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[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw Oct 12th. | ]
Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw Oct 12th.

Photo Album of Interrupters, Bad Cop Bad Cop and Brass Action at the Rickshaw
Photos by John Prentice.
VanMusic was present at this incredible show of ska punk at the Rickshaw theatre Wednesday October 12th.

Festivals »

[26 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Surrey Reggae Festival Sept.10 Featuring Luciano, Los Furios, Turbulence, Omolara, Foundation Stone among others. | ]
Surrey Reggae Festival Sept.10 Featuring Luciano, Los Furios, Turbulence, Omolara, Foundation Stone among others.

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For the first time in Surrey, a festival that combines the magic of reggae with the Afrocaribbean culture at the Stetson Bowl 6050 176th Street in Surrey.
The festival features Jamaican superstar Luciano. For almost 25 years Luciano has been brightening the stages with his Rastafarian-influenced reggae songs. Now he is ready to bring his gospel to a crowd of dancers and reggae lovers of all ages. Its a unique opportunity for the whole family to come enjoy an event that features reknowned artists of different backgrounds.
The Surrey Reggae Festival is …

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[9 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Dia de Muertos Funk Costume Bash Friday October 30th. | ]
Dia de Muertos Funk Costume Bash Friday October 30th.

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Yucastereo, Radio Alicia, VanMusic and Super Chido productions have teamed to produce an all day party with an art exhibition, Altars for the dead, costumes, food and drinks and a special kind of market. LIVE music by The Maneuver, Disco Funeral, Caracas, Lucid Afterlife and more.
The Hall at 1739 Venables previously know as Astorino’s.
Costume contest Zombies vs Space sci-fi characters (Dr Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, the Twilight light zone, etc).
Prizes for best costume in each category and both events plus the super prize for the best costume ever.
The night …

Festivals, FILM, Headline »

[29 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Music Films at VIFF | ]
Music Films at VIFF

VIFF 2015 returns with a stellar line up music films featuring great performances and in-depth visits with some of the greatest artists. Check out www.viff.org for dates and tickets.

The Vancouver International Film Festival is running until October 9th on different theatres around the city.

VanMusic is sponsoring Landfill Harmonic. a very human, touching, humbling and inspirational documentary about music being born from the most unusual places in the most unusual circumstances and the most unusual instruments. A symphony of the human spirit. The world send them garbage and they send them music.

Contests, shows, Tours »

[18 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Catfish and the Bottlemen at the Commodore Ballroom (Ticket Giveaway) | ]
Catfish and the Bottlemen at the Commodore Ballroom (Ticket Giveaway)

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

PRESENTED BY ONES TO WATCH

WITH GUESTS

JAMIE N COMMONS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015

COMMODORE BALLROOM – VANCOUVER, BC

Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:30PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 19 @ 10AM

www.livenation.com

CJSF, Featured, shows »

[11 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Celebrating 12 Years on the FM Dial with CJSF 90.1 FM – 6 Amazing Local Bands!! | ]
Celebrating 12 Years on the FM Dial with CJSF 90.1 FM – 6 Amazing Local Bands!!

On October 3 from 8pm -2am. CJSF is take-over at the Astoria Pub for the third straight year with some of Vancouver’s most exciting musicians. Guests include Adrian Teacher and the Subs, Mi’ens, Supermoon, MALK, Ace Martens and TV Ugly.

Fundraiser/Benefit, shows, Tours »

[11 May 2015 | Comments Off on Jah Cutta W/ MNGWA May 28 at Red Room for the Hayley Rose Foundation | ]
Jah Cutta W/ MNGWA May 28 at Red Room for the Hayley Rose Foundation

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Jah Cutta will perform May 28th at the Red Room with special guests MNGWA for the Hayley Rose Foundation Fundraiser.
VanMusic, Super Chido Productions and The Hayley Rose Foundation – HRF present a night of dancing with Montreal reggae legend Jah Cutta with special guests MNGWA and One Kingdom. Tunes by CiTR and CFRO longest Reggae DJ in Vancouver George Barrett.
 
