Late Bloom Album Review

  Sweet write up from Metantoine’s Magical Realm. “The core of the duo’s music is some sort of heavy sludge/doom/stoner with dynamic drums and fairly catchy yet simple guitar riffs. The drumming of Joy has this martial quality in the droney sludge of opener “Feast”, she’s really good and precise and makes the duo sound […]


Sweet review of the Basic Instinct album “Late Bloom” from CVLT Nation. BASIC INSTINCT LATE BLOOM What you are about to hear is HEAVY Magic in the form of Sludge. BASIC INSTINCT have created a record that gives me chills but at the same time frightens me. What I do know about this band is […]

Basic Instinct “Late Bloom” Album Release

  Album Release Listening Invite Basic Instinct “Late Bloom” 04/20/2020 Basic Instinct invites you to listen to our new album, “Late Bloom” We recorded this album in the fall of 2018 at The Balloon Factory with Joshua Wells. Basic Instinct had been playing shows since 2016 in Vancouver BC. Carly was moving to Los Angeles, […]

2Bi2BI2BI2BI Tour- Divide and Dissolve, Basic Instinct, Spike Girls and Johnny Ointment

This event is taking place on land that is part of an active, ongoing occupation of unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. 2Bi2Bi2Bi Tour Pt.2: 4 bands, all 2-pieces !! !! !! !! DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE (“Australia”) Divide and Dissolve If you don’t already know — YOU SHOULD! […]

Basic Instinct, Hound, Ghost Pipe and Rigoria Kootenay Tour

  4 bands – 3 nights – 10 Rad people – come to one or all Basic instinct- 2 pc  metal band from Vancouver 3 valley bands- Rigoria, Hound, Ghost Pipe Ymir / Rossland / Slocan Valley

Sonic Art Space All-Ages Workshops

Marta McKeever and Julianne Moore invite you to experience the joy of learning and experimenting with music in a relaxed and fun setting. Our programs and workshops offer one-of-a-kind learning techniques for all ages and abilities. Workshops are held at The Cambrian Hall and The Toast Collective in downtown Vancouver. The SAS’s association with local musicians […]

e.s.l. and Tiny Lights Ymir Rock Amp

  esl is back for another year for Rock Kamp! This week-long camp is an all-ages music camp hosted at the School House. The campers will perform at the Tiny Lights Festival!  

Coax Records Double Album Release Tour! with Rae Spoon, LAL and esl

Rae Spoon, LAL and esl will be doing a short 3 day tour of Salt Spring Island, Victoria and Vancouver. Rae Spoon has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters and their new album Armour does not disappoint. The ten new songs hold all of the lyrical depth indicative of Spoons compositions while showcasing their […]

BC Musician Magazine- Music Teachers #1- Noah Walker and Sarah Wheeler

Here is a new series I am working on for BC Musician Magazine that talks to musicians who teach music. The past 2 years I have been working as a full time 1 on 1 drum teacher and it has hugely rewarding and fascinating. Already I can see how the teaching practice is constantly evolving […]

BC Drummers Part 3

Here is the third installment of a series I wrote for BC Musician Magazine. I talk to two BC drummers who have toured BC.  In this article, we talk to Anju Singh and Nick Yacyshyn.   BC Drummers with Joy Mullen Part III: Punk and Rock