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SHOREFEST returns with Loverboy, Trooper, The Matinee, Boom Booms and more!

LG 104.3 Brings Free Concerts to Vancouver Beaches 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 – ...

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 15th-July 17th 2016

39th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 15th, 16th and 17th, 2016 Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, BC The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world. Now ...

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Lightning in a Bottle 2016 - All the Details!

Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle Strikes Again as 2016 Festival Hits Max Capacity! Seeing the sprawling hills of Bradley, CA filling the rear view with colorful sunsets and enchanting memories, the eleventh glorious Lightning in a Bottle concludes as the West Coast’s premier camping, arts, music and yoga festival again ...

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Light Organ Records Presents: The Railtown Sessions

Light Organ Records set to release The Railtown Sessions as a Live Stream, Digital Download and Concert Series in Vancouver, BC. Last spring, Vancouver songwriter and producer Andy Bishop hatched a plan to bring some of his favourite lesser-known Canadian songwriters into the Light Organ Records studio in Vancouver's Railtown, to ...

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Gondwana in Vancouver at The Rickshaw Theatre with Cawama and Santa Lucia June 4th.

The Rickshaw Theatre & Super Chido Productions present Chile's highly acclaimed latin roots reggae band Gondwana with guests Cawama & Santa Lucia LFR The Rickshaw Theatre teamed up with Super Chido Productions and VanMusic to bring an explosive show with the top quality that you are used to when we throw shows. Legendary ...

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The Burnt Banjos Benefit Show: Vancouver Fundraiser for Pharis & Jason Romero

On the night of June 4th, Pharis and Jason Romero, and their two young children endured the loss of their beloved banjo shop to a fire that destroyed the building and all it’s contents as well as their adjacent sleeping quarters in the midst of a home renovation. Fortunately no one was physically harmed in the fire other than a few singed eyebrows and a community of shattered hearts. Even though insured, the struggle to make ends meet is real, now that all of their sources of income have turned to ashes.

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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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TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 24 – July 3 2016

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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in British Columbia.

Winner of the Georgia Straight’s Straight Choices Award for Best Festival (5 years running), and heralded as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world. Known for its innovative and adventurous programming, stellar production values, community involvement, solid fiscal management, and extraordinary volunteers (1,000+), the festival brings audiences face to face with the most exciting and creative music the world has to offer. By taking music to parks, community centres, concert halls, clubs, public plazas, and neighborhoods …

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The Black Seeds with Los Furios and DJ Dubconscious at Rickshaw June 24th

The Black Seeds are proof that the beating heart of reggae lies with the people, be they from any nation. The Black Seeds have been putting in work for nearly two decades now. Formed in 1998 while guitarist/vocalist Barnaby Weir was working at Radio Active, an independent radio station in Wellington, New Zealand.
Los Furios is a six-piece band from Vancouver, British Columbia which has performed across Western Canada since 2000. Los Furios began adding horns to the line-up in 2001 and have been evolving their blend of punk, ska, and reggae ever since. https://losfurios.bandcamp.com/

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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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Free Recycling Electronics & Small Appliances in East Vancouver

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing segments of the municipal waste stream. In BC, recycling of electronics is mandated by the provincial government and residents are able to recycle their electronics (for free) at designated depots throughout the province.

In spite of this recycling program, according to the 2013 Metro Vancouver waste composition study, over 10,000 tonnes of electronic waste still reach our landfills.

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Submotion Orchestra “Colour Theory”

After the success of 2014’s Alium, Submotion Orchestra raise the bar yet again with their new album, Colour Theory. Renowned for their stunning live performances, for “smoky jazz, skittering live percussion and swooping synths” (Mojo), the band have this time taken a conscious decision to focus their energy and attention on to their production, shaping a record of immense poise and epic scope, where attention to detail and shape has resulted in a new dynamism and contemporary sheen. As producer Dom Ruckspin puts it, “we wanted to go somewhere radically different.” While Colour Theory is indeed radically different, it also stays true to what made Submotion Orchestra so exciting to begin with.

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The Bills Release “Trail of Tales” on Borealis Records with Western Canadian Dates

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Over the last two decades, The Bills have garnered a global reputation as Canada’s premiere acoustic supergroup.

The west coast quintet has gained a following from California to Copenhagen for their virtuosity, exuberant live shows, lyrical songcraft, and refreshing sound; stemming from their creative take on folk, world and bluegrass traditions. For their brand new album Trail of Tales, releasing on Borealis Records on March 4th, The Bills chose to enhance their expansive sound into a new and even more danceable territory; they’ve added drums to the mix!
While the group has …

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Canadian Producer Lunice Kicks Off Tour with Red Bull Music Academy!

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CANADIAN PRODUCER KICKS OFF TOUR WITH RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY TO HOST A SERIES OF SESSIONS AND CLUB NIGHTS
FROM STUDENT TO MENTOR, LUNICE GIVES BACK
Lunice will head across Canada on a four-stop tour with Red Bull Music Academy this month, hosting a series of sessions and live shows in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. A rare opportunity for Canadian producers, instrumentalists and DJs to be mentored directly by the international recording artist, Lunice will share his insights and personal experience as an Academy Alumni with participant hopefuls as they curate …

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The Zolas Release Title Track “Swooner”; New Album out

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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 …