Articles in the Location Category
Canadian Bands, Ska, Vancouver »
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.
Blues, Canadian Bands, Featured, Gypsy, Live Video, Punk, Vancouver »
Canadian Bands, Nova Scotia, Singer/Songwriter »
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 »
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…
She’s been writing and recording since 1995 and has produced 5 CDs in that …
British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Featured, Folk-Rock, Indie, Vancouver »
Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »
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
Canadian Bands, CD Release, Edmonton, Interview, News, Rock, Soul, Vancouver »
Article by Damir Khamzin
What’s art? How do we motivate ourselves to pursue this? It’s a question that I can’t answer, and most likely never will be able to answer fully. In a city brimming with talent and hardworking individuals, a few tend to stand out because they have even more courage and dedication than the rest, and they don’t let other people’s opinions or social constraints hold them back in the slightest.
One of these artist is singer/songwriter Brittney Grabill. She is a young up and coming musician hailing from Edmonton, Alberta. Her work is the result of what seems to me like an ingrained happiness and courage to fight past all odds. Her sound: An eclectic mix of pop, folk and soul with a bit of a country flair.
Calgary, Canadian Bands, Featured, shows »
Calgary, Featured, phsychedelia, shows »
Canadian Bands, Featured, Live Video, Vancouver »
Canadian Bands, Electronic Music, Live Video, Punk, Vancouver »
Facts has been paving their own path in Vancouver music scene by creating unique, retrograde dance punk for misfits and lovers.
Their debut full-length record “Like a Living Being” (Spring 2012) generated a buzzing local reception, positive reviews and nationwide college radio airtime, propelling them into Music BC’s Peak Performance Project Top 20 alongside some of BC’s most eligible talents in 2012. The young band has since completed a Canada-wide tour, featuring an appearance at Live at Squamish, and is continuing to develop audiences abroad, appearing at Canadian Music Week (Toronto) …
Canadian Bands, Electronic Music, Indie, Vancouver »
Vancouver electronica duo Au4 released new album “…And Down Goes The Sky”. 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.
Featured, International, Live Video »
International, shows »
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.