Local Hotspot: The Vault Cafe Open Mic Wednesday

By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland Over the next few months, The Nav will be showcasing local venues that provide a platform for artists looking to break into the music and spoken word scene. These venues focus on local comedians, musicians and poets by providing them with a once a week slot to get their work … Continued

Review: A Buffy Sainte-Marie experience

Above: Photo via npr.org By contributor Chantelle Spicer With a career that began in the 1960s, Buffy Sainte-Marie is the most celebrated Indigenous artist in North America, with both Canada and the US claiming her as one of their beloved own—especially Canada as she has been banned from the air by two US Presidents. She … Continued

Teenwolf & Static: Nowstalgic album review

Above: Photo via bandcamp.com By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow Released October 1, and handed to me in public outside The Vault Cafe on an actual cassette, Nowstalgic is the debut release from Nanaimo rappers Teenwolf and Static. It is an 11-song album produced right here at The Chamber studio right down by the CHLY headquarters. … Continued

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