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Vancouver International Film Festival present Award Winning Films

The VIFF will take place from September 25th to October 10th   The Vancouver International Film Festival is back with its 33rd edition and with a new leader Jacqueline Dupuis as Executive Director. With over 10 years of leadership experience with various international film festivals including The Calgary International Film Festival where ...

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New Forms Festival 14

New Forms Festival 14 will be held at Science World, a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and technology. Originally commissioned for Expo86, the building's silvery geodesic dome is an iconic Vancouver landmark. For the Design, the architect, Bruno Freschi, drew inspiration from American inventor R. Buckminster Fuller who patented the ...

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Shambhala Music Festival August 8th to 11th 2014

Bassnectar, GriZ, Moby DJ, and Skream to Headline Shambhala Music Festival 2014. The 17th annual Shambhala Music Festival features its most powerful lineup to date including Bassnectar, Griz, Moby DJ, Skream, Beats Antique, Paper Diamond, Justin Martin, Phaeleh, Gorgon City and more—over 300 acts in all. As one of the longest running electronic music festivals in North America, this internationally famed gathering ...

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SHOREFEST at the Honda Celebration of Light (July 26, July 30 and August 2)

Vancouver Lights up for Three Days of Music and Fireworks LG 104.3 FM is delighted to announce the return of SHOREFEST at the Honda Celebration of Light. This free concert series of outstanding Canadian talent begins at 7pm at Sunset Beach and English Bay (July 26, July 30 and August 2). SHOREFEST ...

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Ska Fest in Victoria BC July 1st to the 5th

The Victoria BC Ska Society presents the 15th edition of the Ska Fest This year the festival is happy to feature bands like Shaggy, Fishbone, The Expanders, Los Rastrillos from Mexico, Providencia from Colombia, The Aggrolites from California, Barrington Levy, Zvuloon Dub System from Israel plus local bands The Brass Action, ...

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In anticipation of her Tingle & Spark LP coming out on Aug. 5th and national tour to follow, T. Nile is excited to release the official video for her first single, “Running”, as well as a homecoming album release show in Vancouver on September 6th at The Biltmore (full dates below).
T. Nile is a genre-disrupting sorceress of sound who has the uncanny ability to fuse traditional folk instrumentation and modern EDM technology via a unique brand of vibrant sass the likes of which …

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Vinyl sales up 40% over last year – August 12th is Vinyl Record Day

London Drugs Gets Loud on Vinyl Record Day
Canadian Retailer Invites Audiophiles to Rediscover Vinyl on August 12
They are considered precious treasure to many collectors when they are awarded gold or platinum status, but they aren’t your typical treasure. However, vinyl records are as close to gold for many audiophiles who love to hunt down their favourite new or used title.
August 12 marks the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, and with the resurgence of vinyl records, it’s only natural for collectors to band together and celebrate their own …

Canadian Bands, Folk, Folk-Rock, Live Video, News, Toronto »

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Faye Blais

Faye Blais will be performing Saturday August 9th at Charqui Grill 1955 Cornwall an ALL AGES Show. No Cover. Sudbury’s Faye Blais is spreading her new material around the globe, on a series of International Tours. Detailed as “continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist”, Faye’s songwriting, presence and personality are showcased beautifully through her impressive jazzy-bluesy folk style, on acoustic and electric guitars, and keys, with stunning, dynamic vocals. Faye has spent nearly half of the last decade overseas, recording and touring her albums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and USA. The rest of her time is spent touring in Canada, where she recorded her latest album, “On the Bright Side” (May 2012 release) at her family’s cottage in Northern Ontario.

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Theatre Under the Stars is presenting Shrek: The Musical from July 11 – August 22, 2014 at Malkin Bowl

Lindsay Warnock and Matt Palmer as Princess Fiona and Shrek and Ken Overbey of Burnaby stars as Donkey in this year’s Theatre Under the Stars production of Shrek: The Musical.

This year Theatre Under the Stars or TUTS is presenting 2 musicals at Malkin Bowl, Shrek and Legally Blonde. I was at the opening night of the production Shrek: The Musical, on what seemed to be the hottest day of the year. Of the nearly 3 hour show, the first half was in the beautifully hot day with Stanley Park surrounding you and the second …

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Vancouver Folk Festival at Jericho Beach July 18th to the 20th

Over 60 folk, world and roots music artists from around the globe are coming to your own back yard, and you don’t want to miss a minute!

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A Mini-Concert For Avy Crowchild

A Rising First Nations Star Against all odds musical theatre ingénue Avy Crowchild shines brightly Vancouver BC – June 26, 2014 – On July 4th, at One Thousand Rivers Art Studios (54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver).
A unique fundraising mini-concert will take place to assist one of Vancouver’s up-and-coming Broadway stars reach her dream: continued musical theatre training.
Coming out to support Avy are the much-loved Canadian folk veteran Shari Ulrich (The Hometown Band), the iconic, political activist singer Earle Peach along with the up-and-coming talent of Tessa Mouzourakis, and Aidan Farrell …

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John Welsh

Over the last 10 years John Welsh has been performing his eclectic style of music for audiences around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
He got his start in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. Welsh draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Manu Chao, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett. His songs are often inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and latin.
Welsh has recorded and performed with various acts as the Welsh Brothers, Los Amigos and Rhythm & …

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Vancouver’s Prairie Cat Releases New Album ‘Who Knows Where To Begin?’

Stream the new track “No Bedroom”
Vancouver artist Prairie Cat (aka Cary Pratt) is set to release his first full length album in 5 years. Who Knows Where To Begin? is his third studio recording, and will hit the streets on August 5th. The album was produced by Ryan Dahle and is compiled of studio session recordings from recRoom Studios in Vancouver. Additional sessions were recorded in the historic/haunted Vogue Theatre.
Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) perhaps put it best when he wrote:
“Who Knows Where To Begin? is uninfluenced by the homogeneous trends of the Internet, while still making something that is …

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Royal Tusk

You can’t stop a mammoth.
Especially a rock ‘n’ roll mammoth led by singer/guitarist Daniel Carriere and bassist Sandy MacKinnon.
Royal Tusk is the name of their beast — a shaggy, tenacious force with hints of Americana, soul, and a whole lotta heart. Their first six-song EP, Mountain, is due June 10 on Hidden Pony Records. You could say the title refers to the pair’s immovable friendship, but it’s also a cheeky nod to their persistence as musicians — not even a mountain can deter Royal Tusk.
“We’ve been pushing a cart uphill …

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The Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park – “in the park after dark” free outdoor movies – returns every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2.