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[7 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Sunny Pompeii | ]
Sunny Pompeii

Sunny Pompeii is a Vancouver psychedelic pop band. Their music is like the weather – it’s hard to explain how it all works but it makes you feel good.

Featured, Interview »

[27 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Exclusive Interview with Steph Macpherson | ]
Exclusive Interview with Steph Macpherson

Steph was selected from hundreds of artists to the Top 20 of the 2nd annual Shore 104FM Song Search, and she’s now in the Top 10.

Live Video, Metal, Rock, Vancouver »

[9 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Ninjaspy | ]

An amazing band from Vancouver BC Canada. We live in an age of misunderstanding. Music is chained to the image of its creators, and ninja are commonly perceived as heartless human weapons whose skills, like those of artists, are cheaply bought and sold. In most music, there is a deviation from real human connection.

Callander Girl, Interview, Metal, News »

[3 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Exclusive Interview with Deny Your Maker | ]
Exclusive Interview with Deny Your Maker

Deny Your Maker started as almost all bands do… in a damp dark cave of a basement. The bands roots began when Kurt (The Icepick) Maas (Lead Vocals & Guitar) met up with Ian (Shredder) Buchanan (Lead Guitar) back in the summer of 2008. They started developing their style over the summer with Bassist (Kevin Miller) and Drummers (Dave Hodges & Jon Fink).

Their first album was never released…

Soon after that Kurt moved to the West Coast to pursue his career in Audio Engineering, and Ian, as a faithful band mate, moved with him. “The two of us drove my shitty Cavalier across the country with nothing but a backpack each, and a car stuffed to the tits with guitars and amps, I even had to drive the whole way because of a drinking incident days before which left Ian with a sprained ankle” said Kurt. “It was a pretty crazy journey, we did it old school, and took our time, it was awesome, and expensive, and only drove the wrong way for an hour once”

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

[6 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on 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.

Albums »

[19 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Stinkatoque Productions Vancouver B.C. | ]
Stinkatoque Productions Vancouver B.C.

Stinkatoque Productions has been hard at work and based out of Vancouver BC since 2004.

Solo projects include:

tpick’s Interference Fits(AKA Carded Champion), Cause For Cancer, Jump The Gun, and The Day’s Off(2010)

Collaborations include:

Dead Prezidentz Choice’s (AKA Prezidentz Choice) Albums: Hip-Hop CD, Takin’ Pitchers, Markin’ Our Territory, Dumpsta Theater, Fame-ass,

The Japanese/Canadian Band: THC (AKA tpick, Highsnow, Cheese), Albums: THC(2010)

Check out the lastest albums on the tpick site: here

All music is free!!!! The latest solo album is called “The Days Off”

Featured, Ontario, Vancouver »

[27 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Northern Leadership | ]
Northern Leadership

The NORTHERN LEADERSHIP began in a southern Ontario town full of blues bars and factory workers.

Canadian Bands, Progressive Power Pop, Rock, Vancouver »

[3 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on The Orchid Highway | ]
The Orchid Highway

Their dogged die-hard attitude is more than justified by the quality of the music they write. Trousers-deep in a rapturously ongoing obsession with mid-60s Britpop and psychedelia, the ten songs on their self-titled debut (stunningly recorded in lush psycho-stereo by engineering wizard Steven Drake at Greenhouse Studios) contain imaginatively melodic arrangements that would knock Brian Wilson out of his housecoat and on his fat ass in his piano-equipped sandbox (and ressurect poor old Syd Barrett from the acid-casualty dead while they were at it).

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’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.

Live Video, Metal, Rock, Vancouver »

[2 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Art of Dying | ]
Art of Dying

The band has built a dedicated international following since 2006 touring with Disturbed and Seether, as well as performing at international festivals Download and The Virgin Festival along side artists such as Tool, Metallica and 3 Doors Down. Fans around the world have connected with the song “Get Through This”, a true story of struggle and hope which has lead to a heavy following online where Art of Dying has topped the independent charts and developed a loyal fan base.

Callander Girl, Interview, Live Video »

[30 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Hunter’s Web Interview | ]
Hunter’s Web Interview

Gillian from Vanmusic Interviewing Hunter’s Web from The Heard
Hunter’s Web from The Heard – Watch the top videos of the week here

Canadian Bands, Electronic Music, Featured, Progressive Power Pop »

[26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Girl Goes Electric | ]
Girl Goes Electric

Girl Goes Electric is an electroacoustic fusion of Susan Dixon’s compelling original songs and artful handling of a guitar with Adam Percy’s (aka Lurch) passion for programming and mad keyboard genius. Their music is a revisiting of trip-hop, dub, and electronica for the new millennium that fuses the organic and the synthetic with quirky, honest lyrics and sexy, danceable beats.

Blues, Canadian Bands, Folk-Rock, Rock, Vancouver »

[25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on The Shrugs | ]
The Shrugs

Blending straight up rock ‘n roll with a hint of blues, a catchy beat, and their own modern twist, The Shrugs have created music that people of all generations and musical taste can appreciate and enjoy. Having been together for only just over a year, they have already created a solid resume of performances at venues across the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast. Though their music varies from hard and up-tempo to soft and heartfelt, you can always be sure that The Shrugs will consistently put on a great live show and entertain you in a way you’ve never quite experienced.

Alternative, Alternative Rock, Canadian Bands, Live Video, Rock, Vancouver »

[22 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Two Apple Tobacco | ]
Two Apple Tobacco

Two Apple Tobacco creates thought-provoking, musically-challenging and topical music, fusing genres and pushing the boundaries of the indie rock idiom. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Two Apple Tobacco aims to take listeners back to a time when the music industry was actually about the music.

Like many bands, founding members Daniel Deorksen (guitar) and Jordan Kling (bass) met in high school—but not in the classrooms or hallways: rather, in the senior jazz band.