Capilano University celebrates 50 years this year,

To celebrate, this weekend will see CapFest take place at the campus in North Vancouver. 

Included in the day’s activities, which run from 2-9pm is some great music on the Birch Stage.

The stage will host several CapU alumni, many who have passed through the prestigious jazz program.

Wrapping up the day will be perennial Vancouver favourites Five Alarm Funk, and headliners Hey Ocean.

Check out the full schedule here

Location:
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC

Fans of Nightwish and Pagans Mind have one more thing to look forward to. NORTHWARD, the hard rock project from masterminds Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, will release its debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018. After recently releasing their first single “While Love Died,” the duo last week unleashed their second powerful single “Get What You Give”.

Check out the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q-Tsd8vF94 ;
Get the single here: http://nblast.de/NWGetWhatYouGive and
the album is now available for pre-order via this link: http://nblast.de/NWNorthward

The album was made with the help of producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT etc.), who mixed the record, they forged a raw diamond composed of heavy riffs and Floor‘s incomparable voice, free from influences of the musicians’ main bands. And although the songs had originally been written in 2008, they feel as fresh and alive upon a second hearing, as they had on the very first day of their creation. 

“The music is melodic, but also in your face and kick ass rock. Cool riffs, good melodies, tasteful arrangements. We would simply like to call it ‘Good Music'”, comments Floor. She goes on to add: “We wanted to explore a stripped down sound, with drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Not the heavy layers of keyboards, choirs etc.”

Alongside Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Morty Black (TNT) took on bass duties, while drums were handled by Jango Nilsen and Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN’S MIND). You will also hear a guest appearance by Floor‘s sister Irene Jansen, singing a duet on the song “Drifting Islands”. And finally, Ronny Tegner from PAGAN’S MIND played the piano on a track.  

The Untold Story of Tom – as told through the music of Rush

It is hard to believe is has been almost three years since Rush graced the stage in Vancouver as part of their R40 tour. If you are missing your fix, and who wouldn’t be, then now is the time to set thing right.

On June 30th at the Fox Cabaret the Modern Day Warriors present The Untold Story of Tom – as told through the music of Rush.

“the story of a Working Man named Tom. Hidden within the messages and themes of the RUSH songs we know and love, we uncover Tom’s story as he works his way through life and hardship to become a Modern Day Warrior, today’s Tom Sawyer.

With 2 hours of straight RUSH hits, it promises to a spectacular night.

Check out more about the band at http://www.themoderndaywarriors.com/

Check out the bands cover of Limelight below

and more videos from the band at their Youtube Channel

Get ticket here or on the door

Mother Mother at the Imperial

Mother Mother today announced that they will be kicking off their “Oh My Heart” 10th Anniversary Tour with a hometown show at the Imperial, Vancouver on May 31st. Tickets are on sale now. Details at http://www.mothermothersite.com/tour/

Check out a review and photos from last year’s 5 night stand at the Commodore Ballroom here.

Check out a few shots of Little Destroyer at JunoFest here.

Summer Night Concerts at the Fair at the PNE

This year’s lineup for the Summer Night Concerts at the Fair at the PNE has been announced. As in past year’ there is pretty much something for every taste. This year’s acts run the gamut from classic rock through to R&B, and contemporary pop and rock, and as usual, the list is heavy on nostalgia

The 80’s and 90’s are well represented with a cross section of acts including the Goo Goo Dolls, Cindy Lauper and Wilson Phillips, as well as Kool and The Gang and the Village People. For those looking to see a whole bunch of artists in one night there are a couple great options. On August 23rd, the I Love the 90’s tour features Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, and Young MC. For those who like their music a decade older the Lost 80s night on August 26th features A lock of Seagulls, Men without Hats amongst others.

Classic rock favourites Chicago and Air Supply are also appearing, and there are a couple of couple of nights dedicated to R&B with Boyz II Men and 112 (feat. Slim).

There will also be plenty of homegrown content.  Jann Arden and Burton Cummings are both performing, as well as BC country singer Dean Brody, and Vancouver’s own Marianas Trench.

How to get tickets

New this year – free with admission tickets will be available both onsite (at no cost), and online (with small service fee), on show days beginning at 11am. These will be general admission tickets which do not guarantee a seat in the venue. Max 2 per person.

