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Surrey Reggae Festival Sept.10 Featuring Luciano, Los Furios, Turbulence, Omolara, Foundation Stone among others.

For the first time in Surrey, a festival that combines the magic of reggae with the Afrocaribbean culture at the Stetson Bowl 6050 176th Street in Surrey. The festival features Jamaican superstar Luciano. For almost 25 years Luciano has been brightening the stages with his Rastafarian-influenced reggae songs. Now he is ...

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Red Bull Music Academy Announces Program For 2016 Edition in Montreal

Red Bull Music Academy Announces Program For 2016 Edition in Montreal Red Bull Music Academy announces the program for its month-long Montreal edition, featuring Björk, Iggy Pop, Suzanne Ciani, Fucked Up & Tanya Tagaq, Tim Hecker, Pauline Oliveros, Joan La Barbara, Theo Parrish, Chilly Gonzales, Tiga, The Black Madonna, Jacques Greene ...

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The Vancouver Folk Festival had yet another successful year.

The best beach party in the city: The Vancouver Folk Festival. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. One of our favourite festivals in the world had an amazing weekend bringing a myriad of international and local talent to one of the most beautiful beaches in the city: Jericho beach. The location is not as ...

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SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access For 2017

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES SELECT SPEAKERS AND EXPANDED ACCESS FOR ALL BADGE TYPES FOR 2017 Keynotes Include Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway Featured Speakers Mary Lou Jepsen, Dan Lyons, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candice Morgan, Adam Savage, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Ingrid Vanderveldt and Amber Venz Box set to speak Registration Opens August 1st South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference ...

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Cannabis Hemp Conference 2016 in Vancouver draws a crowd.

The Cannabis Hemp Conference brought great speakers from outside of Canada in the medicinal field. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. The conference took place July 9th and 10th at Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour Vancouver.  This was the second year the conference took place, as well they did a previous one which included a wider spectrum of ...

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KROY presents Scavenger | Canadian Tour Announced

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KROY PRESENTS SCAVENGER
CANADIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
After collaborations with David Giguère and Jason Bajada that were met with critical acclaim,and winning the heart of Canada’s electropop scene with the band Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin now takes the plunge and is set to release her first solo album on September 23, under the name of KROY. The album SCAVENGER marks a turning point in the singer’s career as she is venturing down a more personal road. SCAVENGERwill be released under Dare To Care records. KROY has also announced a Canadian tour in support …

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BreakOut West Announces the 2016 Festival Line-up

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BreakOut West Announces the 2016 Festival Line-up

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is pleased to announce the musical line-up for the 2016 BreakOut West Festival, taking place at eleven different venues in Regina, during BreakOut West, October 13-16, 2016. The BreakOut West Festival features the best in emerging talent from western Canada, in every genre from pop to country, rock to hip hop, jazz, classical, children’s music and everything in between. New in 2016, many of the genre-specific artistic Western Canadian Music Awards will be presented at the festival showcases, amping …

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$15 MILLION BC MUSIC FUND LAUNCHES WITH SOUND RECORDING PILOT PROGRAM

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Creative BC and the B.C. Government Roll Out Program Supporting Music Sector Growth
The Sound Recording Pilot Program is the first official program to move forward under the new $15 million BC Music Fund, supported by the Province of British Columbia and administered by Creative BC. The pilot program is designed to strengthen the province’s sound recording industry and help BC studios attract Canadian and international business.
The Sound Recording Pilot Program provides eligible applicants up to $75,000 to support British Columbia-based sound recording projects. Applicants will be evaluated on a first …

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Legends Valley Music Festival is taking place August 26 – 28 in Lake Cowichan, BC.

