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Interviews & Previews

VIES Magazine gets intimate with those you love, and we preview the shows you should check out!

Clay Ravens EP Release @ The Cobalt

ALL IN – EP Release Party at The Cobalt October 26, 2017     //     Photo by: Chad

Mondo Cozmo Interview

Alexis was able to take some time with Josh from Mondo Cozmo while at Sasquatch! Music Festival. Check it out! Alexis: So, my first question that I had for you is from a fan who is a little bit curious to know: is Mondo Cozmo a band, or just a solo project by you? Josh: Oh it’s just me; I

Interview with Manatee Commune

Alexis: Do you have any pets? I saw a photo of a dog on your Instagram. Grant: Yeah I do

Interview with CKY

2017 is looking to be a banner year for CKY. Coming off an eight-year recording hiatus, the West Chester, Pennsylvania alternative metal trio is putting out their fifth album, The Phoenix, this week while in the middle of a cross-Canada tour. If that isn’t enough, their national dates are bookended by 13 critically acclaimed UK shows and top billing on

Interview with Little Hurricane in Preview of BottleRock 2017

We’re only about a month away from BottleRock 2017 and our excitement for it to mark our first festival of the year is near exasperating. Like most years the lineup of bands, culinary artists, wines, brews, and food is utterly outstanding so whether you are going mainly for the Foo Fighters, Martha Stewart, or a Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing

Interview with Dune Rats

Walking Through The Bush with Dune Rats Brett Jansch Call me pathetic, call me terrible, call me what you will,

Preview of Alex Maher’s EP Release Party at the Fox Cabaret

A Monday Night Rager Upon seeing the Facebook event for Alex Maher’s EP release party I was instantly drawn in by the visual of the album. Who is this guy and what is his music all about? I had to know more. Enter YouTube. The first video that came up was of Alex at Vancouver’s beloved Guilt & Co. Here

Interview with The Wild

Photo credit: Joelsview Photography “All That Goodness… Sort of Reckless Behaviour” Wild At Heart, the new album from The Wild,

Interview with Little Destroyer

Just A Bit Cooler While talking to Little Destroyer’s Allie Sheldan, it hit me- hit me hard! For one of

Interview with Repartee

Meg of Repartee talks About the Energy of Shows On February 10th (2017) Repartee, a Newfoundland band, will be in Vancouver and opening for USS at The Commodore Ballroom. Not knowing that much about the band I thought I would do a few searches and see what the band was all about, and then I was able to take a few moments of

Interview with Kula Shaker coming to the Crocodile in Seattle

Crispian Mills of the Rebooted Kula Shaker 2.0 With the release of a new album this year, and four days into a ten day North American tour (the first North American tour in seventeen years) Kula Shaker’s, Crispian Mills took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us in advance of their Seattle show on October 4,

Interview with Carla Azar of Autolux

There are times I just want to give up reviewing shows, forget about photographing concerts, and never do another interview

Interview with Coleman Hell

Something in the Water with Coleman Hell You would be hard pressed to find a person who has not heard

Interview with Pete Yorn

Arranging Time with Pete Yorn before his Vancouver show Interview by: Daniel W Young     Photo by: Jim Wright Just after releasing his latest album Arranging Time, Pete Yorn is making his way through a tour which will include a stop at Vancouver’s Imperial tonight (Monday April 11, 2016) and we thought we would take a few minutes to talk

Interview with La Fin Absolute du Monde

Jason of La Fin Absolute du Monde When I hear of a band that I am not familiar with one

Interview with Ivory Hours

Interview with Ivory Hours in advance of their Vancouver concert at the Media Club March 18, 2016 On Friday, Ivory

Interview with Alex Bhore of This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You Interview Were any of you at the last Vancouver show that This Will Destroy You played? It was

Interview with Mike Calabrese of Lake Street Dive

Apparently there is this street in Minneapolis that has a number of dive bars on it, Lake Street. While attending the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, four students got together for a concept band that was “pretty avant-garde, and sort of strange”, said Mike Calabrese of Lake Street Dive. The four members found that they were enjoying the company of

Interview with Frank Turner

We had the opportunity to do a phone interview with Frank Turner in advance of his March 3 show at The Commodore Ballroom and now we are totally stoked to catch him live! …It is important to be outside of your comfort zone as an artist. …when I grow up I want to be Tim Barry …The bottom line is that there is

