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40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival

40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13, 14, 15, and 16th at Jericho Beach The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world. Now ...

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Victoria Ska Fest June 14th to18th

The Ska Fest will bring The Skints, Mad Caddies, The Black Seeds, Perro Bravo, Los Furios, Out of Control Army, Mistica, Banda Skalavera, Booker T Jones among others. Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe in ...

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Center of Gravity 2017

Celebrating 10 Years as Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival Kelowna’s high energy music and sports festival, Center of Gravity has announced their most exciting lineup to date, including headlining performances by Snoop Dogg, Marshmello, and ScHoolboy Q. Produced by Wet Ape Productions and Live Nation Canada, #COGFEST celebrates its 10th anniversary with ...

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Gena Perala's newest music video Hip Hop and Cartoons

HIP HOP AND CARTOONS MUSIC VIDEO "Hip Hop and Cartoons" is Vancouver based Singer Songwriter Gena Perala's newest music video which she is launching in conjunction with a Crowdfunding campaign to support the recording of her new album. "The song pays homage to the power and brilliance of conscious hip hop music ...

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Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part Two.

 The Best Vancouver Bands are here on VanMusic Complied by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. We are back with the second installment of the best bands of Vancouver in 2016. This year, 2017 will be challenging for many new bands who will have to go back to playing basements (due to lack of live music ...

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Albatross Music Festival

Vancouver’s first-ever outdoor music festival of its kind, to be hosted at Hastings Racecourse, on September 14th and 15th. The line-up will showcase an array of international artists from the United States, Canada, Korea, China and Taiwan; some of whom have never performed in Vancouver before. A wide range of genres will be represented at the festival – from indie rock to hip-hop, and from reggae to folk. The first names to be revealed are Edison Chen, Hyukoh, Matzka, A Si, Eric Chou, Queen Wei, Ma Di, and Nair Band. More artists to be announced.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 21 May 2017 | Comments Off on WAYHOME MUSIC & ARTS OFFERS PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL & FYRE FESTIVAL  FANS A SECOND CHANCE AT SUMMER | ]
WAYHOME MUSIC & ARTS OFFERS PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL & FYRE FESTIVAL  FANS A SECOND CHANCE AT SUMMER

To those music fans affected by Pemberton Music Festival’s sudden cancellation along with purchasers of FYRE Festival, we invite to you to WayHome Music & Arts, at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte. We will honour each ticket bought to the cancelled events with one free General Admission full-weekend ticket to WayHome 2017.  

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 17 May 2017 | Comments Off on Motion Notion Festival August 24th to 28th Golden BC | ]
Motion Notion Festival August 24th to 28th Golden BC

Bountiful basslines and tantalizing drops will echo throughout the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Golden, BC as the 18th annual Motion Notion Festival takes over this summer, August 24th-28th, 2017. Having already unveiled an impressive Phase I lineup, the masterminds behind Motion Notion have dreamt up a visionary Phase II, showcasing the elite of rising talent from Western North America to compliment headliners Datsik, Avalon, Dirtyphonics, Koan Sound, The M Machine and Minnesota alongside a diverse mix of international legends and underground acts — totaling over 100!

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 17 May 2017 | Comments Off on PRAIRIE CAT PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “CRIB TALK | ]
PRAIRIE CAT PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “CRIB TALK

Prairie Cat just released “Crib Talk” – his latest single – today. Co-produced by Ryan Dahle (Mother Mother, The New Pornographers, Hot Hot Heat), Is Cary Pratt is the fourth album from multi-instrumentalist, Cary Pratt. When not making his own albums, you’ll find Cary behind the drum kit for Canadian Super band Mounties.
One Night Stand, Hook-Up, Tryst, Fling, A Road Gig, Hit it and Quit it, One-Off, A Wisconsin Wedding*… Whatever the kids are calling it these days, it was a mistake, and it’s in the past. You haven’t seen or even thought about her in like eight, maybe nine months.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 2 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Spirit Unforgettable: Documentary about John Mann and the Spirit of the West | ]
Spirit Unforgettable: Documentary about John Mann and the Spirit of the West

The Vancouver International Film Festival presented the documentary by Pete McCormack.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
Spirit Unforgettable won the award for Most Popular Canadian Documentary (based on audience balloting).
The film is as local as it can get. The documentary is dramatic and powerful and will leave a tear in your eye. The music is an auditory photograph for the people who were around in BC and Canada in general in the eighties and nineties and even at the beginning of the century. I am sure that some of you reading these lines are even in the documentary, or saw something in it as it happened in real life with your own eyes and in full colour. This documentary also hits hard to our community because the subject, John Mann, is a friend or a neighbour; a familiar figure for most of us, one of Vancouver greatest icons and a great guy.

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[ Posted by Jordan 28 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Youngblood Announce Road to CMW Tour & Video Release for “Broken English” | ]
Youngblood Announce Road to CMW Tour & Video Release for “Broken English”

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BROKEN ENGLISH VIDEO RELEASE AND THE ROAD TO CMW

Indie dream-pop maestros Youngblood are taking on the road starting with JUNOfest, and the release of a brand new music video for the single “Broken English” from their September 2016 EP Feel Alright. This Vancouver band presents a powerful dynamic live, with the fiery frontwoman a crackling live wire bewitching the audience. Youngblood has shared bills with Chromeo, Timber Timbre, and Black Mountain and Mother Mother, and was named a must-see band at Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West and Australian Music Week …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 17 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 2. | ]
Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 2.

Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some of the musicians that left us in 2016, a year many people called a killer.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 16 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 1. | ]
Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 1.

Every year many people die. It hits hard when you have met the deceased. It hits harder when it’s somebody close to you. Many people feel saddened when a celebrity dies because they feel they know them. They were used to seeing their famous face on TV or listening to their voice on the radio; they followed their lives, their relationships, the houses they lived in, the clothes they wore. Sometimes they become accustomed to celebrities, fantazising to become like them: famous, talented and attractive. We generally see celebrities as winners, successful and glamorous. Some of them live sad, depressive lives while others live long prosperous lives. Here we will read and see about the lives of some of the musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some of the musicians that left us in 2016, a year many people called a killer.

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THE KATHERINES TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TO BRING YOU MY HEART

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VANCOUVER AND TORONTO RELEASE SHOWS SET FOR JANUARY 20 & 27 2017
It’s a new year with brand new music for The Katherines, releasing their highly anticipated debut album To Bring You My Heart, January 13, 2017 on 604 Records. An advance listen of the record will be streaming on AMBY this week leading up to the release.
With the incredible success of five singles over the course of two years, the band is celebrating the new record with album release shows in both their hometown of Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON.
“The …

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Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With Burlesque Duos

Burlesque Duos is coming up for another Valentine’s Day spectacular at The Rio Theatre!
Duos1The highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio Stage on Tuesday, February 14th! Following last year’s sold out show, this beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East Vancouver tradition is the ultimate spectacle of partnership and creativity! Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Burlesque Duos brings renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers. What better way to spice up your Valentine’s Day than with a night of never-before-seen pairings and innovative duets?