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Joel Brown Trio at Corduroy in Kits

Published: May 23, 2010

Recently I had the chance to check out a relatively new local group, The Joel Brown Trio, at Corduroy restaurant in Kits. The group is so new I don't think they even have a myspace page, but they definitely have their act down.

Clementine EP by Washington

Published: February 10, 2010

Though it's not latest offering from Australia's Washington, the Clementine EP is five tracks full of sweet melodies and honest lyrics and it was and is an accurate indicator of the good things to come from the band.

Phoenix Plays Sold Out Show in Vancouver

Published: January 24, 2010

At the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, during one of the greatest encores I've ever seen, the French band Phoenix played their smash hit 1901 to a crowd and stage full of energized fans.

Master of the Art

Published: January 20, 2010

Amy Millan, of Stars and Broken Social Scene, has compiled eleven charming songs for her second solo effort, Masters of the Burial.

Forget Robots; Give your Love to Dan Mangan

Published: November 25, 2009

Things that attract me to Dan Mangan: 1. he's from Vancouver; 2. his rugged voice is like a pair of rough, yet familiar hands; and 3. he writes surprisingly witty lyrics and lyrics that deserve a deeper listen.

Metric Love Rocks the Orpheum

Published: November 17, 2009

Metric, a Canadian band leading the way in the creation of a 'Led Zeppelin' for our MySpace Generation, played tracks from their new album Fantasies and a selection of hits from their previous albums at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.

Yeah! It's Blitz!

Published: October 30, 2009

On their third studio album, It's Blitz!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs combination of indie-rock freshness with original pop-dance sensations makes them a band that warrants your attention if it doesn't have it already.

Dempsey's Guitar Rings True

Published: September 23, 2009

Australian Paul Dempsey, lead singer and guitarist of the band Something for Kate, has compiled a blend of acoustic pop music for his debut solo album Everything is True.

Lisa Mitchell's enchanting album is a Wonder

Published: September 16, 2009

Modern love songs and innocent daydreams thrive in the debut full-length album from Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell.

Sweating to the Music at Day Two of Virgin Festival

Published: July 29, 2009

Day two of Virgin Festival began with a small crowd that steadily grew to fill the hill in front of the main stage and ended after a hot day full of solid performances and good music.

Sing Along with char2d2

Published: July 25, 2009

There may be small vampires but there are no small tracks on the debut album, Small Vampires, from Vancouver band char2d2, comprised of Charla McCutcheon with Eric Breitenbach on drums.

The Grates Just Want to Have Fun

Published: July 21, 2009

Review of Australian Band The Grates

They Started Something

Published: April 13, 2009

The Ting Tings play a sold out show at the Commodore Ballroom.

Oh My Heart by Mother Mother

Published: April 5, 2009

CD Review of the album Oh My Heart by Mother Mother

With Guitars and Harmonicas, You Share a Secret with Me - Angus and Julia Stone

Published: March 14, 2009

Review of Angus and Julia Stone playing live at Richards on Richards on March 12, 2009