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Review

Sarah Jerrom – Dream Logic: intimate inspiration

Good artists steal. If they use references to express themselves, that doesn’t mean they’re derivative; it just means they’re human.

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Al Muirhead: hear a jazz legend live from Frankie’s

Everyone has done their best work so that one of Canada’s most respected jazz artists has the highest-quality records to his name.

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Earth Tones roll out their new EP slowly, patiently

This strategy worked on me: Yamil Chain-Haddad has me excited about his approachable but so far unknown four-piece band.

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Itsgurrr’s “Between Us” is your new heartbreak anthem

Reminiscing about the one that got away?

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Opinion

Which Vancouver festivals do you think will cancel?

The arts are getting crushed while churches and sports bars re-open in BC.

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Review

Hear “Lullaby for the Missing and Murdered Women”

Check out our report about what Canadian blues legend Dalannah is working on.

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News

These 24 Amplify BC artists are getting $10,000+ each

Bedouin Soundclash and Colin James are among big grant award winners from the Amplify BC Career Development program’s 2020-21 BC winter intake.

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Opinion

Cory Weeds and the 7500x option

What’s the value of a CD, and will people walk away from the merch table when they find out you’re on Spotify?

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Opinion

What is Ampled, the new artist platform?

And what do they want you, the artist, to say?

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Opinion

1000 Spotify streams on a track for the first time

I’ve been wanting to reach it not because of the streams, but so I can tell you exactly how how I did it

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Artist interview

Jamie Lee Trio rallies Vancouver scene at Winter Jazz

Jamie Lee of Jamie Lee Trio opens up about going to therapy, before performing an online concert.

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Review

Turntables & “Triggers”: DJ Kookum, Sierra Baker, and Missy D

A traditional powwow vocal chant leading into Red Hot Chili Peppers while playing over a reggaeton beat, and more

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Review

Gordon Grdina Trio: the gateway from jazz guitar to oud

This is not an attempt at Middle Eastern music, this is Middle Eastern music, just with some John Bonham thrown in.

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Opinion

I have zero life outside of work right now

I’m betting that at the crux of my career, the way to get through is to make less of my life about work.

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Rundown

Emerson’s Rundown: February 5, 2021

“Plenty” – Ato-Mik; “Jaded” – Jade Above; “Song Cry” – $hah

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News

SoundON 2021 aims to fund 60% more presenters

The pandemic grant for live music presenters in BC funded 44 applicants in 2020; now they’re aiming for 70+.

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Artist interview

Arianna Bernas – “where did you go?”

Bernas and her Vancouver-based partner/collaborator Matt Young explore long-distance relationships.

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Review

Boy Pacific: new album from Francis Henson

Containing 12 songs written by Henson himself, Boy Pacific integrates the Earnest with the Slick.