Posts Categorized: Culture

With Former Lives, Gibbard proves too good for his own good

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.

Music Rags: The power of comedy in the face of tragedy

“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.”

About time, Writers Fest

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 »

The Archers on target for success

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 »