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[11 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival | ]
40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival

40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13, 14, 15, and 16th at Jericho Beach

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world. Now in its 40th year, it continues to be one of the city’s most beloved, enjoyed, and respected events – named “Best Local Music Festival” by Georgia Straight readers for the fifth year in a row, and 2016 “Best Music Festival” …

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[11 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival Aug 30-Sept 1 2013

Picture it… camping right along the Kettle River surrounded by all kinds of beauty landscape. You’re chillin’ out, maxin’ relaxin’ all cool, just soakin’ up the sun rays with your friends.
Then the next band kicks in, and you head over through the festival gate to get a closer look, to get in on the action. Next thing you know you’re partying all night long and you’re realizing that you’re having the time of your life… for reals.

It’s not far away my friends. Buy your tickets now and we’ll see you …

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[29 May 2013 | Comments Off on Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19 to 21 2013 | ]
Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19 to 21 2013


The Vancouver Folk Music Festival today announced the line-up of artists on tap to perform over the weekend of July 19-21, 2013 at the festival’s beach-front site in Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. Sixty-six artists and groups from over a dozen different countries, and with roots in many more, will gather together in the park for three days of concerts, collaboratory sessions and workshops. The festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday, with seven daytime stages, and early evening …

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[20 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Live At Squamish! – A Brief History Of Music Festivals -(Update To The Weekend Line Up)

LIVE at Squamish, one of B.C.’s newest music festivals, is returning to the stage for the second time this summer on August 20th and 21st. As avid concert-goers and music junkies prepare for the upcoming music festival season, some wonder how the constantly growing popularity of attending weekend-long outdoor music festivals came to be. Contrary to popular belief, the concept of music festivals did not spark with the iconic Woodstock rock festival back in 1969.

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[5 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Caravan World Rhythms presents Spirit of Africa Festival | ]
Caravan World Rhythms presents Spirit of Africa Festival

Two days of drumming, singing, music and dance workshops and shows. Come celebrate with some of the top artists from BC’s African and cultural community and renowned guest artists from Montreal and Seattle! Immerse yourself in their cultures and discover their arts during two days of high-energy inspirational workshops and performances.

FILM, Live Video »

[1 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on WILCO: ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS | ]

Ashes of American Flags is an award-winning film presenting Wilco live in concert during their 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues – Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.- the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour. Directed and produced by Brendan Canty and Christoph Green (Sunken Treasure, Burn to Shine), the film intersperses interviews with band members and day-in-the-life footage as the band travels across the U.S. .

Acoustic, Alternative, Folk-Rock, Indie, Ontario »

[30 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Olenka and the Autumn Lovers | ]
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers

Olenka Krakus is Polish but has Vancouver ties, having lived and played here for a long time she left a lot of friends here. She was born in Poland but grew up in Canada. Now she resides in London Ontario but she played the Biltmore on a visit to Vancouver with a stellar line up that included members of Aunts and Uncles and Like Animals Again who also played the show. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers formed in early 2008. has a sound that mingles a strong Eastern European influence with elements of North American country and folk music. The band’s diverse instruments (cello, violin, accordion, trumpet, saxophone, lap steel, mandolin and glockenspiel) provide a unique musical backdrop to Olenka’s sophisticated, often narrative, form of songwriting. Influenced by her memories of Communist Poland and by the country’s folklore, Olenka investigates themes of social injustice and personal responsibility, populating her songs with melancholy outcasts from both Polish and Canadian landscapes.

Blues, Jazz, Live Video, Vancouver »

[19 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Paisley Jura

I am listening to the CD of a Canadian singer songwriter called Paisely Jura that is going to play in Vancouver on January 5th at the Railway. I am pleasantly surprised by her work, it sounds jazzy and bluesy with the right mix of soul and classical. Her voice is pretty impressive, the texture is comforting yet full of passion. The instrumentation is really cool and the sound is very professional. Although the lyrics are about every day stuff and love the arrangements are really well done, you can tell she is classically . Nice for a rainy day. The Railway is not a venue that I would imagine having her performed, because is not as rock and roll, I think it would be nice to be sitting down drifting away with her music or even having a nice dinner with a good red wine. So here is the information and some videos for your enjoyment

Headline, Venues »

[27 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Waldorf Reopens

The Waldorf is a creative hub in the heart of East Vancouver where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. The programming for the space will be both artistically expansive and thematically inclusive. The Waldorf Hotel, designed in 1947 by architects Mercer & Mercer, was remarkable from the beginning for its modernist style. In 1955, capitalizing on an emerging interest in Polynesian culture, the complex was transformed into one of North America’s most renowned “tiki” themed bars and hotels

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[19 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Vancouver International Film Festival: MUSIC | ]
Vancouver International Film Festival: MUSIC

Mahler, Rachmaninov and Wagner meet The Magnetic Fields, the history of gospel and the world’s greatest undiscovered jazz at this year’s VIFF. Here are just a few of the offerings on view.

Albums, Canadian Bands, Featured, Jazz, Latin, Live Video, Vancouver »

[10 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Fito Garcia: Mi Bajo Rumbero | ]
Fito Garcia: Mi Bajo Rumbero

This CD is an experiement by Fito García, an accomplished Guatemalan/Canadian bass player that plays a tribute to this precise instrument

Canadian Bands, Ontario, pop, Rock, Toronto »

[20 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on The Balconies | ]
The Balconies

One basement practice lead to another and it quickly became apparent that the Balconies had something special.

Friday Sunrise, PodCasts »

[13 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – 08/13/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise – 08/13/10

Kenton Loewen of The Crackling performs live in studio, with “Toronto Tracks” from Brett Caswell And The Marquee Rose, Tofu Meat and Sandman Viper Command

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[7 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – 08/06/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise – 08/06/10

This episode features Down The Mountain live in Studio with Toronto Tracks from Run With The Kittens, The Pining and The Silver Hearts.

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[29 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Cafe Barcelona | ]