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Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed goth-influenced Italian metal band Lacuna Coil at Venue. 
Cole Rideout was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Lacuna Coil at Venue on September 21, 2014. 
Thanks Cole!

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La Roux at the Commodore
Interpol at the Commodore
Latyrx at Venue



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed goth-influenced Italian metal band Lacuna Coil at Venue. 

Cole Rideout was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Lacuna Coil at Venue on September 21, 2014.

Thanks Cole!

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To call it home field advantage would be an understatement.

With over 2,000 strong at Mercer Stadium this past Friday (September 19), it was definitely a homecoming for the New Westminster Hyacks who played this game as if it was their last.

For the fans, it was truly a spectacle with the game ball being parachuted in by a member of the B.C. skydiving team. But for the players it was all about kickoff, something they’d been training for all summer. It is a huge part of the New Westminster secondary school football program to buy-in not just during the season but for the entire year, and it showed against the West Vancouver Highlanders.

See more photos! New Westminster Hyacks take down West Vancouver Highlanders 54-8

It’s settled!

It’s settled!

Vancouver International Film Fest reviews: we’ve got ‘em!


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed English synth-pop uno La Roux at the Commodore. 
Stef Watchman was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. La Roux at the Commodore Ballroom on September 18, 2014.
Thanks Stef!

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Interpol at the Commodore
Latyrx at Venue
Tech N9ne at the Commodore



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed English synth-pop uno La Roux at the Commodore. 

Stef Watchman was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. La Roux at the Commodore Ballroom on September 18, 2014.

Thanks Stef!

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Thanks to everyone who came out for this year’s Best of Vancouver winners’ breakfast! Big thanks to CBC Vancouver for hosting and JJ Bean for the caffeine boost!

Find full coverage here.

It’s been months in the making, but it’s finally here: our 19th annual Best of Vancouver issue!
Our readers voted for the best Vancouver stuff in 272 categories. Plus, our intrepid staffers reveal a lot of things about our fair city that we’re betting you didn’t know.
PLUS: we grill the city’s up-and-coming talent on their favourite eateries, dream venues, and more.
Read up!
Cover illustration by Matthew Billington.

It’s been months in the making, but it’s finally here: our 19th annual Best of Vancouver issue!

Our readers voted for the best Vancouver stuff in 272 categories. Plus, our intrepid staffers reveal a lot of things about our fair city that we’re betting you didn’t know.

PLUS: we grill the city’s up-and-coming talent on their favourite eateries, dream venues, and more.

Read up!

Cover illustration by Matthew Billington.

This year’s Best of Vancouver shirts are lookin’ hella good!

This year’s Best of Vancouver shirts are lookin’ hella good!

One! More! Sleep!

One! More! Sleep!

Beijing-based artist Ai Weiwei is, truly, a cultural phenomenon.

Ai personally selected the 227 black-and-white photos (from some 10,000 negatives) on view at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

Organized and circulated by Beijing’s Three Shadows Photography Art Center, the exhibition spotlights images he shot in New York City, from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. What’s revealed in these silver gelatin prints—mounted in large, pale frames and installed chronologically around the gallery—is his conceptual coming of age as an artist.

Read more: Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983—1993 showcases a cultural phenomenon