I am a shameless fan of singing competition reality shows. While some may write off shows like American Idol and The X-Factor as overhyped karaoke contests, one cannot deny the tremendous impact that these shows have had on the music industry. Where would stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and One Direction be today without Idol and XF? Probably not on our iPods!
Euro 2012 has almost drawn to a close with the final set to take place in a few days on July 1st. The tournament has displayed a remarkable three weeks of soccer at its highest level with some amazing moments by the world’s greatest players. I recap the tournament throughout its stages and preview the key points heading into the titanic final between Spain and Italy.
Outdoor concerts, for me personally, have always been a delight to attend during the summer months; what could be better than lounging on a blanket in the sun with your friends, mini donuts in one hand and a beer in the other, while listening to some great live music? This past Monday was one of [...]
A summer isn’t a phenomenal one without at least one outdoor concert in my opinion. If you haven’t gone to one yet, imagine: sun-bathing + live music + picnic * [food + booze] = one wonderful day. Considering the state of our summer weather here in Vancouver, however, I can see why many would decline that [...]
The lights dim on stage. For a split-second there’s silence, immediately following cheers, applause, and fist pumps. Anticipation grows as the band appears out of the lingering stage smoke, and the lead singer is last to make it to the stage as “I love you’s” are being shouted. I live for these moments…