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MATTHEW GOOD
NOVEMBER 22nd, 2011

THE G.L.C.
Whistler B.C.

With Special Guests Daniel Wesley
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Matt Good Show Has Been Canceled !!

Due to inclement weather conditions in the BC interior, we regret to inform you that the
Matt Good showscheduled for Tuesday Nov 22nd at The GLC in Whistler is canceled.
Refunds are avail at place of purchase, we are sorry, but there is nothing we can do.
We tried to reschedule the show, but to no avail….

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KIM CHURCHILL

OCTOBER 22nd, 2011

The Media Club

695 Cambie Street
Vancouver B.C.

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

ERIC HARPER 9:15 pm

EMILY SPILLER 10:15 pm

Kim Churchill has been living and breathing guitar for over a decade. When he plays you can hear the dedication and countless hours of rehearsal and you can’t help but have an appreciation for his talent. When you find out he’s only 20, it puts him in an entirely other league.

His flawless guitar technique and his lyrical outlook surpass his age and these skills have allowed his career to blossom. As he continues to launch his career in music, dedication is another characteristic you will not find him lacking.

“As a young artist, now’s the time for me to be busy” Kim enthuses. “You just have to tour your arse off, record heaps and keep pushing every way you can. It’s been a hectic couple of years but its also been lots of fun.”

As a youngster you’d be likely to find Kim practicing guitar whenever possible; even if that meant getting up before sunrise. This enthusiasm and devotion is evident in his recordings and even more so in his live show.

Kim Churchill’s style is unique and explosive, with intricate fingerpicking, percussive beats on the body of the guitar, and two-handed tapping intertwined with an earthy stomp box, powerful harmonica melodies and soulful voice. Though his playing is often complex, his songs have an easy, natural flow that certainly reflect the peace of mind that rolling waves and a rising sun possess. Kim Churchill is a live spectacle and a true virtuoso, but unlike so many others who could be labeled as such, he transmits a vibe of genuine modesty. Perhaps it’s his nomadic life on the road or probably his passion for surfing that keeps him grounded.

“I really try to paint a picture of sounds that complement the lyrics I’ve written”, Kim says.

He started off in 2009 after high school, busking and traveling Australia in a camper to share his music with friends and strangers alike. The same year, he was presented with the National Youth Folk Artist of the year award. After being selected from hundreds of candidates by the Byron Bay Bluesfest busker competition in 2010, Kim has quickly crossed the ranks. He was added not once, but twice on the line-up of the famous festival in 2011, sharing the main stage on the opening night with Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti and Ben Harper and on the closing night with Paul Kelly, Buffy Sainte-Marie and no other than the great Bob Dylan.

“Kim’s my favorite new artist right now” Michael Franti, Interviewing Kim Churchill at the Byron Bay Blues Festival. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0nhb4VXBz4)

Since that humble and impressive start, his work of art have connected him with thousands of people, winning audiences of some of Australia’s biggest festivals including, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and many more. In the last year he has also taken his show to Japan, Canada, the UK and the US.

2011 has seen him booked for shows worldwide including the Woodford Folk festival, SXSW, Memphis International Folk Alliance and Canadian Music Week. After a run in the UK, he headed home to support Michael Franti & Spearhead’s East Coast Tour. His schedule will also take him on a Western Oz tour throughout May and June, a New Caledonian tour on the first week of June and a return back to North America to support his Canadian release (with Indica Records).

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DELHI 2 DUBLIN

FRIDAY SEPT 2nd, 2011
THE G.L.C.

Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold with the release of its new genre-busting album, Planet Electric, on May 4th 2010. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound across the planet and out into the galaxy. They describe Planet Electric “as the buzz of the world that they are plugging into some large socket to electrify the people, to charge up their energy”. To capture that dynamism, all of the tracks on the album were road-tested in front of live audiences before being recorded. Something else the band did differently from the last album was going on a writers’ retreat where they worked on the music day and night for ten days straight. The results are definitely more representative of Delhi 2 Dublin as a band and a noticeable progression. The icing on the cake was being able to get Diamond “DJ Swami” Duggal (Apache Indian/Maxi Priest/Nusrat Fateh Ali) to mix the tracks.

