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Wallgrin

In its 11 tracks of soaring vocals, powerful violin arrangements and textured rhythms, Wallgrin paints a visceral picture of a paradoxical world— one that nods to the past and sounds like the future.

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Wallgrin

More than one music scene descended on Wallgrin’s Bird/Alien release show. Much of the crowd had been anticipating the album for more than two years,…

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Music Waste 2018 pt. 1

Music Waste is always a scramble of a weekend, desperately dashing between venues, leaving sets early and arriving moments too late to see all the…

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The Giving Shapes

Tucked away a block off Broadway is the Woodland House, sitting so inconspicuously among its peers that I walked straight past it on my first…

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ArtsWells 2017

A festival all-things-art, the final pilgrimage for west coast tree planters, a powerful and magnificent gathering of eclectic, inclusive and ecstatic humans. With over 12…

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Tidal ~ Signal II

When I walked into Tidal ~ Signal II at the VAL Villa, Vancouver Art and Leisure’s fantastic Railtown venue, it felt dark and spacious. Having…

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Photo Essay: Ivory Towers

You have chosen to look into your own reflection. You immediately turn to stone and fall to the ground. You sit for centuries gathering moss,…

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Wallgrin

Siren Songs

“I want to juxtapose beauty and dissonance.”

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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…