was taped to the door…

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Julien Baker

The crowd at the Cobalt fell silent the moment Julien Baker stepped on stage. Unintroduced and unaccompanied, she kept her face turned to her guitar and began…