The Georgia Straight


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed bagpipe-powered Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys at the commodoreballroom. 
Emily Larum was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Dropkick Murphys at the Commodore Ballroom on September 30, 2014.
Thanks Emily!

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Crowbar at the Rickshaw
Big Wreck at the Commodore
Bambu at the Biltmore



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 bagpipe-powered Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys at the commodoreballroom

Emily Larum was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Dropkick Murphys at the Commodore Ballroom on September 30, 2014.

Thanks Emily!

Recent entries

With the fall harvest in full swing, we ask four local chefs what they do with a bounty of vegetables at Thanksgiving and beyond. Plus, fall beers, red wines for autumn sipping, and versatile mushroom crepe recipe.
Read more: Fall food and drink: Harvest veggies, red wines, autumn beers, and more
Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz.

With the fall harvest in full swing, we ask four local chefs what they do with a bounty of vegetables at Thanksgiving and beyond. Plus, fall beers, red wines for autumn sipping, and versatile mushroom crepe recipe.

Read more: Fall food and drink: Harvest veggies, red wines, autumn beers, and more

Photo by Tracey Kusiewicz.

Photo of the Day: Running down a dream by Clayton Perry.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Running down a dream by Clayton Perry.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock band Big Wreck at the commodoreballroom. 
Kattia Woloshyniuk was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Big Wreck at the Commodore Ballroom on September 25, 2014. 
Thanks Kattia!

Recent entries

Bambu at the Biltmore
Die Antwoord at the PNE Forum
Beach House 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 Canadian rock band Big Wreck at the commodoreballroom

Kattia Woloshyniuk was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Big Wreck at the Commodore Ballroom on September 25, 2014.

Thanks Kattia!

Recent entries

Rodney Graham’s playful and ingenious practice spans photography, video, film, sculpture, performance, installation, music, and, in recent years, painting. His cultural, historical, and psychoanalytical references have ranged from Sigmund Freud to Donald Judd, and from Richard Wagner to Alfred Hitchcock. He’s also examined the tropes of modernist art, posing notions of amateurism and failure against those of mastery and success.
The challenge for the viewer is to figure out which is what­—and why.
Read our review: Rodney Graham’s prop paintings keep viewers guessing.
Photo by Blaine Campbell, courtesy Rennie Collection.

Rodney Graham’s playful and ingenious practice spans photography, video, film, sculpture, performance, installation, music, and, in recent years, painting. His cultural, historical, and psychoanalytical references have ranged from Sigmund Freud to Donald Judd, and from Richard Wagner to Alfred Hitchcock. He’s also examined the tropes of modernist art, posing notions of amateurism and failure against those of mastery and success.

The challenge for the viewer is to figure out which is what­—and why.

Read our review: Rodney Graham’s prop paintings keep viewers guessing.

Photo by Blaine Campbell, courtesy Rennie Collection.

Vancouver mayoral aspirants have offered mixed opinions about a blog site that suggests that a “wave of squatting” might spur municipal action on vacant homes.

Kirk LaPointe of the Non-Partisan Association, independent Bob Kasting, and Meena Wong of the Coalition of Progressive Electors were asked what they think about Beautiful Empty Homes of Vancouver. Launched in late August, the site suggests that if enough people undertake “adverse possession” of these houses, the city may do something.

Read more: Beautiful Empty Homes of Vancouver website eyes city’s empty homes  

All photos courtesy Beautiful Empty Homes of Vancouver.

Be sure to follow beautifulemptyhomes on Tumblr!


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Filipino American emcee Bambu opening for Brother Ali at the Biltmore. 
Ayex Batman was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Bambu at the Biltmore Cabaret on September 24, 2014.
Thanks Ayex!

Recent entries

Die Antwoord at the PNE Forum
Beach House at Venue
Lacuna Coil 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 Filipino American emcee Bambu opening for Brother Ali at the Biltmore. 

Ayex Batman was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Bambu at the Biltmore Cabaret on September 24, 2014.

Thanks Ayex!

Recent entries

FINALLY WE’RE BACK TO THE IMPORTANT STUFF

FINALLY WE’RE BACK TO THE IMPORTANT STUFF

The Vision electoral machine is kicking into high gear with a slate of candidates out raising money, wooing volunteers, and getting ready for the big show in November.
Vision operatives are smart enough to know that the mayor’s race is probably already over. Their biggest challenge will be ensuring that other Vision candidates get across the finish line ahead of the competition.
It’s why you’ll see new Vision council candidate Niki Sharma and incumbents like Heather Deal, Geoff Meggs, and Andrea Reimer showing up in party news releases. Vision will also pick its council candidates carefully to appear at debates.
That’s because the real race in this Vancouver election is for control of council. 
Read more: The real contest in this Vancouver election is over control of council, not who’s elected mayor

The Vision electoral machine is kicking into high gear with a slate of candidates out raising money, wooing volunteers, and getting ready for the big show in November.

Vision operatives are smart enough to know that the mayor’s race is probably already over. Their biggest challenge will be ensuring that other Vision candidates get across the finish line ahead of the competition.

It’s why you’ll see new Vision council candidate Niki Sharma and incumbents like Heather Deal, Geoff Meggs, and Andrea Reimer showing up in party news releases. Vision will also pick its council candidates carefully to appear at debates.

That’s because the real race in this Vancouver election is for control of council. 

Read more: The real contest in this Vancouver election is over control of council, not who’s elected mayor

More VIFF! More VIFF! 
Features! Reviews! Amazing!
Cover photo by Trevor Brady.

More VIFF! More VIFF! 

Features! Reviews! Amazing!

Cover photo by Trevor Brady.