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Canadian Bands, Headline »

[1 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]
The best bands in Vancouver 2014 Part 1

Having booked close to 100 shows this year and through the experience of The Morning After Show on CiTR and Radio Alicia in CJSF we had contact with many talented and professional musicians, we listened to a lot of new releases and we have seen a lot of reactions from fans across the city. In this first part we see some of the heavy hitters as well of some of the party monsters that dwell in this city. These bands have put the name of Vancouver to high musical standards. The bands in this article are all known outside of Canada and they keep producing new music and winning contests and fans.

Contests, News, shows »

[28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on CiTR Shindig at The Hindenburg (Full schedule). | ]
CiTR Shindig at The Hindenburg (Full schedule).

For 31 years,some of the best bands in Vancouver have competed in this battle of the bands. Past participants includes the likes of The Organ, 3 Inches of Blood, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Japandroids and They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, The Pack AD, The Oh Wells, Wizerdz, Aunts and Uncles, Clockmakers, Humans, Hermetic, among others. Since launching in 1983 over 800 bands have played SHiNDiG, winning awesome prizes such as studio time, festival showcases and Discorder features.

CiTR radio continues to offer the freshest underground music in this annual competition that spans 13 weeks (from September to December) and over a thousand participants. Twenty-seven bands and musicians of all styles duke it out to grab one of three prize-winning top slots

Canadian Bands, Headline »

[10 Jan 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

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The best 25 Vancouver indie bands plus 1 (part 2)
Photo by Alejandro Chapa
Here is the second part of the best indie bands. Some of these bands will not make the next year’s list, not because they are not qualified but because they are too big now. We wanted to have a balance in this year’s list with some upcoming, emerging bands with more established artists. For the next Vancouver super stars we wanted to recognize their perseverance and celebrate the success they achieved. We are excited for 2013 and we …

Festivals, shows »

[17 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Keloha Music Festival in Kelowna July 6-8. | ]
Keloha Music Festival in Kelowna July 6-8.

Keloha is a festival for the true music fan. The lineup features 26 bands with one thing in common: an amazing live show. Acclaimed Toronto rockers Tokyo Police Club headline the first night, along with local stars We Are The City. Day two sees Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable, taking a break from putting the final touches on their second album to treat music fans to dirty guitar riffs and melodic lyrics. Plus, Cali band Cold War Kids will bring some punk soul to the musical mix.

The final day of Keloha features Said the Whale and Hey Ocean from Vancouver, as well as Victoria natives Acres of Lions. Deemed ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the Junos, Dan Mangan completes the list of BC artists. Fresh from Coachella and Sasquatch, three-time Juno winners The Sheepdogs offer up their blast-from-the-past rock and roll, while punk-rockers AWOLNATION give fans something to head-bang about as the final act of the festival.

Canadian Bands, Headline, Live Video, Where's Oswaldo »

[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 …

Featured, Live Video »

[29 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on The Pack AD new video: Haunt You | ]
The Pack AD new video: Haunt You

Directed by Mike Roberts. “Haunt You” is The Pack a.d.’s second video from their 2011 release, Unpersons. The video takes place in a graveyard and is accompanied by creepy animation, which is a perfect combination for the Halloween season!

Festivals »

[19 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Olio Festival Thursday September 22nd 2011 to Sunday September 25th 2011 | ]
Olio Festival Thursday September 22nd 2011 to Sunday September 25th 2011

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Olio Festival returns for its third year!
Olio Festival 2011 will take place over four days – September 22nd 2011 to September 25th 2011 – and will produce 30+ events hosting the best local and international independent talent in the mediums of music, art, comedy, skate & film throughout six of Vancouver, British Columbia’s most creative neighbourhoods.
This year, Olio Festival 2011 has doubled its out-of-town headliners to perform at Olio2011!
Confirmed to perform as part of Olio2011 are musical acts J Mascis of Dinosaur JR, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Ladyhawk, Cave Singers, Teen …

events, Festivals, shows »

[3 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Shindig Submissions close August 12th

Prizes include recording time from Hive Creative Labs, showcase spots with AMS Events, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, North By Northest in Toronto, CITR Thunderbird Radio Hell, Automatic acceptance to Music Waste 2010, radio exposure, articles on CiTR 101.9 FM’s Discorder Magazine, Van Music, Mint records among others. Scratch Records Band Merch Canada prize packages among other things. The contest takes place at The Railway every Tuesday and there are five judges per night, people related to the music industry.

