Blake Jacob

Reviewed by Blake Jacob Isobel Trigger’s April 3rd, 2014 show at the Strathcona Clubhouse was a high-caliber performance. The group’s polished act is characterized by ethereal vocals, heavy rhythm, energy and gorgeous melody. Isobel Trigger undoubtedly belongs in a large performance hall and deserves much recognition. The set began with “Champion,” showing off the band’s […]

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Jeffrey Michael Straker Vagabond (2012) Produced by Danny Michel Reviewed by Blake Jacob Vagabond is the precisely arranged fifth album of singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Michael Straker. Jeffery “swears he was born under the piano on the family farm” in Saskatchewan, and his experience shows. The album is a flawless work of art, skillfully produced by Canadian […]

A few gems at WORK

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April 23, 2013

WORK: Annual UVic BFA Visual Arts showcase April 19-27, Visual Arts building, UVic Free and open to the public Reviewed by Blake Jacob The annual UVic Visual Arts showcase, WORK, is taking place until April 29. The show is curated beautifully in the many spacious rooms of the Visual Arts building, and features projects of […]

Marina MArina Victoria House Concert B April 4, 2013 Reviewed by Blake Jacob An enthusiastic group welcomed West Coast folk artist Marina MArina to Victoria House Concert b on April 4, 2013. Marina’s unique warmth and striking music made this evening unforgettable. Her captivating opening act, folk duo The Ghostbirds, was a perfect match for […]