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[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.
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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.

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.

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Featured, Indie, Ska, Vancouver »

[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Brehdren | ]
Brehdren

Vancouver band meddling ska and jazz.

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Featured, Folk-Rock, Indie, Vancouver »

[1 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on SHED | ]
SHED

Shed hails from Gabriola Island, a green gem nestled in the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada. Shed offers a mix of hillpunk, beachbilly and folktronica.

Canadian Bands, Indie, Vancouver »

[31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on We Found A Lovebird | ]
We Found A Lovebird

A band that takes its name from a posted announcement found along a waterfront promenade could be dismissed like so many other signs for found pets, purses and mobile phones. Who takes the time out of their busy lives to print and post these messages of hopeful reunion? Do people even read these things?
Sounds Like: Big Star, Elvis Costello, The Kinks

Canadian Bands, Electronic Music, Indie, Vancouver »

[10 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Au4 | ]
Au4

Vancouver electronica duo Au4 released new album “…And Down Goes The Sky”. With story-like lyrics and meticulous soundscapes, Au4’s “And Down Goes the Sky” sweeps its listeners into a world where fantasy dances with science, where the sacred joins the profane, where simplicity embraces complexity, and where life meets death. Listeners travel amidst the lush layers of pads and strings, operatic incantations of angels, pounding rhythms of deep electronic sequences, and the intimate whispers of singer and guitar.

Canadian Bands, Featured, Indie, Reggae, Ska, Vancouver »

[22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on The Bone Daddies | ]
The Bone Daddies

The Bone Daddies is a ska band from the sister city of Maple Ridge, their member’s previous incarnations included some hard core and punk until they came together and started experimenting with their own sound getting cozier to the ska and the rockabilly.

Canadian Bands, Indie, Reggae, Ska, Vancouver »

[21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Heads Hang Heavy | ]
Heads Hang Heavy

Heads Hang Heavy will be opening for legendary reggae/ska musician Chris Murray coming from Los Angeles to play a special show in Vancouver. Also on the bill The Bone Daddies and the best ska band Los Furios on January 25th at The Rickshaw Theatre 254 Hastings Street. Brought together by a love for all things that make people move, HEADS HANG HEAVY is a collective of diverse musicians who share the common goal of making dance floors sweat. Combining the roots of Reggae, the meatiness of the Blues, and a splash of Ska – HHH complete their west coast blend with original music and tasty vocals that stir your thoughts and warm the soul.

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[6 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Combine the Victorious | ]
Combine the Victorious

Combine the Victorious is an indie duo from Vancouver, Canada, fronted by Mark R. Henning and Isabelle Dunlop. Combine the Victorious have just released their brand new EP Crumbling Hearts and to celebrate they performed their very first European engagement at Bonden Bar, Stockholm, Sweden.

Canadian Bands, Featured, Indie, New Wave, Punk, Rock »

[4 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on The Population Drops | ]
The Population Drops

The Population Drops is a new Vancouver band with a garage punk style. With Matt on guitars, Ted on bass, Mary on vocals, Helen on drums this band creates an original, fun, energetic sound. The band music feeds from different sub genres of rock punk from different eras,

Canadian Bands, Featured, Folk, Indie, Manitoba, Winnipeg »

[15 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Little Darjeeling | ]
Little Darjeeling

Little Darjeeling is coming to Vancouver to play at the B EX 1143 Kingsway opening for Anything But and Kid Lithiumon November 23rd. The duo comes from the prairies for this special show.

Canadian Bands, Indie, phsychedelia, Vancouver »

[18 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Fine Times | ]
Fine Times

Fine Times will be playing on October 19th at the British Ex-Servicemen Association with We Need Surgery and Bristol Scout. 1143 Kingsway. Vancouver pop psychedelic band Fine Times just topped CiTR charts for the month of September.

Vancouver pop psychedelic band Fine Times just topped CiTR charts for the month of September. The band which includes Juice (drums), Jahmeel Russel (guitar), and Max Sample (keys) just released their self titled album on Light Organ records, recorded by Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, etc).

Canadian Bands, Folk, Folk-Rock, Indie, Singer/Songwriter, Vancouver »

[13 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Robb Hill | ]
Robb Hill

Robb Hill will be performing at the British Ex-Servicemen Association 1143 Kingsway this Saturday 20th with The Cattails and Jacqueline Dawn. Robb Hill is a talented and amicable, free spirited man. His music reflects his character, easy going and sensitive that blends alternative rock with pop songs either as a singer songwriter or as an electric band. He is also a comedian and a show man, plays golf, teaches tennis and travel around sharing his music. Latest tours include Ney York Sate, Toronto, Calgary, the Island across the Georgia Straight among others. Some people remember him from his previous band Brave by Numbers.
Robb Hill’s music offers indie music fans elements that encapsulate many genres. Hill’s stage presence and audience interaction make every show a unique experience. Hill has been hosting and performing shows in Vancouver since 2006.

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[11 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Redgy Blackout | ]
Redgy Blackout

With the release of the self titled EP in July 2011, Redgy Blackout had the single “Bottom of the Sea” and “Alexandria” spinning on The Peak 100.5FM in Vancouver generating quite a buzz. The new single “Lovely, Lovely Day”, produced by Warne Livesey (Matthew Good, Midnight Oil), is now spinning on The Peak for this year’s Performance Project. The song won the Best of BC October $10,000 with a $10,000 prize on the Shore 104.3 FM.