Posts Categorized: Culture

Fat Wreck Chords documentary set to crash The Roxy

When Greg Pratt, managing editor of the Nexus Newspaper at Camosun College, received a Facebook message three years ago from Texas filmmaker Shaun Colón asking him to help produce a documentary, he originally laughed it off. “You know how it goes. You get a random email from some yahoos in the south saying, ‘I want… Read more »

Toronto punk outfit PUP sets its sights on Victoria

The Toronto band PUP started mak- ing raucous high-energy punk music together in 2013, and have refused to stop ever since. Over the last two years, they have played nearly 450 shows, been nominated for a Juno award, and somehow found time to record their new album, The Dream is Over, which was shortlisted for… Read more »

Joni Mitchell musical debuts at the Belfry Theatre

From now through Dec. 4, the Belfry Theatre presents I Think I’m Fallin’—The Songs of Joni Mitchell, a musical production that features 17 of the singer’s most iconic songs. The production is a theatrical story of love and heartbreak, heard through Mitchell’s symbolic lyrics and mood- setting melodies performed by stars Jonathan Gould, Brent Jarvis,… Read more »

Kanye floats and dazzles at Vancouver show

Despite the typical Vancouver drizzle, the spirits of the crowd waiting outside of Roger’s Arena weren’t the least bit dampened as they waited for Kanye West to make his highly anticipated appearance on Oct. 17. Many had already been standing in line for hours to snatch up some much-coveted Pablo merchandise often sported by Kanye… Read more »

Cats in film and television: Halloween edition

Cats have always been representative of Halloween time: typically seen in pop culture as a witch’s favourite sidekick, they are often featured in a spooky context. Whether you’re a fan of the gentle fur-ball type, or prefer a more human-like model, there’s a cat for everyone on this short list of the holiday’s best in… Read more »

Boy & Bear break their limits with new album, tour

Boy & Bear have come a long way in seven years. What started out as a solo project for singer-songwriter Dave Hosking in 2009 became a duo with the addition of Killian Gavin, also on vocals and guitar, and kept expanding into a quartet and finally a five-piece band. The Sydney, Australia-based group, who relied… Read more »

Theatre alums reflect as 50th annual Alumni Festival unfolds

The Phoenix Theatre is bringing back three successful alumni to perform this year for the 50th annual Alumni Festival, which is running through to Oct. 29. “These artists have travelled the world with their shows and now we can bring them back to our stages and share them with audiences in Victoria,” says Allana Lindgren,… Read more »