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The album release party will bring together many of Vancouver’s finest musicians to perform Steel Audrey’s songs, including members of the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, The Lion The Bear The Fox, Just A Season, Adrian Glynn, Nat Jay, SAVVIE, The Reckoners, Christie Rose, Johnny 99, Kathleen Nisbet, John Pippus, Matt Ellis, and Matthew Mei
Here is the February line up. See anything different? Yes, Thursdays are now going to be OPEN MIC Nights. Here’s your chance to get out of the shower and on to the stage. Not the big time. But close enough. After all, Carly Rae Jepson started out at Trees. So did Dan Mangan, Hannah Georgas, Nettwerk’s Wanting. And me. (Except I’m still here)…. And now, YOU!
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EV is a true entertainer. Her charming style, a combination of a witty Ani Di Franco with a melancholic Tori Amos, wins your heart instantly. She can go from the saddest songs (Valentine Day or April Rain) to the funniest tunes (Go, Stripper) with such versatility that you are laughing while the tear from the previous song is still in your cheek. She is a natural playing the guitar and her voice is both soothing and sensual. EV is a gifted singer songwriter whose taste for different genres of music can be perceived in her repertoire.
Here is the June schedule for the Thursday and Friday Music Nights at Trees Organic Coffee House (450 Granville St. location). I’m specifying the location because starting this weekend and running all summer, the Gastown location is having music on Saturday nights too. Check the “live music page” on the Trees website for the line up. Marq DeSouza is hosting the music nights over there. Meanwhile, back on Granville St, and now in our 7th year of delivering acoustic-based music to eager Vancouver audiences, here is the lowdown..
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Hello Trees Music Folks:
Here you go. The May line up for Trees Music Nights. May marks our 6th anniversary of bringing you acoustic music every week. BTW, I’ll be away for the next three weeks so. Ryan Fletcher (the only poet I know who has his own radio show) will be hosting in my place, as well as manning the fort, as usual, on Thursdays.
Music Line-Up at Trees Organic Coffee House. 450 Granville St. Vancouver. Live music every Thursday and Friday at 8PM. Best Cheesecake in town and always good …
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I ventured into Port Moody one Saturday night to watch some of the best talent the lower mainland has to offer. I have been to a couple of these Acoustic showcases and they are always a great night for both music fans and musicians. The place has great food which is always a plus for the munchies. I must say the sound at the venue is really good, it is intimate and warm. All the different mics placed around the stage contribute to the awesome acoustics. The shows are recorded and the artists get a demo as a souvenir for the night. Welcome to a great acoustic room sound.
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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 …
Every month our friend and musician John Pippus puts this newsletter with the calendar for the Trees Music Series.
Here is the January Music Line-Up at Trees Organic Coffee House. 450 Granville St. Live music every Thursday and Friday at 8PM. As you can see, we have another “artist in residence” this month. Bernard Boulanger (see photo below) plays in a variety of styles and possesses a mordant wit that shows in his lyric writing. Mordant wit. I never thought I would put that in a sentence.
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Here is the line up for September. You’ll notice something different. For the first time, I’ve got an “artist-in-residence”. Singer/songwriter Neal Ryan will be playing every Thursday this month. This is a chance for the audience to get to know one performer better. And a chance for Neal to stretch out and make Trees his temporary home. I’ve known and played alongside Neal for quite a few years now and I’m delighted he has agreed to this arrangement. Click on the link to his name in the Sept. 1st listing and that will take you to a YouTube performance he did in Dublin recently (at Bruxelles Bar). You’ll see the power in his writing, and in his performance. One guy with his voice and a guitar. In Neal’s case it makes for a powerful experience. He’s the real deal.
Here is the August schedule. Latest most up-to-datest (cuz there’s been a couple of changes right up until news time). Usual spiel: August line up followed by my low-tech round up of some things that may interest you, mostly related to the local acoustic music scene. Trees Organic Coffee House. 450 Granville St. Every Thursday and Friday at 8PM. By donation. Best cheesecake, best singer/’songwriters, best room to hear the lyrics, etc
How do I book the acts? Usually they find me. First thing I do – if I haven’t heard of them, or if they aren’t recommended by ears I trust – is to listen to the first song on their music player on their website. (It used to be Myspace but since that site has famously imploded in the past year, I’ll listen at whatever site they send me). Within two seconds I can tell if the track is professionally recorded or a low budget (ie hissy, boom-y) home recording. Home recordings aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but it means I have to listen (and look) more closely for other indicators that the act takes itself (and therefore the audience) seriously.