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2015 Nimbus Recording Competition

GOT TALENT? Bands and artists of all styles are wanted! Enter the 2015 Nimbus Recording Competition! Win a radio-ready single produced by Shawn Cole (Wanting Qu, Half Moon Run, Bend Sinister, Said The Whale, etc) and engineered and mixed with the assistance of Nimbus instructors and students in our world-class studios. The single will ...

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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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[ Posted by Jordan 28 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
No Joy with Guests @ Biltmore Cabaret


No Joy with special guests
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Doors 8:00PM
Tickets on sale now!
Advance tickets $12.00 plus applicable service charges
General Admission – 19+ Event
Tickets at TicketFly and Red Cat Records
604-569-1144 or 1-855-551-9747
The album bears the fruits of a band that has refined its work ethic in the gulf of time between recording sessions. The outcome – a juxtaposition of unrest and calm, beauty and chaos, truth and fantasy, in the throes of maxed-out amps and hair-whipping guitar goddess rock music – is as unwavering as ever.
Where No Joy’s last album, Wait …

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[ Posted by Jordan 10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Save St. James Community Square

To whom it may concern

St. James Community Square, a Non Profit Community Centre, is under threat of Sale and Potential Redevelopment.
With your support, we can save St. James Community Square and its irreplaceable educational, social service, cultural, and recreational programs provided at 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K-2L2.
Sign This Petition Here

For more information, email or call 604-739-9373
Please help us collect signatures: Petition : Save St. James Community Square (pdf)

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 27 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
CiTR’s Fundrive February 26th to March 6th. Donate to The Morning After Show.

The Morning After Show, the official show of VanMusic.
The Morning After Show hosted by Oswaldo Pérez Cabrera has been on the air for 15th years. Support the show and get prizes. CiTR 101.9 FM Fundrive started officially. First people to donate to The Morning After Show will get a pair of tickets for La Super Fiesta Furios CD release party with Kutapira, Warless, Hang Ten Hangmen. Live Burlesque with April O´Peel and Violet Femme and hosted by The Purrfesor. April 17th at The Imperial.

First person who donates 50 or more to my show will get a pair of tickets to Jarabe de Palo concert which will be the 15th year Anniversary party opening Los Furios and Caracas. March 24th at The Rickshaw.

The biggest donor the show will get a pair of tickets for Flamin´Groovies courtesy of Rickshaw Vancouver. Opening are BUM and Rich Hope and his Evil Doers March 14th.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Legendary band The Flamin’ Groovies at The Rickshaw March 14th.

Shake Some Action! The first time I heard that song I knew it was going to be with me for the rest of my life. “They were better than the Beatles” Told me my friend Tio, “They are more powerful without losing the pop element”; yeah we were definitely grooving with their music, smoking Js and chanting the ooohs in their songs with our fists in the air. Slow Death was another rockin tune that was my companion during my teenage years. Even their covers are great like Louie Louie, so when I learned they are coming to town, almost 50 years after they were formed, its a dream come true. It is like travelling to a time where I wasn’t even born yet. If you are new to the band you have to get Groovies’ Greatest Grooves, a 1989 compilation album originally released by Sire Records. Along the big hits you can enjoy Yes It’s True, Don’t Lie to Me, You Tore Me Down among other classics. Imperdibles!

Albums, CD Release »

[ Posted by Jordan 8 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Maya Spectra brings 90’s back with “Music Box”

Despite a complete reconstruction of their body of acoustic work to align with an artistic vision within the realm of electronic music, the band’s jazz roots are nevertheless audible in their music’s most core sound. Janel Blanco’s vocal work is lovely and timeless, perfectly complementing the electronics surrounding it which are likewise reserved and soothing. Operating as their own producers and mixers, The Maya Spectra have created something which is genuine to themselves.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 31 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Fundarising for Super Chido Productions featuring The Mean Threes, Caracas, Solidred and Ross Cambrin

On February 21st at Seven Dinning Lounge on 53 West Broadway. VanMusic, Yucastereo have joined forces to help out sister event promotion company to raise some funds. As you know the cancellation of the Toaster concert left us with some promotion expenses as we looking forward to our next big concert with Jarabe de Palo. We wanted to give you nice warm up with three of the hottest bands for your dancing pleasure.

5 dollars at the door
All Ages.

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[ Posted by Jordan 17 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
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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[ Posted by Jordan 13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
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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[ Posted by Jordan 23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
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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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
#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.