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Red Bull 20 Before 17 > Rewind Our Year in Music, Through its 20 Biggest Moments

RED BULL 20 BEFORE 17: A GIFT OF NEW MUSIC, VIDEOS, LECTURES AND MORE FROM 40+ ARTISTS INCLUDING: YG, LIL WAYNE, ERYKAH BADU, MIXPAK AND DIZZEE RASCAL. REWIND RED BULL’S YEAR IN MUSIC THROUGH ITS 20 BIGGEST MOMENTS AT www.redbull.com/20before17 Now in its third year, the ‘20 Before’ series returns with a ...

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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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Vancouver Christmas Market has a new location.

The Vancouver Christmas Market runs from November 26th through December 31st has moved to the Jack Poole Plaza. The 7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site! The beloved event will relocate and expand to Jack Poole Plaza this season. The new home offers more ...

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LORI CULLEN FEATURING RON SEXSMITH OFF SOMEWHERE VIDEO PREMIERE

LORI CULLEN SEXSMITH SWINGHAMMER SONGS After debuting at #1 on the U.S. iTunes Jazz Charts and quickly gaining radio play, Lori Cullen creating a name with her latest release, a collaboration with artist Kurt Swinghammer and songwriter Ron Sexsmith. Bob Mersereau, a veteran Canadian broadcaster from Frederickton NB, took some time to ...

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STOMP makes its anticipated return to Vancouver.

THE INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION SENSATION STOMP COMES TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE FROM JANUARY 13 T0 15. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 26 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than ...

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Spirit Unforgettable: Documentary about John Mann and the Spirit of the West

The Vancouver International Film Festival presented the documentary by Pete McCormack.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
Spirit Unforgettable won the award for Most Popular Canadian Documentary (based on audience balloting).
The film is as local as it can get. The documentary is dramatic and powerful and will leave a tear in your eye. The music is an auditory photograph for the people who were around in BC and Canada in general in the eighties and nineties and even at the beginning of the century. I am sure that some of you reading these lines are even in the documentary, or saw something in it as it happened in real life with your own eyes and in full colour. This documentary also hits hard to our community because the subject, John Mann, is a friend or a neighbour; a familiar figure for most of us, one of Vancouver greatest icons and a great guy.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 23 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Official Launch of the One Love Festival.

One Love Festival Swangard Stadium August 11, 12 and 13th 2017.
This Summer a great festival is coming your way with International acts. We are working to bring musicians from Jamaica, Spain, Mexico, USA and of course Canada to our Reggae, Ska Roots festival.

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[ Posted by Jordan 11 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
AURAS – Vancouver tour date Dec 8

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AURAS ANNOUNCE FALL 2016 TOUR DATES
The progressive groove metal of AURAS is incomparable, which is why they have garnered a following for their unique style. Having just released their new LP, Heliospectrum, on September 30th via eOne Music, the Waterloo, Ontario-based band will hit the road to share the album’s offerings on a fall tour with Toothgrinder and Moontooth. See full list of dates below.
“We wanted to tell a story with Infinite Influence using an ascending rhythmic arrangement that maneuvers into different dimensions paired with equal movements in melody,” says …

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[ Posted by Jordan 10 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Project WILD: Country Announces Top 3 Finalists

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WILD 953 and Alberta Music Announce the Project WILD Top 3 Finalists!
The scores are in, the counting’s done… WILD 953 and Alberta Music are thrilled to announce the TOP 3 FINALISTS in this inaugural year of Project WILD: Country Artist Development. All are up for the top prize of $100,953. That’s a lot of cash for a young Country Music Artist! Put through their paces at Country Music Biz Bootcamp, along with the rest of the Project WILD Top 12, these artists really learned the ropes. But these three netted …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 24 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Vancouver International Film Festival: We Are X a film by Stephen Kijak about X Japan.

During the first 20 minutes of the film I kept wondering if X Japan was a real band or a cinematic, well written drama film. Soon we found out we were watching a rockumentary and X Japan are very much a real experience and not only that, they are one of the biggest bands in the world. Chances are, you might have heard about X Japan, after all they have over 30 million copies sold worldwide. This film tells their story. A story of loss, victories, glamour and a lot of rock and roll.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 15 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
ITSAZOO Announces Hold Over  of Site-Specific Horror Event: – Hidden –

Due to overwhelming demand, ITSAZOO will extend the run of the bone-chilling, site-specific horror event Hidden by one week. Eight newly added performances will see the show run at UBC Botanical Garden through to November 19, 2016.
The production begins with audience members loading into a van belonging to The Lost Lovers Murder Tour and setting off toward their destination. As they travel into the woods, their tour guide shares the gruesome story of a murder that took place in the forest exactly 20 years ago – and of a restless spirit who still walks the woods.

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Drive-by Truckers bring their alternative country/southern rock style to Vancouver’s own Rickshaw Theatre

Yet another SOLD OUT show at The Rickshaw in Vancouver this Sunday! But where was the line-up out the front door? There wasn’t one because everyone arrived early to catch the opening act, Lydia Loveless. When we arrived to the show, the room was packed and the music hadn’t even started yet.

The Drive-by Truckers don’t introduce themselves; there’s no need to because the sound of the crowd cheering announces their arrival onstage. An array of eclectic guitars, Brad Morgan’s drum-kit of red, white and blue; and Jay Gonzalez’s piano with a poster stating BLACK LIVES MATTER taped to the side of it set the stage.

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[ Posted by Jordan 1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
THE BALCONIES  ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

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The Balconies @ the Rickshaw Theatre Dec 1

The release of the new album from Toronto-based alt-pop group, The Balconies, is here and the band is thrilled to announce that they will be taking their stunning live show on the road this fall. Their brand new, self-produced album, Rhonda, dropped today and the band will celebrate the release with a run of tour dates across Canada through November and December.
The Balconies’ live show is truly a force to be reckoned with. Captivating stage presence, incredible musicianship, and powerhouse vocals from frontwoman …

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Surrey Reggae Festival Sept.10 Featuring Luciano, Los Furios, Turbulence, Omolara, Foundation Stone among others.

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For the first time in Surrey, a festival that combines the magic of reggae with the Afrocaribbean culture at the Stetson Bowl 6050 176th Street in Surrey.
The festival features Jamaican superstar Luciano. For almost 25 years Luciano has been brightening the stages with his Rastafarian-influenced reggae songs. Now he is ready to bring his gospel to a crowd of dancers and reggae lovers of all ages. Its a unique opportunity for the whole family to come enjoy an event that features reknowned artists of different backgrounds.
The Surrey Reggae Festival is …

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[ Posted by Jordan 23 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
KROY presents Scavenger | Canadian Tour Announced

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KROY PRESENTS SCAVENGER
CANADIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
After collaborations with David Giguère and Jason Bajada that were met with critical acclaim,and winning the heart of Canada’s electropop scene with the band Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin now takes the plunge and is set to release her first solo album on September 23, under the name of KROY. The album SCAVENGER marks a turning point in the singer’s career as she is venturing down a more personal road. SCAVENGERwill be released under Dare To Care records. KROY has also announced a Canadian tour in support …