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4th Annual Victoria Django Festival

The Fourth Annual Celebration of Django-Style Gypsy Jazz! Be transported to the dance halls, opera houses and underground venues of the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and revel in the musical splendor of the Paris tradition! The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to announce the fourth annual festival in Victoria, BC, with ...

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Legendary band The Toasters coming to Vancouver January 28th at the Hindenburg with special guests Devil in the Woodshack and The Elixxxirs.

The Toasters with Special guests The Elixxxirs and Devil in the Wood Shack. Tickets 12 in advanced and 15 at the door. Doors at 8 PM Music at 9 Sharp. Tickets available at Neptoon, Red Cat, Highlife and Zulu records on sale Friday 5th 19+ VanMusic and Super Chido productions are glad ...

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The Wonderful World of Disney –A Tribute Show

Are you ready to enter the Wonderful World of Disney? Wednesday December 17, 2014 at the Biltmore Cabaret Doors 8pm | Advance tickets $8 +s/c online, $10 at the door Join us for an evening of your favourite Disney classics, performed by Vancouver’s finest pop, rock, folk and alternative singer-songwriters, with: Colleen Rennison (of No Sinner) Ryan Guldemond ...

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One Night Stand VII - New Year's Eve at The Imperial - December 31, 2014

Mother Mother, Said the Whale, Yukon Blonde, Hannah Georgas, The Belle Game, Rococode, Louise Burns, Dominique Fricot, & more including surprise guests. Back for its seventh year and at a new venue, One Night Stand returns as Vancouver's best New Year's party, hands down.  It features some of Vancouver's best, including ...

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Shambhala 2014 Aftermovie - 'A Journey Home'

Shambhala releases 2014 Afterstory ‘A Journey Home’ Canada’s premiere electronic music festival, Shambhala, has released the Official 2014 Afterstory video titled "A Journey Home." Take a trip back to the Farm and experience the wonder of last year's festival, what many are calling the best in the festival’s 17 year history. Stunning ...

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#SingItFwd 2015 Presented By 102.7 The Peak & The Vogue Theatre; Performances By K-os, Hey Ocean!, July Talk, Bear Mountain, Dear Rouge And More!

Expecting its fourth consecutive sell out crowd, the annual charity event will once again be held at The Vogue Theatre while continuing its mission to raise awareness, community connection, and much needed funds for Vancouver’s Saint James Music Academy ( http://sjma.ca/ ). Known for its unique format showcasing an acoustic side to acts renowned in the music industry, this year promises another powerhouse lineup, which includes K-os, Hey Ocean!, July Talk, Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Bear Mountain, Dear Rouge, Jordan Klassen and Bend Sinister.

Over the past three years #SingItFwd has raised over $100,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the SJMA (Saint James Music Academy) which offers high quality music instruction in Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Choir and Orchestra to children living on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside at no cost to students’ families.

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A SUMNER BROTHERS XMAS IX. Country, Folk & Rock Holiday Extravaganza

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The Sumner Brothers, Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Alt-Country-Folk Outfit, bring the Holiday cheer with their 9th Annual Sumner Brothers Christmas – Country, Folk & Rock Holiday Extravaganza!
Join The Sumner Brothers for their Country, Folk & Rock Holiday Extravaganza as they carry on a great Xmas tradition. This year The Rickshaw Theatre will play host to A SUMNER BROTHERS CHRISTMAS IX Featuring Vancouver’s very best including The Wild North, Ben Rogers, Twin Bandit, Rob Butterfield, Khari McClelland of The Sojourners, Colleen Rennison of No Sinner and many many more!Get your picture taken with The Sumner Brothers …

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The International Envision Festival-Costa Rica announces first installment of their line-up for their 5th annual festival from Feb 26 – March 1, 2015.

Electronic music, yoga, art, nature and people converge in The biggest electronic Festival in Central America. Envision from Feb 26 – March 1, 2015.

This year’s lineup includes Groundation, Phaeleh, The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight, Emancipator, Ott, Bluetech, Random Rab, Govinda, Ill-Esha, Dimond-Saints, Stickybirds, AMB, Ayla Nereo, and GsaQi, with Costa Rican reggae headliner Un Rojo and Guatemala’s Los Miseria Cumbia Band. There are more acts listed below and many more to be announced!

