From Hell they came, Vancouver they rocked: The Misfits play Venue

By Melissa Frustaci As a long-time Misfits fan, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see such a legendary American horror-punk band play a live concert in my own backyard. The Misfits played a sold-out show at Venue, formerly the Plaza Club, on Nov. 10, to promote their new album, Land of the Dead. I had... Continue Reading

The Chase: Richmond band making it

By Matthew Van Deventer [Contributor] I would say the Chase is the greatest thing to come out of Steveston since Pajo’s fish and chips and multi-coloured fish windsocks. This five man band has come a long way from the days of playing for friends in backyards but The Chase is still on the boarder of... Continue Reading

Mind your manners

How to enjoy a casual concert and not look like a complete loser... Continue Reading

Vancouver musicians livening up Canadian music

Art of Dying, Incura and Marianas Trench discuss local music and getting started.... Continue Reading

Music piracy: Hurting creativity

By Adam Vincent [Creative Writing Bureau Chief] Music piracy takes money from all bands/ artists and can hurt up and coming bands. Downloading takes money out of the nearly empty pockets of up and coming bands.  It prevents many bands from being able to actively tour and put out new music. Independent bands put their... Continue Reading

Music makes the world go round

By Anastasia Kirk [Travel Bureau Chief] Music is not particular to any one country or culture. It crosses borders that sometimes human beings can’t even cross. It is the one true international connection between us all. It is something that is appreciated and held with high regard everywhere in the world, and nothing shows people’s... Continue Reading

Fans found what they were looking for in U2

U2 rolled into Vancouver on Oct. 28 and performed for a sold-out crowd at BC Place Stadium. It was the biggest concert event of the year in the city. Having sold more than 145 million albums worldwide and winning 22 Grammy Awards, U2 ranks with the giants of rock and roll, and despite some unevenness throughout the performance, those who attended the concert did not leave disappointed.... Continue Reading

90s Tunes

Music from the 90’s is a strange beast. There are a few major movements worth mentioning, some more than others, some less than others. What follows is a list of a few of the bigger scenes in the 90’s, and like anything in music, the list is completely debatable.... Continue Reading