The Georgia Straight


Couldn’t make it out last Saturday night? You missed the prog-metal quintet Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth. 
Psybrosis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12, 2014. 
Thanks Psybrosis!

Recent entries

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at the Rickshaw
Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club
Temples 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 Saturday night? You missed the prog-metal quintet Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth

Psybrosis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12, 2014.

Thanks Psybrosis!

Recent entries

A new play at the Firehall Arts Centre takes on Canadian political lunacy. 
Read it here: Michael Healey’s Proud offers a prime political spoof
And, hey, read our review! Proud will leave you laughing
Cover photo by Emily Cooper.

A new play at the Firehall Arts Centre takes on Canadian political lunacy.

Read it here: Michael Healey’s Proud offers a prime political spoof

And, hey, read our review! Proud will leave you laughing

Cover photo by Emily Cooper.

Hey! Our table of contents photo for April 10 is pretty neat-o, too.
Photo by Lawrence Hui.

Hey! Our table of contents photo for April 10 is pretty neat-o, too.

Photo by Lawrence Hui.

Friday’s photo of the day was pretty damn spectacular too!
A magnificent sunset at Spanish Bank by Winson Tang.
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.

Friday’s photo of the day was pretty damn spectacular too!

A magnificent sunset at Spanish Bank by Winson Tang.

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.

We can haz rescue kitty? 

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association tames the region’s feral cat colonies.

Photo of the Day: Big air by Steve Olmstead.
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: Big air by Steve Olmstead.

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: Friends in high places by Philip Tong.
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: Friends in high places by Philip Tong.

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: The mighty sunset by TOTORORO.RORO.

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: The mighty sunset by TOTORORO.RORO.

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 Friday night? You missed the NYC–based quartet Dum Dum Girls at the Biltmore. 
Sasha Cameron was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dum Dum Girls at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 4, 2014.
Thanks Sasha!

Recent entries

Blockhead at Venue
Young the Giant at the Commodore
Kid Ink 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 Friday night? You missed the NYC–based quartet Dum Dum Girls at the Biltmore. 

Sasha Cameron was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dum Dum Girls at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 4, 2014.

Thanks Sasha!

Recent entries

More than 70 people filled Dodson House at the corner of East Hastings and Carrall for the founding of Downtown Eastside United on Saturday (April 5).
The new residency association was described by steering committee members as a direct response to gentrification and an ever-shrinking supply of affordable housing in the neighbourhood.
“We’re calling this Downtown Eastside United group together, in order, not to beg for anything, but to reinvigorate a fight,” said Ivan Drury, a long-time community activist. “It’s time to stand up.”
He called for a shift in how low-income people are interacting with the city on issues of development in the Downtown Eastside.
Read more: New residency association Downtown Eastside United forms to combat gentrification

More than 70 people filled Dodson House at the corner of East Hastings and Carrall for the founding of Downtown Eastside United on Saturday (April 5).

The new residency association was described by steering committee members as a direct response to gentrification and an ever-shrinking supply of affordable housing in the neighbourhood.

“We’re calling this Downtown Eastside United group together, in order, not to beg for anything, but to reinvigorate a fight,” said Ivan Drury, a long-time community activist. “It’s time to stand up.”

He called for a shift in how low-income people are interacting with the city on issues of development in the Downtown Eastside.

Read more: New residency association Downtown Eastside United forms to combat gentrification