Hiatus Music Festival 2016


Summer is filled with music festivals, but in the midst of all the massive, multi-day shows Hiatus Music Festival stands out.  Hiatus Fest is carving its own spot in the city’s music scene as a one-day boutique music festival.

Produced in collaboration with Postmark Brewing and Space + Time agency, The Waldorf Hotel welcomes Hiatus Festival on July 23, 2016.  From 1pm until 2am,  East Van will be the place to be as Hiatus takes over the Waldorf Hotel with 5 stages of live music, art installations, interactive experiences and food trucks.

The music line-up brings acts from near and far to the stage including;
Bear Mountain
Rainer + Grimm
Bit Funk
Dirty Radio
Top Less
Terence Jack
David Beckingham
The Written Years

Tickets are on sale online at hiatusmusicfest.com :-
Full Fest Passes (1pm-2am): $89+
Day only (1pm-11pm): $69+
Night only (10pm-2am): $39+

Picks of the Week – March 13, 2013

Leahy at the VSO
Leahy at the VSO

Scanning the city and web, here’s what my picks of the weeks in the following categories.

Sounds : At the Orpheum Theatre on March 15 & 16 at 8pm, the Vancouver Symphony’s A Celtic Celebration featuring guest performers Leahy will surely be a highlight for many people’s Saint Patrick’s Day.

Sport : The Canucks vs Detroit game gets underway at 7pm in Rogers Arena on March 16.

Stage : Across town at the River Rock Show Theatre, boxer Mike Tyson takes to the stage for his one-man show Mike Tyson:Undisputed Truth, Saturday March 16th at 8pm

Scene : CelticFest Vancouver wraps up this weekend with a St Patrick’s Day Parade winding its way throughout downtown Vancouver March 17th at 11am

Brew Masters Dinner
Brew Master’s Dinner at Herons West Coast Kitchen

Supper : The Fairmont Waterfront’s Chef Dana Hauser of Herons West Coast Kitchen partners with Whistler Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Matt Dean to create the Brew Master’s Dinner, a 4 course dinner menu perfectly paired with an selection of Whistler Brewing Company micro-brew beers.  One night only, March 16th at 6pm.

UrbanEars Medis – review

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure to use a pair of Urbanears Medis Plus for a couple of weeks and I’m very impressed. I’ve tried lots of earphones and these are without a doubt my favourite so far.  Like the rest of the Urbanears line, the Medis are a great sounding, great fitting and stylish earphone but their unique features make them even better.
Urbanears Medis_plus Plus Tomato
Urbanears Medis_plus Plus Tomato

The sound of Urbanears is impressive throughout the whole line, these are no exception.  The Apple approved microphone and remote also act as volume control, the supplied add-on cable ensures that the earphones work well in standard 3.5 mm jacks without any distorition.  The Urbanears fabric cord makes the long cable easy to detangle even when thrown messily into my gym bag.  The molded earbuds are comfortably formed to sit in your ears but it’s Medis patented EarClick construction that’s the winning feature, each pair comes with 4 sets of silicone sizers that hooks the earphone to your ear, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. I’ve worn these to work out at the gym everyday since getting them and whether it’s cardio or weightlifting, they have yet to fall out of my ear, unlike the multiple sets that have come before.  This is a common complaint of most earphones and the reason some people choose to wear full, over the head ‘earmuff’ style headphones which I just think are too bulky and in the way for a good work out.  With the Medis, you get great sound like a full headphone and still don’t need to worry about them falling out, the perfect earphone for active people.