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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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The Matadors at The Rickshaw Theatre May 7th

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 ...

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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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SUPER FIESTA! LOS FURIOS CD RELEASE PARTY!

April 17th 2015 at The Imperial at 319 Main will see the release of the newest Los Furios CD with Warless, Kutapira and Hang Ten Hangmen. Go-go girls: April O'Peel and Violet Femme. Hosted by the Purrfessor! Ska*Reggae*Afrobeat*Surf. Come celebrate the release of our new CD. All new songs! This is ...

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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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Festivals, News, Show Reviews »

[ 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.

Live Video, Video Release »

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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 …

Interview, Live Video »

[ 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.

Tours »

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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 …

shows, Tours »

[ 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 …

News »

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

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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 info@sjcommunitysquare.org or call 604-739-9373
Please help us collect signatures: Petition : Save St. James Community Square (pdf)

Albums, CD Release »

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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.

events, Fundraiser/Benefit, the morning after show »

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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.

events, News, shows »

[ 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!

Fundraiser/Benefit, shows »

[ 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.