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Album Launch Cultivates Music and Culture While Helping Vancouver’s Children

7 June 2013 No Comment

The Portside Pub hosts the official album release for “Common Courtesy Volume One”’ a compilation album of Vancouver’s hottest bands with proceeds going to The Kids Up Front Foundation.

On June 27 at the Portside Pub a release party celebrates 24 of Vancouver’s hottest bands coming together to produce an album called “Common Courtesy Volume One”. Organizers want to continue putting Vancouver on the map for fresh music talent whilst raising money and awareness for The Kids Up Front Foundation. The compilation features local bands like The Belle Games, Gold & Youth, and Sunshine and all proceeds go to Kids Up Front. Entry to the launch is by donation, although if people give $20+ they receive a code that will enable them to download a copy of the album. The event starts at 8pm with Ultraviolence, Phoenix Thunderbird, Port Authority and Sex With Strangers taking the stage from 9pm onwards.

Common Courtesy is an ongoing Saturday night event at Save On Meats started by general manager Jason Corbett and his friend, Adam Fink. Since January they have been building a stronger sense of community by bringing together local musicians and DJs. With an obvious passion for new music and cultivating talent the two wanted to produce something that would help local children connect to events and experiences that inspire them. Corbett himself had a childhood mentor who took him to music concerts to which he attributes his current passion for the industry. That’s why Kids Up Front was a natural choice for the proceeds of the album. The charity arranges opportunities for children and youth who have been affected by poverty, abuse, illness and disability to take part in activities ranging from sporting events, to concerts and live theatre. In Vancouver, the charity has provided more than 260,000 amazing opportunities valued at over $7.4 million since 2004.

“What the guys (Corbett and Fink) are doing with Common Courtesy is essential in Vancouver right now. Not only has it been a boon for excellent local music, but it’s reinforcing a culture of community in a city in which it can be difficult to connect with others. It’s exactly the kind of thing that builds a city’s character, and gives it an identity,” saysJordan Ardanaz, band member of Phoenix Thunderbird.

Located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, Portside offers quality craft beer, local live music, a great atmosphere, and innovative food selections. With 24 craft beers on tap, the Portside celebrates traditional pub culture in a west coast setting. For more information call: (604) 559-6333

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