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Shambhala Music Festival August 8th to 11th 2014

Bassnectar, GriZ, Moby DJ, and Skream to Headline Shambhala Music Festival 2014. The 17th annual Shambhala Music Festival features its most powerful lineup to date including Bassnectar, Griz, Moby DJ, Skream, Beats Antique, Paper Diamond, Justin Martin, Phaeleh, Gorgon City and more—over 300 acts in all. As one of the longest running electronic music festivals in North America, this internationally famed gathering ...

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SHOREFEST at the Honda Celebration of Light (July 26, July 30 and August 2)

Vancouver Lights up for Three Days of Music and Fireworks LG 104.3 FM is delighted to announce the return of SHOREFEST at the Honda Celebration of Light. This free concert series of outstanding Canadian talent begins at 7pm at Sunset Beach and English Bay (July 26, July 30 and August 2). SHOREFEST ...

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Ska Fest in Victoria BC July 1st to the 5th

The Victoria BC Ska Society presents the 15th edition of the Ska Fest This year the festival is happy to feature bands like Shaggy, Fishbone, The Expanders, Los Rastrillos from Mexico, Providencia from Colombia, The Aggrolites from California, Barrington Levy, Zvuloon Dub System from Israel plus local bands The Brass Action, ...

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Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 6 review

 NMFT Vol. 6: Visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera Photos and videos: OPC and Jordan Grey. The day was filled with anticipation. The show had already sold out shows in Toronto and Montreal, so Vancouver was  the grand finale of the tour. Four Japanese bands brought by ...

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Monster Energy Center of Gravity 2014

Wet Ape Productions is proud to announce its biggest lineup to date for the Monster Energy Center of Gravity 2014 (MECOG) at Kelowna, BC’s City Park from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. Some of the hottest names in EDM, hip-hop and live music will be performing on four stages throughout the ...

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Theatre Under the Stars is presenting Shrek: The Musical from July 11 – August 22, 2014 at Malkin Bowl

Lindsay Warnock and Matt Palmer as Princess Fiona and Shrek and Ken Overbey of Burnaby stars as Donkey in this year’s Theatre Under the Stars production of Shrek: The Musical.

This year Theatre Under the Stars or TUTS is presenting 2 musicals at Malkin Bowl, Shrek and Legally Blonde. I was at the opening night of the production Shrek: The Musical, on what seemed to be the hottest day of the year. Of the nearly 3 hour show, the first half was in the beautifully hot day with Stanley Park surrounding you and the second …

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A Mini-Concert For Avy Crowchild

A Rising First Nations Star Against all odds musical theatre ingénue Avy Crowchild shines brightly Vancouver BC – June 26, 2014 – On July 4th, at One Thousand Rivers Art Studios (54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver).
A unique fundraising mini-concert will take place to assist one of Vancouver’s up-and-coming Broadway stars reach her dream: continued musical theatre training.
Coming out to support Avy are the much-loved Canadian folk veteran Shari Ulrich (The Hometown Band), the iconic, political activist singer Earle Peach along with the up-and-coming talent of Tessa Mouzourakis, and Aidan Farrell …

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, CD Release, Vancouver, Video Release »

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John Welsh

Over the last 10 years John Welsh has been performing his eclectic style of music for audiences around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
He got his start in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. Welsh draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Manu Chao, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett. His songs are often inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and latin.
Welsh has recorded and performed with various acts as the Welsh Brothers, Los Amigos and Rhythm & …

CD Release, Live Video »

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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 …

Alberta, Canadian Bands, Edmonton »

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Royal Tusk

You can’t stop a mammoth.
Especially a rock ‘n’ roll mammoth led by singer/guitarist Daniel Carriere and bassist Sandy MacKinnon.
Royal Tusk is the name of their beast — a shaggy, tenacious force with hints of Americana, soul, and a whole lotta heart. Their first six-song EP, Mountain, is due June 10 on Hidden Pony Records. You could say the title refers to the pair’s immovable friendship, but it’s also a cheeky nod to their persistence as musicians — not even a mountain can deter Royal Tusk.
“We’ve been pushing a cart uphill …

Festivals, FILM, Live Video, News »

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The Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park – “in the park after dark” free outdoor movies – returns every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2.

Alberta, Calgary, Canadian Bands, Singer/Songwriter »

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Trinity Bradshaw

As a native of Summerside, Trinity Bradshaw became the youngest winner of the Summerside Festival Talent Search at age 14.
She performed twice at the East Coast Music awards before moving to Calgary in 2011.

In Dec 2011, she was declared winner of SUGAR CRISP ‘s “The first 15” Canadian national songwriting contest, and in January 2013, she won Calgary’s Amp Radio Rock Star receiving over 400 votes from attendees.
In March 2013 Trinity was chosen as SOCAN artist of the month performing on the Billy Block show at the MERCY Lounge in …

Canadian Bands, Rock, Vancouver »

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Marty Zylstra

Marty Zylstra has a unique Canadiana perspective.
Growing up as a preacher’s kid moving from northern British Columbia to the prairies, Northern Ontario and back set a scene for a future music path as wide is vast.  Marty learned to sing from old time gospel hymns and with influences in the myth and legend of John Lennon, 1970’s Tom Petty & the eclectic of David Bowie to modern Canadian icons Sam Roberts and Sloan and the pop rock British invasion of the 90’s and back again.
After grinding it out regionally in local …

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The 10th Annual Boonstock Music Festival August 1-3 2014

The 10th Annual Boonstock Music Festival August 1-3 2014.
Boonstock is a mixed, genre music and arts festival that was founded in Gibbons, AB, Canada. The festival itself has grown from a small gathering of friends to an internationally renowned music festival.
After spending 9 years in Alberta, Boonstock has made the move to a region widely considered as the “California of Canada”. Penticton, British Columbia is where Boonstock will continue to grow, from its 10th year and beyond. You, the fans, are the life-blood of Boonstock and we know that once you …

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Pemberton Music Festival! July 16-20, 2014

Welcome to Pemberton Music Festival!
VanMusic is giving away tickets, GO HERE!
Set for July 16-20, 2014, the festival offers both camping and traditional lodging in a stunning natural setting, for a festival experience unlike any other. Grab your friends and leave the world behind for an incomparable three-day celebration of music, art, food, dancing — and life itself. We’re waiting for you… now let the adventure begin.
For answers to basic questions about the festival, check out their FAQS page.
Have specific questions about camping? We’ve got you covered, check out their CAMPING page for …