Couldn't make it out last night? You missed indie-soul singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata at the Biltmore. Lizzy Chun was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Rachael Yamagata at the Biltmore Cabaret on October 21, 2014. Thanks Lizzy.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Grammy-winning Vancouver pop vocalist Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum. Alex Schibli was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum Theatre on October 20, 2014. Thanks Alex.

Correction: This photo was actually taken at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Our bad.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed psychedelia-swirled shoegazers The Horrors at the Rickshaw. Melanie Talkington was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. The Horrors at the Rickshaw Theatre on October 19, 2014. Thanks Melanie.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Queens-based hip-hop legend Nas at the Vogue. Hasham Brar was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Nas at the Vogue Theatre on October 16, 2014. Thanks Hasham.

This week, Femen protesters drenched themselves in simulated blood to express their outrage over Russian president Vladimir Putin's treatment of Ukraine.

But this isn't the first time that fake blood has replaced ice-cube-filled water to get a political point across.

In September, a Philadelphia youth council called In Defense of Black Bodies posted a blood-bucket video on YouTube to oppose racism in America.

The images are accompanied by the song "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone.

Live Nation has announced that English singer-songwriter Sam Smith will play a show at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in support of his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour.

When he reached number one on the singles chart last year, collaborating with London production wizard Naughty Boy, on the global hit single La, La, La, Smith says he felt relieved.

"It’s almost like a little gift," he says. "Now I’ve had a number one I don’t feel that pressure. Of course I want the songs to do well but it’s about making an artistic statement."

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles-based singer Banks at the Commodore. Aida Esmaili was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Banks at the Commodore Ballroom on October 15, 2014. Thanks Aida.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Leeds indie-rock band Alt-J at the Orpheum. Steph Fong was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Alt-J at the Orpheum Theatre on October 14, 2014. Thanks Steph.

Twenty-five years ago today--on October 15, 1989--a 37-year-old Kim Mitchell played the Orpheum Theatre, touring behind his third solo album, Rockland.

In advance of the show I interviewed him on the phone from his Toronto home, and we talked a bit about the new album, which was gettting a buzz at the time from the raucous single "Rock N Roll Duty".

But mostly we talked about Max Webster. Man, I loved that band.

What took you so long to get Rockland out? It's been three years since Shakin' Like a Human Being.

Between Two Ferns never fails to deliver an uncomfortable exchange, and Zach Galifinakis interviewing Justin Bieber is pure awkward gold.

"I've just never interviewed a seven-year-old before," Galifianakis wearily says near the beginning of the interview.

"Your young punk attitude is not gonna work in this interview," Galifianakis chastizes the scandal-plagued pop singer in this Funny or Die clip before asking him about the Anne Frank "Belieber" controversy as well as the video of the young star peeing in a bucket.

Among the revelations, Bieber says he'd like to be a time traveller and claims he's never ordered a Happy Meal. 

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