Thursday, June 27, 2019

Arts

Directing The Master Builder a dream come true for Blue Bridge’s Brian Richmond

May 15, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under May 15, 2019, Arts

When Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre was putting together their 2019 season with the theme of “travel the world with us,” bringing plays from across the globe to Victoria’s own Roxy Theatre, artistic director Brian Richmond knew he had to include David Hare’s adaptation of Henrik Isben’s The Master Builder. “I’m just a huge fan of […]

What’s Going On: May 15 to June 11, 2019

May 15, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
Filed under May 15, 2019, Arts

Until Sunday, October 27Debris in the seaThe Maritime Museum of BC has a new exhibit, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, examining, you guessed it, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Covering twice the surface area of Texas, and made up of up to an estimated 3.6 trillion pieces of garbage, the patch is only one of […]

New Music Revue: Joey Landreth comes up short on Hindsight

May 15, 2019 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2019, Arts

Joey LandrethHindsight(Cadence Recordings)2.5/5 Winnipeg blues rock guitarist Joey Landreth has returned with his second solo album, Hindsight, and he’s definitely taking a change of direction from his Juno-winning work with The Bros. Landreth. The album features guitar-driven power-trio sounds that blur the lines between modern blues rock and Landreth’s folk/blues roots. Hindsight is strong through […]

New Music Revue: The Warhawks craft excellent debut album

May 15, 2019 by Gabby VonKornfeldt, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2019, Arts

The WarhawksNever Felt So Good(Self-Released)4/5 The Warhawks’ debut LP, Never Felt So Good, makes me want more from this incredibly talented rock and roll band, who consist of three cousins and a long-time friend. And Matt Orlando, John and Pat Bilodeau, and Tom Lipski have crafted a great rock album here, proving why they’ve established […]

What’s Going On: April 3 to May 14, 2019

April 3, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

Friday, April 5The show is hereLocal folk and reggae duo Jon and Roy are holding the release party of their latest album Here in their hometown of Victoria at Capital Ballroom on April 5. The duo’s unique indie-folk stylings have hit stages at festivals like Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, and they’ve shared stages with […]

New Music Revue: Reaches reaches for experimentation on new album

April 3, 2019 by Zachary Greenwood, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

ReachesWherever the Internet Goes, Sorrow Follows(We Be Friends Records)3/5 Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and travelling man of many monikers Justin Randel has fabricated seven intriguingly titled songs here on his second album of electro-pop-sonic sounds as Reaches. Randal enjoys experimentation. For example, he incorporates piano into “Love to the Ghosts Lost at Sea”—it’s an unexpected and pleasant […]

New Music Revue: Victoria’s Wise Child’s debut will be on your summer playlist

April 3, 2019 by Kellen Rogers, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

Wise ChildIdle Hands(Independent)4.5/5  Wise Child is a local indie-rock band with a laid-back and beachy sound. Idle Hands is the band’s debut full-length album—and it is absolutely worth listening to. The dreamy and soft vocals are accompanied by cool instrumentals with a surf-pop vibe. The music is approachable and fun and feels wonderfully fitting for […]

Metric return to town for their biggest show yet

April 3, 2019 by Bo Essery, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

From the moment our conversation started, I could tell that Metric vocalist Emily Haines was an incredibly down to earth and professional individual. Metric is a juggernaut in Canadian music—when they roll through town this month, they’re headlining the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, with July Talk opening up—and extremely accomplished artists; however, regardless of their triumph, […]

New Music Revue: Enterprise Earth deliver strong third album

April 3, 2019 by Mark Nguyen, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

Enterprise EarthLuciferous(Entertainment One)4.5/5  Luciferous is the third full-length album from the Washington-based deathcore band Enterprise Earth. The album is brutal and powerful; Luciferous is the proof of Enterprise Earth’s stance in the extreme metal scene. The name of the album brings with it the feeling of how brutal and demonic the music is. In the […]

New Music Revue: Teenage Bottlerocket deliver fun punk on new album

April 3, 2019 by  
Filed under Arts, April 3, 2019

Teenage BottlerocketStay Rad!(Fat Wreck Chords)3/5  Initially, when I hit play on this eighth full-length from Wyoming punkers Teenage Bottlerocket, I thought it was going to be yet another band grasping at straws, trying to make their sound as close to classic punk rock as possible. But Stay Rad! starts out with “You Don’t Get the […]

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