Nick Lyons

Book Review: Tilly by Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith's debut novel comes as a much welcome addition to a post-post-modern literary climate

Rifflandia 6 review: Saturday at Royal Athletic Park

Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza, Chali 2na, USS and Death From Above 1979.

Rifflandia 6 review: Souls of Mischief at Phillips Brewery

Lovers of old school hip hop were spoiled by the sixth installment of Rifflandia.

Q wows Victoria audience

A sense of excitement washed over Victoria's Royal Theatre as the lights dimmed and the evocative tones of Q's opening music began to play.

Preview: Jian Ghomeshi tapes the Q at the Royal Theare

Wednesday night taping to feature some of Victoria's most engaging figures

Rod Matheson’s thousand-day road

Music fan delves into the heart of live music on the West Coast

Blackout Beach hits the Copper Owl

Blackout Beach’s Fuck Death marked radical departure for the band, who will be hitting Victoria March 15

Concert Review: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen played a marathon set March 6 at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre

City Something: Monday’s Top Picks for Arts and Entertainment for March 7-13

Monday's Top Picks include Bonehoof CD release, Martha Wainwright and Ghosts of the Plaza.

Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour

A strange and brooding caravan is heading for our coastal town.

Concert Review: Built to Spill

Built to Spill's set at Sugar was easily the best to hit our town this year so far.

McBean juggles mountains — both black and pink

local musician Makes a Triumphant return to Harpo's for a concert benefiting the Victoria Society for Children with Autism.

Home Is Where You Live Long Enough To See the Trees Grow: An Evening With Jian Ghomeshi

CBC Radio host captivates crowds at the Alix Goolden Hall with a reading from his new book, 1982.

Slam Dunk proves it isn’t flash in the pan

Local five-piece party band slams its first studio album

Sincerest form of flattery

Elvis impersonator becomes The King, leaves it all on the stage

Identity crisis: Jason Collett’s Visions of Canada

Canada is Jason Collett’s most consistent and compelling muse.

The Queen of Vancouver Island

Victoria's musical cornerstone Carolyn Mark releases a new album Thurs., Oct. 11 at Logan's Pub.

A New Kind of Troubadour: Jon Cohen’s Lonesome Road

Jon Cohen, who is set to stop in Victoria this week, is a penultimate example of this new-wave of solo performers.

Rifflandia: The Flaming Lips

Once again, The Flaming Lips managed to cast an amnesiac web upon the unsuspecting.

Rifflandia: Austra

In a live setting, Austra's songs are even more desperate, moody and urgent