You’ll need to send:

– A minimum 3 song demo of original material. CD/MP3/MySpace/Bandcamp/Whatever. Rough mixes absolutely OK. We’ll get the idea.
– Contact information (Email + Phone number).
– Bio, photos or other information are not required but we will look at them if you send them in

News »

[3 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on WCMA Nominees Announced | ]
WCMA Nominees Announced

BreakOut West is proud to announce the nominees for the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards. The awards will be presented at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse YT during BreakOut West 2011 on Sunday October 23rd. The Western Canadian Music Industry Awards will be presented on Saturday October 22nd. Vanmusic would like to congratulate all the nominees, you are all winners already.

Featured, Festivals »

[6 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Vancouver artists performing at the NXNE Music Festival

NXNE Music and Film Festival presents over 650 artists and 40 films at over 55 venues from June 13-19 in Toronto.

Alternative Rock, Blues, Electronic Music, experimental, Folk-Rock, Headline, Indie, pop, Rock, Vancouver »

[5 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
The best 20 bands of Vancouver Independent Music scene Part 2

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The best 20 bands of Vancouver Independent Music scene Part 2
The best of the best in Vancouver
Thats right folks, the post we all been waiting for is finally here. In the previous post we saw some of the bands that you have to watch for but that haven’t really go to the next level, these ones are on the next level. Time for us to unveil the best Vancover indie established bands. It this post we examine some of the best Vancouver acts that have achieved international success, that …

PodCasts, Reviews, the morning after show »

[24 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on The Galiano Conservancy Associacion Interview | ]
The Galiano Conservancy Associacion Interview

I interviewed Emily Menzies of the employees on The Morning After Show where I played a lot of green songs including Back To The Planet which has been a British sensation in the 90s, also we played Arcade Fire, Like Animals Again, John Pippus, The Cure, Christina Martin, Nadia Von Hahm, ThePack AD among other local stars. Listen to the podcast and the complete interview with Emily who talks about all the great programs that are happening right now in Galiano island. Some of these practices could be examples to follow and solutions to some of the problems humanity is facing due to its massive consumption and waste.

PodCasts, the morning after show »

[29 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Podcast July 27th The Morning After Show | ]
Podcast July 27th The Morning After Show

Every Tuesday on CiTR www.citr.ca your future favourite song. 11:30 PT AM or if you are in Mexico tune in at 13:30 and in Europe 20:30 PM 101.9 FM
We started the show with a band from the UK called Cougar, we played 4 songs from their single Stay Famous on Counter Records. Kind of Post rockish.

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[3 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on The Morning After Show Playlist March 23rd | ]
The Morning After Show Playlist March 23rd

We started the show with this band called a Problem of Alarming Dimensions, I was running on the cliffs of St John´s New Foundland with these songs in me headphones like 5 years ago. What a feeling, a perfect soundtrack for the wind and the gray landscape of the sky and the fierce waves pounding the cliffs, what a strange city, I love it. It was fresh but old, astounding and exciting. Small, cozy and crazy. Check the photo, it was taken day day. Anyways enjoy the songs.

PodCasts, the morning after show »

[28 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Playlist March 16th | ]
Playlist March 16th

This show has very cool music and Bradley playing LIVE! Learn more about the Vancouver Independent music here at The Morning After Show and discover your favourite future song. Listen also to a special segment dedicated to Cudillero´s band Milenta 3.