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Recap of Victoria\'s 14th Annual Ska Festival

Recap of Victoria's 14th Annual Ska Festival

It is with a smile that we close the book on the 14th chapter of the Victoria Ska Festival. This entry is a look back on what made this year so special, and what we hope to build on in the future.

Posted: Jul 18, 2013
In this Article Resource(s): Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival
On the road with Cambridge

On the road with Cambridge

Cambridge has been prominent in the Vancouver punk scene since late 2005. Tour is nothing new to them; this is their second cross-Canada run. The first one went quite well up until a breakdown in Brandon, Manitoba caused them to miss some s... Posted: Nov 5, 2008
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Cambridge
ArtSea 2019 Spring Studio Tour

ArtSea 2019 Spring Studio Tour

Like multiplying spring bulbs, the number of artists taking part in ArtSea’s Spring Studio tour has almost doubled over last year’s tour. Thirty artists will open their studio doors to the public on June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.... Posted: Apr 22, 2019
Author: Wendy Picken
In this Article Artist(s) Wendy Duffield Resource(s): Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, McTavish Academy of Art
Pj Kelly ~ \'Frontier\' : Review by Debora Alanna

Pj Kelly ~ 'Frontier' : Review by Debora Alanna

Review by Debora Alanna: Pj Kelly's current show, 'Frontier' @Polychrome Fine Arts gallery - Victoria BC Posted: Mar 13, 2015
Published by: Debora Alanna
In this Article Artist(s) Debora Alanna, Pj Kelly Resource(s): Shawn Shepherd, Exhibit-v, Embellish4art
Start Your Weekend Off Right with Everybody Left

Start Your Weekend Off Right with Everybody Left

A review of Everybody Left's Season One (2009 - 13) compilation album. Posted: Jun 2, 2015
Author: Zev
Published by: The Indie Blender
In this Article Artist(s) Everybody Left Resource(s): Outer City

The Zone's Band Of The Month

Hush Hush Noise - Band Of The Month Posted: Feb 8, 2018
Published by: The Zone 91.3
In this Article Artist(s) Hush Hush Noise Resource(s): The Zone 91.3
Top 10 Albums of 2012

Top 10 Albums of 2012

2012 was a great year for ska and reggae music. We've produced a list of what we feel are the top 10 albums that were the best of the genre in 2012.

Posted: Mar 24, 2013
In this Article Artist(s) The Slackers, Less than Jake, The Beatdown, Jimmy Cliff Resource(s): D'Arcy Briggs

Beck

Perhaps more so than any other artist of his generation, Beck is a master of mutation, reinventing himself with each tour and album. Recent Beck tours have featured lavish, gimmicky stage shows, including life-size marionettes and kitchen t... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Author: Alex Hudson
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Beck Resource(s): The Orpheum
Still Blue CD Review

Still Blue CD Review

Bill Johnson contributes eight originals to his Still Blue, each one a fine example of a contemporary blues song, not merely a retread of a familiar 12 bar theme, and each sung in his evocative voice. The variety of approaches, from the sne... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: Tom Hyslop
Published by: Blues Revue Magazine June/July 2011
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
ENGLISH MOTETS

ENGLISH MOTETS

ENGLISH MOTETS The Gesualdo Six / Owain Park · Hyperion CDA68256 The Gesualdo Six hardly need a review of this their debut CD: within days of its release around Easter it was top of the iTunes classical chart. The CD is a collection of E... Posted: Jul 13, 2018
Author: Stuart Robinson
Published by: RSCM
In this Article Artist(s) The Gesualdo Six Resource(s): St James' Church

Opening Doors for Artists

"As a writer, photographer and graphic design artist, I know how difficult it is to have a venue to showcase and sell my work. Also, there are not too many high salaries in the Arts field, and trying to make a decent income can be an uphill battle. Many p Posted: Apr 25, 2015
Published by: James Bay Beacon
Author: Doreen Marion Gee
In this Article Resource(s): ArtCommons.ca, Victoria Free-Net Association (ViFA.ca)
Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent

Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent

The Japandroids are a two piece guitar wailing, drum pounding, singing machine, (do droids get angry when you call them machines?) and ‘Lullaby Death Jams’ is their recipe for a good time. It’s made up of five interestingly good track... Posted: Jun 29, 2008
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Japandroids
What Swank Did on Their Summer Vacation.

What Swank Did on Their Summer Vacation.

Swank sashayed out of Van this summer. How many gigs in how many nights? 6 gigs in 6 sweaty nights! It was like a military operation, but with booze. Name clubs and the bands that you played with. The Grateful Fed, Kelowna, The S... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Swank
The Final Show Vonnegut Dollhouse

The Final Show Vonnegut Dollhouse

Thursday, November 13 at Honey Lounge The crystal chandeliers and velvet couches of Honey Lounge are the perfect backdrop for an eclectic band like Vonnegut Dollhouse. Formed two years ago by keyboardist James Ford and vocalist/guitar... Posted: Dec 4, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Mo Reynolds
In this Article Artist(s) Vonnegut Dollhouse Resource(s): Honey Lounge
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