Throwing his hat in the country ring after honing his musical chops on various stages and in numerous bars, Shawn Austin is looking to reach the masses with his debut single, ‘Nashville’ released Friday. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist.
Performing in the self-described genre of “contemplative folk,” Noah Derksen utilizes the acoustic guitar to express his thoughts, experiences and emotions. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist discussing his inspirations, his musical direction and his latest album, In Search of the Way.
Vancouver International Film Festival is written in ink in every culture aficionado’s calendar. Running Sept. 29 to Oct. 14 and celebrating its 35th anniversary, this year’s festival offers a “film plus” program — hundreds of films combined with talks and events that showcase the themes and ideas presented on screens throughout the city.
The Spanish have a word to describe the fierce spirit and artistry that lies at the heart of flamenco: Duende.
After winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award, 2016 looks to be another banner campaign for Madeline Merlo — including a powerful performance at last weekend’s CCMA Awards show. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Madeline Merlo.
The 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival is officially underway — offering not only an abundance of theatre, but stranger, quirkier fare as well.
Noble Oak is the moniker of a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer who was born in Vancouver, but has since relocated to Toronto. Prior to his performance at Fortune Sound Club Friday, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Noble Oak.
Every year waves of Fringe Festivals sweep across Canada. Beginning in Montreal in May, the shows gain momentum through Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and more, before ultimately breaking in Vancouver.
As the former guitarist for Ozzy Ozbourne, Zakk Wylde is the founder of the heavy metal rockers Black Label Society and the bulls-eye graphic design. On a recent stop in Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the guitar great.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Fest launches its ebullient opening tonight, commencing an eleven-day celebration of 60 films from 14 countries at cinemas across Vancouver.
If you didn’t get it before, you probably do now, this whole celebration of The Tragically Hip thing that the rest of the country’s been busy doing all summer.
Originally from New Zealand, Broods is a pop act comprised of siblings and making a big splash internationally with their latest CD, Conscious. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with lead vocalist Georgia Nott and her multi-instrumentalist brother, Caleb Nott.
The Book of Mormon arrives on Vancouver’s doorstep next week, bringing its cheerful barrage of no-holds-barred humour back to Queen Elizabeth Theatre after a sold-out 2015 run.
Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada’s elder statesmen of song. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the iconic Canadian singer/songwriter.
Experiencing art and a perfect summer day are uniquely combined in the second annual Vines Festival from Aug. 17-20, taking place in parks throughout the city.
This year’s Vancouver Queer Film Fest has put a spotlight on films telling the stories of indigenous and black lives.
Known to TV audiences as Will Truman on Will & Grace, Eric McCormack is equally adept in musical performance, having sung professionally. Alongside musical guests Tyler Stewart, Murray Foster, Stephanie Glegg and Paul Kinman, McCormack takes to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage Friday-Saturday.
Surprises are to be found in the alleyways of East Vancouver — bold murals, lush community gardens and, yes, a rickety couch or two. This August, in a backstreet just off Commercial Drive, there will be discovery of a different sort, as a yard is transformed into a fully realized performance venue for celebrated local and international artists.
Having walked 2,100 miles across Canada over the last four years for an album inspired by his late father, Michael Averill continues his I’d Rather Walk project to promote wellness and activity by walking around the country. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the singer/songwriter.