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Valentine's Massacre at Blood Alley

VanMusic's Anti Valentines Day Show in Gastown. The greatest Carnival valentine party ever thrown comes alive in Vancouver. Come in costume. Heathen Strangefellow & The Vaudeville Vagabonds. Devil In the Wood Shack (On tour promoting their new LP "The Horror Sessions"). Bone Daddies. Skeleton Killing Amphibian. Discover what really happened that gorey night ...

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The best Vancouver (indie) bands of 2014 Part 2.

Best Vancouver Bands in 2014 Part 2 Indie? What's indie anyways? A label? A trend to call bands whose genre is not easily defined? A band with no commercial record label, independent from any artistic constrictions? A short form of Independent? What about Alternative rock? That was also a trend for ...

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The best bands in Vancouver 2014 Part 1

Vancouver bands that rocked in 2014 according to us. Having booked close to 100 shows this year and through the experience of The Morning After Show on CiTR and Radio Alicia in CJSF we had contact with many talented and professional musicians, we listened to a lot of new releases and ...

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Jarabe de Palo in Vancouver for the 15th year anniversary of The Morning After Show

The Morning After Show 15th Anniversary Party with Jarabedepalo and special guests Los Furios and Caracas at The Rickshaw Thetare March 24th 2015 The Morning After Show started last century with Jeremy Baker and Paul Gulett on 101.9 FM CiTR radio. Oswaldo Perez Cabrera joined in 2001. When Jeremy left for ...

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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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5 Years of Fortune Sound Club

Everyone who’s anyone has been to Fortune Sound Club. Notables such as Jay-Z, Gorillaz, OFF!, Little Dragon, EPMD, Eve, Wu-Tang Clan, Tony Hawk, and more, have all been to the venue either as guests or performers. Since the venue’s inception in 2009, it has garnered major industry awards including Best Dance Club awards (Georgia Straight; West Ender) as well as Nightclub of the Year awards (Vancouver Nightlife Awards; Urban Culture Conference Awards).

The brainchild of venerable tastemakers Garret Louie and Rob Rizk, Fortune is not your run of the mill venue. Welcoming acts and performers from all genres, the organizers and staff of Fortune have created an entity that is equal parts nightclub, venue, project space, art gallery and community hub.

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Brooke Fraser’s Brutal Romantic Tour W/ Dark Waves

Dark Waves Announced as Direct Support for Upcoming Brooke Fraser Brutal Romantic Tour.

Brooke FraserLA-based indie pop outfit, Dark Waves, fronted by singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nick Long, has been announced as direct support for alt-pop darling Brooke Fraser’s upcoming Brutal Romantic tour. Following the success of Dark Waves’, “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love,”which recently stole the #2 spot on Hype Machine’s most popular chart, Dark Waves will be accompanying Fraser on 21 North American dates through February 2015. Tickets are currently available here

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CJSF Podcast: The Vancouver Mixtape

Explore Vancouver’s rich underground music scene through interviews, event listings, and of course music with hosts Jamie Cessford and Jesse Wentzloff.

Broadcasts live every Sunday from 8-9pm on CJSF 90.1 FM.

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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 ( ). 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

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

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

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.

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 …