Music

Q&A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Winners in a dizzying 42 categories will be announced over 90 minutes

 

Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

 

Vancouver Island seniors ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

WATCH: Berwick residents rock out to KISS classic

Coffee for your head: Popular song has strong ties to Lower Mainland

Isaiah Faber’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ has over 440 million Spotify hits

Nanaimo singer creates online playlist for those missing local music

Elise Boulanger said project is in response to COVID-19’s impact on live concerts

Music therapist plays socially distant concerts at Nanaimo long-term care home

Graylen Howard says music therapy is beneficial for those living with dementia

Nanaimo-based record label releases new album featuring 18 Island artists

Nanaimo musician David Hallam unveils unreleased song for friend who died of ALS

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Nanaimo fiddle instructors recognized for contributing to city’s culture

Trish and Geoff Horrocks presented with Nanaimo’s 2020 Honour in Culture Award

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach man stages concerts for charity out of his garage

Larry MacDougall says reception from neighbours has been heartening

PQBeat: Qualicum Beach musician, lawyer Phil Dwyer

Juno Award winner talks music legends, ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ and more

  • Jun 1, 2020

VIDEO: B.C. musicians feed the need amid ‘Strange Times’

NOX donates to Food Bank for every stream

Nanaimo psychedelic rock duo releases 30-minute instrumental track

‘The Archaeus Cycle’ reflects on life during COVID-19 and the healing capability of music

Island percussionist earns PhD in music

Stocker’s studies brought him to Sudan, England

Port Alberni teachers dress up in 1980s outfits for lip sync challenge

Music teachers challenge others in SD70, around the Island to do the same

American Idol thoughts: Vancouver Island teen singer looks back on reality TV experience

Lauren Spencer-Smith reached Top 20, made lifelong friendships and improved her skills

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

He sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and his influence on other musicians was equally staggering

PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?

Listen: Mix tapes, crooners, rap, country and more

  • May 8, 2020

Lantzville fiddler releases new album on his 18th birthday

Quin Etheridge-Pedden showcased ‘Out of the Blue’ with live-streamed concert