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[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.

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[23 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Cabaret Maldito at Circo de los Horrores in Barcelona. | ]
Cabaret Maldito at Circo de los Horrores in Barcelona.

Circus meet concert meets burlesque delivers a unique spectacle in one of the most beautiful cities, Barcelona. Jaw dropping!

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[1 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective at Amerika haus Berlin. | ]
Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective at Amerika haus Berlin.

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Anton Cobijn: A Retrospective of his work at Amerika haus Berlin.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera and Raechel Norrgard.
Berlin 2015-2016. Amerika Haus near Zoologischer Garten Station in the Charlottenburg district, adjacent to the Berlin Zoo.
Cobijn, as we used to call him when we were teenagers discovering the world of music, was born in the Netherlands in the island town of Strijen. The isolation of his birthplace resulted in an inherent lonliness in his photos; few of them have more than one character. His subjects seem to be longing for something, striving away from …

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[31 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Rijkmuseum museum in Amsterdam | ]
Rijkmuseum museum in Amsterdam

One of the most important museums in the world is the Rijkmuseum, situated in the Museumplein in central Amsterdam. The majestic construction is the gateway to other museums in the area like the Van Gogh museum. The Rijkmuseum is one of my favourites in the world because of its beauty and the well organized exhibitions which allows visitors to jump from one exhibition to the other with ease. You can jump from a Rembrandt to a Vermeer to a Goya without getting lost in a maze.
The Rijkmuseum was founded in 1800 in The Hague but moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. It was constructed with a tunnel through it to allow the passage of cyclists and pedestrians alike; it also functions as a gateway into the central Museumplein plaza which is encircled by other buildings dedicated to displaying the art of Holland, like the Van Gogh Museum. Here, you will find works of art of immeasurable value on all sides. Their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000.

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[16 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Next Music From Tokyo Vol. 6 review | ]

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 NMFT Vol. 6: Visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera
Photos and videos: OPC and Jordan Grey.
The day was filled with anticipation. The show had already sold out shows in Toronto and Montreal, so Vancouver was  the grand finale of the tour. Four Japanese bands brought by the generosity of music enthusiast Steven Tanaka came to Vancouver to showcase their music (5 in Toronto and Montreal). Next Music From Tokyo is one of the most anticipated music events in the city and one that I will never …

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[23 May 2014 | Comments Off on Exclusive Interview with Robert Hampson from Loop | ]
Exclusive Interview with Robert Hampson from Loop

Robert Hampson in an exclusive interview with VanMusic told us about the origin of his music “I guess when we started the idea was to try to do something a little bit different, but we were very much influenced by regular stuff like The Velvets, MC5, The Stooges and by a lot of minimalist music like Steve Reich or what Glen Branca was doing, it was a way of making an amalgamation of that kind of sound but trying to make it a little bit different”

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[31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Video interviews at the Kush Cup | ]

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The Kush Cup
Listen to the Podacast of The Morning After Show with Mark Klokeid and check the video interviews below.
The Kush cup was a blast. The VanMusic boys were thrilled to be invited and be part of the jury that sampled different kinds of Sativas, Indicas, extracts and strains in between. We were at the Health Expo where dozens of exhibitors had their products and services in display, you could find everything from seed companies, to nutrients, to healthy food, juices, new technologies, dispensaries, etc. The weekend event also featured …

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[10 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

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CD Review.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera
We Need Surgery is not your typical band. They are based in Vancouver after being nomads for months. They were formed in Seoul, South Korea, of all places, in 2007. But they are not Koreans, well, actually one is, Jungkyu Lim (aka Johnny Q) one of the guitar players and local hero, two more are expats from the south (Alabama and California), one is from Ontario and only Valentino, one of the guitar players, is from BC. After reaching the acme (festivals, radio, magazines) of success in Asia …

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[27 May 2012 | One Comment | ]

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Peter Kember alias Sonic Boom played at the Waldorf.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
Peter Kember is one of the pioneers of the “Mind altering minimal distorted neo-space-psychedelia”. He  would influence many of the alternative bands in the 90s and in this century; from the shoegaze bands to Mogwai . He founded Spacemen 3 (described as Space rock) in the UK back in 1982 with Jason Pierce (currently in Spiritualized).  They became a cult band which disbanded  at the beginning of the nineties. Kember then started his solo career with Spectrum under the …

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[10 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Budget rent a scam

The vehicle was returned in perfect condition except for a 1 centimetre chip on the windshield caused by a stone or rock. I had an estimate done by a professional windshield repairman called Too Nice Autoglass who saw the vehicle and said the regular charge for that repair was 50 dollars, Speedy and other companies charged between 50 and 80 dollars including labour

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[9 Jan 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

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Vancouver Indie bands rocked 2011.
2012 is already looking like an exciting year! But 2011 (though not as exciting as 2010) deserves a list of what I think are the best Vancouver bands of the year. Last year continued to show the world that the Indie Music Scene in Vancouver is thriving with amazing talent. So much so that VanMusic and CiTR could no longer ignore the demand to promote both emerging and established bands. We came together to start the Indie Pop Vancouver Series, a musical event that showcases acts …

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[16 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
VIFF: Three films about music or how to overcome adversity

The Vancouver International Film Festival is presenting three music films about conquering adversity and triumph where nobody would think of making it. These three stories are an an example of the determination and the hardships that these artists had to endure to achieve their dreams. The characters of the documentaries did reach their objectives and set an example for you to never give up, specially if you live in a first world country like Canada. Their message is not only about success, its also about their struggle for a better world.

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[13 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Friday crazy night: Mushroom tea, Got a certificate of appreciation, Tyranahorse @ Cobalt, Tropidelica @ Waldorf | ]
Friday crazy night: Mushroom tea, Got a certificate of appreciation, Tyranahorse @ Cobalt, Tropidelica @ Waldorf

But before going anywhere, I stopped by a friend’s place for a visit where I was offered this ginger tea with mushrooms. I had to go to a magazine anniversary party, Tropidelica at the Waldorf and the release party of Tyranahorse at the Cobalt. When I hit Nanaimo street, two or three blocks later my head exploded. By the time I went to the celebration I was feeling disconnected from the world.

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[21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Winterrtrip, Winterruption and Winterrstorm | ]
Winterrtrip, Winterruption and Winterrstorm

The Granville Island was full of white, the sky was glittering, the streets were covered, magic was in the air. The lingering sound pierced through the local. The sound came out of a trumpet, the guitar dressed the song with a melody, the bass is free of chains and the drums go on building the piece with jazz elements as the instruments engage in a nostalgic discussion, trumpet and guitar get hysterical.

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[25 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Thrursday night with Joyce Collingwood | ]
Thrursday night with Joyce Collingwood

We got there armed with a six pack and video cameras. The girls were about to start playing Their songs are short and powerful, punk rrrriot grrrls style. Two guitars a bass and drums plus the singer conforms this quintet of girls.
Listen to the podcast of Thunderbird Radio Hell with Joyce Collingwood here