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Next Music From Tokyo is back after sold out shows at the Biltmore cabaret and the Waldorf, Steven Tanaka is bringing the best Japanese bands back to Vancouver for the 5th time. This time the event will be on Wednesday May 22nd at The Rickshaw Theatre 254 Hastings. Advance tickets only 10 dollars at Red Cat, Zulu, Neptoon, Highlife records or on line www.Ticketweb.ca
Next Music from Tokyo is a non-profit, one-of-a-kind tour transporting the audience on a virtual trip to a gig in Tokyo’s underground live house scene. Choosing the line-up of bands each tour is a painstaking process that strives to showcase a wide mix of musical styles while emphasizing the highest quality of music and performance on-stage. The goal is to curate the best concert the audience has ever seen by featuring Japanese bands that play with a degree of skill, creativity, energy and passion that is rarely seen in Canada.
Canadian Bands, Electronic Music, Indie, Vancouver »
Vancouver electronica duo Au4 released new album “…And Down Goes The Sky” on May 7th. With story-like lyrics and meticulous soundscapes, Au4’s “And Down Goes the Sky” sweeps its listeners into a world where fantasy dances with science, where the sacred joins the profane, where simplicity embraces complexity, and where life meets death. Listeners travel amidst the lush layers of pads and strings, operatic incantations of angels, pounding rhythms of deep electronic sequences, and the intimate whispers of singer and guitar.
experimental, International, shows »
A blend of minimal phrased piano and dynamic drumming.
The pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression.Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post‐rock and electronic music, Mouse on the Keys fits into a genre of their own.
The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota.
They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz‐funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound, comprising two pianos, two keyboards and drums, continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese indie scene.
Canadian Bands, Garage, Live Video, Ontario, pop, Rock, Toronto »
Infectious pop melodies that will stay with you long after you’ve stopped listening.
After releasing their self-titled EP in 2012, The Almighty Rhombus are set to release their full-length LP “Lucid Living” in the early summer months. Branching off from the pure pop songs of the first extended play, you can expect a slew of songs from howling garage to glassy pop tunes and even a couple psychedelic jams.
Keep an eye out for upcoming shows, as we’ll be hittin up Southern Ontario and eventually heading out east at the end of …
Canadian Bands, Indie, Reggae, Ska, Vancouver »
Heads Hang Heavy will be opening for legendary reggae/ska musician Chris Murray coming from Los Angeles to play a special show in Vancouver. Also on the bill The Bone Daddies and the best ska band Los Furios on January 25th at The Rickshaw Theatre 254 Hastings Street. Brought together by a love for all things that make people move, HEADS HANG HEAVY is a collective of diverse musicians who share the common goal of making dance floors sweat. Combining the roots of Reggae, the meatiness of the Blues, and a splash of Ska – HHH complete their west coast blend with original music and tasty vocals that stir your thoughts and warm the soul.
Canadian Bands, Vancouver »
It’s was originally only available as a cassette tape, but we’ve momentarily relinquished the tape-hiss.
You can now stream the ep, including the song ‘Adult Crimes’, which you can download for free. Still, all of the songs were made for tape, and meant to be listened on tape. But don’t feel like you’re cheating yourself by listening the digital way. It’s ok.
From the steeltown reverie of Aaron Levin:
Strange sounds upon strangewinds emerge from a newly born Steeltown oasis. The strangled snare of gnarled guitars harken upon the nethersteps of Haligonia, but it’s the …
Canadian Bands, Singer/Songwriter, Vancouver »
Marie Avery may have appeared out of nowhere.
Originally from Northern Ontario, her journey to find herself and her musical identity has taken her across Canada and back again, finally settling in Hamilton, Ontario in 2008.
Her own music has been taking shape since she was a teen, but publicly Marie’s been busy behind the scenes, lending her vocal and keyboard skills to Hamilton bands (The Foreign Films and Dark Mean) and organizing performance events that showcase others talents.
It’s in Marie’s nature to take things slowly. To let the dust of her …
Canadian Bands, Live Video, Vancouver »
CHRISTINA MARIA IS RYKKA
Long before she was known as Rykka, the Vancouver-born singer-guitarist was a staple in clubs and cafés around the world, where she performed acoustic sets and honed a quirky folk sound.
But as she began to write her latest set of songs, her music took on a new form. The electric guitars became jagged and distorted, the synthesizers danceable, the vocals simultaneously tuneful and hollering. Bursting with hard-hitting rock arrangements and hook-laden pop melodies (interspersed with the occasional down-tempo number), this is music that carries a slap-you-across-the-face immediacy.
Canadian Bands, Indie, phsychedelia, Vancouver »
Fine Times will be playing on October 19th at the British Ex-Servicemen Association with We Need Surgery and Bristol Scout. 1143 Kingsway. Vancouver pop psychedelic band Fine Times just topped CiTR charts for the month of September.
Vancouver pop psychedelic band Fine Times just topped CiTR charts for the month of September. The band which includes Juice (drums), Jahmeel Russel (guitar), and Max Sample (keys) just released their self titled album on Light Organ records, recorded by Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, etc).
Canadian Bands, Folk, Folk-Rock, Indie, Singer/Songwriter, Vancouver »
Robb Hill will be performing at the British Ex-Servicemen Association 1143 Kingsway this Saturday 20th with The Cattails and Jacqueline Dawn. Robb Hill is a talented and amicable, free spirited man. His music reflects his character, easy going and sensitive that blends alternative rock with pop songs either as a singer songwriter or as an electric band. He is also a comedian and a show man, plays golf, teaches tennis and travel around sharing his music. Latest tours include Ney York Sate, Toronto, Calgary, the Island across the Georgia Straight among others. Some people remember him from his previous band Brave by Numbers.
Robb Hill’s music offers indie music fans elements that encapsulate many genres. Hill’s stage presence and audience interaction make every show a unique experience. Hill has been hosting and performing shows in Vancouver since 2006.
Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »
With the release of the self titled EP in July 2011, Redgy Blackout had the single “Bottom of the Sea” and “Alexandria” spinning on The Peak 100.5FM in Vancouver generating quite a buzz. The new single “Lovely, Lovely Day”, produced by Warne Livesey (Matthew Good, Midnight Oil), is now spinning on The Peak for this year’s Performance Project. The song won the Best of BC October $10,000 with a $10,000 prize on the Shore 104.3 FM.