The Jesus and Mary Chain celebrate 30 years of ‘Psychocandy’ at the Vogue Theatre

The Jesus and Mary Chain celebrate 30 years of ‘Psychocandy’ at the Vogue Theatre

Scottish alt-rock pioneers the Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring in celebration of their iconic debut album Psychocandy‘s 30th anniversary. Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre was lucky enough to have made the tail end of the band’s nine-date North American stint. Before the group performed their entire landmark record, they whipped through several of their other […]

JOOJ: weeding the garden of expressionism

JOOJ: weeding the garden of expressionism

On May 26, Sook-Yin Lee returns with a new band and her first album in five years. The Vancouver-born artist and host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera teams with her long-time collaborator Adam Litovitz to form JOOJ. Last Gang Records will issue the duo’s self-titled debut. Created entirely within the comfort of their […]

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer Tour a psychedelic jungle-party

Dan Deacon’s Gliss Riffer Tour a psychedelic jungle-party

The custom-painted school bus parked in front of the Electric Owl Thursday night should have been anyone’s clue that something special was about to happen inside the Main Street “social club.” Baltimore’s Dan Deacon spearheaded that “special something.” Although his repertoire is more cerebral than the average electronic artist’s, flirting with contemporary classical performance, amped up […]

The Shivas: “Nothing to it but do it.”

The Shivas: “Nothing to it but do it.”

Last November, Portland rock ‘n’ rollers the Shivas were set to headline the Rickshaw Theatre here in Vancouver. They had just released their fourth full-length album, the surf-ready You Know What To Do, a few days prior to the show. But unfortunately, they cancelled their appearance – particularly disappointing news for those who’d seen the band […]

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 […]

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