A music/pot festival in the middle of nature on a lake shore in Summer? They have a beer garden and you can camp. I think its a dream come true. A perfect weekend. A typical BC weekend with lots of music and hopefully dancing.
Sublime With Rome, the Sheepdogs, Dirty Heads, Bif Naked, DANIEL WESLEY, Forgotten Rebels, Randy & Mr Lahey LIVE from Trailer Park Boys, Los Furios, The Boom Booms, Redeye Empire, Vince Vaccaro, Buckman Coe, BaZOOka Picnic, Mat The Alien, The Librarian, Good For Grapes, Kutapira, Antipolitic, Dope Soda, Powerclown, Bocephus King, Dirty Mike and the Boys, Phono Pony.

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Sophia Danai’s LOVE ROYALE Summer Tour & “BITTER” Music Video

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SOPHIA DANAI Summer Tour Dates and Bitter Music Video
Since the release of her sophormore album LOVE ROYALE, in March, Vancouver’s Sophia Danai has turned the ears of listeners across the globe. In the wake of such a positive online reception and a successful hometown show, Danai is hitting the road in August and September on both the west and east coasts. Debuting her latest album in Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, and several other cities, the hypnotic R&B/soul and pop artist is excited to meet fans eye to …

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Truck Stop Concert series August 6th with Jon Pardi, Washboard Union and guests.

OUR FINAL TRUCK STOP CONCERT ON AUGUST 6TH IS GOING TO FEATURE A LINE-UP OF GREAT COUNTRY AND ROOTS ACTS. THE SHOW WILL BE HEADLINED BY RISING US COUNTRY STAR JON PARDI, WHOSE SECOND ALBUM “CALIFORNIA SUNRISE” WAS RELEASED ON JUNE 17TH AND DEBUTED AT NUMBER 1 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUM CHART. TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE CERTAIN TO SELL OUT QUICKLY. WITH SIX BANDS SET TO PLAY, STARTING SHORTLY AFTER DOORS OPEN AT 4PM, THERE WILL BE A FULL SUMMER AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF GREAT MUSIC.

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Suuns Share Video for “Instrument”

Suuns released the widely heralded Hold/Still in April and have consistently been on the road ever since, touring throughout USA and Europe. There are no signs of stopping either with a packed schedule for the rest of the year. The live show is truly both a sight and sound to behold part live show, part installation, part club it is an all-round sensory experience. The full tour dates for the rest of 2016 are listed below a highlight of which will be the band’s curated day at Le Guess Who? Festival alongside Wilco, Julia Holter and Savages.

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Bands Ready to Rock at SHOREFEST

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LG 104.3 Brings Free Concerts to Vancouver Beaches
SHOREFEST returns with Loverboy, Trooper, The Matinée, Boom Booms and more!
Vancouver’s most picturesque beaches, English Bay and Sunset Beach, are the stage for a diverse lineup of cross-genre Canadian talent showcased on July 23, July 27, and July 30 at LG 104.3’s SHOREFEST. The concert series encompasses the ultimate west-coast beach party – free live music and beach hopping.
LG 104.3’s SHOREFEST showcases great local and national talent within the LG 104.3 Stage at the Keg Lounge in English Bay and the Sunset Beach …

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Red Bull Music Academy Montreal 2016 to be Held at Phi Centre, Sept 24 – Oct 28

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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY MONTREAL 2016 TO BE HELD AT PHI CENTRE FROM SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 28, 2016

Red Bull Music Academy has traveled the world for nearly two decades, bringing its jam-packed program of events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and studio sessions to a different city each year. The program will officially touch down in Montreal from September 24 – October 28, 2016, making it the first Red Bull Music Academy to be held in Canada since the Toronto edition in 2007.
“We are very excited to return to Canada and to host …

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Plants and Animals Release “We Were One” Video

New Album Embraced by AllMusic, Consequence of Sound, Glide Magazine, Mojo, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Uncut and more.

Montreal’s Plants and Animals recently released their first album in four years, Waltzed In From The Rumbling via Secret City Records (Basia Bulat, The Barr Brothers).

USA Today premiered the band’s video for “We Were One,” saying “The video is soaked in nostalgia and the sea, combining elements of memory and naturalism that bring the tune — a very good one — to life.”