Reserved seats start at $25 – available May 25

Vancouver band HEAD recently released their second concept album.

Dear Father”, HEAD’s 2nd concept album, continues the story of Alberta from their 2016 album, “Afraid to Sleep“.

“Dear Father” is the final chapter which unravels the sickness, and reveals the hold her abusive father had on her. Alberta, deeply infected by this damage, continues the cycle by bringing it into her own relationships, elevating her madness to a fever pitch…

The album was released a show at the Rickshaw in Vancouver at the end of April – check out some great photos from the show here.

Purchase the album here

You can catch HEAD live at the Second Floor Eatery and Bar on June 1st. Show starts at 8pm.

HEAD is Lyric, Stone, oD, The Phantom and Styxx, and have been described as  Hailstorm meets Evanescence meets Peter Gabriel and Nine Inch Nails.

HEAD was borne of the twisted psyches of misfits and outcasts. Their collective histories hint at the slightly skewed nature of the music.

Coquettish vocals; electro-slash guitars; mood altering keyboards; intoxicating rhythms laced with dark lyrics.

HEAD is rock, a little industrial, heavy, but melodic. Highly-charged, controversial and edgy.

Find HEAD online

www.headmusic.ca
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/head/1361657742
http://www.reverbnation.com/head_music
https://www.facebook.com/The.band.HEAD
https://twitter.com/headmusic_band
https://www.instagram.com/headmusic/
https://soundcloud.com/head_music 

Youtube channel http://www.goo.gl/x9lqZj

 

Six years ago, Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones met at a rugby club charity event which lead to a musical collaboration.  The idea struck to go busking in Australia for the summer and eventually the duo secured work performing at tourist resorts.  The duo credit this boot camp experience — performing for hours, seven days a week for six months, occasionally to ‘challenging’ audiences, as preparing them to become working musicians. Upon returning to Wales the pair used the money they’d earned to self-release an EP which eventually led to them appearing on the The Voice UK.

Although Into The Ark didn’t win the grand prize, within weeks of The Voice ending, the band sold out a UK Tour and were offered several great support slots. The duo spent the summer of ’17 performing at festivals and headlining Velvet Coalmine in their hometown of Blackwood. Into The Ark also spent time on the road with their Voice mentor Tom Jones, not only as a support act, but joining the Welsh superstar during his set to duet on two songs each night.

This summer, Into The Ark are back performing at festivals while also starting work on their debut album. First however, they will be touring North America supporting their mentor-turned-cheerleader Tom Jones beginning May 1st in New York and ending in at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on June 2nd.

Ahead of their debut album, the band have announced the release of the Valencia EP which will be available on June 22nd through Blackwood Records.

Recorded earlier this year in Valencia with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini/Emeli Sande), Into the Ark released first track ‘No Place Like Home’ from the EP on April 6 – a live favourite – which pays homage to their home of Blackwood in The Valleys of South Wales.

 

Recording the EP at a residential studio in the hills and orange groves above Valencia, was like a dream come true for the duo.

“We’d never spent proper time in a studio before, working with one producer,” says Dane. “The aim was to keep our sound as raw as possible, and that’s what Dani did. A lot of the songs were recorded live, old school, sometimes in one take. We had guests come in to jam, including some Spanish drummers. It was an incredible experience!”

Mastered by Pete Maher (U2/The Killers/Noel Gallagher/Lana Del Rey) and written by Dane and Taylor, the ‘Valencia EP’ is the perfect start to 2018 before they head back into the studio to finish of their debut album –due for release later this year.

The second track ‘Caroline’ which was released on April  27 is a rich soulful track that sours with Taylor’s heartfelt vocals and Dane’s swooning harmonies. This is followed by a track they wrote together whilst busking in their teens ‘Better Than Never At All’ on June 15.

