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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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Folk Alliance Announces Cdr Chris Hadfield as Keynote Speaker

Folk Alliance International Announces Commander Chris Hadfield as Keynote Speaker for Conference and Music Camp. Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut and musician whose tweets and videos from the International Space Station enthralled millions around the world, will be a Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Folk Alliance International Conference and Music Camp. ...

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Vancouver International Film Festival present Award Winning Films

The VIFF will take place from September 25th to October 10th   The Vancouver International Film Festival is back with its 33rd edition and with a new leader Jacqueline Dupuis as Executive Director. With over 10 years of leadership experience with various international film festivals including The Calgary International Film Festival where ...

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New Forms Festival 14

New Forms Festival 14 will be held at Science World, a not-for-profit organization that engages British Columbians in science and technology. Originally commissioned for Expo86, the building's silvery geodesic dome is an iconic Vancouver landmark. For the Design, the architect, Bruno Freschi, drew inspiration from American inventor R. Buckminster Fuller who patented the ...

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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

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The Trailer Park Boys ‘Dear Santa’ at The Vogue Theatre – December 12, 2014

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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The Shimmering Stars new video: Role Confusion.

“Role Confusion” is the next single from Shimmering Stars’ second full-length album, Bedrooms of the Nation. Filmmaker Jeffery Loucks is a longtime friend of Shimmering Stars and he felt up to the challenge to create a music video that delves deep into the psyche and history of its members. The result of this endeavor can only be described as a gleeful nightmare; if ever there was such an oxymoron. After Jeffery heard some of the first demos from Bedrooms of the Nation a year ago, he set out to make something that would convey the contrasting moods throughout the album.

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In anticipation of her Tingle & Spark LP coming out on Aug. 5th and national tour to follow, T. Nile is excited to release the official video for her first single, “Running”, as well as a homecoming album release show in Vancouver on September 6th at The Biltmore (full dates below).
T. Nile is a genre-disrupting sorceress of sound who has the uncanny ability to fuse traditional folk instrumentation and modern EDM technology via a unique brand of vibrant sass the likes of which …

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Faye Blais

Sudbury’s Faye Blais is spreading her new material around the globe, on a series of International Tours. Detailed as “continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist”, Faye’s songwriting, presence and personality are showcased beautifully through her impressive jazzy-bluesy folk style, on acoustic and electric guitars, and keys, with stunning, dynamic vocals. Faye has spent nearly half of the last decade overseas, recording and touring her albums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and USA. The rest of her time is spent touring in Canada, where she recorded her latest album, “On the Bright Side” (May 2012 release) at her family’s cottage in Northern Ontario.

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Vancouver’s Prairie Cat Releases New Album ‘Who Knows Where To Begin?’

Stream the new track “No Bedroom”
Vancouver artist Prairie Cat (aka Cary Pratt) is set to release his first full length album in 5 years. Who Knows Where To Begin? is his third studio recording, and will hit the streets on August 5th. The album was produced by Ryan Dahle and is compiled of studio session recordings from recRoom Studios in Vancouver. Additional sessions were recorded in the historic/haunted Vogue Theatre.
Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) perhaps put it best when he wrote:
“Who Knows Where To Begin? is uninfluenced by the homogeneous trends of the Internet, while still making something that is …