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[7 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments | ]
The Best 15 Vancouver Independent Bands of 2015!

The Best Vancouver Bands of 2015 according to what we saw!
As every year, VanMusic puts out a small list of the best Vancouver independent bands that are conquering the world and our city. Some of the bands here were on our list last year, some are not, but all are good. Some will be on next year as they will be releasing albums soon. So check out bands like Combine the Victorious, Devil in the Woodshack, Good for Grapes, Tyrannahorse, You Say Party! among others.
The once thriving scene in Vancouver …

Electronic Music, Featured, Festivals, International »

[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Lightning in a Bottle festival in California.

World-renowned innovators of transformational festival culture blending music, art, wellness and sustainability, Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will take place over Memorial Day Weekend May 25 – May 30 once again descending upon Lake San Antonio recreation area in Bradley, CA.

Gallery, International, News, Reviews, Where's Oswaldo »

[1 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective at Amerika haus Berlin.

Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective of his work at Amerika haus Berlin.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera and Raechel Norrgard.
Berlin 2015-2016. Amerika Haus near Zoologischer Garten Station in the Charlottenburg district, adjacent to the Berlin Zoo.
Cobijn, as we used to call him when we were teenagers discovering the world of music, was born in the Netherlands in the island town of Strijen. The isolation of his birthplace resulted in an inherent lonliness in his photos; few of them have more than one character. His subjects seem to be longing for something, striving away from …

Gallery, International, Where's Oswaldo »

[31 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Rijkmuseum museum in Amsterdam

One of the most important museums in the world is the Rijkmuseum, situated in the Museumplein in central Amsterdam. The majestic construction is the gateway to other museums in the area like the Van Gogh museum. The Rijkmuseum is one of my favourites in the world because of its beauty and the well organized exhibitions which allows visitors to jump from one exhibition to the other with ease. You can jump from a Rembrandt to a Vermeer to a Goya without getting lost in a maze.
The Rijkmuseum was founded in 1800 in The Hague but moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. It was constructed with a tunnel through it to allow the passage of cyclists and pedestrians alike; it also functions as a gateway into the central Museumplein plaza which is encircled by other buildings dedicated to displaying the art of Holland, like the Van Gogh Museum. Here, you will find works of art of immeasurable value on all sides. Their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000.

International »

[7 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand December 17-20 2015.

The festival is about to trend in all the social media. For the electronic music lovers that can’t wait to go to Envision in February after their Shambhala experience, Wonderfruit is your option this holiday season.
Wonderfruit 2015 is a 4-day cross-cultural arts and music festival taking place December 17 to December 20, just 150km southeast of Bangkok, set among The Fields at Siam Country in picturesque Pattaya in Chonburi province. It attracts attendees from all over the globe with its four stages of world-class international and local music, visionary arts, culinary farm to feasts, health and wellness experiences, engaging talks and workshops, natural adventures and more. With a vision of cultivating creativity and inspiring personal responsibility, the festival is a pioneer in Asia and beyond with its sustainable practices and forward-thinking offerings.

Canadian Bands, Featured, Ontario, Singer/Songwriter, Toronto »

[31 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clara Lofaro

Lofaro is a singer/songwriter who performs throughout the world with her band and as a Solo Artist. She is well sought after by her contemporaries to collaborate on their respective projects and her song catalog has provided television, film and commercials with over 50 song placements spanning many musical formats.

Albums, Canadian Bands, Featured, Montreal, Quebec »

[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Coeur de pirate

Coeur de pirate’s third album, Roses, was released on August 28th on Dare to Care Records.

Canadian Bands, Ontario, Singer/Songwriter, Toronto »

[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Valentin is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Actor & dancer from Toronto, Canada.
Valentin started dance at the age of 6 and is a 3-Time Canadian Junior Champion in the Latin and Ballroom categories. He has represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Czech Republic and Spain.
Valentin started taking piano lessons at the age of 9 and by 10 was already training with a vocal Coach. He wrote his first song at 15 titled ‘Miss You Always’ and still has a demo of it. He has been writing ever since.
Now, at 25, …

Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »

[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
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.

Festivals, Toronto »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

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

Canadian Bands, Featured, Reggae, Ska, Vancouver »

[6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Warless is a ska, reggae, funky, danceable, fun band from Vancouver. A furiously fun musical hybrid dance-a-thon that beams positivity through intimate Westcoast stories powerfully rooted in funky, Graceland beats and ripping, old time guitar licks.

Festivals, Headline, Victoria »

[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The 7th edition of the music festival descends on Victoria.
The festival started in 2008 with 3 days, 7 stages, 65 artists. and 1500 people were there to witness it. Black Mountain was the headliner that year. This year the festival takes place all over the city in 3 days and nights, 17 stages in total (parks, clubs, galleries, a church?), some of them all ages and within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core. Rifflandia 2014 boosts over 170 artists. A myriad of talent will converge in …

CD Release, events, Live Video, shows, Tours, Vancouver, Video Release »

[19 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

In anticipation of her Tingle & Spark LP coming out on Aug. 5th and national tour to follow, T. Nile is excited to release the official video for her first single, “Running”, as well as a homecoming album release show in Vancouver on September 6th at The Biltmore (full dates below).
T. Nile is a genre-disrupting sorceress of sound who has the uncanny ability to fuse traditional folk instrumentation and modern EDM technology via a unique brand of vibrant sass the likes of which …

Canadian Bands, Folk, Folk-Rock, Live Video, News, Toronto »

[4 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Faye Blais

Sudbury’s Faye Blais is spreading her new material around the globe, on a series of International Tours. Detailed as “continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist”, Faye’s songwriting, presence and personality are showcased beautifully through her impressive jazzy-bluesy folk style, on acoustic and electric guitars, and keys, with stunning, dynamic vocals. Faye has spent nearly half of the last decade overseas, recording and touring her albums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and USA. The rest of her time is spent touring in Canada, where she recorded her latest album, “On the Bright Side” (May 2012 release) at her family’s cottage in Northern Ontario.

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

[20 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
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 & …