Vanmusic Logo Vanmusic Logo
Home » Archive

Articles in the Headline Category

Headline »

[17 Jul 2017 | One Comment | ]
One Love Westcoast Festival August 11th at Rickshaw Theatre. August 12th and 13th at Swangard Stadium.

Tweet
One Love Westcoast Music and Community Festival happening at Swangard Stadium and the Rickshaw Theatre celebrating the music of the worlds and the Latin, African and Caribbean cultures.
Latin Summer Fest , Van Music, and Super Chido Productions are joining forces to launch this first edition of the One Love Westcoast Festival featuring Afro Latino and Reggae cultures and music.  This three-day event will be hosted at Swangard Stadium [Burnaby] in the weekend and a red carpet VIP concert on Friday night at the Rickshaw iconic theater. 
This Afro/Latin and Reggae …

events, Festivals, Headline, shows »

[11 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival | ]
40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Tweet
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 in its 40th year, it continues to be one of the city’s most beloved, enjoyed, and respected events – named “Best Local Music Festival” by Georgia Straight readers for the fifth year in a row, and 2016 “Best Music Festival” …

Festivals, Headline »

[8 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on Victoria Ska Fest June 14th to18th | ]
Victoria Ska Fest June 14th to18th

Tweet
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 various venes in Victoria and Vancouver, BC.
The Victoria Ska Festival aka Ska Fest is a music festival that takes place every summer in Victoria British Columbia, Canada. The festival is organized and executed by the Victoria BC Ska Society, …

events, Festivals, Headline, News, Press Release »

[10 May 2017 | Comments Off on Center of Gravity 2017 | ]
Center of Gravity 2017

Tweet
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 a return to Kelowna, BC’s, City Park on July 28, 29 and 30. Full lineup and festival details below.
From the shores of Lake Okanagan, Center of Gravity is Canada’s most anticipated beach festival, featuring an exciting combination of high energy …

Headline, Live Video, Press Release, Video Release »

[14 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Gena Perala’s newest music video Hip Hop and Cartoons | ]
Gena Perala’s newest music video Hip Hop and Cartoons

Tweet
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 and to cartoons such as The Simpsons. She refers to it as her Church song because she says we can learn more from hip-hop and cartoons if we understand and believe in them, than we can from religion. “Perhaps not …

Canadian Bands, Headline, Vancouver »

[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

Tweet
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. …

Headline, Interview, Live Video, Where's Oswaldo »

[1 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Exclusive interview with Hemp oil activist Rick Simpson.

Mexican-Canadian journalist Oswaldo Perez Cabrera met the Canadian activist Rick Simpson in Zagreb, Croatia for a talk about hemp oil. Rick claims the oil cures cancer, MS and other illnesses. There are dozens of cases that prove his claims; from terminal cancer cases with days to live to MS patients that now can function without symptoms. The oil also works wonders for diabetes, inflammation, lacerations, PAIN and other conditions. Check out the interview and his strong opinions about the medical system, the Canadian government, and the fraud the pharmaceuticals are pulling on us. Videographer and transcript Raechel Norrgard.

Headline »

[24 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Vancouver Christmas Market has a new location. | ]
Vancouver Christmas Market has a new location.

The 7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site! The beloved event will relocate and expand to Jack Poole Plaza this season. The new home offers more than 50,000 square feet of German jubilation!
When is the Vancouver Christmas Market open?
Open daily from 11am to 9pm from November 26 to December 31, 2016 (Closed at 6pm on December 24th, and closed Christmas Day).

Festivals, FILM, Headline »

[29 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Music films at VIFF. The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29th to Oct 14th. | ]
Music films at VIFF. The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29th to Oct 14th.

