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One Night Stand VII - New Year's Eve at The Imperial - December 31, 2014

Mother Mother, Said the Whale, Yukon Blonde, Hannah Georgas, The Belle Game, Rococode, Louise Burns, Dominique Fricot, & more including surprise guests. Back for its seventh year and at a new venue, One Night Stand returns as Vancouver's best New Year's party, hands down.  It features some of Vancouver's best, including ...

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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 ...

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Shambhala 2014 Aftermovie - 'A Journey Home'

Shambhala releases 2014 Afterstory ‘A Journey Home’ Canada’s premiere electronic music festival, Shambhala, has released the Official 2014 Afterstory video titled "A Journey Home." Take a trip back to the Farm and experience the wonder of last year's festival, what many are calling the best in the festival’s 17 year history. Stunning ...

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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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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
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

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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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CiTR Shindig at The Hindenburg (Full schedule).

For 31 years,some of the best bands in Vancouver have competed in this battle of the bands. Past participants includes the likes of The Organ, 3 Inches of Blood, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Japandroids and They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, The Pack AD, The Oh Wells, Wizerdz, Aunts and Uncles, Clockmakers, Humans, Hermetic, among others. Since launching in 1983 over 800 bands have played SHiNDiG, winning awesome prizes such as studio time, festival showcases and Discorder features.

CiTR radio continues to offer the freshest underground music in this annual competition that spans 13 weeks (from September to December) and over a thousand participants. Twenty-seven bands and musicians of all styles duke it out to grab one of three prize-winning top slots

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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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[ Posted by Jordan 29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
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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[ Posted by Jordan 26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Music For A Miracle – Benefit Concert Sunday October 19, 2014 at the Heritage Hall

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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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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 22 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
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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[ Posted by Jordan 12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE

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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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[ Posted by Jordan 11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry

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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 …