Archive for the category "music"

Vancouver Does SXSW

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Everyone is talking about it, from musicians to geeks and social media fanboys and girls, it’s the uber popular SXSW (South by Southwest) festival and it’s happening next week. The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants […]

Matthew Good's US and Canada Tour with Band

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year was a huge year for our favourite singer/songwriter (who just happens to also make some amazing halibut). Photo Credit: PatZ on Flickr Matthew Good’s latest album, Hospital Music, debuted at #1 in Canada and climbed up the top 10 even on iTunes charts in the US where he doesn’t even have a label. […]

WTS – What the Surrey #21: Winterfest 2008

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With all the talk about outdoor skating rinks lately I was pretty pleased to hear that they will be constructing one (temporarily) in Surrey for Winterfest 2008. On Saturday, February 9th from 12:00pm to 10:00pm Canada’s Cultural Capital City for 2008 will be the place to be, giving all you Surreyites, New Westers, Burnabyians, Vancouverites, […]

The Middle East in Cambridge and the MG US Tour

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Boston and I had a tumultuous relationship. I moved there alone not knowing anyone or having ever visited the city before. I had a new role with my company, a new house, and new friends to seek out, which wasn’t easy. One thing that I was able to go out and do by myself (that […]

Smiling Buddha Cabaret

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

From the NEW Punk History Vancouver page. People often criticize the city for looking “too new” and not having “enough history”. That by being in its infancy on the world’s stage, Vancouver has none of its own culture, just a melting pot of others. It’s not that we don’t have history, it’s that we’ve glossed […]