Have you ever, as an adult, tried inviting friends to attend a concert by a beloved children’s entertainer? You’ve got to field a lot of dubious follow-up questions (“Will it just be us and a bunch of six-year-olds?”). You’ve got to provide some clarity (“Is he the ‘Baby Beluga’ guy?”). And, if the concert in… Read more »
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Former Lives is a lovely album that’s easy to listen to. I can admit that it’s the daunting expectations of listeners like me that sabotage perfectly adequate music produced by more-than-adequate musicians. This time around, Mr. Gibbard, you’re just too good for your own good.
“I named this album LIVE as in ‘to keep not dying’ — not ‘live’ as in ‘I saw her live performance.’ This title not only makes sense to me considering the subject matter, it simply makes me laugh to think of having to correct everyone that pronounces it incorrectly.”
The next time your nighttime activities keep you up late, consider Shine for the morning after — or even for the afternoon after, if you really sleep in. Shine Cafe serves breakfast all day.
4 out of 5 stars
Aidan Knight, though not a Jedi Knight, still has a lot to offer, musically speaking. Check him out on Nov. 1.
Local bartender conquers prestigious cocktail competition using meat ingredient
Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona launch latest novels
By year’s end, Victoria could have first youth poet laureate in Canada
Atmosphere is a necessary ingredient when planning literary events, and it’s tough to nail atmosphere without a well-considered location. Music sounds more like it should when delivered in established venues. Art displays look sharper when hanging on the walls of prestigious buildings. And literature tastes better when served in a place with a little history…. Read more »
Victoria-based folk/rock ensemble The Archers officially formed in September 2010 when, after a few short months, co-founders Sandy Hughes and Ethan Caleb decided that their two-piece collaborative, which had primarily focused on an acoustic folk sound, could use a little more kick. So, while in their final year of study at Stelly’s Secondary School, the… Read more »