The Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, January 22 to March 21, comprises of 122 ticketed events showcasing rich talent from Canadian and international performing arts and culture. The events come in the form of music, dance, film and theatre to name a few, and promise to deliver something for everyone. Soak up as much as you can!
Day Five: Introducing the Performers
The Montreal based indie-pop band, Stars, is here for the drama. Vocalists, Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell deliver their songs about love and splitting up with a kind of dramatic intensity you might expect from proper actors. In fact, Campbell, in his other life has had numerous acting roles, has even directed theatre.
The band finds its sound through a mix of narrative lyrics and musical arrangement. Speaking about the album, In Our Bedroom After the War, Torquil says. “What is the darkest possible situation that I could try to turn into a beautiful pop song? That was sort of my mission with this record. If you could make horror movies that were like love stories, that would be my ultimate genre.”
The show will open with the Newfoundland group, Hey Rosetta! Known for their energized liveshows, Hey Rosetta! is sure to kick things off to an exciting start.
Don’t miss Stars performing at The Orpheum at 8:00pm on February 19th. For Stars tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or ShowTimeTickets.com.
Find out about other great performers in town for the Olympics below.
January 14th Blogpost: Meet Phoenix
January 15th Blogpost: Meet Steve Earle
January 18th Blogpost: Meet City and Colour
January 19th Blogpost: Meet Feist
January 22nd Blogpost: Meet K’naan
January 25th Blogpost: Meet Gomez
January 26th Blogpost: Meet Raphael Saadiq