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Local Spotlight: The Distributors

Local Spotlight: The Distributors

Who? The Distributors are a powerhouse retro rock trio from Nanaimo BC Featuring Brett Bourcier (Guitar), Kaylie Russell (Vocals/Bass), and Austin Perison (Drums). Advertisements

Mr. Goshness

Mr. Goshness

WHO: Mr. Goshness is a five piece progressive pop rock band from Nanaimo BC. The band consists of Mark Tardif (vocals, guitar), Kaliandra Capri (vocals, guitar), and Patrick Courtin (keys) along with an alternating rhythm section. WHAT: Jim Blair, their producer, describes Mr. Goshness as “a deranged cocktail of pop, progressive metal, and Kurt Weil … Continue reading

Snowy Strip Malls and Childhood Visions

Snowy Strip Malls and Childhood Visions

Mother Mother is a Canadian Indie-Rock/Pop band, started by Ryan Guldemond, who recruited his sister, along with a friend from college, to record their first album in 2005. The group was originally just called “Mother”, but they changed that after the first album, and then re-released it with the new title (perhaps “mother” is just … Continue reading

Acres of Lions

Acres of Lions

Acres of Lions are a three-piece original Victoria-based, alternative rock band that was formed in 2006. Dan, Tyson, Jeff and Shane are, as Jeff describes them “closer than brothers”. I had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Kalesnikoff, the vocalist and guitarist for Acres of Lions, about who they are, how they came to be … Continue reading

Stickin’ it to Ya

Stickin’ it to Ya

Mother Mother is back, and they’re hitting hard with a darker, raucous sound on their fourth studio album The Sticks, due out this September 18th. I had mixed feelings listening to this album, but I believe the word that best sums up the overall experience is: epic. The band has delivered a powerful pack of … Continue reading

Walking with Carmanah

Walking with Carmanah

You’re speeding on your bike through a winding forest road; a slight breeze rustles the canopy of leaves far above your head; a swath of large cedar trees and fir trees flank the sides of the road; and a rushing and gurgling stream follows beside you, gushing and cutting through the forest on its way … Continue reading

Local Spotlight: Gold and Shadow

Local Spotlight: Gold and Shadow

Awesome Photo by Sarah Packwood Gold & Shadow is a local independent band that started in 2008. They’ve released three albums: “Castles Will Burn,” (2008) “A Blazing Fire, Darkness, Gloom, and a Tempest,” (2010) and “Onero” (2011). Their numbers have grown and swelled over the years as members came and went, but their current members … Continue reading

Local Spotlight: Stef Lang

Local Spotlight: Stef Lang

Stef Lang is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised in Ladysmith BC.  At the age of 17, Stef left the island to pursue a career in music.  She now lives in Vancouver, has signed a deal with Nettwerk One/Milk Music and has just completed a cross Canada tour with her new ep “Fighting Mirrors”.  Songs … Continue reading