Eli Geddis

Nelson Fire Rescue seeks auxiliaries

Nelson Fire and Rescue is accepting applications from community-minded people to fill up to 12 vacancies in the auxiliary fire department.

COLUMN: Suffer Fest — One runner’s perspective

Today I’ve chosen to throw myself into the 50-km trail race. It’s been my goal for the past two years to enter this event.

CD Review: Michael Brock – Scorpio EP

Released through Hybidity Music, Scorpio is 23 minutes of swirling, enticing, down-tempo soultronica.

CD Review: Savage Blade – Angel Museum

Savage Blade has an impressive knack for micro-moments, in teasing out real gutpunchers in the smallest places.

Indie-rock supergroup Mounties bound for Nelson

Mounties is Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) and Ryan Dahle (Age of Electric and Limblifter) and Hawksley Workman

CD Review: Mounties – Thrash Rock Legacy

Mounties are one of those rare supergroups whose sum doesn’t diminish its parts.

Book Review: Deryn Collier – Open Secret

Nelson-based author Deryn Collier’s new mystery novel, Open Secret, is the follow-up to her much-lauded debut novel, Confined Space.

CD Review: Kalle Mattson – Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

Kalle Mattson will be playing a house show at The Special on March 5.

CD Review: Mark Berube – Russian Dolls

Montreal-based songwriter, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Mark Berube is coming to Nelson on February 28 to play Spiritbar

CD Review: Old Man Luedecke – Tender is the Night

This is old-hearted music played youthfully, by a youthful man disguised as old.

Nelson expat headlines Boxing Day Bash

Spiritbar on Boxing Day has become a must for those home for the holidays.

Gordie Johnson bound for Nelson

Even if you’re not familiar with his name, chances are you know who Gordie Johnson is.

Halifax songstress is Nelson bound

a good case could be made for Jenn Grant being awarded honourary Nelsonite status, even though she hasn’t been here yet.

The gift of festival intimacy in the Kootenays

Last weekend’s Starbelly Jam, held in the small community of Crawford Bay, was an intimate festival that felt global

CD review: The Besnard Lakes – Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO

The band sounds like a grittier, Canadian version of Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Ros.

CD review: Pick a Piper – Pick a Piper

Pick a Piper is the brainbaby of Brad Weber, drummer for the critically-acclaimed, Polaris-nominated Canadian artist Caribou.

A perfect weekend at Sasquatch music festival

The Sasquatch music festival was a great way to spend last weekend

CD review: The Good Ol’ Goats – The Train

This six-piece band of 16- and 17-year olds from Cranbrook has managed to attract some pretty potent talent.

CD review: The Belle Game – Ritual Tradition Habit

Vancouver’s own self-described “dark pop” band The Belle Game’s first full-length album, Ritual Tradition Habit, couldn’t come soon enough.

Rich Aucoin plays Nelson on Monday

Halifax-based electronic indie dance pop wonderkid, Rich Aucoin, has a nickname here in Nelson, and you probably wouldn’t guess what it is.