The Railway Club reopens as the Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

Winnipeg band Mise en Scene at the Railway Stage and Beer Café April 5 2017

Winnipeg band Mise en Scene were one of two bands playing the official (re)opening night of the Railway, April 5 2017. Shawn Conner photo.

The good news: the iconic train is there, and the ancient radiators, and the owl, and the lion, and the horse, and the crumbling old-timey cash register, and the stained-glass sign reading “Beer Parlour”. And the stage and sound system are better than ever. Gone is the grunge-y carpet, the awnings that blocked the light, and the unpleasant smell that hung around during the last days.

Gone too though are the signed photos and posters of bygone shows that marked the Railway Club’s historical importance in Vancouver’s music scene.

Nevertheless, the reopening of the downtown venue, refurbished as the Railway Stage and Beer Café (579 Dunsmuir St.), is mostly good news for fans of live music, comedy and craft beer.

Continue reading:
The Railway Club reopens as the Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

Six under-the-radar shows for May

T. Nile

T. Nile at the Red Room, Vancouver, Oct 18 2012. Photo credit: Christopher Edmonstone

April showers bring May flowers – and some pretty good shows. This May seems particularly heavy in the “veteran singer-songwriter” category, along with some up-and-coming Vancouver talent. Let’s look at some of the music acts that might not have the marquee value of Rihanna but are worth checking out.

Continue reading:
Six under-the-radar shows for May