Behind The Music

The New Venues

Vancouver music fans often complain about a lack of venues in the city. Is that true? Francois Marchand chats with David Hawkes of the Imperial and Daniel Fazio of The Fox Cabaret about their new ventures, how venues operate in the Vancouver landscape, and the perils of the live music business.

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Classical music looks to the future

Acting arts editor/music reporter Francois Marchand and Sun classical music writer David Gordon Duke discuss the road ahead for classical music in Vancouver with special guests Edward Top (VSO) and Matthew White (Early Music Vancouver).

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EDM gone wild

Has EDM’s bubble burst? Blueprint Events’ Alvaro Prol and Vancouver electro/dance artist Felix Cartal join Francois Marchand to discuss the electronic dance music craze, its Vancouver connection, and what the future holds for the music.

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All About Jazz

All About Jazz
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It’s the Behind The Music jazz edition, with guests John Oryski of Jazz Fest and Cory Weeds, proprietor of Vancouver’s hip Cellar Jazz Club. Gordon Grdina, of Haram, Qalandar, Gord Grdina Trio and Dan Mangan’s band, joins the discussion via Skype.

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Vancouver’s Recording Studios

Vancouver’s Recording Studios
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Sun music writer Francois Marchand chats with Hipposonic Studios manager Robert Darch and producer Colin Stewart about Vancouver’s heritage as a “studio city” and what the future holds in light of recent technological and business model changes.

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The Vancouver Music Scene

Sun music writer Francois Marchand, David Vertesi of Hey Ocean!, Rickshaw Theatre manager Mo Tarmohamed and CFOX program director Chris “Dunner” Duncombe rate the health of the Vancouver music scene, discussing everything from Juno success to liquor licenses, and evaluate the unique nature of the music community in Vancouver.

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