Interview with Nick of The Funk Hunters

Interview with Nick of The Funk Hunters Interview by: Daniel W Young     Photo by: Mark Brennan The Commodore

Interview with Lila Rose

On Thursday November 12, 2015, Canadian born (recently migrated to California) musician/artist, Lila Rose, will be awing the crowd with her

Interview with Jocelyn Alice

Interview with Jocelyn Alice Interview by:  Daniel W Young     Cover Photo by:  Deserae Evenson Who is this Jocelyn Alice that has been crushing the airwaves with her insta-hit “Jackpot”? She will be performing in Vancouver at the Media Club on November 12, 2015 and we thought we better reach out to see if we could ask her a few

Interview with Laura Smith of Rococode

Interview with Laura Smith of Rococode There is this wicked Vancouver band that I have been wanting to catch live

Interview with Kevin Starrs of Uncle Acid and the deadbeats

Interview with Kevin Starrs of Uncle Acid and the deadbeats With so many bands in the world, it is hard to pay attention to all of them, but we had the chance to do an Interview with Kevin Starrs of Uncle Acid and the deadbeats and we cannot understate our appreciation of his music, the work he puts into an album,

Interview with Dane Letourneau

Interview with Dane Letourneau The Nanaimo band, Gold & Shadow, will be ‘Art-Rocking’ out at Vancouver’s Railway Club on Sunday September 13th and I had a chance to have a quick chat with Dane before the show.  So where did the name Gold & Shadow come from… It is a description of the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. How long have

Interview with David Newberry

Interview with David Newberry Written by: Daniel W Young     Photograph by: Christine McAvoy My original idea is that I wanted to get the story of “Growing Up With David Newberry”. I thought I would try to walk everyone through the life of David and what brought him to where he is now.   … she is one of

Interview with Graeme Peters of Speed Control

Interview with Graeme Peters of Speed Control They will be at the Railway Club in Vancouver on August 29 and 30, 2015 When I first called Graeme Peters, from the Yukon band Speed Control, he had just finished working out at the gym, this after a day working at the Chilliwack Arts & Culture Centre where he was doing RAWK

Interview with Ian La Rue of Heartbeat City

Interview with Ian La Rue of Heartbeat City A while back I had a chance to talk to Ian La

Interview with Daniel McBurnie of Good For Grapes

Interview with Daniel McBurnie of Good For Grapes – Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series With festival season fully engaged

An Interview with Penguin Prison

Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  Brandon Weight VIES Magazine had the opportunity to do an interview

Pemberton 2015 Thursday Breakdown

Our Pemberton 2015 Thursday Breakdown Whether you go to the kickoff in Whistler on Wednesday or not, the actual festival

Vancouver Concert Contest

Vancouver Concert Contest – Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted A rush of upbeat excitement will come crashing into Vancouver on July 21, 2015 when Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted play at the intimate Media Club. Both bands have been making huge waves of interest commercially, and as they continue down their growth path it will be pretty awesome to say “remember when we

Chasing the Purity of Music with Leeroy Stagger

Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  David Guenther Upcoming Show:  Skinny Fat Jack’s When:  June 5, 2015 Reason You Should Go:  The guy just sounds like someone you ought to know. Sound/Genre:  Singer/Songwriter – Ryan Adams meets SOA – Realist Where They Got Their Name:  Leeroy Stagger, I wasn’t even going to ask him as I assumed

A Few Minutes w/ Danielle of Lovecoast

Written by:  Daniel Young     Photo by:  Matt Lineker Upcoming Show:  Electric Owl When:  May 29, 2015 (early show

Ten Minutes with Andy Schichter

Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  Screen Captured from Video Upcoming Show:  Waldorf, Vancouver When:  May 22, 2015 Reason You Should Go:  Take a listen to the song Hey, Allison Sound/Genre:  I liked their definition on their website the best: “a rustic acoustic sound that might’ve been birthed had REM and Father John Misty spent a night together in

Paul Sayer – Talks About The Temperance Movement

Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  Media Kit Upcoming Show:  The Media Club When:  May 20, 2015

A Few Minutes with Amaranthe

Interview by:  Jacob Zinn     Photo by:  Patric Ullaeus Amaranthe Interview – Johan Andreassen (bassist)   So the tour

