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Sound of Dragon Music Festival - April 21 - 24

2nd Sound of Dragon Music Festival Innovative Local Music Artists and Guests from Taiwan   April 21-24, at the Western Front and Roundhouse Community Arts Centre After the successful premiere in 2014, the bi-annual Sound of Dragon Music Festival will feature some of the most creative music crafted through the collaboration of Vancouver’s Chinese music community, ...

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Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2016

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, the 11th annual festival celebrates the best of cinema created by women. The festival, organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV), is in co-production with VIFF’s Vancity Theatre. For workshop and industry event info, see www.womeninfilm.ca Please note that ...

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Exclusive interview with Slovenian activist Bozidar Radisic.

Exclusive chat with marihuana militant Bozidar Radisic in Ljubljana. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. Filmed and transcribed by Raechel Norrgard. We are here with Bozo Radisic, famous Slovenian marijuana activist here in Ljubljana. A social advocate in the field of drug policies and an promoter of medical cannabis in Slovenia. This interview was conducted in the ...

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Exclusive interview with Hemp oil activist Rick Simpson.

See and read the chat with the author of Phoenix Tears. Mexican-Canadian journalist Oswaldo Perez Cabrera met the Canadian activist Rick Simpson in Zagreb, Croatia for a talk about hemp oil. Rick claims the oil cures cancer, MS and other illnesses. There are dozens of cases that prove his claims; from terminal cancer ...

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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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FILTER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM CRAZY EYES TO BE RELEASED APRIL 8

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CANADIAN TOUR DATES IN APRIL
Reconstruction requires deconstruction. The institutions must be razed in order to clear space for the future to flourish. You tear down the old and build up the new. Filter founder, singer, guitarist, and producer, Richard Patrick, knows this dance well. It’s what established the group as a multi-platinum industrial alternative luminary, and it catalyzed their seventh full-length album, Crazy Eyes, to be released via Wind Up Records on April 8th. The first single off the album, Take Me To Heaven, can be heard here. The band will be on tour this …

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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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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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The Morning After Show Podcast February 9, 2016

In today’s show we have an interview by Oswaldo. Interview with Vedran Mujagic bass player from Dubioza kolektiv in Sarajevo. We talk about cleaning the streets of Vancouver as well as some really cool Vancouver Bands. Also we talk about Race For A Cure that was happening outside of our studio. As well we talk about The Toasters and Los Furios show that was at the Rickshaw.

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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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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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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, …