Nick Lyons

Rifflandia: Snowblink and The White Buffalo

A mellow, though engaging musical fix courtesy of Snowblink and The White Buffalo

The Head and the Heart at Rifflandia

Three years ago, no one would have guessed that The Head and the Heart would be taking the main stage at this year’s Rifflandia

REVIEW: The Cave Singers bring mid-week revelry to Club 9ONE9

The ghosts of Rifflandia past and future take to the stage at 9ONE9.

Show Preview: Music From the Shadows — Cloudsplitter

Cloudsplitter is playing a show Saturday, June 9 at the Fort Street Cafe with David P. Smith.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Ramblin’ Ambassadors Ramble On

The Ramblin’ Ambassadors are playing Lucky Bar Friday May, 18 with Rich Hope and his Evil Doers and local legends Budokan.

Jesus Christ Superstar shines

Rock Opera with all star cast makes its way to the Metro Theatre April 19-21.

The Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour

Victoria songwriter David P. Smith is one of three musicians on the Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour, stopping at Discovery Coffee April 14.

Shapeshifting With Bahamas

Canadian indie-rocker Afie Jurvanen’s solo project, Bahamas is coming to Lucky Bar Sun., March 25

Black Valley Gospel CD release

David Chenery’s latest project is set to release their extended musical meditation on the devil himself at the Fort Cafe Saturday, March 3

The Ballantynes

Vancouver's The Ballantynes are making their Victoria debut Sat. Jan. 21 at Club 9one9

Top local albums of 2011

Monday music writer Nick Lyons' top picks from Victoria's music scene this year.

Dan Mangan’s better half

Singer-songwriter embraces the life of a touring musician

Tessa Kautzman

On Sat, Oct. 29, Kautzman will gather her Victoria band together to play yet another homecoming show at the Fort Cafe.

Shivers delivered by Slam Dunk

Victoria's party punk darlings play the Norway House

Banal IRS accountants are made completely fascinating

Wallace's patented mixture of humour and curiosity exposes itself as sublime

Playing It By Ear

Megan Boddy’s band-ography reads like a who’s who of local talent

Cohen confidential

When Jon Cohen’s tour bus pulls into town this Friday, it will be a sight to behold. The bus is massive, capable of holding dozens of people with plenty of room for instruments in the storage bins underneath; the vehicle’s polished chrome and comfortable seats would make even the most established entertainers jealous. The bus, however, does not belong to Cohen — he will be pulling in on a Greyhound, his transportation of choice for the entirety of the tour thus far.