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The Vancouver Folk Festival had yet another successful year.

The best beach party in the city: The Vancouver Folk Festival. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. One of our favourite festivals in the world had an amazing weekend bringing a myriad of international and local talent to one of the most beautiful beaches in the city: Jericho beach. The location is not as ...

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SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access For 2017

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES SELECT SPEAKERS AND EXPANDED ACCESS FOR ALL BADGE TYPES FOR 2017 Keynotes Include Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway Featured Speakers Mary Lou Jepsen, Dan Lyons, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candice Morgan, Adam Savage, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Ingrid Vanderveldt and Amber Venz Box set to speak Registration Opens August 1st South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference ...

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Cannabis Hemp Conference 2016 in Vancouver draws a crowd.

The Cannabis Hemp Conference brought great speakers from outside of Canada in the medicinal field. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. The conference took place July 9th and 10th at Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour Vancouver.  This was the second year the conference took place, as well they did a previous one which included a wider spectrum of ...

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BreakOut West Announces the 2016 WCMA Awards Show Performers and Host

BreakOut West Announces Performers and Host for the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards Show The Western Canadian Music Alliance is pleased to announce the performer lineup for the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards Show at Casino Regina on October 13, kicking off BreakOut West's 14th year. Joining the previously announced headliner ...

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SHOREFEST returns with Loverboy, Trooper, The Matinee, Boom Booms and more!

LG 104.3 Brings Free Concerts to Vancouver Beaches Vancouver’s most picturesque beaches, English Bay and Sunset Beach, are the stage for a diverse lineup of cross-genre Canadian talent showcased on July 23, July 27, and July 30 at LG 104.3’s SHOREFEST. The concert series encompasses the ultimate west-coast beach party – ...

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Sophia Danai’s LOVE ROYALE Summer Tour & “BITTER” Music Video

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SOPHIA DANAI Summer Tour Dates and Bitter Music Video
Since the release of her sophormore album LOVE ROYALE, in March, Vancouver’s Sophia Danai has turned the ears of listeners across the globe. In the wake of such a positive online reception and a successful hometown show, Danai is hitting the road in August and September on both the west and east coasts. Debuting her latest album in Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, and several other cities, the hypnotic R&B/soul and pop artist is excited to meet fans eye to …

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Truck Stop Concert series August 6th with Jon Pardi, Washboard Union and guests.

OUR FINAL TRUCK STOP CONCERT ON AUGUST 6TH IS GOING TO FEATURE A LINE-UP OF GREAT COUNTRY AND ROOTS ACTS. THE SHOW WILL BE HEADLINED BY RISING US COUNTRY STAR JON PARDI, WHOSE SECOND ALBUM “CALIFORNIA SUNRISE” WAS RELEASED ON JUNE 17TH AND DEBUTED AT NUMBER 1 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUM CHART. TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE CERTAIN TO SELL OUT QUICKLY. WITH SIX BANDS SET TO PLAY, STARTING SHORTLY AFTER DOORS OPEN AT 4PM, THERE WILL BE A FULL SUMMER AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF GREAT MUSIC.

Canadian Bands, Live Video, Montreal »

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Suuns Share Video for “Instrument”

Suuns released the widely heralded Hold/Still in April and have consistently been on the road ever since, touring throughout USA and Europe. There are no signs of stopping either with a packed schedule for the rest of the year. The live show is truly both a sight and sound to behold part live show, part installation, part club it is an all-round sensory experience. The full tour dates for the rest of 2016 are listed below a highlight of which will be the band’s curated day at Le Guess Who? Festival alongside Wilco, Julia Holter and Savages.

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Bands Ready to Rock at SHOREFEST

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LG 104.3 Brings Free Concerts to Vancouver Beaches
SHOREFEST returns with Loverboy, Trooper, The Matinée, Boom Booms and more!
Vancouver’s most picturesque beaches, English Bay and Sunset Beach, are the stage for a diverse lineup of cross-genre Canadian talent showcased on July 23, July 27, and July 30 at LG 104.3’s SHOREFEST. The concert series encompasses the ultimate west-coast beach party – free live music and beach hopping.
LG 104.3’s SHOREFEST showcases great local and national talent within the LG 104.3 Stage at the Keg Lounge in English Bay and the Sunset Beach …

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Red Bull Music Academy Montreal 2016 to be Held at Phi Centre, Sept 24 – Oct 28

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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY MONTREAL 2016 TO BE HELD AT PHI CENTRE FROM SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 28, 2016

Red Bull Music Academy has traveled the world for nearly two decades, bringing its jam-packed program of events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and studio sessions to a different city each year. The program will officially touch down in Montreal from September 24 – October 28, 2016, making it the first Red Bull Music Academy to be held in Canada since the Toronto edition in 2007.
“We are very excited to return to Canada and to host …

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Plants and Animals Release “We Were One” Video

New Album Embraced by AllMusic, Consequence of Sound, Glide Magazine, Mojo, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Uncut and more.

Montreal’s Plants and Animals recently released their first album in four years, Waltzed In From The Rumbling via Secret City Records (Basia Bulat, The Barr Brothers).

USA Today premiered the band’s video for “We Were One,” saying “The video is soaked in nostalgia and the sea, combining elements of memory and naturalism that bring the tune — a very good one — to life.”

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Miss Quincy and the Showdown Release “Remind Me of Myself” Single  with Summer 2016 Tour Dates

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Miss Quincy and the Showdown Release “Remind Me of Myself” Single with Summer 2016 Tour Dates
Miss Quincy and the Showdown are releasing a brand new single on July 13. “Remind Me of Myself”, the new song from the Vancouver-based bluesy rock n’ roll trio, brings Quincy’s songwriting and powerhouse vocals to the forefront, shining brightly in the timeless space between vintage soul and cutting edge pop. Following up the band’s critically acclaimed 2014 release Roadside Recovery, the single release comes at a busy time for the group, who after spending …

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2016 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

With just over a week to go before the gates open on the 39th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, all systems are go, and the full weekend daytime workshop and concert stage schedule, as well as the evening concert and Main Stage schedules for the annual event are now up online. The first workshop stage goes up at 2pm on Friday, July 15 and the festival runs to Sunday, July 17 in Jericho Beach Park.

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The Burnt Banjos Benefit Show: Vancouver Fundraiser for Pharis & Jason Romero

On the night of June 4th, Pharis and Jason Romero, and their two young children endured the loss of their beloved banjo shop to a fire that destroyed the building and all it’s contents as well as their adjacent sleeping quarters in the midst of a home renovation. Fortunately no one was physically harmed in the fire other than a few singed eyebrows and a community of shattered hearts. Even though insured, the struggle to make ends meet is real, now that all of their sources of income have turned to ashes.

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TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 24 – July 3 2016

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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in British Columbia.

Winner of the Georgia Straight’s Straight Choices Award for Best Festival (5 years running), and heralded as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world. Known for its innovative and adventurous programming, stellar production values, community involvement, solid fiscal management, and extraordinary volunteers (1,000+), the festival brings audiences face to face with the most exciting and creative music the world has to offer. By taking music to parks, community centres, concert halls, clubs, public plazas, and neighborhoods …