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The Best 15 Vancouver Independent Bands of 2015!

The Best Vancouver Bands of 2015 according to what we saw! As every year, VanMusic puts out a small list of the best Vancouver independent bands that are conquering the world and our city. Some of the bands here were on our list last year, some are not, but all are ...

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BreakOut West Announces 2016 Host City

BreakOut West 2016 to be Hosted in Regina The Western Canadian Music Alliance are pleased to announce that Regina, Saskatchewan has been named host city for the 14th annual BreakOut West, taking place October 13-16, 2016. SaskMusic, Creative Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatchewan, City of Regina, and Regina Hotel Association have all taken ...

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Victoria Django Festival 2016

The 5th Anniversary of Victoria's Premier Hot Club Event The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to announce the fifth annual festival with this year's international headliner, the Hot Club D'Europe! Featuring Paulus Schafer, a renowned musician born into the Dutch Sinti tradition, and Olli Soikkeli, a young Finnish virtuoso and rising ...

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Dia de Muertos Funk Costume Bash Friday October 30th.

Yucastereo, Radio Alicia, VanMusic and Super Chido productions have teamed to produce an all day party with an art exhibition, Altars for the dead, costumes, food and drinks and a special kind of market. LIVE music by The Maneuver, Disco Funeral, Caracas, Lucid Afterlife and more. The Hall at 1739 Venables previously ...

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Music Films at VIFF

VanMusic recommends these music films VIFF 2015 returns with a stellar line up music films featuring great performances and in-depth visits with some of the greatest artists. Check out www.viff.org for dates and tickets. The Vancouver International Film Festival is running until October 9th on different theatres around the city. VanMusic is sponsoring ...

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Canadian Producer Lunice Kicks Off Tour with Red Bull Music Academy!

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CANADIAN PRODUCER KICKS OFF TOUR WITH RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY TO HOST A SERIES OF SESSIONS AND CLUB NIGHTS
FROM STUDENT TO MENTOR, LUNICE GIVES BACK
Lunice will head across Canada on a four-stop tour with Red Bull Music Academy this month, hosting a series of sessions and live shows in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. A rare opportunity for Canadian producers, instrumentalists and DJs to be mentored directly by the international recording artist, Lunice will share his insights and personal experience as an Academy Alumni with participant hopefuls as they curate …

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Submotion Orchestra “Colour Theory”

After the success of 2014’s Alium, Submotion Orchestra raise the bar yet again with their new album, Colour Theory. Renowned for their stunning live performances, for “smoky jazz, skittering live percussion and swooping synths” (Mojo), the band have this time taken a conscious decision to focus their energy and attention on to their production, shaping a record of immense poise and epic scope, where attention to detail and shape has resulted in a new dynamism and contemporary sheen. As producer Dom Ruckspin puts it, “we wanted to go somewhere radically different.” While Colour Theory is indeed radically different, it also stays true to what made Submotion Orchestra so exciting to begin with.

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Shambhala Early bird tickets Sold Out.

Tickets to Shambhala 2016 grant access to the festival grounds from 8:00AM Pacific Standard on Friday August 5, 2016 until 11:59PM on Sunday, August 7, 2016. There is a fee of $80 per person for those wishing to arrive prior to Thursday, August 4th at 8AM, and a fee of $40 per person for those wishing to arrive between Thursday, August 4th at 8AM and Friday, August 5th at 8AM.

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The Morning After Show Podcast February 2, 2016

Hosts: Jordan Vanmusic Grey, Chapa Guzman and John Prentice for a weekly showcase of local music, and lively interviews with musical guests…every Tuesday 11:30am – 1pm.

This week’s telephone interview was with Kyle Fury frontman and lead singer of the local ska band called Los Furios, and a you tube interview with Rob “Bucket” Hingley frontman ans lead Singer from The Toasters, a legendary ska band from NYC.

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The Zolas Release Title Track “Swooner”; New Album out March 4; Canadian Dates Announced!

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Feminist Pop Anthem “Swooner” Unleashed w. Billboard, International Tour (Incl. SXSW) Kicks Off Next Week!
Vancouver’s prolific indie-pop band The Zolas return with their self-produced third studio album Swooner set for release on March 4th via Light Organ Records. The record marks a major departure from both the cabaret rock of 2009’s Tic Toc Tic and the atmospheric minimalism of Ancient Mars. This time around, the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, showcased by stirring modern production.
Swooner is highlighted by flashes of grungy hard-panned guitars, Prince-like synth flourishes, eurodance vocals, electric …

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CMT Music Fest Announces Eric Church and Zac Brown Band as Headliners for Two-Day Festival July 8 and 9

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Additional acts include Andrew Hyatt, Cold Creek County, Kira Isabella, Leah Daniels, Lindi Ortega, Meghan Patrick, The Road Hammers and The Washboard Union.
Corus Live, a Corus Entertainment company, presents CMT Music Fest, a two-day festival taking place Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at Bingemans grounds in Kitchener, Ontario. Multi-Platinum selling and seven-time GRAMMY® nominee Eric Church will headline the festival on Friday evening and multi-Platinum GRAMMY® winning powerhouse stadium act Zac Brown Band will take over the main stage on Saturday. Andrew Hyatt, Cold Creek County, Kira Isabella, Leah Daniels, …

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The Morning After Show Episode January 26, 2016

Join Hosts Jordan Vanmusic Grey, Chapa Guzman and John Prentice for a weekly showcase of local music, and lively interviews with musical guests.

This week we interviewed local Singer Songwriters Josie Aileen Patterson ( Cozy ) and Clare Twiddy, they played live on air, so please sit back and listen to this podcast. Each week we will bring interesting music stories and the latest in Vancouver’s Indie Music scene.

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SXSW Music Announces Tony Visconti As First Keynote Speaker

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SXSW Music 2016 Announces First of Multiple Keynote Speakers
For the first time ever, the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival will offer multiple keynote speakers. SXSW is honored that the first to be announced is Tony Visconti. Mr. Visconti’s opening keynote will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 18ABCD of the the Austin Convention Center.
Tony Visconti has been hailed as one of the most important producers in the history of Rock and …

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The Subways Are Coming To North American!

The Subways Announce First U.S. Tour in Eight Years
Self-Titled LP Out April 16

subwaysTHE SUBWAYS, perhaps best known by American audiences for their modern rock radio smash “Rock & Roll Queen”, will return to the U.S. for a much anticipated North American tour, their first since 2008. The band will be on the road supporting their new self-titled album, which is set for a US/Canadian release on April 16, 2016 via BODAN KUMA Recordings.

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BTU – Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich Release “Tightrope Walk” February 12th

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Album Release Shows in British Columbia

Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich, together as BTU, are back with a brand new album and shows around the coast! Tightrope Walk is the second recording from the powerhouse folk trio, and it’s first to be released on Borealis Records. Tightrope Walk is a remarkable and varied journey through the inspirations of it’s creators, and an acoustic instrumental delight. Whether recorded or taken in at a live show, the songs on Tightrope Walk will melt your heart with their beautiful harmonies, evocative lyrics, …