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Having recently enjoyed a sold-out show in Toronto, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna wants it emphasized that she’s even more pleased that she gets to play Vancouver this month....
Those curious about whether the reborn and rebranded Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, now the SBC Restaurant, will revert to being a music venue need wonder no more. After a couple of low-...
Pacific Rim CelebrationA Vancouver Symphony Orchestra production. At the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (February 8 and 9) It’s all about perspective. Settling into my...
Boca del Lupo knows what it is to think big. Past productions have found its performers swinging from the trees in Stanley Park or inhabiting makeshift condos beneath the...
To the best of her knowledge, and ours, Ivonne Hernandez’s band the Fretless is the only one of its kind, although that’s not immediately apparent from photographs. On the surface...
If Morning Parade singer Steve Sparrow sounds amped when the Georgia Straight reaches him by telephone, that’s not entirely surprising. After all, apart from a few encounters with...
Rattlesnake Cage (Black Hen) A man, a microphone, and four different guitars: these are the basic ingredients of Steve Dawson’s Rattlesnake Cage, but there’s more to this recipe...
No Difference (Songlines) The word lovely isn’t generally the first adjective you’d reach for when trying to describe Gordon Grdina’s music. Terms like fast, fierce, and visceral...
Most people hold one particular location dear, and for interdisciplinary artist Krista Belle Stewart that place lies in the vicinity of Douglas Lake, where she grew up as a member...
For the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, linking its two Pacific Rim Celebration concerts to the Lunar New Year is both good marketing and good programming. The first, titled Chinese...

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