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“Fergot Mu\' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

“Fergot Mu' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

These gals...crazy. Vancouver to Toronto for a single gig. Fly home. Immediately pack the tour van. Cross the border at night. Drive 15 hours to a poorly attended Monday night show in Denver. Who does that? The Pack A.D., mofo, that's who.... Posted: May 6, 2008
Author: David Bertrand
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) The Pack A.D. Resource(s): sxsw
Still Blue CD Review

Still Blue CD Review

Bill Johnson contributes eight originals to his Still Blue, each one a fine example of a contemporary blues song, not merely a retread of a familiar 12 bar theme, and each sung in his evocative voice. The variety of approaches, from the sne... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: Tom Hyslop
Published by: Blues Revue Magazine June/July 2011
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

The Railway Club, May 15th, 2009 The signature choo choo train circled the ceiling of the Railway Club as Sun Wizard took the stage on May 15th. The first of four Vancouver bands, Sun Wizard warmed up the crowd in their third performanc... Posted: May 24, 2009
Author: Sarah Westwood
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) MINTO, Sun Wizard , Adelaide, The Stumblers Inn Resource(s): Railway Club

Bel Riose

Rah Rah, Library Voices, Bel Riose & Bash Brothers The Railway Club Wednesday, February 18 2009 I’m glad I took the night off work this last Wednesday for a little Bel Riose eardrum shakeup at the Railway. In the process I discov... Posted: Mar 5, 2009
Author: Nathan Pike
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Bel Riose, Library Voices , Rah Rah, the bash brothers Resource(s): Railway Club
VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

Victoria musicians stage tribute to Gord Downie. Proceeds benefit Cool Aid Society and BC Cancer Agency. Interview with Lola Parks. Show organized by James Kasper of Mighty Speck Records. Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Author: Kristyn Anthony
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press
In this Article Artist(s) Lola Parks, James Kasper, Mothertrucker, Chris Andres , Blake Andison, The Lost Talkers
Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

She’s been at it for 35 years, but Toni Blodgett’s love of jazz continues to fuel her band’s unique blend of what she calls “more traditional” music. What it really means is her group has access to a vast repertoire of jazz tunes and has develo Posted: Jun 25, 2016
Author: Tim Collins
Published by: VicNews
In this Article Artist(s) CanUS Hot Jazz Band

Give some love to the Hub

Organizers of Cowichan Station’s 125th birthday bash are asking folks in the community for 125 “little labours of love.” And whether that’s in the form of inviting neighbours for tea or a potluck, tidying a local landmark, organi... Posted: Nov 22, 2013
Published by: Cowichan News Leader
Author: Ashley Degraaf
In this Article Resource(s): The HUB at Cowichan Station
Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house

Dr Joey Only is in the house Vancouver’s genuine adventurous punk rock country boy and underdog, our Stompin’ Tom and Hank Williams rolled into one, had to be interviewed. It wasn’t death threats to us really but a message he left on... Posted: Jul 22, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Joey Only Outlaw Band

Arts council's new mapping project Speaks Easy about Cowichan's rich culture

Remember the Glass Castle? The former local oddity is a perfect example of an addition to the virtual mapping among Cowichan's arts, culture and heritage attractions sought for the Cowichan Valley Arts Council's Cowichan Culture Speaks E... Posted: Nov 22, 2013
Published by: Cowichan News Leader
Author: Peter Rusland
In this Article Resource(s): Cowichan Valley Arts Council

How to Gather Family Stories

My great grandmother was a school teacher. She raised five children in small town Alberta. When she reached the point of near exhaustion, she would grab a book and a blanket. Then she’d tell her husband she needed a break and she’d disa... Posted: Apr 14, 2015
In this Article Artist(s) Debbie Bateman
Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

On the evening of the band’s record release party at The Red Room, Factory Worker Media met with Unleash the Archers guitarist Grant Truesdell in the building’s old vault to discuss challenges to songwriting, community-building, and navigating the roi Posted: Jul 29, 2015
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) Unleash The Archers

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra charm hometown crowd

Victoria’s Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra recently played Upstairs Cabaret here in their hometown of Victoria with locals Compassion Gorilla and Carousels opening up. There was a strong sense of community and no shortage of dancing at the ... Posted: Oct 20, 2014
Author: Matt O'Connor
Published by: Nexus
In this Article Artist(s) Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Press reviews

Bluegrass fans were treated to a lively and fun evening Friday night, Nov. 4, at Char's Landing. Bluegrass Fever tore through an eclectic repertoire, consisting of traditional American tunes like Sweet Sally Brown and Fly Around My Prett... Posted: Dec 30, 2014
Published by: Alberni Valley times
Author: Florentia Scott
In this Article Artist(s) Bluegrass Fever
Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer has worn numerous hats over the years, from Bette Midler impersonator to daycare operator. But the one that fits her best is blues booster. Rhymer, a Victoria native, spends almost all her waking hours dedicated to blues, eith... Posted: Apr 30, 2016
Author: Mike Devlin
In this Article Artist(s) Deb Rhymer (Hunt), The Deb Rhymer Band
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The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division