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Canadian Bands, Folk, Indie, Vancouver »

[2 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
KAREN FOWLIE

She settled in Vancouver in 2005 and quickly established herself as a prominent and influential member of the local music scene. Karen has appeared at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the North Vancouver Sunny Sundays Concert Series, the Art in the Garden Festival, the Wild at Art Festival and headlined the Copper and Fire Festival.

Alternative Rock, Indie, Live Video, News, Rock, Vancouver »

[6 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Arctic | ]
Arctic

Cold music. You can feel the sadness in the notes, traveling through a Tundra of emotions. This Canadian band based in Vancouver reminds me a lot of British bands from the 90s. But lets read some of the history of this band.
After a childhood spent on the land in the isolated Northwest Territories of Canada, the guitarist travelled to the metropolis of Toronto and became involved in projects ranging from jazz to metal to rap. After dealing with the roller-coaster frustrations of band politics, he went solo, and headed west to Vancouver to write his own music. He began performing using a looping device that would allow him to record, modify, loop and layer his acoustic guitar performance into a haunting moodiness evocative of a cold Northern landscape. With a rich, unique sound of his own that was already gaining an audience, he had no need for backing musicians.

Festivals, FILM »

[11 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Winter Vacation by Li Hongqi – North American Premiere on VIFF

So the time of the wonderful winter vacation has finally arrived, you would think if you are from the “right place”.
This winter vacation is not quite like that. You will enjoy stunning pictures of a slice of Chinese Inner Mongolia with wonderful music. In the dirty and deserted streets and standard instant buildings of the miraculous Chinese Socialism there are kids spending their well deserved winter holidays. It feels cold, gray and hopeless in every possible imaginable way.
Will the end of it bring new colors to the lives of the children?

Alternative, Featured, Live Video, Rock, Vancouver »

[24 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Black Mountain | ]
Black Mountain

Black Mountain has released two LPs, Black Mountain (2005) and In The Future (2008), and 2 EPs Druganaut (2004) and Bastards of Light (2008) on the Jagjaguwar label. A split single with Destroyer was released in Fall 2004 on Spirit of Orr. The “Stormy High” single was released in 2006 on Suicide Squeeze records. Also, in 2005, the band opened for Coldplay on their Twisted Logic Tour for three weeks, with their final opening in San Diego. Their self-titled album was chosen as one of Amazon.com’s Top 100 Editor’s Picks of 2005.

Friday Sunrise, PodCasts »

[15 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise Feb 12 2010 | ]
Friday Sunrise Feb 12 2010

A fun and interactive show as Mark took over the controls for this edition of Friday Sunrise and JPaw played some local indie hip hop. Take a listen to this fun filled hour and a half of great music and discussions.

Alternative Rock, Folk-Rock, Rock, the morning after show »

[3 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Playlist December 1st | ]
Playlist December 1st

THE MORNING AFTER SHOW Playlist for December 1 We had Jody Glenham playing live and our own Jason Pawlett from Van Music. Podcast the show at www.citr.ca
or listen http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20091201-113516-to-20091201-130417.mp3

To listen LIVE every Tuesday at 11:30 AM PT on 101.9 FM www.citr.ca your future favourite song.

The Paper Cranes from Canada with the song Chilvary is dead from the album by the same name.

The Hidden cameras from their CD Orphan the song was called in the NA, catchy song as all the songs in The Morning After song.

Blogs »

[17 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Indie Music in Vancouver BC. Has our past proved it to us over and over, we all know the talent is here…

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But why is it so hard to find great places for Vancouver’s next generation of upcoming Indie Music stars to show case their talent?
There is a buzz as of late revolving around Vancouver’s Music Venue scene. Many times over are the cries heard of Vancouver’s growing reputation as being the No Fun City.
A documentary you really should check out. The NFC crew mention on their site: “Although the provincial government has labeled B.C. “the Best Place on Earth”the phrase “no fun city” appears on the Internet more often with the …

Callander Girl, Ontario, Toronto »

[2 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on I am Imaaji & Music is my soul mate | ]
I am Imaaji & Music is my soul mate

