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Writing vibrant and decidedly psychedelic songs, sketching graphic novels, assembling an animated sci-fi feature film, even contemplating the giant monster head he once threatened...
As a Manitoba native who’s now a resident of Bradenton, Florida, James Ehnes is understandably reluctant to offer an opinion on the state of B.C. schools. But when it comes to...
Macroscope (Mack Avenue/Cryptogramophone) One of the most exciting sounds in modern music is Nels Cline in full flight. And while the Los Angeles–born guitarist has been bringing...
Birding With YeatsBy Lynn Thomson. House of Anansi, 295 pp, softcover It’s not a thriller, but Birding With Yeats is sure to keep readers in suspense, and not necessarily in a...
A slaying has rocked a small Ontario town, leaving an aftermath of grief, worry, and confusion. That’s the world inhabited by The Concessions, first-time playwright Briana Brown’s...
Why has the Lower Mainland’s annual celebration of Punjabi culture, City of Bhangra, adopted “#bhangralove” as its 10th-anniversary slogan and Twitter handle? Well, according to...
Comeback? What comeback? Out here on the West Coast, it seems that ’80s new-wave/synth-pop act Spoons is staging a remarkable return, 25 years after its last CanCon hit, 1989’s “...
A Chutzpah!PLUS presentation. At the Vogue Theatre on Monday, May 12 Midway through his triumphant return to Vancouver, Idan Raichel gave his band a breather and addressed the...
At the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre from Friday to Sunday (May 9 to 11). No remaining performances We went to China last weekend—and also to Paris, Rio de...
Like many musicians, Lan Tung was drawn to sound as a young child. “For as long as I can remember,” she tells the Straight from the East Van home she shares with percussionist...

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