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NEXT MUSIC FROM TOKYO VOL 6 FEATURING KINOKO TEIKOKU / UCHU CONBINI / JIZUE / HAPPY!MARI / SPRÏNG

NEXT MUSIC FROM TOKYO VOL 6 FEATURING KINOKO TEIKOKU / UCHU CONBINI / JIZUE / HAPPY!MARI / SPRÏNG

Next Music From Tokyo Vol 6, May 21st 2014 live at The Biltmore Cabaret! Next Music from Tokyo is a non-profit cross-Canada tour showcasing the best independent and underground music from Japan. Zazen Boys, mouse on the keys, NATSUMEN, group_inou, Akai Koen, sgt., Charan-Po-Rantan, and Mass of the Fermenting Dregs are just ...

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Skavaganza with Dope Soda CD release party with The Elixxxirs and The Bone Daddies

Skavaganza with Dope Soda CD release party with The Elixxxirs and The Bone Daddies

Vancouver Island's most popular band Dope Soda CD release party at the ANZA Club on April 4th with The Elixxxirs and The Bone Daddies. VanMusic, Super Chido Productions and CJSF 90.1FM have teamed up with two of the best and most exciting bands in Vancouver to present the CD release ...

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CiTR Fundrive support The Morning After Show

CiTR Fundrive support The Morning After Show

The annual Fundrive for CiTR is taking place from February 27th to March 7th. The Morning After Show has been on air at CiTR101.9 FM for the last 15 years showcasing thousands of independent bands. Many bands have paraded through the airwaves of CiTR many of them playing LIVE. Please donate ...

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Blueprint Announces 4th Annual SEASONS Music Festival Artist Line Up

Blueprint Announces 4th Annual SEASONS Music Festival Artist Line Up

Blueprint to heat up the Easter long-weekend with five days of musical acts Blueprint is excited to announce the full line-up and details around their 4th annual SEASONS Festival. This year's much anticipated music festival will span five days over the Easter long weekend, from Wednesday, April 16th until Sunday, April 20th, with shows booked at Blueprint's Celebrities, Venue, ...

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Submissions For MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants Now Being Accepted

Submissions For MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants Now Being Accepted

$200,000 IN GRANTS TO BE AWARDED MusiCounts and TD Bank Group are working together for the second year in a row with the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants program. Now accepting submissions, this program is designed specifically to provide transformative opportunities for youth in underserved communities across Canada.  MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants help provide musical instruments ...

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2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

Designed to inspire and support the next generation of young, gifted Canadians.
Calling all aspiring and talented musical superstars – submit a video or audio performance to Canada’s Walk of Fame for your chance to win the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize.
Chosen by a selection committee and announced late spring 2014, the Grand Prize winner will receive:
-       A cash prize of $25,000 CDN.
-       Twenty (20) hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, periodically mentored by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph.
-       Ten (10) hours …

CD Release, CD Reviews, Jaded Photography, Reviews, Show Reviews »

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Review – CD and Show Review – City Walls – Engines

Friday April 11, 2014 I was at an energetic show at a new venue on Main Street called Imperial. It was the CD release show for City Walls, formerly known as Louder Than Love. The band has come a long way since winning CFOX’s Seeds in 2011. Check out a live show review and photos of the show, CD review and see a video of their first single “Trapped”.

experimental, Quebec, Show Reviews »

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Cabaret Brise-Jour (Shattered Cabaret) at York theatre April 2-6th

After their 2012 sold-out run of L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres Performs Tom Waits they are back to the newly renovated York Theatre with a spectacular performance. Their intention was not to play a complete opera, they wanted to take us through a trip on Weill’s life, although not in chronological order, combining songs in German, French and English ranging from 1928 to 1949.

The orchestra put on an iconoclast concert; a theatre of the absurd; a dadaist concert with modern musical influences like Kraut rock or artists like The Residents with more traditional styles like jazz and cabaret music. At the end, we are immersed in a space with 8 mad multi-instrumentalists that parade brass, guitars, bass, accordions and various objects that serve as percussion (bells, glasses, tables, chairs and an almost not existent drum kit, electro-domestics, etc). The absurd come hand in hand with the comical aspects of the performance. Their use of props, clothes and interaction among themselves make it more theatrical than a regular gig. Its a very innovative show that cannot be missed.