Tweet
Music Films & Soundtracks VIFF News

As I Open My Eyes
(À peine j’ouvre les yeux)
LEYLA BOUZID, TUNISIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2015, 102 MIN.
WED OCT 5, 10:45 AM, INTL VILLAGE 10
SAT OCT 8, 7:00 PM, INTL VILLAGE 10
ratedPG
Tunis teen Farah (Baya Medhaffer) is caught between her middle-class mother’s conservative beliefs and her own desire to front a rock band in Leyla Bouzid’s intelligent and moving exploration of generational divisions and simmering conflict. “Bouzid’s impressive debut… [showcases] a stand-out lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffer… [The film] skillfully conjures the pressure-cooker atmosphere lying just below …

Festivals, Headline »

[24 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on The Countdown to BreakOut West 2016: Conference Info, Festival & Awards Recap | ]
The Countdown to BreakOut West 2016: Conference Info, Festival & Awards Recap

Tweet
The Countdown to BreakOut West:
Conference Information, Festival and Awards Recap

In one month the music industry of western Canada will descend on the Queen City of Regina for a weekend of incredible public shows, celebration of achievements, networking and education. The weekend kicks off with the 14th annual Western Canadian Music Awards Show on October 13th, honoring our local music industry with a world class concert event at Casino Regina. Headlining this year’s awards show is Hall of Fame Inductee Colin James, with Host (and performer) Brett Kissel, and performances by …

events, Festivals, Headline, News »

[24 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Vancouver International Film Festival, Bill Evans, Weekend at Frankie’s | ]
Vancouver International Film Festival, Bill Evans, Weekend at Frankie’s

Tweet
Vancouver International Film Festival, Bill Evans, Weekend at Frankie’s

Vancouver International Film Festival 
Sept. 14 – Oct. 28
It’s that time of year again! We are really excited for this year’s programming, especially the three jazz-focused films that jazz fans and music lovers will definitely not want to miss. First on our list of must-see flicks:
I Called Him Morgan
Jazz fans will know Lee Morgan for “The Sidewinder,” a genuine bop pop hit in 1964. Six years earlier, at 18 years old, he was blowing with Dizzy Gillespie—then Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, …

Headline, Music Marketing Services, News, Press Release »

[22 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Red Bull Music Academy Announces Program For 2016 Edition in Montreal | ]
Red Bull Music Academy Announces Program For 2016 Edition in Montreal

Red Bull Music Academy announces the program for its month-long Montreal edition, featuring Björk, Iggy Pop, Suzanne Ciani, Fucked Up & Tanya Tagaq, Tim Hecker, Pauline Oliveros, Joan La Barbara, Theo Parrish, Chilly Gonzales, Tiga, The Black Madonna, Jacques Greene and many more.

Events include a virtual reality exhibition; an underwater listening experience; an ice skating jam; a meeting of metal, drone and noise vanguards; a night of improvised Round Robin duets; a celebration of Montreal disco; collaborations with 1080p, Never Apart, Piknic Électronik and more.

Festivals, Headline, Press Release »

[25 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access For 2017 | ]
SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access For 2017

Tweet
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES SELECT SPEAKERS AND EXPANDED ACCESS FOR ALL BADGE TYPES FOR 2017
Keynotes Include Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway
Featured Speakers Mary Lou Jepsen, Dan Lyons,
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candice Morgan, Adam Savage, Nadya Tolokonnikova,
Ingrid Vanderveldt and Amber Venz Box set to speak
Registration Opens August 1st

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) announced its first wave of speakers for the 2017 event. While the speakers cut a wide swath across the tech, film, music, television, business, sports and journalism fields, most reflect the cross-collaboration SXSW is known …

Headline »

[20 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Cannabis Hemp Conference 2016 in Vancouver draws a crowd. | ]

Tweet
The Cannabis Hemp Conference brought great speakers from outside of Canada in the medicinal field.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
The conference took place July 9th and 10th at Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour Vancouver. 
This was the second year the conference took place, as well they did a previous one which included a wider spectrum of medicinal plants. This year the focus was Cannabis. “We wanted to focus on cannabis this year because there are so many uses for the plant medicinal, industrial, for fuel, clothes, food etc.” says Salimeh, one of the organizers to the …