Review: Lyle Chan's String Quartet at QAF

Review: Lyle Chan's String Quartet at QAF

"But underneath the larger story is a cast of humans who become as enduring, emotional, and intimate to the audience as beloved characters in a novel. We learn about two gay twin brothers who lost the support of their parents, who in song form become two violins in empath-esq conversation. We learn about Chan’s support of a close friend’s suicide, which in song becomes a long drawn out note that ends, followed by the sound of a ambulance."

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Music/Art Waste: Red Gate Arts Society

Music/Art Waste: Red Gate Arts Society

First held in 1994, the Music, and Art Waste festival purports itself as a multi-venue, affordable and accessible stage for variations of different artistic mediums and expressions. Originally borne out of retaliation against the heavily commercialized and corporate-backed New Music West festival, Music and Art Waste provided a safe, non-profit, alternative space for music and art lovers of Vancouver. Predominantly volunteer run, this amalgamation of music, visual art, comedy, and local culture quickly expanded into an integral part of the Vancouver subculture scene. Twenty-two years later, Music and Art Waste has proved itself here to stay.

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Music/Art Waste Review: Opening Night at Fortune Sound Club

Music/Art Waste Review: Opening Night at Fortune Sound Club

Music/Art Waste has come and gone, leaving Vancouver sweaty and ready for next year's festival. Entirely volunteer run, the festival returns annually and repeatedly outdoes itself, no doubt with thanks to the incredible minds at the helm, but also Vancouver's vibrant and growing art and music scenes.

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Interview: Mu

Interview: Mu

Francesca Bel­court and Brit­tney Rand are the two women behind Mu, Vancouver’s dream pop chron­i­clers of youth. The duo has been grac­ing the city’s elec­tronic scene with dreamy tunes for nearly three years. Their debut album, sim­ply called Mu, explores the uni­ver­sal themes of growth and con­fu­sion that char­ac­ter­ize the young adult expe­ri­ence.

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Review: Love Bomb

Review: Love Bomb

Love Bomb is a situational drama turned mystery set to rock music. The musical begins when harried mother, Lillian (Deb Pickman), interrupts the sound check for rising indie music star, Justine (Sara Vickruck). The obnoxious interaction between singer and unlikely fan quickly turns dark when Lillian accuses Justine of plagiarizing lyrics written by Lillian’s missing daughter. 

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