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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Vancouver Twin Bandit release new record Oct 6th.

The duo have also announced a Canadian tour in support of their record with a hometown show in *Vancouver* at *St. James Hall* on *October 27th*.

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, phsychedelia, Vancouver »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Ponytails – A four piece psychedelic band

Ponytails are a four piece psychedelic band out of Vancouver. Grab a slice of pizza, light some candles and enjoy our chill sounds!
“Interesting guitar riffs, distant-sounding vocals, and crashing, high energy choruses are what separates the band from being just another indie band.”
Ponytails came to fruition in March 2016, spawned from best friends Harvey Merrit (vocals, bass) and Travis Goeres (lead guitar) love of pizza and the theme music of Sylvester Stallone movies. Liam Ness (bass, rhythm guitar, vocals) and Simon Furminger (drums, vocals) joined in late March and in …

CD Release, News, Vancouver »

[17 May 2017 | Comments Off on 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.

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, Indie, Reviews, Vancouver »

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

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 …

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, Featured, Reggae, Ska, Vancouver »

[6 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Warless | ]

Warless is a ska, reggae, funky, danceable, fun band from Vancouver. A furiously fun musical hybrid dance-a-thon that beams positivity through intimate Westcoast stories powerfully rooted in funky, Graceland beats and ripping, old time guitar licks.

Festivals, Headline, Victoria »

[2 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Rifflandia Festival in Victoria Sept 11-14 | ]

The 7th edition of the music festival descends on Victoria.
The festival started in 2008 with 3 days, 7 stages, 65 artists. and 1500 people were there to witness it. Black Mountain was the headliner that year. This year the festival takes place all over the city in 3 days and nights, 17 stages in total (parks, clubs, galleries, a church?), some of them all ages and within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core. Rifflandia 2014 boosts over 170 artists. A myriad of talent will converge in …

CD Release, events, Live Video, shows, Tours, Vancouver, Video Release »


In anticipation of her Tingle & Spark LP coming out on Aug. 5th and national tour to follow, T. Nile is excited to release the official video for her first single, “Running”, as well as a homecoming album release show in Vancouver on September 6th at The Biltmore (full dates below).
T. Nile is a genre-disrupting sorceress of sound who has the uncanny ability to fuse traditional folk instrumentation and modern EDM technology via a unique brand of vibrant sass the likes of which …

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, CD Release, Vancouver, Video Release »

[20 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on John Welsh | ]
John Welsh

Over the last 10 years John Welsh has been performing his eclectic style of music for audiences around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
He got his start in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. Welsh draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Manu Chao, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett. His songs are often inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and latin.
Welsh has recorded and performed with various acts as the Welsh Brothers, Los Amigos and Rhythm & …

Festivals, Headline, Ska, Victoria »

[20 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Ska Fest in Victoria BC July 1st to the 5th | ]

This year the festival is happy to featuire bands like Shaggy, Fishbone, The Expanders, Los Rastrillos from Mexico, Providencia from Colombia, The Aggrolites from California, Barrington Levy, Zvuloon Dub System from Israel plus local bands The Brass Action, Giraffe Aftermath, The Ponderosas, Dope Soda from Nanaimo, The Skinny from Montreal, Mad Bomber Society and from Victoria Sweet Leaf among other musicians that will make Victoria the ska capital of the world during the first week of July. For the complete schedule check here

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

[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Harmony | ]

Harmony’s recordings are hypnotic. She mixes loops with a haunting voice which reminds me of trip hop masters Portishead but she can go to spoken word and more bluesy songs that are almost psychedelic.

CD Reviews, Featured, Nanaimo, Reviews »

[23 May 2014 | Comments Off on Review of Dope Soda’s album Carbonation | ]
Review of Dope Soda’s album Carbonation

‘Tip back a cold one, tip back a bold one, tip back a Dope Soda and uplift your rocking, rolling soul. Skol!’ By Corina Pilay

Canadian Bands, Rock, Vancouver »

[22 May 2014 | Comments Off on Marty Zylstra | ]
Marty Zylstra

Marty Zylstra has a unique Canadiana perspective.
Growing up as a preacher’s kid moving from northern British Columbia to the prairies, Northern Ontario and back set a scene for a future music path as wide is vast.  Marty learned to sing from old time gospel hymns and with influences in the myth and legend of John Lennon, 1970’s Tom Petty & the eclectic of David Bowie to modern Canadian icons Sam Roberts and Sloan and the pop rock British invasion of the 90’s and back again.
After grinding it out regionally in local …

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Reggae, Ska »

[18 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Dope Soda | ]
Dope Soda

Dope Soda CD release party April 4th at ANZA 3 W. 8th with Special guests The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

The most entertaining ska band in Vancouver Island is back to the city release their brand new and first full length CD “Carbonation” and they want to share it with their Vancouver fans with an amazing ska show along two of the best ska bands in the city, The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.