There were some die-hards at show 2228 for Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls when they tore it up at Vancouver’s Vogue Theater on September 8. Some who had been to one or more of the other three shows in the Pacific Northwest over the past few days and one loyal couple who had sold their tickets to another big name band in town on the same night.
Article By Mariko Margetson Wednesday, June 27 was a big night at the Commodore Ballroom. The barricade was chest high and the stage was littered with musical instruments, mostly of […]
2018 has started out with a bang! Music of all sorts in full force in the winter months. On the cover we have the multi-talented Ryan Shuck of Dead By Sunrise and […]
Matt Mays at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on January 27, 2018 Photo and Review by Mariko Margetson Via Vandala Magazine and Live Nation
Interview By Mariko Margetson From Fall/Winter Vandala Magazine 2017 (Free HERE) The crowd that greeted the Barenaked Ladies for the first of two sold-out shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on […]
On the surface, this is a star-studded soundtrack to a documentary that sheds light on the resilience of female veterans who have been wounded in the line of duty. On another level, it’s a megaphone for the voices of the women in the film, allowing them to reach an audience that might otherwise not hear them.
Simply put, Robert Plant is a musical genius and his newest album Carry Fire is a demonstration of said genius. The eleven song collection is a divine infusion of abstract musings, poignant observations, ethereal sounds, and tribal rhythms guided by Plant’s omnipotent transmission of emotion.
I have always had a thing for cowboy songs. Maybe I have memories of another life etched into my DNA. Memories of life as a desperada, filled with strange encounters, lonely hearts […]
There was magic flying every which way when Big Sugar played to an ecstatic crowd at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on Friday, September 8. There has always been magic between Gordie Johnson and the eclectic crew of talent that call themselves Big Sugar, but this was a new kind of magic; a sort of shiny alchemy to complement their newest, blissful transformation.
t’s hard to say what drew me to Will Varley at first. Whether it was the ease in which he captivated the main stage audience at Vancouver’s Folk Music Festival while occupying but a small corner of it,