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Canadian Bands, Folk, Indie, Vancouver »

[2 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

She settled in Vancouver in 2005 and quickly established herself as a prominent and influential member of the local music scene. Karen has appeared at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the North Vancouver Sunny Sundays Concert Series, the Art in the Garden Festival, the Wild at Art Festival and headlined the Copper and Fire Festival.

Alternative Rock, Headline, Indie, Live Video, Montreal, pop »

[26 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Arcade Fire | ]
Arcade Fire

umbers seem to confirm that Arcade Fire is the most popular Canadian INDIE band in the world, the most popular Canadian “artist” would probably be Celine Dion but we will not go into that swampy territory. Arcade Fire have been filling stadiums and playing all kind of festivals around the world. The band is based in Montreal, Quebec and was formed by a couple, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne who are now husband and wife. The earliest Montreal-based incarnation of the Arcade Fire began performing in the summer/fall of 2001, almost entirely in lofts and art galleries.
then some writers started comparisons with U2.

Callander Girl, Canadian Bands, Reggae, Vancouver »

[27 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on The Unified | ]
The Unified

Vancouver boys, glowing in the funk and taking it to the people, let the funk surround you, get up and be Unified!

West coast summer vibe is how The Unified became…unified. Groovin’ beach jams, rockin house party’s, and fly by the seat of your pants improvin’ has brought together the 6 musicians that make up the Unified, and has helped mold their funky/reggae/rootsy sound.

Blues, Canadian Bands, Folk, Vancouver »

[7 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Tobacco Brown | ]
Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown is travelling the world in search of fast women and loose cars. After teaching himself guitar at the age of twelve and deciding sometime after his nineteeth birthday that he might like to give music an honest shot-Mr. Brown has been writing and performing almost non-stop. He currently has three albums written (one recorded with the help of Edouard at Sinewavz studios) and numerous crosses to bear. That being said, he is not one to go on about it. He loves art, music and film. One day he would like to write and direct his own movie and hopefully provide the soundtrack. Born in Vancouver and raised in London, Mr.Brown currently resides no where but spends most of his time going back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean (the only place he truly fits in). He has permanent ‘couch spine’ and is constantly embarrasing himself. His style has been described as ‘Jack Johnson on anti-depressants’ but if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s more like himself mixed with everybody and no body.

Alternative, Featured, Live Video, Rock, Vancouver »

[24 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Black Mountain | ]
Black Mountain

Black Mountain has released two LPs, Black Mountain (2005) and In The Future (2008), and 2 EPs Druganaut (2004) and Bastards of Light (2008) on the Jagjaguwar label. A split single with Destroyer was released in Fall 2004 on Spirit of Orr. The “Stormy High” single was released in 2006 on Suicide Squeeze records. Also, in 2005, the band opened for Coldplay on their Twisted Logic Tour for three weeks, with their final opening in San Diego. Their self-titled album was chosen as one of’s Top 100 Editor’s Picks of 2005.

Friday Sunrise, PodCasts »

[15 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise Feb 12 2010 | ]
Friday Sunrise Feb 12 2010

A fun and interactive show as Mark took over the controls for this edition of Friday Sunrise and JPaw played some local indie hip hop. Take a listen to this fun filled hour and a half of great music and discussions.

News »

[25 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

VANCOUVER’S TOP ROCK WEEKEND – FEB 18, 19, 20, 2010 When the world comes to visit Vancouver this February they’ll have a chance to experience some of the city’s best rock acts who will be featured during ‘Vancouver’s Top Rock Weekend’. Four of the bands in the line-up have been in 99.3 CFOX Seeds Top 10 with Venice Queen having been awarded Winners in 2009, and Incura having won the Platinum Grand Prize as Champions in 2008.

Alternative, Alternative Rock, Canadian Bands, Headline, Metal »

[17 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
Magnus Rising

Magnus Rising started with an ad in a local university newspaper seeking a few guys to play heavy metal tunes together. Aaron, Matt, and Roger liked what they heard after the first of many midnight rehearsals, and they have been writing and performing together ever since. Nick James, an aspiring session drummer at the age of 18, joined the band in mid 2008, and has since brought to the band a style of his own. Creating something altogether new to all of them, vocalist Aaron Hawkins, bassist Matt Snow, guitarist Roger Cranford, and drummer Nick James set out to play the greatest stages the world has to offer. Early in their musical career, huge strives were made. After overcoming the loss of thier jam space and most of their equipment, Magnus Rising set their sights on their first studio recording.

Blogs »

[17 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Indie Music in Vancouver BC. Has our past proved it to us over and over, we all know the talent is here…

But why is it so hard to find great places for Vancouver’s next generation of upcoming Indie Music stars to show case their talent?
There is a buzz as of late revolving around Vancouver’s Music Venue scene. Many times over are the cries heard of Vancouver’s growing reputation as being the No Fun City.
A documentary you really should check out. The NFC crew mention on their site: “Although the provincial government has labeled B.C. “the Best Place on Earth”the phrase “no fun city” appears on the Internet more often with the …

Featured, Ontario, Toronto »

[2 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Chris Assaad | ]
Chris Assaad

It has become difficult to sincerely fall in love with an artist. Different sounds invoke different feelings and responses.
We are often forced to listen to one type of sound to capture one type of emotion. Please lend your ear to the sounds of Chris Assaad. ; never forcing you to compromise. Chris’s songs capture the essence of struggle, celebrate the bliss of pure happiness, and recognize the duality of life and love. With a sound which can be uplifting and saddening, up-tempo and lazy, the music lover no longer has to search for music that captures their emotion when the full range is on a Chris Assaad B-side.

Live Video »

[31 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Los Furios – The Heat’s Rising | ]
Los Furios – The Heat’s Rising

Los Furios – The Heat’s Rising – For more amazing video clips, click here

Live Video »

[31 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Los Furios – Together As One | ]
Los Furios – Together As One

Los Furios – Together As One – The top video clips of the week are here

Interview, Live Video »

[31 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on From Above – Jess Hill | ]
From Above – Jess Hill

The East Van(couver) Network of Love is an association of performing artists and community members living in East Vancouver and associated with Commercial Drive. By extension, the EVNWL includes everybody, so hurry up and friend and subscribe to the channel. I (C. J. Leon) will be dilligently uploading video of East Van performers.
Thanks EVNWL for spreading the music!

Alternative, Folk, Live Video, Vancouver »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Adrienne Pierce | ]
Adrienne Pierce

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I released my first album, Small Fires, on my own little label in Canada
“Pierce’s songs are likely to appeal to a wide audience, sounding as if written at an intersection between a Sheryl Crow greatest hits record and the melodic melancholy of Aimee Mann.” Aarik Danielsen, Popmatters. I am a singer-songwriter from Horseshoe Bay, B.C. in Canada. Several of my songs have been heard in major television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars, The Hills, Dirt, Army Wives, The L Word, Greek etc. I have played …

Canadian Bands, Folk-Rock, Live Video, Rock, Vancouver »

[30 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Waltz Darling

Well, the last 16 years have been a crazy journey, and the last 7 have been quit a trip, albeit one with the odd interruption. Atila is Hungarian. His cousin, Robert, hails from just across the Serbian border. Their disagreements are the stuff of legend. And high comedy. Unless you’re in the same room. Ok, then they’re even more hilarious.