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The GOAT Set To Release Expansive “The Details Are Vague” EP Via Groundwerk Recordings

The GOAT Set To Release Expansive “The Details Are Vague” EP Via Groundwerk Recordings One of Vancouver’s finest electronic music exports, trending DJ and producer The GOAT has prepared his most expansive creative statement yet with new album “The Details Are Vague”, due June 10, 2022 via Groundwerk Recordings. The GOAT is the musical alias of Chris Marcinikiewicz, whose uniquely potent signature...

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Award-winning Musician Brings “Songs from the Himalayas” Tour to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver

Award-winning Musician Brings “Songs from the Himalayas” Tour to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver Great news for Vancouver music fans and the legendary Queen Elizabeth Theatre coming August 13. Ansa.GaRangDengZhen (English name is Zen) is a multi-award winning Tibetan singer songwriter and producer at the forefront of a new generation bringing inspirational folk and world music...

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The Smashing Pumpkins to Tour North America This Fall with Jane’s Addiction

The Smashing Pumpkins to Tour North America This Fall with Jane’s Addiction The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a fall North American tour. The Spirit on Fire Tour features dates in October and November with Jane’s Addiction and Poppy. Luckily, we will be attending the Vancouver show at Rogers Arena on November 11. “XYU” alone will...

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Just In Time For Mother’s Day, Mohamed Assani Releases Moving Music Video Tribute to All Mothers

Just In Time For Mother’s Day, Mohamed Assani Releases Moving Music Video Tribute to All Mothers Just in time for Mother’s Day, Mohamed Assani has returned with a meaning-rich story brought to life in new official music video for “Lullaby for Guli”, an impassioned ode to Mother’s everywhere featured on his acclaimed “Wayfinder” album. Mohamed’s original vision is defined...

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Whitbeck Release Hot-Blooded, Impassioned Alternative Rock Album “January 22”

Whitbeck Release Hot-Blooded, Impassioned Alternative Rock Album “January 22” Vancouver-based Alternative Rock Band Whitbeck, led by award-winning guitarist, vocalist and producer Greg Whitbeck, have announced their debut album “January 22”, out April 15, 2022. Rock fans can expect dense guitars and rousing arrangements grounded by driving rhythms. Whitbeck live features mega talents, guitarist Sean Dillon, and former Sick Logic rhythm section Mario Loubert and Shiraz...

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Vancouver Post-Punks Celebrity Warship Culture Release “Recreational Everything” Album

Vancouver Post-Punks Celebrity Warship Culture Release “Recreational Everything” Album Vancouver-based post-punk/experimental rock group Celebrity Warship Culture have announced the release of new album “Recreational Everything”, due for independent release September 10, 2021. Taking inspirational cues from noise-positive artists like Sonic Youth, Joy Division, The National, Nirvana and Viagra Boys, Celebrity Warship Culture‘s sound ‘ranges from soothing to provocative and everything...

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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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Live Music Roundup – Jane’s Addiction, Katatonia, Devin Townsend Project, Swans

It was a busy week for me on the live circuit in Vancouver, and I’d like to post a few brief comments giving credit where credit is due, some objective facts and some the nearly unavoidable subjective experience. First in line was Jane’s Addiction at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre August 29th. As a fan of...

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Dead Can Dance Live Review – Vancouver, The Orpheum, August 9

In case you didn’t know, Dead Can Dance are BACK. And I don’t mean Rage Against The Machine, Refused, Faith no More, or At the Drive In back where they simply plan to play festivals with old material and nothing new to say. Not only do they have something new to say…Their new album “Anastasis”...

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