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Who says concept albums can’t be fun? Not Five Alarm Funk’s Tayo Branston, currently riding high on the success of his band’s fifth full-length, Abandonearth, and even higher on a...
There are places Gordie Johnson would rather be than “downtown dang old Toronto”, but August in Hogtown does have its compensations, including the annual Caribana festival. “Great...
Although India Live, a free Granville Street block party taking place this weekend, offers something for pretty much everyone, it’s clear that music is the main attraction. Past...
Art begets art, or at least that’s the case with Deadhead, the floating sculptural installation currently moored at the mouth of False Creek, just off the Vancouver Maritime...
Kytami’s name sounds Japanese, but her blue eyes suggest otherwise. In fact, when asked about her heritage, the self-described “violinistextremist” says that what should be a...
Music, meals, and traditional arts aren’t all that the Powell Street Festival has to offer, although to access some of its shows you’ll have to venture away from its outdoor...
Publicists and reviewers have a habit of calling his band a “revolutionary folk orchestra”, but that’s a description Mark Marczyk wants to reconsider, especially having spent last...
Two Vancouver acts will no doubt remember this year’s folk festival for years to come. At Stage 5 on July 19, Corbin Murdoch of the Nautical Miles waxed effusive over how the...
Big bands are back, or at least they were on folk-fest stages, with Seun Kuti’s Egypt 80, Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon, and Toronto’s Lemon Bucket Orchestra all vying for audience...
Having played to about 28 million people during the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast, Mary Lambert isn’t exactly an unknown. But at 25, and with only two EPs to her name, she’s still...

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