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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
宇宙コンビニ (Uchu Conbini)

宇宙コンビニ (Uchu Conbini) will be performing at The Biltmore Cabaret for the Next Music From Tokyo tour Vol. 6 on May 21st 2014.

experimental, Quebec, Show Reviews »

[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cabaret Brise-Jour (Shattered Cabaret) at York theatre April 2-6th

After their 2012 sold-out run of L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres Performs Tom Waits they are back to the newly renovated York Theatre with a spectacular performance. Their intention was not to play a complete opera, they wanted to take us through a trip on Weill’s life, although not in chronological order, combining songs in German, French and English ranging from 1928 to 1949.

The orchestra put on an iconoclast concert; a theatre of the absurd; a dadaist concert with modern musical influences like Kraut rock or artists like The Residents with more traditional styles like jazz and cabaret music. At the end, we are immersed in a space with 8 mad multi-instrumentalists that parade brass, guitars, bass, accordions and various objects that serve as percussion (bells, glasses, tables, chairs and an almost not existent drum kit, electro-domestics, etc). The absurd come hand in hand with the comical aspects of the performance. Their use of props, clothes and interaction among themselves make it more theatrical than a regular gig. Its a very innovative show that cannot be missed.

Featured, International, shows »

[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Happy!Mari will be performing at The Biltmore Cabaret for the Next Music From Tokyo tour Vol. 6 on May 21st 2014.

Featured, International, Live Video »

[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Kinoko Teikoku is Coming Back to Vancouver on May 21st as part of The Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 6

Japanaese Shoegaze sensation is coming back to Vancouver at The Biltmore Cabaret May 21st as part of The Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 6

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Reggae, Ska »

[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Dope Soda

Dope Soda CD release party April 4th at ANZA 3 W. 8th with Special guests The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

The most entertaining ska band in Vancouver Island is back to the city release their brand new and first full length CD “Carbonation” and they want to share it with their Vancouver fans with an amazing ska show along two of the best ska bands in the city, The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

Canadian Bands, Ska, Vancouver »

[16 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Elixxxirs

It is THE ELIXXXIRS’ sworn duty to get you moving faster than a prune juice smoothie. Since their start in 2005, the band has developed far beyond its original ska/reggae format, serving up an original and infectious mix of pop, rock, and punk. The Elixxxirs are a fixture on Vancouver’s live scene and they regularly tour Western Canada, building a reputation as capable hosts for the kind of night that shouldn’t be followed by any concrete plans.

Canadian Bands, Vancouver »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fantasy Prom

Vancouver, BC’s Fantasy Prom was created on the premise of musical freedom and expression.
The members spent many years playing in “genre specific” bands that were limited and bound to song structures all bands within punk, garage or noise rock typically follow.
Bored with this mindset, founding member and main songwriter Richie Fudalewski began writing and recording music. 28 songs later he recruited like-minded musicians such as  Amelia Fudalewski on vocals (Yung Mums), Denyss McKnight (The Black Halos) and Ross LaLonde (Crystal Swells) to complete the band.
The band’s sound blends ethereal-dreamy melodic vocals over …

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Featured, Indie, Ska, Vancouver »

[11 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Vancouver band meddling ska and jazz.

Canadian Bands, CD Release, Featured, Live Video, Ottawa »

[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fiftymen Release LP

Ottawa’s FIFTYMEN have released their brand new self-titled album to nationwide praise.

Blues, Canadian Bands, Featured, Gypsy, Live Video, Punk, Vancouver »

[19 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Devil in the Wood Shack

Devil in the Wood Shack is something hard to explain…

Canadian Bands, Nova Scotia, Singer/Songwriter »

[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Stephen King

A versatile performer, composer and songwriter, Stephen has always felt music plays a vital part in life…
From his early weather-beaten busking days in Vieux Montreal to the new score for the hand-drawn, animated short film, “Terranaughts”, using children’s toys! Life experience  and vivid imagination frame his story-driven songs and compositions. His musical sojourns have taken him across the continent from Halifax to Tijuana, performing anywhere from hostel to theatre, train to shuttle. He loves the impromptu camaraderie music brings. After his first sold-out “Live at the Bluebird Cafe” release, a no-holds-barred …

Canadian Bands, Folk, Vancouver »

[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Stone Poets

Quirky and a bit different… They’re prince and they’re pauper; outrageous and proper… they’re Stone Poets.

What began as a single songwriting session to write one song, developed into a weekly gathering of creative minds and a virtual song factory. Stone Poets have been described as “dark folk”… folk perhaps, because of the instrumentation: keyboard, two acoustic guitars and rich harmony laden vocals… dark perhaps, as the subject matter in their songs ventures into dangerous waters sometimes…
Cherelle Jardine
She’s been writing and recording since 1995 and has produced 5 CDs in that …

Featured, International, Live Video, USA »

[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Dúo del Sol

NEW ALBUM “hello Kaleidoscope” OUT NOW

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Featured, Folk-Rock, Indie, Vancouver »

[1 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Shed hails from Gabriola Island, a green gem nestled in the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada. Shed offers a mix of hillpunk, beachbilly and folktronica.

Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
We Found A Lovebird

A band that takes its name from a posted announcement found along a waterfront promenade could be dismissed like so many other signs for found pets, purses and mobile phones. Who takes the time out of their busy lives to print and post these messages of hopeful reunion? Do people even read these things?
Sounds Like: Big Star, Elvis Costello, The Kinks