Category Archives: Music

Vancouver Folk Fest 2013

Had a great time at Folk Fest this weekend. The weather was awesome and the bands were rocking. My musical discoveries of the weekend were: Brothers Comatose Wooden Sky Del Barber Whitehorse The best workshop we attended was early on … Continue reading

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Vancouver Folk Fest 2012 Music Discoveries

Another great Vancouver Folk Festival has come and gone. Here are my musical discoveries this year. Good for Grapes A young band from Vancouver that blew everyone away. People seated around me couldn’t believe how good they were and wondered … Continue reading

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Summer Live

What an awesome festival. Kudos to the City of Vancouver for throwing such an amazing free party, and thanks to all the volunteers (especially the energetic folks at the bike valet) who made it happen. On Saturday night we saw … Continue reading

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Celebrate Vancouver’s 125th Birthday with Awesome Local Bands

Vancouver is throwing a free Summer Live festival at Stanley Park on July 8, 9, and 10 to celebrate its 125th birthday. The city has invited the who’s who in the local music scene to perform. I can’t believe how … Continue reading

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The Wilderness In Winnipeg

Arcade Fire’s new The Suburbs album is amazing. It takes a few listens to really get into it, but after a few weeks of listening, it is one of my favourite albums. Today they released an interactive video for We … Continue reading

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5 Folked Up Days in Winnipeg

I wasn’t a very cool or sophisticated teenager. I know this because despite having lived in Winnipeg for 19 years, I didn’t attend the Winnipeg Folk Festival once. In my later years I wanted to go, but was too intimidated … Continue reading

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Polaris Prize 2010 Short List

The Polaris Prize 2010 Short List has been announced. I would have put Basia Bulat, Hannah Georgas, and the New Pornographers in my top 10, but otherwise the list is solid. I’m rooting for Dan Mangan’s Nice, Nice, Very Nice … Continue reading

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Good-Bye World – Sorry About the Music

When it comes to music talent, Canada has an embarrassment of riches. It’s too bad the Olympic closing ceremonies were just an embarrassment. Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Simple Plan, and Nickelback? Which hosehead chose that lineup? If I was the … Continue reading

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Jumping on the Olympic Bandwagon

A few days of sun has brightened my opinion toward the Olympics. That and some rocking music, crazy crowds, and exciting curling. On Friday night we tried to get into the German Fun House but only made it into the … Continue reading

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Vancouver Folk Fest 2009 – The Indie Queens Are Waiting

Emily and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Vancouver Folk Festival at Jericho Beach. We’ve gone every year since 2006 – which was kind of our first date, so we like to think of Folk Fest as our anniversary … Continue reading

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