Tour Dates supporting Sir Tom Jones

MAY

1                                      Bardavon Opera House – Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK

2                                      Sands Centre, Bethlehem, PENNSYLVANIA

4                                      Bergen Arts Centre, Englewood, NEW JERSEY

5                                      Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CONNECTICUT

6                                      MGM National Harbor, Oxon, MARYLAND

9                                      Hippodrome, Baltimore, MARYLAND

11                                    Opera House, Detroit, MICHIGAN

12                                    House Of Blues, Chicago, ILLINOIS

13                                    House Of Blues, Chicago, ILLINOIS

16                                    Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, TEXAS

17                                    Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TEXAS

19                                    Paradise Cove, Tulsa, OKLAHOMA

21                                    The Pavilion, Irving, TEXAS

24                                    Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

25                                    Fantasy Springs, Indio, INDIO

26                                    The Bowl, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA

29                                    The Masonic, San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

30                                    The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CALIFORNIA 

JUNE

1                                      Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WASHINGTON, 
2                                      Queen Elizabeth Theatre, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 

Childish Gambino Unveils 2018 North American Tour With Special Guest Rae Sremmurd (PRNewsfoto/Live Nation Entertainment)

CHILDISH GAMBINO TOUR TO WRAP IN VANCOUVER – SEPTEMBER 30TH 2018

LOS ANGELESMarch 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino announced dates for his upcoming North American tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd. Produced by Live Nation in partnership with Wolf + Rothstein, the month-long outing will visit 13 cities across North America, kicking off in Atlanta on September 6 and wrapping in Vancouver on September 30. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 9 at 12pm local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 12pm local time through Thursday, March 8 at 10pm local time.

Childish Gambino’s last live music production, “PHAROS,” was a runaway success in 2016. The highly-acclaimed performances took place in Joshua Tree, California, where Gambino debuted songs from his third studio album “Awaken, My Love!” The performances were recorded and later accompanied the vinyl release of the album, along with a VR headset and an app that allowed owners to access the “PHAROS” performances. The critically-acclaimed, certified gold album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards, while “Redbone” won for Best Traditional R&B Performance and received nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song.

“PHAROS” returns this year to New Zealand on November 23, 24 and 25. More information and tickets are available now through the Pharos Earth mobile app https://pharos.earth.

CHILDISH GAMBINO WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAE SREMMURD TOUR DATES:

Thu Sep 06

Atlanta, GA

Infinite Energy Arena

Sat Sep 08

Chicago, IL

United Center

Mon Sep 10

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

Wed Sep 12

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Fri Sep 14

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Tue Sep 18

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Wed Sep 19

Washington DC

Capital One Arena

Sat Sep 22

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Sun Sep 23

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Wed Sept 26

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

Thu Sept 27

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Sat Sept 29

Seattle, WA

KeyArena

Sun Sep 30

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

About Live Nation Entertainment: 
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

ROBERT PLANT TO WRAP UP NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN VANCOUVER – JUNE 29, 2018

Robert Plant has announced a new series of North American headline dates celebrating his acclaimed new album, CARRY FIRE. The dates, for which Plant is once again accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters, begin June 8 in Atlanta, GA, and then continue through the month. Special guests on the tour will include Sheryl Crow, Jim James solo acoustic, Elle King, Seth Lakeman, Jon Langford, Los Lobos, and Lucinda Williams. The complete itinerary is below.

Spotify will offer special presale access to Plant’s biggest fans. A presale code will be sent out via email onMarch 7 at 10am ET/7am PT. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 7 from 10 am – 10 pm (local); local pre-sales follow on Thursday, March 8 from 10 am – 10 pm (local). Remaining tickets to most announced dates will be released to the general public on Friday, March 9 at 10 am (local). For complete tour details and ticket availability, please see www.robertplant.com. Every ticket purchased online for Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters’ headline shows includes a CD or digital copy of CARRY FIRE (festival dates not included). Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.

Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have only just wrapped up the sold out first North American leg of the CARRY FIRE tour, earning enthusiastic praise at every stop:

Dates:

JUNE

8 – Atlanta, GA – Venue TBD w/special guest Elle King

10 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! At Richmond Raceway

w/special guest Elle King

12 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion w/special guest Sheryl Crow

13 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium w/special guest Sheryl Crow #

15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage w/special guest Sheryl Crow

17 – Chicago, IL – Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion w/special guest Jon Langford

19 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater w/special guest Seth Lakeman ###

21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre w/special guest Jim James Solo Acoustic

23 – Stateline, NV – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena w/special guest Los Lobos

24 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival

26 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield w/special guest Lucinda Williams

27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Amphitheatre w/special guest Lucinda Williams

29 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver International Jazz Festival