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[2 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part Two. | ]
Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part Two.

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 venues and exposure). Hopefully some will see the light and these bands that we showcase here will continue to share their talents. In this second part you will find an eclectic mix as well, reggae, hard rock, punk blues, Latin, Ska and more.
The bands are in alphabetical order.

Canadian Bands, Headline, Vancouver »

[30 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on The Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part 1 | ]
The Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part 1

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Vancouver’s best bands are always here on VanMusic.ca
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera with Raechel Norrgard and Jordan Grey.
We have been involved in one capacity or another with the Vancouver music scene for over 10 years now. This list of Vancouver bands is a representation of our musical culture that nurtures from different cultures, especially  Latin American. The list was based on merits like releases, tours, recommendations from readers and listeners of The Morning After Show on CiTR and Radio Alicia and Yucastereo on CJSF, and of course my taste in music. …

Canadian Bands, Live Video »

[29 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Kobo Town is returning to Vancouver February 4 to The Biltmore Cabaret. | ]
Kobo Town is returning to Vancouver February 4 to The Biltmore Cabaret.

Founded by Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born amid the boastful, humorous and militant chants of roaming stick-fighters. Situated near the fishermen’s wharf, the area was a site of constant defiance and conflict, a place where sticks and stones, songs and verses clashed with the bayonets and batons of colonial rule.

Canadian Bands, Featured, Show Reviews »

[23 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrating the Festival Music House Pacific at the Imperial. | ]
Celebrating the Festival Music House Pacific at the Imperial.

As every year the Vancouver International Film Festival joins forces with the Festival Music House to bring a night of music at the Imperial.

Canadian Bands, events, Featured, News, Reviews »

[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw Oct 12th. | ]
Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw Oct 12th.

Photo Album of Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw
Photos by John Prentice.
VanMusic was present at this incredible show of ska punk at the Rickshaw theatre Wednesday October 12th.

Canadian Bands, CD Release, Featured, Montreal »

[7 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Krief new album and gig in Vancouver. | ]
Krief new album and gig in Vancouver.

On September 30, Montreal’s Krief released a new double-album, *Automanic*, on Toronto label Culvert Music.
Krief is also heading out on tour next month, including a stop at Guilt & Company on Nov. 8.

Canadian Bands, Live Video, Montreal »

[20 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Suuns Share Video for “Instrument” | ]
Suuns Share Video for “Instrument”

Suuns released the widely heralded Hold/Still in April and have consistently been on the road ever since, touring throughout USA and Europe. There are no signs of stopping either with a packed schedule for the rest of the year. The live show is truly both a sight and sound to behold part live show, part installation, part club it is an all-round sensory experience. The full tour dates for the rest of 2016 are listed below a highlight of which will be the band’s curated day at Le Guess Who? Festival alongside Wilco, Julia Holter and Savages.

Canadian Bands, Headline, Indie, Reviews, Vancouver »

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

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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 …

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[18 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Did You Die – Debut Full Lengthy out on Wiener Records. | ]
Did You Die – Debut Full Lengthy out on Wiener Records.

Did You Die debut album came out on southern California based indie label Wiener Records.

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

[31 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Clara Lofaro | ]
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 | Comments Off on Coeur de pirate | ]
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 | Comments Off on Valentin | ]
Valentin

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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 | Comments Off on Fake Tears “Second Wind” | ]
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.

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[4 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Kick Off the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival | ]
Kick Off the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 8, 2015 at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Masks and music get the 11+ day party started at the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Opening Night on September 8, 2015. With exclusive, never-before-seen pieces from mask masters, Wonderheads (and guest Fringe artists), followed by two of Vancouver’s most danceable bands, Tanga and Tonye Aganaba , and the opportunity to mingle with Fringe artists during the VIP reception, the Fringe’s Opening Night is the best way to kick off your Fringe experience.

Canadian Bands, Dub, Featured, Indie »

[22 May 2015 | Comments Off on MNGWA | ]
MNGWA

A 9-piece band made up of Russians, Mexicans, and Canadians, they are a strange beast indeed. What began with the intention of playing South American cumbia has quickly evolved into something much more nebulous.