Shakespeare said, all the world’s a stage. Indeed! We are here to present who we are, in our own exceptional way. Music is who I am. I am IMAAJI. Music is my soul mate. Ever since I was a little girl, when no one was there, music was always there, ready to share. Through music I have the opportunity to make a difference and love plays an important role in expressing from my soul. Love says “BE YOURSELF”, in your own expressive way. We all have this gift, the gift of “expression”. With our message, we honor our past, those who have set the stage before us. My musical inspiration has come from a variety of genres, and include the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Sade, Donny Hathaway, Bessie Smith, Tina Turner, James Brown, Bob Marley, Diana King, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Dan Hill, Anita Baker, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Me’shell N’degeocello, India Arie and John Mayer. I must also mention the importance of the written influences of Eckhart Tolle, Maya Angelou and Sister Souljah. Well, I hope you fall in love with my “expressions” the way I have. Please stay close and tune in for more. Leave me a note. Let’s do what we can, now, to make a difference in whatever way we can, with love. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is unknown, NOW is all we truly have.

Alternative, Folk, Live Video, Vancouver »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Adrienne Pierce | ]
Adrienne Pierce

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I released my first album, Small Fires, on my own little label in Canada
“Pierce’s songs are likely to appeal to a wide audience, sounding as if written at an intersection between a Sheryl Crow greatest hits record and the melodic melancholy of Aimee Mann.” Aarik Danielsen, Popmatters. I am a singer-songwriter from Horseshoe Bay, B.C. in Canada. Several of my songs have been heard in major television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars, The Hills, Dirt, Army Wives, The L Word, Greek etc. I have played …

Callander Girl, Folk, Ontario, Toronto »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Proof of Ghosts | ]
Proof of Ghosts

The ground is dry and there is no rain in sight. The city’s heat is like a blanket and there’s nowhere to go except the malls and the bars. Fuck the malls. For that matter, fuck the bars.

Do you sing? What is your favorite song? Does it pull sad and sweet on the strings of your soul? Do you feel the vast aching chasm between each of us? We are not alone, we sing our bridges, we sing light into the dark, our distances seem less dire when we sing together, so don’t despair, sing with us and know that we are not alone…

Blues, Canadian Bands, Ontario, Rock, Toronto »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on The Mark Inside | ]
The Mark Inside

An exceptional band that recently recorded the follow up to their debut album in England with producer Jim Abbiss (Artic Monkeys). Last week I went out for a pitcher or two with the drummer Geordie to catch up on life, music and lots of laughs. The Mark Inside are a bunch of good cats that deserve all the success that will undoubtedly come their way. Mark my words these guys are going to be big.

Callander Girl, Ontario, Toronto »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Kat Burns & The Forest City Lovers | ]
Kat Burns & The Forest City Lovers

The release of their 2006 album, The Sun and the Wind. Released independently with the help of some talented friends, it was received with critical acclaim. Chart Magazine called the record “delightfully engaging” while Exclaim proclaimed Burns “enigmatic and subtly inventive”.

Folk, Folk-Rock, Rock, Vancouver »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on SNEETCH | ]
SNEETCH

At the Evolve Music Festival in Antigonish, Nova Scotia where Kimberleigh and Max met working at the children’s tent. They performed an interactive play with the kids based on a Dr.Seuss book (can you guess which one?!) which started a creative friendship that continued to blossom over the years. Even though Max lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Kimberleigh lived in Toronto, Ontario at the time, they managed to see each other a few times a year. Whenever the two of them were in the same city they would jam and make great music together and always knew that one day, if they ever lived in the same area code they would form a band.

International, Live Video, Rock »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on New Nobility Band | ]
New Nobility Band

Nobility brings Peace Rock To The US Australian band, New Nobility is releasing their debut album in April entitled “Blue Butterfly (Revolution)”. They have won numerous awards including the Music Aid Award for “Best Band 2007” in the U.K. and the World Peace and Music Award in India. Their music is straight-forward rock with political lyrics. They sing about fighting for global justice and peace throughout the world. Their new album will be released on April 14 on the Pseudo Palm label and is available at Amazon.com. For more info on this new band, check out their AirPlay site, www.airplaydirect.com/NewNobilityBand.

Progressive Power Pop, Vancouver »

[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Hawaiian Bibles | ]
Hawaiian Bibles

When Devin was kicked from that band, jordan followed him. Seeing the magic and talent inside him, Jordan decided to stick with Devin.

They began writing songs and spending much of their time with each others families and growing as friends and bandmates. Devin had a vast library of recorded material just waiting for a collaborative ear and Jordan jumped in with both feet. Writing songs nightly, but then spending months to craft them became the norm.