Music

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

‘Experimental’ music and art venue in Nanaimo closes due to COVID-19

The White Room announced it was shutting down in a Facebook post

Nanaimo jazz singer entertaining neighbours in cul-de-sacs

Narissa Young performing while being mindful of social distancing

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

Mid-Island rapper in rehab releases EP about overcoming addiction

Ill Tone’s ‘Up in my Head’ chronicles rapper’s struggle with chemical dependency

PHOTOS: Nightly singalong raises spirits of Victoria neighbourhood

Residents line Chamberlain Street, sing together to build community while social distancing

Nanaimo musician Glen Foster releases new album, living room concert video

‘Not Far Away’ includes reworked versions of songs from 2019’s ‘Party Out There Tonight’ EP

Nanaimo musician up for Independent Music Award for first song from first CD

Ryan Newton gets alt. country song nomination for ‘Casting Shadows (On the Heels of Tomorrow)’

Island jazz student gets $100,000 scholarship to attend U.S. ‘dream school’

Drummer Daniel Mottahedeh accepted to McGill University, the New School in New York

Nanaimo barbershop quartet records musical tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Ode to provincial health officer is to the tune of a singing valentine

Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer notes provincial health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Vancouver Island teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP ‘Mixed Emotions’

Spencer-Smith is currently a contestant on reality TV show ‘American Idol’

Vancouver Island musicians go from onstage to online amid COVID-19 pandemic

David Gogo streams performance, Nanaimo’s White Room launches video concert series

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

Mighty Speck Records: for and by Vancouver Island musicians

Record label launches featuring 21 singers and groups from across Vancouver Island

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love