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Jah Cutta W/ MNGWA May 28 at Red Room for the Hayley Rose Foundation

Jah Cutta will perform May 28th at the Red Room with special guests MNGWA for the Hayley Rose Foundation Fundraiser. VanMusic, Super Chido Productions and The Hayley Rose Foundation - HRF present a night of dancing with Montreal reggae legend Jah Cutta with special guests MNGWA and One Kingdom. Tunes by CiTR ...

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17th-19th 2015

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 FESTIVAL LINE UP! We're thrilled to introduce you to the line-up for the 38th edition of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival! On the weekend of July 17-19, Jericho Beach Park is host to an incredible weekend of music. Over 60 music acts from all over the earth - from over ...

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VICTORIA'S 16TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL JULY 1 - 5, 2015!

Victoria BC Ska Society is are thrilled to announce our lineup for the 16th anniversary of our Festival of the People! This same Festival of the People was known as the Victoria Ska Festival for its first 15 years, but added “reggae” to the title earlier this year to better reflect ...

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Shambhala Music Festival 2015 Completes Series of Six Stage Lineup Announcements!

Shambhala Music Festival 2015 Completes Series of Six Stage Lineup Announcements! On Saturday, the 2015 Shambhala Music Festival finished a week-long daily roll out of six individual stage lineup announcements.  Unlike other festivals, Shambhala’s six stages are each curated and independently run by their own respective stage directors, who in most ...

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Filberg Festival July 31st - Aug 3rd 2015

The annual four day Filberg Festival is the art event of the summer! Held each BC Day long weekend, the Festival features over 130 artisans, great food and lively entertainment for all ages at the beautiful 9 acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. The Filberg Festival has always been known for its ...

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[ Posted by Jordan 19 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Matt Epp in Vancouver June 3

Matt Epp shares his brand new video for the first single from his forthcoming album, Ready In Time, due out on June 23rd. Inspired by the time-lapse illustrated music video “Love in High Places” from Grammy winner, Kimbra; Matt reached out to the visual artist behind it, Timothy Armstrong. He accepted and spent the next month crafting every illustration, by hand. A composer, sound designer, illustrator, and animator originally from New Zealand now living in Berlin, Timothy’s work is known for its detail and complexity and spans a wide range of genres and artistic techniques.

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[ Posted by Jordan 6 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
BreakOut West Announces 2015 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

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BreakOut West Announces 2015 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is excited to reveal the nominees for the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards, announced today at a press conference at McPherson Playhouse, in Victoria, BC.
The 13th annual BreakOut West and Western Canadian Music Awards will be hosted in Victoria, BC, September 17-20, 2015. The festival, gala and conference will run concurrent with Rifflandia Festival, bringing together strengths of both events in hosting some of the best in western Canadian talent, increasing opportunities for artists, and networking with …

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[ Posted by Jordan 1 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Reggae Recording Artist Randy Valentine Released EP ‘Still Pushing’

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Randy Valentine Set To Release EP ‘Still Pushing’
After touring non stop throughout the European club circuit since January 2015 and making his first trip to Australia, Randy Valentine and his team are set to release his 2nd EP “Still Pushing”. Randy Valentine reassures his fans that this EP will show his growth throughout his musical journey.
“This EP is the commitment of my team and I to raise the levels for this genre that we love, (reggae music) beyond limits, everyday we think of new ways to set new personal standards …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ederlezi Balkan Brass Festival 2015 at Commercial Dr. Legion (Grandview) May 8th and 9th

Caravan World Rhythms is partnering once again with Vancouver’s Orkestar Slivovica and Transformation Projects to present a weekend of the most energetic and unique brass bands one can imagine. The tradition of brass bands as celebration music comes from regions of Serbia and Macedonia, and it is now sweeping the Western world! “Ederlezi” is a Spring festival, especially celebrated by Roma minority people in the Balkans and elsewhere in the region, including Turkey, marking the beginning of Spring.

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[ Posted by Jordan 8 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on The Matadors at The Rickshaw Theatre May 7th | ]
The Matadors at The Rickshaw Theatre May 7th

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The Matadors, May 7th 2015 at The Rickshaw Theatre
Canada’s “horrorbilly” band The Matadors formed in 1995 in London, Ontario. They were originally a cover band, playing mostly classic country and 1950s rockabilly songs, being booked mostly for corporate gigs and weddings. Singer and guitarist “Howlin’ Hooch” Parkins wrote four original songs in 1998, including “Let’s Ride” which appeared on the debut Matadors album “Hellblazin” 4 years later. After recording those original tracks, Hooch became unsatisfied with being a cover act and thus, The Matadors were born. Five albums later, they continue …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Review of Envision festival in Costa Rica

From February 26 through March 1, 2015, El Rancho La Merced just outside of Uvita was the host of the most impressive festival in the region. Starting off five years ago on the southern pacific shores of Costa Rica as a grassroots community of artists and musicians, Envision Festival – Costa Rica has become an unprecedented destination festival and a paradigm for the future.

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[ Posted by Jordan 6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wasted Youth – by Friday Night Trend

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Friday Night Trend has rolled out their new video single for “Wasted Youth”

We’re looking forward to the coming summer after a long and brutal winter here in Toronto, Canada. This new song is the perfect soundtrack to uninhibited summer nights and a promising sign of things to come. Running, biking, or walking, while the party never stops…Bellwoods Park, Bayfront, streetcars, College Street, Queen Street, all of the neighbourhoods and underpasses…through what seems like the entirety of the city.
My project, Friday Night Trend is my attempt at a personal evolution. It’s also in …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Exclusive interview with Marc Emery.

Oswaldo Perez Cabrera stopped by the headquarters of Cannabis Culture, the store that for many years now has been a forefront of the cannabis movement in the province of BC and the baticave of Mark Emery who is the poster child of the legalization movement in the west coast and the rest of Canada. Always confident and defiant, he lives a relax but busy existence with his political activities.

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[ Posted by Jordan 30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Freedom Fry Tour with Stromae + New Single

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FREEDOM FRY
*Tour dates w/ STROMAE + LILLY WOOD AND THE PRICK*

Listen: “BREAK INTO A MUSICAL” [New Single]

We’re very pleased to announce Spring tour dates w/ STROMAE and LILLY WOOD AND THE PRICK. We’re also very happy to share another brand new song with you.
“Break Into a Musical is someone looking back on a failed relationship and remembering how they used to sing silly songs together, and now that memory is fading out. It’s actually a sad song with a happy sounding chorus …” – Freedom Fry
Check out Freedom Fry on Facebook here
SPRING TOUR DATES:
April …

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

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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
http://www.ticketfly.com/
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 …