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The Best 15 Vancouver Independent Bands of 2015!

The Best Vancouver Bands of 2015 according to what we saw! As every year, VanMusic puts out a small list of the best Vancouver independent bands that are conquering the world and our city. Some of the bands here were on our list last year, some are not, but all are ...

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BreakOut West Announces 2016 Host City

BreakOut West 2016 to be Hosted in Regina The Western Canadian Music Alliance are pleased to announce that Regina, Saskatchewan has been named host city for the 14th annual BreakOut West, taking place October 13-16, 2016. SaskMusic, Creative Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatchewan, City of Regina, and Regina Hotel Association have all taken ...

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Victoria Django Festival 2016

The 5th Anniversary of Victoria's Premier Hot Club Event The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to announce the fifth annual festival with this year's international headliner, the Hot Club D'Europe! Featuring Paulus Schafer, a renowned musician born into the Dutch Sinti tradition, and Olli Soikkeli, a young Finnish virtuoso and rising ...

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Dia de Muertos Funk Costume Bash Friday October 30th.

Yucastereo, Radio Alicia, VanMusic and Super Chido productions have teamed to produce an all day party with an art exhibition, Altars for the dead, costumes, food and drinks and a special kind of market. LIVE music by The Maneuver, Disco Funeral, Caracas, Lucid Afterlife and more. The Hall at 1739 Venables previously ...

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Music Films at VIFF

VanMusic recommends these music films VIFF 2015 returns with a stellar line up music films featuring great performances and in-depth visits with some of the greatest artists. Check out www.viff.org for dates and tickets. The Vancouver International Film Festival is running until October 9th on different theatres around the city. VanMusic is sponsoring ...

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Shambhala Early bird tickets Sold Out.

Tickets to Shambhala 2016 grant access to the festival grounds from 8:00AM Pacific Standard on Friday August 5, 2016 until 11:59PM on Sunday, August 7, 2016. There is a fee of $80 per person for those wishing to arrive prior to Thursday, August 4th at 8AM, and a fee of $40 per person for those wishing to arrive between Thursday, August 4th at 8AM and Friday, August 5th at 8AM.

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The Morning After Show Podcast February 2, 2016

Hosts: Jordan Vanmusic Grey, Chapa Guzman and John Prentice for a weekly showcase of local music, and lively interviews with musical guests…every Tuesday 11:30am – 1pm.

This week’s telephone interview was with Kyle Fury frontman and lead singer of the local ska band called Los Furios, and a you tube interview with Rob “Bucket” Hingley frontman ans lead Singer from The Toasters, a legendary ska band from NYC.

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The Zolas Release Title Track “Swooner”; New Album out March 4; Canadian Dates Announced!

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Feminist Pop Anthem “Swooner” Unleashed w. Billboard, International Tour (Incl. SXSW) Kicks Off Next Week!
Vancouver’s prolific indie-pop band The Zolas return with their self-produced third studio album Swooner set for release on March 4th via Light Organ Records. The record marks a major departure from both the cabaret rock of 2009’s Tic Toc Tic and the atmospheric minimalism of Ancient Mars. This time around, the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, showcased by stirring modern production.
Swooner is highlighted by flashes of grungy hard-panned guitars, Prince-like synth flourishes, eurodance vocals, electric …

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CMT Music Fest Announces Eric Church and Zac Brown Band as Headliners for Two-Day Festival July 8 and 9

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Additional acts include Andrew Hyatt, Cold Creek County, Kira Isabella, Leah Daniels, Lindi Ortega, Meghan Patrick, The Road Hammers and The Washboard Union.
Corus Live, a Corus Entertainment company, presents CMT Music Fest, a two-day festival taking place Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at Bingemans grounds in Kitchener, Ontario. Multi-Platinum selling and seven-time GRAMMY® nominee Eric Church will headline the festival on Friday evening and multi-Platinum GRAMMY® winning powerhouse stadium act Zac Brown Band will take over the main stage on Saturday. Andrew Hyatt, Cold Creek County, Kira Isabella, Leah Daniels, …

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The Morning After Show Episode January 26, 2016

Join Hosts Jordan Vanmusic Grey, Chapa Guzman and John Prentice for a weekly showcase of local music, and lively interviews with musical guests.

This week we interviewed local Singer Songwriters Josie Aileen Patterson ( Cozy ) and Clare Twiddy, they played live on air, so please sit back and listen to this podcast. Each week we will bring interesting music stories and the latest in Vancouver’s Indie Music scene.

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The Subways Are Coming To North American!

The Subways Announce First U.S. Tour in Eight Years
Self-Titled LP Out April 16

subwaysTHE SUBWAYS, perhaps best known by American audiences for their modern rock radio smash “Rock & Roll Queen”, will return to the U.S. for a much anticipated North American tour, their first since 2008. The band will be on the road supporting their new self-titled album, which is set for a US/Canadian release on April 16, 2016 via BODAN KUMA Recordings.

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BTU – Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich Release “Tightrope Walk” February 12th

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Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich, together as BTU, are back with a brand new album and shows around the coast! Tightrope Walk is the second recording from the powerhouse folk trio, and it’s first to be released on Borealis Records. Tightrope Walk is a remarkable and varied journey through the inspirations of it’s creators, and an acoustic instrumental delight. Whether recorded or taken in at a live show, the songs on Tightrope Walk will melt your heart with their beautiful harmonies, evocative lyrics, …

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The Hearts w/ Sex With Strangers – January 23

Edmonton’s The Hearts released Equal Love in Canada on October 30th to rave reviews, shows across Alberta, and a video for the single “Cold Connection”. Now the sextet is taking to the highways again this winter, with shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia in January.

Equal Love is a nine track collection of lavish, sonic splendor, exploring pop-folk, retro-rock, electronica and soul. It promises a welcome respite from the Canadian winter, being called “a warm toque of a new album” by Vice’s music site Noisey and “gorgeously layered, pensive and littered with so many musical references you could spend years tracking them down,” by the Edmonton Journal.

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Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective at Amerika haus Berlin.

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Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective of his work at Amerika haus Berlin.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera and Raechel Norrgard.
Berlin 2015-2016. Amerika Haus near Zoologischer Garten Station in the Charlottenburg district, adjacent to the Berlin Zoo.
Cobijn, as we used to call him when we were teenagers discovering the world of music, was born in the Netherlands in the island town of Strijen. The isolation of his birthplace resulted in an inherent lonliness in his photos; few of them have more than one character. His subjects seem to be longing for something, striving away from …

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Rijkmuseum museum in Amsterdam

One of the most important museums in the world is the Rijkmuseum, situated in the Museumplein in central Amsterdam. The majestic construction is the gateway to other museums in the area like the Van Gogh museum. The Rijkmuseum is one of my favourites in the world because of its beauty and the well organized exhibitions which allows visitors to jump from one exhibition to the other with ease. You can jump from a Rembrandt to a Vermeer to a Goya without getting lost in a maze.
The Rijkmuseum was founded in 1800 in The Hague but moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. It was constructed with a tunnel through it to allow the passage of cyclists and pedestrians alike; it also functions as a gateway into the central Museumplein plaza which is encircled by other buildings dedicated to displaying the art of Holland, like the Van Gogh Museum. Here, you will find works of art of immeasurable value on all sides. Their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000.