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Can NMFT kick it?

Yes we can! Six times, bay-beh!

NMFT6 is just a month and a half away which means I’m quietly stressing out making preparations for the tour and wondering how I’m going to fill the venues. Last year’s turnout was fantastic with the Montreal and both Toronto shows selling out easily. But this time the 2nd Toronto show will be at Lee’s Palace with a capacity more than twice the size of the Rivoli.
Luckily, this year’s line-up is pretty sick! I’m disappointed group_inou and tricot bailed because they brought a lot of …

CD Release, Tours »

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SPRING’S NEWEST SQUEEZE: JEREMY FISHER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON MAY 13, 2014

Album’s first single, Uh-Oh, to feature 2014 JUNO nominee Serena Ryder. 
First round of 2014 tour dates announced.
Spring has never sounded so sweet. This May, Canada’s song writing sweetheart, Jeremy Fisher will release his sixth studio album – The Lemon Squeeze. Impressively inspired by the desire to try something new, this collection of ten original tracks pushes Fisher into a bold new world of large-scaled, piano-heavy pop melodies.
A perfect example of this new brave adventure is the album’s first single “Uh-oh” – a track that is the perfect mix of social commentary and addictive pop, featuring …

Canadian Bands, EP Review, Live Video, Reviews, The Grey Matter »

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Devil in the Wood Shack EP Review ‘Everybody Row’

What do 2 best friends, 2 people living in 2 vans, and 2 sisters all have in common? Nothing; however put these 6 devils in a wood shack with a bottle of whiskey and you get musical gold no matter how dysfunctional they may get.

Oh Devil in the Wood Shack, am I ever glad that you finally have your EP out! Vancouver has been waiting for this gem for over a year now. Even though it seems like yesterday, it was on February 28th 2012 three of the now six …

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MusiCounts Provides $600,000 To 70 Schools Nationwide Through Band Aid Grant Program

JUNO AWARD WINNERS CLASSIFIED AND DAVID MYLES SURPRISE STUDENTS WITH PERFORMANCE.
David Myles and Classified perform and unveil new music instruments for MusiCounts’ Band Aid Grant presentation at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough, MusiCounts announced the 2013-2014 recipients of their Band Aid Grant program. Given to 70 schools nationwide this year and awarding over $600,000 in funds to support music programs in schools, MusiCounts continues to provide transformative opportunities through music education for today’s youth.
“Music is the universal language that transcends all barriers,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The …

Albums »

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MICHAEL FEUERSTACK ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM SINGER SONGER

LP AVAILABLE RECORD STORE DAY – CD / DIGITAL OUT APRIL 29th
CHECK OUT THE FIRST SINGLE, “FRIDAY NIGHT GUARD” HERE!

Singer and songwriter, gentleman and liar, gadfly and fall guy, indispensable, Michael Feuerstack is a man who lives and makes music in Montreal. Long one of the Canadian scene’s most revered songwriters, Feuerstack has turned his craft inside-out for his first collaborative release: Singer Songer, due out on Forward Music and Headless Owl on April 19th (Record Store Day).  The album gathers nine of Feuerstack’s friends and admirers – including members of the Weakerthans, Constantines, and Little Scream - …

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John Mann & Spirit of the West Awarded by BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Access to Music Foundation

Spirit of the West Inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and John Mann awarded Access to Music Foundation’s Beautiful Heart Award

The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame is pleased to bestow renowned Canadian band Spirit of the West with a bronze star, destined for Vancouver’s Starwalk on Theatre Row, and inducting the band into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. The star will be presented at the annual Spirit of the West show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on March 15th. Spirit of the West members are John Mann, Geoffrey …

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Reggae, Ska »

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Dope Soda

Dope Soda CD release party April 4th at ANZA 3 W. 8th with Special guests The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

The most entertaining ska band in Vancouver Island is back to the city release their brand new and first full length CD “Carbonation” and they want to share it with their Vancouver fans with an amazing ska show along two of the best ska bands in the city, The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.