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Concert review: Moon Duo and The Horrors at Rickshaw.

Hypnotic rock shakes the Rickshaw By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera Photos: Alejandro Chapa. Sunday afternoon was greeted by rain. As we walked out from Yucastereo and Radio Alicia on CJSF, we can feel the Autumn installing itself in Vancouver. When we got to the Rickshaw the rain was heavy, but inside we could hear ...

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Nerdfest Vancouver at Rickshaw November 8th

Aesir Promotions presents "NerdFest IV: A Night of Epic Fantasy"! Headlining the show The Whiskeydicks, opening Runaway Four (Formerly the Tasty Animals) Nerdfest is a fantasy convention that is happening on November 8th the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver. NerdFest will be a night that brings together the gaming/fantasy community for a night of ...

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LG 104.3 Launches vanCOVER offering $6,000 in prizes per month, A Tribute Project to the Greatest Hits

Artists will have the opportunity to win cash prizes and perform live in Vancouver LG 104.3 is giving local musicians the chance to re-interpret the Greatest Hits of the 70s and 80s with vanCOVER, a program designed to support the growth and development of artists in Vancouver’s music community. Building on ...

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VanMusic presents Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed at VIFF

Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados. VanMusic is proud to present the film Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed by Spanish director David Trueba on Friday Oct 3rd at 1PM at Centre for Performing Arts and Wednesday Oct 8th at 6 PM at the same location. The film won the best ...

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Rifflandia Festival in Victoria Sept 11-14

The 7th edition of the music festival descends on Victoria. The festival started in 2008 with 3 days, 7 stages, 65 artists. and 1500 people were there to witness it. Black Mountain was the headliner that year. This year the festival takes place all over the city in 3 days and ...

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New Video by Caribou and world tour.

As a studio project, Caribou is carried out by Snaith alone, but on tour the live band also consists of Ryan Smith, Brad Weber, and John Schmersal. More than a decade of touring across the globe has cemented Caribou’s reputation as much for being a live band as a studio project. Speaking about the video, director Ryan Staake said: “In ‘Our Love’, I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork.”

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Good For Grapes – “Skipping Stone” music video release w. Project Limelight

Good For Grapes have been fundraising for a Vancouver children’s theater program called Project Limelight and cast a couple of the kids from the program as their lead roles.

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The Trailer Park Boys ‘Dear Santa’ at The Vogue Theatre – December 12 and 13th, 2014 Second Show Added Due To Popular Demand!

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are back on tour, but this time they’re not alone – Mr. Lahey and Randy will be there in all their drunken glory!

When Bubbles tries to spread the true meaning of Christmas to the world, his good- hearted plans are botched by Julian wanting to cash in on the festive season and Ricky’s relentless pursuit to meet the real Santa. And if that wasn’t enough, all three of them have to deal with the very intoxicated Jim Lahey and his cheeseburger- eating sidekick, Randy.

Spend an evening with the boys for a Christmas shit show you will never forget!

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Music For A Miracle – Benefit Concert Sunday October 19, 2014 at the Heritage Hall

PLEASE JOIN IN & SUPPORT A CAUSE close to my heart & many others.
This is a public event that will consist of a community coming together amongst Food, Drinks, Silent Auction, Raffles, Mingling, and Music. Please purchase tickets in advance as there is limited seating. I look forward to seeing you there! Check out the Facebook Event here.
The time has come. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! In support of my 3 year old nephew who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, I will be putting on a Benefit Concert Sunday October 19, 2014 …

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Corn Island: A film review. Playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

A visually astonishing picture that narrates with barely any dialogue the vicissitudes of a grandpa and his yearly chore of planting corn on a tiny island with the help of his granddaughter. Every Summer, in what I believe is the river Inguri that serves as a natural boundary between Abkhazia and Georgia, a small island emerges in the middle of the river, more towards the side of the break away country.
The film is a minimalistic piece of art with very naturalistic shots, we are not talking about the forest around it, but the portraits that the director, the Georgian George Ovashvili does with the characters; close ups of wrinkles, freckles, body features, simple traditions and water. The plot, while very linear and basic, thickens when their humanity gets tested and hints of emotion flourish amid the tense calm.

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Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE

Western Canada Fall Tour
Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE; or, the “Zen rock garden of American Old Time music”as it’s been called, is back on the road as summer comes to a close, with a series of shows across the prairies including Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg.
Following up the summer’s festival tour, which included Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Calgary Folk Music Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival, Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE returns for a series of more intimate shows with their valued fans. This will be the last BIG MACHINE tour before vocalist and multi-instrumentalist …

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Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry

Presented by Richardson GMP and Potluck Café Society
Rihardson GMP and Potluck Café Society are proud to present the 9th Annual Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry Show at the Vogue on Saturday, November 22, 2014. A one-of-a-kind variety show, the Opry has is a celebrated tradition in the lower mainland community, bringing concertgoers together to support the Potluck Café Society and its work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
This year is a bittersweet. While the Opry itself is expanding into touring western Canada, benefiting charities in each city, 2014 marks the …

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CJSF celebrates 11 years on FM Dial at Astoria and VanMusic is sponsoring.

To celebrate, CJSF is throwing a huge party with six great local Vancouver bands. Come out to The Astoria Pub on Friday September 26 to help celebrate this milestone and watch some of Vancouver’s best bands. Simon Fraser University’s CJSF 90.1 has been on the FM dial for 11 years! CJSF received the FM license in 2003 but have been melting ears for 47 years! CJSF 90.1 FM is the house of excellent radio shows like Yucastereo and Radio Alicia (popular shows all around Latin America) Mixtape, Arts Indy, Melodies in Mind, Spoken word shows and other multi cultural shows like Latin salad, O Sole Mio among others.

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Gold-Selling Canadian Rock Band The Trews Announce Major Canadian Tour

A mix of electric and acoustic performances under the banner ‘Rise in the Wake’ to cement the quartet’s reputation as one of Canada’s top touring acts.
On the heels of a summer spent rocking North American outposts, The Trews announce a coast-to-coast fall / winter tour supporting their critically acclaimed self-titled studio album. As an added bonus for emerging artists across the country, there will be a contesting component in select markets giving local bands the opportunity to win a support slot, opening for The Trews in their hometowns. Today, The Trews …

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Ben Everyman new album Subourbon

Ben Everyman is out at it again. He’s done it again. You can have a preview of his new album on the bandcamp page that contains three songs. The hilarious and now popular song 3AM drunk opens his latest work. Its an ode to all the Vancouverite drinkers. Next is (UUDDLRLRBA) Select Start My Heart and countrish, sad ballad full of beauty. Wasted lives with you cries the singer like cutting his veins with the slide guitar. The risk is that this tune might stick to your head. No Nonsense Nellie is a straight folk rap song classic of Everyman style. Do yourself a favour and grab this album, it will make you happy. Out on September 7th