There is something for everyone on Norine Braun’s latest album Through Train Windows. Inspired by a cross Canada train journey, it is a diverse collection of musical vignettes that showcase the Vancouver artist’s vocal range and storytelling abilities.
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.
The Sheepdogs, Canada’s favorite 70’s tribute band that isn’t a cover band were back in town to play to a groovy crowd at Vancouver’s Malkin Bowl on Saturday, September 1.
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 […]
In a world where feel-good buzz words like gratitude and blessings are beginning to lose their luster, Matt Mays is the real deal. A true conductor of the gooey kind of good vibes all the new age kids are searching for. I’m not saying that gratitude is a bad thing or that blessing are for suckers, but I’ve definitely heard a fair number of people throwing those words around like candy and it was really nice to be in an environment where you could feel those words.
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 […]
Interview By Mariko Margetson From Fall/Winter Vandala Magazine 2017 (Free HERE) I’m driven by a knowledge that life is finite and that makes me lose my mind. I’m like ‘fck […]
I often know if I’m going to enjoy myself at a concert based on the music that is playing before the opener takes the stage. On November 29th before Zane Carney opened for Johnny Lang at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, the Black Crowes were emanating through the venue. Definitely a good sign.
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,