José González: music for every age

José González: music for every age

Swedish guitar virtuoso José González graced Vancouver last Saturday with a sold-out show at the Imperial. Though touring in support of his latest album, Vestiges & Claws (Mute, 2015), he evenly balanced his new songs with some of his most beloved hits. Iceland’s Ólöf Arnalds set the night’s genial tone with a talkative set. “Happy […]

Alessandro Cortini et al. a gutsy performance

Alessandro Cortini et al. a gutsy performance

Italian composer Alessandro Cortini headlined a visceral electronic experience at the Fox Cabaret Thursday night. A thick fog diffused the club’s signature red light and shrouded an assortment of effects units tidily laid out across three tables and a chair – basically anywhere they fit. Opening duo Sarah Davachi and Richard Smith began by initiating […]

Darkness turns to light: White Poppy ends hiatus, set to play first-ever Levitation Vancouver

Darkness turns to light: White Poppy ends hiatus, set to play first-ever Levitation Vancouver

After a nine-month hiatus, White Poppy is set to make her highest-profile appearance since returning to the public eye. This summer, the massively popular Austin Psych Fest, in partnership with Timbre Concerts, introduces the first-ever Levitation Vancouver. They’ll be trading the names that dominate festival flyers year after year for smaller acts – mostly garage, […]

Dave Hause to play solo show at the Hindenburg April 9

Dave Hause to play solo show at the Hindenburg April 9

On Thursday, April 9, Philadelphia’s Dave Hause headlines the Hindenburg with support from Ottawa singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson and Dan Garrison of Vancouver’s Corps. Dave Hause has made his name with Philly hardcore/punk bands the Loved Ones and Paint It Black, but he’s also now two solo records deep in his career. From a working class […]

NEEDS announce album release show with BRASS

NEEDS announce album release show with BRASS

Two staples in Vancouver’s hardcore scene come together on May 14 at Fortune Sound Club. NEEDS and BRASS are both set to make their full-length debuts within the next few months (NEEDS with their self-titled on May 12 and BRASS with No Soup Radio on June 12), but NEEDS are the first to announce a […]

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