Win tickets to see Justin Rutledge and Jenn Grant!

Thanks to the wonderful folks over at Six Shooter Records, you have a chance to win your way into the Justin Rutledge/Jenn Grant show on Wednesday, October 20th at St. James Hall in Vancouver. E-mail amandaashfreelance@gmail.com with the subject line “I like the letter J!” and tell me your favourite Justin Rutledge song AND your … Continue reading

Basia Bulat charms Vancouver with new album

Last September I saw Basia Bulat perform at St. James Hall before she released her new effort Heart Of My Own. Having fallen deeply in love with this new record, I absolutely had to experience it live, so I ventured out to her show at St. James Hall (once again!) on Friday, March 5. Bulat played … Continue reading

The Racoons a rowdy bunch at Fortune Sound Club

Last night I had the pleasure of witnessing one heck of a sweaty, slamming show, compliments of Victoria’s The Racoons at the Fortune Sound Club. I saw The Racoons perform this past summer at the Victoria Fringe Festival Block Party, but that was before I really started digging their album Islomania. I’ve become so addicted … Continue reading

The Biltmore Cabaret: your friendly neighbourhood live music venue

No matter the city, Canadian live music venues have had a tough time keeping their doors open. Vancouver, specifically, has seen The Cobalt close down, along with one of my favourites Richard’s On Richards (RIP old buddy). Live music venues are where the magic happens; yeah, you can buy a record and blare it in … Continue reading

Basia Bulat a big voice in St. James Hall

For such a tiny girl, Basia Bulat has one heck of a voice! The audience was all smiles from the moment she walked on stage. I have to say that this was one of the best concerts I’ve seen all year. The Polaris-nominated singer-songwriter performed songs off of her 2007 album Oh, My Darling and … Continue reading

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