The Navigator Sessions

Nanaimo’s very own Andrew Butler of Antler stopped by the Nav office to play us a few tunes and chat about the Nanaimo music scene. Stay tuned for future episodes of The Navigator Sessions where we will be highlighting the very best musical acts that the mid-island scene has to offer! 0:00 – Intro 0:10 … Continued

Isolation Playlist

Well, I can’t believe the academic year has gone by already. With COVID-19 taking over the spring semester (and everything else), I think it’s been hard for any of us to concentrate, particularly on our studies. But we’re almost there. March felt like a bajillion years long, but now we’ve finally hit April; and sadly, … Continued

Marginalized Music

CBC Music’s Top 19 Canadian Albums of 2019 came out this December. Four of the featured groups are composed of marginalized musicians who have made their own way without the typical mainstream support: Riit, Rae Spoon, Kimmortal, and Tegan & Sara. Musicians make almost all their revenue from being on tour and performing shows, after … Continued

New music December

The end of the semester is finally upon us. I’ve ditched the doom and gloom in favour of some upbeats for you to enjoy while finishing up the last of your assignments. Here’s a proper playlist to party to when finals are over: Diplo ft. MØ – “Get it Right” I love both Diplo and … Continued

New music November

I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely needed some pump-up music this month to help get through midterms and the neverending essays. Fortunately, November pulled through with some catchy beats to lift my spirits. Unfortunately, I listen to these songs and break into spontaneous kitchen dance parties, and now I’m not really getting … Continued

New music October

Fall is officially upon us, which makes me want to listen to dreamy, rainy day music all day long. Here are some of the newest tunes of October 2017, perfect for studying and settling into the winter vibe. Cautious Clay – Cold War This song has been on repeat for the last couple weeks—I can’t … Continued

A Perspective on Professional: Jazz workshop review

When meeting a person at the top of their particular profession, often the burning question we want to ask is: how did you get there? Last month’s event with the John Ellis New York jazz quintet, Double Wide, was inspiring because it addressed how to navigate the maze of establishing a professional jazz career. And … Continued

New summer tunes

Our ears were blessed with heaps of new music this summer—Lana Del Rey, Jack Johnson, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Tyler, The Creator all released amazing new albums. It’s hard to compete with the music we jammed to all summer, but have no fear; I’ve got new songs for you to plug into while you’re heading … Continued

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