The hallmark sound of guitarist Vieux Farka Touré from Mali owes as much to Jimi Hendrix as the jalis, the traditional musicians of his homeland.
Should you head out to the NOW Society’s free afternoon performances in Stanley Park this Sunday, you may find managing artistic director Lisa Cay Miller staring at her cellphone.
The best bands are the ones where playing “nail down the primary influence” is next to impossible.
There are some musical explosions that are so legendary they deserve their own movie.
As the band’s attention-grabbing—not to mention completely great—moniker hints at, Andrew Jackson Jihad doesn’t take the world too seriously.
Over the decades, countless members have gone through the ranks of the group that gave us such hard-prog landmarks as Argus and Pilgrimage.
Gather round, children, and hear a story, all about the Bogeyman! No, not Stephen Harper.
If you’ve got the stamina, checking out all six will yield a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in town.
Don’t forget to hook up with your weed dealer beforehand.
Let’s hoist a Guinness in honour.