Envision Festival-Costa Rica takes place in the enchanting jungle of Uvita, Costa Rica from February 26- March 1, 2015 and is a favorite destination for international travelers with dozens of international music and performance acts, yoga, workshops, waterfalls, surfing, jungle exploration and more. An early peek at the yoga and workshop headliners include world-renowned yoga teachers such as Cristi Cristensen, Rachel Brathen, and Kishan Shah, art installations by Chris Dyer, Carey Thompson, and Mugwort Artemisia alongside

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Kin Kanyon Debut EP – Stitching the gap between genres one hook at a time

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DEBUT EP RELEASE
The self-titled EP is the debut album by Kin Kanyon, containing 5 songs framed around the eclectic musical tastes and playing styles of the group. The result is a non-derivative sound that flows through various genres – including power pop, folk rock, soul, and psychedelia – and in & out of decades, ranging from the 60s to the 90s. The album was produced in a small home studio environment, with emphasis placed on performance.
The Vancouver based band consists of Dan Rocque (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Fox (Bass, Vocals), Matt …

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Tickets available for a Trip to Shambhala 2015

By Edwin Cardona.
The festival takes place along the Salmo River in the Kootneys in the forests of British Columbia,close to Nelson. It is the most magical electronic festival, definitely unique. But the dream can come true again. Tickets for next year’s party went on sale November 1st. Next year’s festival will be on August 6-10 Don’t miss the 18th Annual Shambhala Music Festival go on sale November. More than 300 DJs in six stages, beats 24 hours a day, tons of artists in what becomes a small city in the woods. I calculate around 20,000 people at the sold out event.

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Moist announce show at Hard Rock Casino, Vancouver

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Moist announce show at Hard Rock Casino
Indie rockers and Juno-awarding winning Moist have just started a series of Canadian tour dates that will finish in their hometown of Vancouver at the Hard Rock Casino on December 4.
The tour dates were announced by the band earlier this year on their official website where they also offered fans VIP packages for each shows, which included a limited edition vinyl of their latest ‘Glory Under Dangerous Skies’, a signed poster of the band, preferred seating and much more.
The gig at the Hard Rock …

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The 12th Annual Skaville with Sweet Leaf (Victoria) The Elixxxirs, Los Furios and Brass Action Nov 28th.

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12th Annual X-MAS in Skaville
VanMusic and Super Chido productions are happy to work with The Elixxxirs to put up another edition of the popular annual end of the year party SKAVILLE! Where even the Grinch comes out to dance ska. The 12th volume will have a new home: The Hindenburg located at 23 West Cordova. Great venue with excellent sound and unbelievable drink specials and free pool.
This year we are bringing Reggae/ska/dub Funk/R&B Sweet Leaf from Victoria, Vancouver iconic band Los Furios and the Elixxxirs will do a very special set …

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CiTR Shindig at The Hindenburg (Full schedule).

For 31 years,some of the best bands in Vancouver have competed in this battle of the bands. Past participants includes the likes of The Organ, 3 Inches of Blood, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Japandroids and They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, The Pack AD, The Oh Wells, Wizerdz, Aunts and Uncles, Clockmakers, Humans, Hermetic, among others. Since launching in 1983 over 800 bands have played SHiNDiG, winning awesome prizes such as studio time, festival showcases and Discorder features.

CiTR radio continues to offer the freshest underground music in this annual competition that spans 13 weeks (from September to December) and over a thousand participants. Twenty-seven bands and musicians of all styles duke it out to grab one of three prize-winning top slots

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New Video by Caribou and world tour.

As a studio project, Caribou is carried out by Snaith alone, but on tour the live band also consists of Ryan Smith, Brad Weber, and John Schmersal. More than a decade of touring across the globe has cemented Caribou’s reputation as much for being a live band as a studio project. Speaking about the video, director Ryan Staake said: “In ‘Our Love’, I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork.”

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Good For Grapes – “Skipping Stone” music video release w. Project Limelight

Good For Grapes have been fundraising for a Vancouver children’s theater program called Project Limelight and cast a couple of the kids from the program as their lead roles.