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UNCVRD Vancouver: content with a conscience

Vancouver’s SevenStudios brought together Canadian creatives and charities a livestream showcase called UNCVRD Vancouver.

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Emad Armoush shows mastery with Rayhan

Fragrance, the first album from Emad Armoush’s Rayhan, is a testament to collective improvisation and Syrian musical storytelling.

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The Promise of Dee Daniels at Cellarstream

The new album from acclaimed vocalist Dee Daniels explores spirituality, “internal house-cleaning”, and finding joy after cancer.

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Good Information debuts with “Fringes”

The latest single from Edmonton-based quartet Good Information combines post-bop and psychedelic chill-hop aesthetics in a satisfying way.

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Dean Thiessen: Stranger Friends

Thiessen’s first album is a thrilling combination of compositional finesse and expert collaborators.

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Curtis Andrews: Speaking Hands

20 musicians, many countries, one multi-decade artistic journey for Andrews on his latest album—which spans before, at the start of, and through the pandemic.

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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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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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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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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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Boy Pacific: new album from Francis Henson

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

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David Restivo with Fawn Fritzen: Arancina

Arancina comes from a breadth of experience that you can’t fake, with band members Jim Vivian (bass) and Alyssa Falk (drums).

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Amber Tsang & Alvin Brendan: Autumn Nocturne

A well-presented project that showcases not just their talent, but also their attention to detail with each composition.

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Ratatouille musical lacks zest

Watching Ratatouille The TikTok Musical was like watching several TikTok videos stitched together into an hour-long movie.