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Shambhala 2015: A mystic experience.

The best party this side of the Rockies. By Edwin Cardona It's not a surprise that the tickets were sold out for the festival that for almost two decades has created its name showcasing life-transforming experiences in their stages full of international and local talent and art.  This is the best Shambhala so ...

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Exclusive Interview with Bend Sinister at Shorefest

VanMusic gets an Exclusive Interview with Bend Sinister at the Celebration of Light! Jordan from VanMusic was invited by Jive Communication to Shorefest on the 25th Anniversary of the Celebration of Light and sit down with Daniel Moxon and Matt Rhode from Bend Sinister before their set in front of  250,000 people along ...

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Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art. An art folk exhibition at MOA

Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art, on view through October 12, 2015 at MOA in UBC. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. The first Portuguese Folk Art exhibition comes to Vancouver with 300 pieces at The Museum of Anthropology at University of BC. Humans, throughout their existence as societies, have always been compelled ...

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17th-19th 2015

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 FESTIVAL LINE UP! We're thrilled to introduce you to the line-up for the 38th edition of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival! On the weekend of July 17-19, Jericho Beach Park is host to an incredible weekend of music. Over 60 music acts from all over the earth - from over ...

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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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Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »

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Fake Tears “Second Wind”

Even before joining as Fake Tears, Larissa Loyva and Elisha May Rembold were already established singers and songwriters. Loyva has released two spectral albums under the name Kellarissa, has toured the world as a live member of Destroyer and How to Dress Well, and has played in past Mint Records acts P:ano and the Choir Practice. Meanwhile, Rembold leads the folk-rock band the Lost Lovers Brigade and is a member of Shimmering Stars.

Canadian Bands »

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Kick Off the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 8, 2015 at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Masks and music get the 11+ day party started at the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Opening Night on September 8, 2015. With exclusive, never-before-seen pieces from mask masters, Wonderheads (and guest Fringe artists), followed by two of Vancouver’s most danceable bands, Tanga and Tonye Aganaba , and the opportunity to mingle with Fringe artists during the VIP reception, the Fringe’s Opening Night is the best way to kick off your Fringe experience.

theatre »

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Theatre Under The Stars 2015 (TUTS)

Like every Summer, two musical productions have descended on Stanley Park in the preceding hours of dusk. This year Theatre Under the Stars or better known as TUTS is presenting two comedies at Malkin Bowl.

Festivals »

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Shambhala is Sold Out!

The annual electronic festival taking place in Salmo BC is set to have another successful year.

Albums, Live Video, Tours »

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Mac DeMarco Shares New Song “I’ve Been Waiting For Her” W/ Concert Dates

With under a month to go until the release of Another One, Mac DeMarco is offering up yet another new song. This time around, it’s one of the record’s more upbeat numbers,“I’ve Been Waiting For Her,” which fits comfortably amongst the mini-LPs playful and relatable, never too somber, love songs. It’s classic Mac — his warm vocals immediately recognizable and welcoming, his approach laid back and real. Overall, it’s straight up enjoyable.
Whether BBQing, playing Jenga, or performing at festivals across the country, …

News, Press Release »

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NoMeansNo as 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

BreakOut West Announces NoMeansNo as Hall of Fame Inductees for the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is pleased to announce long-time Canadian punk rock band NoMeansNo, as inductee to the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame for 2015. The group originally hails from Victoria, BC; the location for this year’s BreakOut West Festival, Conference and Western Canadian Music Awards, September 17-20.
NoMeansNo’s induction into the Hall of Fame will occur during the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala on Sunday, September 20, honouring the seminal punk rockers among the …

Electronic Music, Latin, Live Video »

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Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo operating at the junction of the modern and the ancient, blending shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. Lulacruza consists of Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia and Luis Maurette of Argentina. Ahead of their next studio album, **‘Orcas’, **Lulacruza release the full stunning visual album ‘Esperando el Tsunami’, shot in Colombia and directed by the prestigious French film director, Vincent Moon.

Festivals, Toronto »

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Here are some of the Vancouver artists that are performing at NXNE, in addition to The New Pornographers and White Lung:

CD Release, Tours »

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Yukon Blonde Announce Summer Tour & Shares New Song

Things are firing up for Yukon Blonde this summer.
Their upcoming album On Blonde will be available worldwide starting June 16th.The group revealed the third cut off the record, “I Wanna Be Your Man” through Consequence of Sound. Check it out below.
Click here to listen & share to “I Wanna Be Your Man”
“The band’s previous releases recalled Fleet Foxes and other pastoral-minded ’70s rock, however, its latest offering has more in common with the likes of psychedelic contemporaries Tame Impala.” – Consequence of Sound
In celebration of the new album, Yukon Blonde have announced a North American tour with CHAPPO. Full list of dates below.

CD Release, Live Video »

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Reggae Recording Artist Randy Valentine Released EP ‘Still Pushing’

Randy Valentine Set To Release EP ‘Still Pushing’
After touring non stop throughout the European club circuit since January 2015 and making his first trip to Australia, Randy Valentine and his team are set to release his 2nd EP “Still Pushing”. Randy Valentine reassures his fans that this EP will show his growth throughout his musical journey.
“This EP is the commitment of my team and I to raise the levels for this genre that we love, (reggae music) beyond limits, everyday we think of new ways to set new personal standards …