Catching Up With ~ Santa Cruz

Interview by: Jacob Zinn     Photo by: Anton Sucksdorff The Sunset Strip is a 15-hour flight away from Finland, but that didn’t matter to the guys in Helsinki glam band, Santa Cruz.  They were going to revitalize the ’80s genre, even if they were thousands of miles away.  With one week before their first North American tour – supporting

Insight into Canadian Carly Dow

The Canadian Folk scene is about to be brought to its knees with the upcoming release of Carly Dow’s debut solo album, Ingrained, due out May 13, 2015.  This humble singer-songwriter weaves her deep Manitoban roots and observant mind together into 10 soulful tracks that will enchant and enthrall. Dow’s songwriting is poetry brought to life with an incomparable voice

In The Car ~ With Becky Wosk

An Interview with Hollow Twin Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  Elizabeth MacLeod In the most unconventional

‘Time To Go For a Swim’ with Zaac Pick

Written by:  Daniel W Young     Photo by:  Rachel Pick Zaac Pick – Tour and New Album: Constellations Who:  Zaac Pick When and Where:  April 22 in Calgary at Broken City, April 28 in Vancouver at Fox Cabaret, and several other locations in between. Sound/Genre:  Josh Ritter gets caught in a fight with Joshua Radin and somehow Zaac Pick

I Become A Shade – Seoul

Written by:  Aja Cadman     Photograph by:  Christopher Honeywell The Montreal trio, Seoul, is about to become your new

Fumbling Towards Excellency

GGPAA Announcement and Interview with Sarah McLachlan It is official, the 2015 laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA)

Sasquatch! Festival ~ Friday Breakdown

With only a month and a half to go before the Sasquatch! Festival we thought it was a good idea to

Rock The Shores

Rock The Shores 2015 Festival Lineup Announcement Days after we thought we might get the lineup announcement for Pemberton we

Capitol Hill Block Party

Photo by:  Ron Henry Festival Season Update – Seattle A festival lineup that we have been eagerly, and semi-patiently, waiting

Saturday Suggestions (March 28)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week We will give our suggestions for some concerts you should go get tickets to.

Saturday Suggestions (March 21)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week Photo Credit: Daniel W Young We will give our suggestions for some concerts you

Saturday Suggestions (March 14)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week Photo Credit: Daniel W Young We will give our suggestions for two weeks out and some concerts you should go get tickets to. Vancouver Area Events: March 15 – 21 March 15 – Delhi 2 Dublin @ Imperial If you like: Bhangra/Celtic electro coolness March 17 – Tycho @ Commodore If you like: ambient March 18 – Miss Quincy & Sarah

Saturday Suggestions (February 14)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week We will give our suggestions for two weeks out and some concerts you should

Jennifer Hershman’s EP Release Party

Photo Credit: Christopher Edmonstone Having the chance to catch up with Jennifer Hershman in advance of her EP release party

Saturday Suggestions (February 7)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week We will give our suggestions for two weeks out and some concerts you should go get tickets to. Again… February 11th is a huge challenge and depends on what you like because there is:  Meghan Trainor, Brett Dennen, Cannibal Corpse and Ariel Pink  Vancouver Area Events: February 8 – 14 February 11 – Brett Dennen @ Imperial If you like: Happy, feel

Saturday Suggestions (January 24)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week Well, in fact, we will be giving suggestions for two weeks with one week

Saturday Suggestions (January 17)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week Well, in fact, we will be giving suggestions for two weeks with one week

Saturday Suggestions (January 10th)

VIES Magazine’s Suggestions for the Week Well, in fact, we will be giving suggestions for two weeks with one week

The Maltheads – Season 01 Episode 02 – Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Almost as quickly as our interviewing people starts, it must temporarily come to an end.  Huh?  Why?  It was so

The Maltheads – Season 01 Episode 01

After many months of planning and trying to work out the kinks so we would have a successful first podcast,

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald @ Vogue

Photo credit to: Mark Maryanovich Well Vancouver… it is time to ensure you do not miss an amazing event at an awesome venue. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will be playing the Vogue Theatre on November 26, 2014. Yup we are biased.  We have managed to see him several times over the years and each time he has not disappointed, and each