Music

Q&A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Winners in a dizzying 42 categories will be announced over 90 minutes

 

Vancouver Island Symphony presents new ‘pop up’ outdoor concert series

Small ensembles will perform in backyards in the Nanaimo area and beyond

 

Vancouver Island seniors ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

WATCH: Berwick residents rock out to KISS classic

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Coffee for your head: Popular song has strong ties to Lower Mainland

Isaiah Faber’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ has over 440 million Spotify hits

Nanaimo singer creates online playlist for those missing local music

Elise Boulanger said project is in response to COVID-19’s impact on live concerts

Music therapist plays socially distant concerts at Nanaimo long-term care home

Graylen Howard says music therapy is beneficial for those living with dementia

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Nanaimo fiddle instructors recognized for contributing to city’s culture

Trish and Geoff Horrocks presented with Nanaimo’s 2020 Honour in Culture Award

Nanaimo pianist and future doctor honoured for ‘excellence in culture’

Devon Joiner is among this year’s City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Award winners

Nanaimo-based record label releases new album featuring 18 Island artists

Nanaimo musician David Hallam unveils unreleased song for friend who died of ALS

VIDEO: B.C. musicians feed the need amid ‘Strange Times’

NOX donates to Food Bank for every stream

Nanaimo psychedelic rock duo releases 30-minute instrumental track

‘The Archaeus Cycle’ reflects on life during COVID-19 and the healing capability of music

‘Couch Fest’ organized to support performing artists on Gabriola Island

Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce plans three-day festival as an online fundraiser

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

He sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and his influence on other musicians was equally staggering

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith looks back on ‘American Idol’ experience

Teen singer reached Top 20, made lifelong friendships and improved her skills

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

‘Experimental’ music and art venue in Nanaimo closes due to COVID-19

The White Room announced it was shutting down in a Facebook post on Sunday

Lantzville fiddler releases new album on his 18th birthday

Quin Etheridge-Pedden to launch ‘Out of the Blue’ with live-streamed concert