Jah Cutta is an artist who believes that music should serve a purpose – “I was ordained to sing music to uplift people and bring joy into their lives.”
Over the past …

Headline, Live Video, shows, Tours »

[14 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Jarabe de Palo in Vancouver for the 15th year anniversary of The Morning After Show | ]
Jarabe de Palo in Vancouver for the 15th year anniversary of The Morning After Show

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The Morning After Show 15th Anniversary Party with Jarabedepalo and special guests Los Furios and Caracas at The Rickshaw Thetare March 24th 2015
The Morning After Show started last century with Jeremy Baker and Paul Gulett on 101.9 FM CiTR radio. Oswaldo Perez Cabrera joined in 2001. When Jeremy left for The Zone in Victoria more than 10 years ago, Oswaldo took over the eclectic radio show which specializes in nothing in particular but plays a lot of local bands and always have guests playing LIVE.
VanMusic has teamed with Super Chido …

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.

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[9 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on CJSF celebrates 11 years on FM Dial at Astoria and VanMusic is sponsoring. | ]
CJSF celebrates 11 years on FM Dial at Astoria and VanMusic is sponsoring.

To celebrate, CJSF is throwing a huge party with six great local Vancouver bands. Come out to The Astoria Pub on Friday September 26 to help celebrate this milestone and watch some of Vancouver’s best bands. Simon Fraser University’s CJSF 90.1 has been on the FM dial for 11 years! CJSF received the FM license in 2003 but have been melting ears for 47 years! CJSF 90.1 FM is the house of excellent radio shows like Yucastereo and Radio Alicia (popular shows all around Latin America) Mixtape, Arts Indy, Melodies in Mind, Spoken word shows and other multi cultural shows like Latin salad, O Sole Mio among others.

British Columbia, Canadian Bands, Reggae, Ska »

[18 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Dope Soda | ]
Dope Soda

Dope Soda CD release party April 4th at ANZA 3 W. 8th with Special guests The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

The most entertaining ska band in Vancouver Island is back to the city release their brand new and first full length CD “Carbonation” and they want to share it with their Vancouver fans with an amazing ska show along two of the best ska bands in the city, The Bone Daddies and The Elixxxirs.

Headline, News »

[14 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on How to find VanMusic on Social Media | ]
How to find VanMusic on Social Media

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How to find VanMusic on Social Media!
For the past 5 year VanMusic has worked its best to bring the best in independent music. We have worked with over 400 bands, around 200 shows, 350 raw videos and 2 radio programs. We have brought in some of the best in Ska from around Canada, US and Mexico. Our community stands strong with 4200 Twitter Followers and 1800 Facebook Likes.
We love what we do and work many hours a day providing you with as many outlets as we can to promote the …

Featured, Interview, Live Video »

[23 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Exclusive DreamGrl Q and A

Singing and rapping since a young age, Chelsea is on her way to mastering a genre that she is eloquently carving through. Dreamwave and chill pop are the “kind-of-sort-of” labels she places on her work, but it delves much deeper.

Live Video, Show Reviews »

[22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Kyle Fury – Frontman of Los Furios, singing the acoustic version of his song ” Playing With Fire “ | ]
Kyle Fury – Frontman of Los Furios, singing the acoustic version of his song ” Playing With Fire “

Kyle Fury was at the Displace Hashery’s Tuesday Open Mic night on Jan 22. singing the acoustic version of his song ” Playing With Fire “. Every Tuesday at Displace Hashery open mic.

The Grey Matter »

[4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on A Call to the Calgary Music Scene | ]
A Call to the Calgary Music Scene

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Only You Can Support Local Music
I was in Calgary in late September and was looking forward to checking out a few shows in Calgary of the local music scene. I was disappointed on what I saw, or did not see. I talked to a bunch of people looking for the place to go to check out some local bands. I was given a lot of sad stories on where this scene was or lack of it.
VanMusic works with many bands that were from Calgary but are now in Vancouver working …