The Georgia Straight

Photo of the day: Queen Elizabeth gardens by Jamjam.
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: Queen Elizabeth gardens by Jamjam.

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.

The Bass Coast music festival happening in Merritt August 1 to 4 has announced it will not allow ticket holders to wear Native headdresses on-site.
A July 23 message posted on the event’s Facebook page emphasizes that this policy will be enforced.

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Read more: Merritt’s Bass Coast music festival bans attendees from wearing Native headdresses

The Bass Coast music festival happening in Merritt August 1 to 4 has announced it will not allow ticket holders to wear Native headdresses on-site.

July 23 message posted on the event’s Facebook page emphasizes that this policy will be enforced.

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Read more: Merritt’s Bass Coast music festival bans attendees from wearing Native headdresses


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian math-pop band Tommy Alto at the Biltmore. 
Laura Cuthbert was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Tommy Alto at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 23, 2014. 
Thanks Laura!

Recent entries

Jon Hopkins at Fortune Sound Club
Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore
Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the Folk Festival



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 math-pop band Tommy Alto at the Biltmore

Laura Cuthbert was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Tommy Alto at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 23, 2014.

Thanks Laura!

Recent entries

Photo of the Day: One love by Berni Andrew.
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: One love by Berni Andrew.

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.

This week’s cover story:
More trains moving oil through B.C. raise fears of a Lac-Mégantic disaster
Cover illustration by Matt Mignanelli.

This week’s cover story:

More trains moving oil through B.C. raise fears of a Lac-Mégantic disaster

Cover illustration by Matt Mignanelli.


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed English electronic producer and musician Jon Hopkins at Fortune Sound Club. 
Devin Cox was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Jon Hopkins at fortunesound Club on July 22, 2014. 
Thanks Devin!

Recent entries

Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore
Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the Folk Festival
Tori Amos at the Orpheum



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 electronic producer and musician Jon Hopkins at Fortune Sound Club

Devin Cox was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Jon Hopkins at fortunesound Club on July 22, 2014.

Thanks Devin!

Recent entries


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Brooklyn electro-pop band Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore. 
Amanda Jax was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 21, 2014. 
Thanks Amanda!

Recent entries

Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the Folk Festival
Tori Amos at the Orpheum
Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band at the Hard Rock Casino



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 Brooklyn electro-pop band Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore

Amanda Jax was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Au Revoir Simone at the Biltmore Cabaret on July 21, 2014.

Thanks Amanda!

Recent entries

We totally forgot to post Saturday’s amazing concert photo of the day! 

Couldn’t make it out last Friday night? You missed gypsy-party-punk band Lemon Bucket Orkestra at Folk Fest. 
Vern Wakunick was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival on July 18, 2014. 
Thanks Vern!

Recent entries

Tori Amos at the Orpheum
Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band at the Hard Rock Casino
The Evaporators at Khatsahlano



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.

We totally forgot to post Saturday’s amazing concert photo of the day! 

Couldn’t make it out last Friday night? You missed gypsy-party-punk band Lemon Bucket Orkestra at Folk Fest

Vern Wakunick was there and caught a moment of the show on InstagramHere’s your concert pick of the morning. Lemon Bucket Orkestra at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival on July 18, 2014.

Thanks Vern!

Recent entries

In the run-up to this year’s Squamish Valley Music Festival, we’re profiling some of the local acts playing the fest. 
Up today: Vancouver’s Cityreal, a local MC and producer who continually pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.

In the run-up to this year’s Squamish Valley Music Festival, we’re profiling some of the local acts playing the fest. 

Up today: Vancouver’s Cityreal, a local MC and producer who continually pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.

Photo of the Day: Giving a hoot by Kangsoon.
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: Giving a hoot by Kangsoon.

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.