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By Jennie Erdal. Doubleday Canada, 270 pp, $32.95, hardcover. With his wardrobe of peacock-hued silk suits, his three wristwatches worn simultaneously, his carefully...
According to "Pencil Rot", the kickoff track on Stephen Malkmus's new Face the Truth CD, the former Pavement guitarist is in trouble. "There's a villain in my head and he's...
Charlap's interpretations informed with elegance Bill Charlap is one busy musician. When I reach him on his cellphone, he's in Manhattan traffic, on his way to a gig at the...
Oh, the curse of the avant-garde! Music that's fresh, adventurous, and technically demanding has to be hard to comprehend, or so conventional thinking goes-and it's exactly...
Timing is everything for percussive pianist Benoí®t Delbecq is in love with time. Not chronological time, necessarily, but musical time, the way a beat can be subdivided...
Dark Blue World At Rime on Friday, June 10 Two guitars, bass, drums, and a charismatic singer who dangles from the mike stand as if it's all that's keeping her from...
Sampradaya Dance Creations Choreography by Lata Pada. A New Performance Works/Mandala Arts and Culture presentation. At the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation...
Musicians all over Vancouver-and, for that matter, across Canada-were bereft when the Sugar Refinery closed its doors at the end of 2003. Clubs that actively support musical...
Palimpsest Curated by Bradshaw Pack. A Standing Wave production. At the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on Thursday, June 2 Synesthesia, the dictionary tells us, is "a...
"Blues without religion makes a poor man lose his soul," sings James Blood Ulmer on his new CD, Birthright, and with those 10 words the veteran performer has laid out a...

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