Hour Magazine wrote that “Delhi 2 Dublin is the United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”. The Vancouver, Canada-based band plays an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub, Reggae and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats. Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran, Andrew Kim and Ravi Binning, along with guest musicians Jaron Freeman-Fox and Sara Fitzpatrick, are diverse in both their backgrounds and musical influences. The band has been together almost five years and has released three albums including its latest, Planet Electric. The album title is apt because the six musicians feel that they plug directly into the world’s music and energy.

A live collaboration put together in 2006 as a one-off performance piece for a club night in Vancouver called Delhi to Dublin was so well-received that requests for additional performances led to the official formation of Delhi 2 Dublin. “Not being able to fit into any specific genre allows the band to create whatever we like and not be judged for it. Our audience expects nothing less.” The band finds this advantageous for their live show as it enables them to create a flow to their sets much like a DJ would for the dance floor. “Audiences love to see a band transcending stereotypes and letting the music speak for itself”.

The Delhi 2 Dublin crew are road warriors. They have played major festivals in both Canada and the U.S. including Bumbershoot in Seattle, Earthdance in California, High Sierra in California, Stern Grove in San Francisco as well as such diverse events as SXSW in Austin, the Keelung City Ghost Festival in Taiwan and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The band has an ambitious schedule planned for 2011 starting off with a handful of dates throughout the US, as well as expanding horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. In addition, on April 26th, they will be releasing Planet: Electrified, a remix album of the tracks from Planet Electric along with some specially recorded new songs. A new line-up, a new album and new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. They have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands and 2011will only see them enhancing that reputation. After all, where else are you going to see kick ass fiddle players rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean flanked by two bouncing Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video?

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Artist Website: Click here

Doors 9:00 pm
2011-09-02
Curfew 1:00 am


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AMON TOBIN

WED.SEPT 28th, 2011

The Vogue Theatre

918 Granville Street Vancouver B.C

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PRISON GARDE

Amon Tobin creates aural treasures each time he touches studio equipment.He breathes vitality into a stagnant genre with each drum hit. He rejuvenates the pallid genre of electronica every time he permits the world to glance through the twisted digital window of his music.Pitchfork

ISAM, is the new Amon Tobin album, in full, almost a month before it’s release date the album campaign will be accompanied by an all new, highly ambitious, live show. Tobin will be stepping away from previous DJ centric performances, and instead will be providing a large-scale live audio/visual experience to select cities around the world the show will feature a stunning 25′ x 14′ x 8′ multi-dimensional/ shape shifting 3-D art installation surrounding Tobin and enveloping him and the audience in a “beyond 3-D” experience. this should provide a fantastic visual journey to accompany his music, for a preview see video below:

 

 

 

 

The deluxe edition package will come with a full colour 10″ x 7″ hardback book, which features exclusive images of the ISAM collaborative installation between Amon and Saatchi collection artist Tessa Farmer. the book also incorporates exclusive interviews with both Amon Tobin and Tessa Farmer, on the themes and inspiration behind ISAM, and on their groundbreaking project together ISAM by Amon Tobin is available now on Ninja Tune
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THURSDAY JULY 14th, 2011
THE VOGUE THEATRE

918 Granville Street, Vancouver B.C.

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Tickets also available at Highlife Records on Commercial Drive.
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Pioneering musician/producer/composer/DJ Simon Posford storms the U.S. this spring and summer with a run of Shpongle “Hybrid” DJ dates, where he reveals his brand-new “Decks, FX & 101″ show made up of an arsenal of turntables, synths, and effects units, as well as the debut of the highly anticipated full-scale production: Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience.
Quite literally a monumental creation, the “Shpongletron” itself is the brainchild of VJ Zebbler and Coast II Coast Entertainment. It is the visual expression of Shpongle’s multi-dimensional auditory experience. Towering 18-feet above the stage and blasting audiences with 4 levels of psychedelic mayhem, concertgoers should expect nothing less than the best in modern eye candy. With platforms on each side of the structure for dancers to mesmerize the crowd with LED hula-hoops and other glowing art forms, a blooming lotus-like array of screens and an always enigmatic Posford at the center of it all, The Shpongletron Experience is like nothing Shpongle fans have ever seen before. The structure also features a 6-foot Shpongle Mask (the iconic face that often adorns Shpongle’s albums) that virtually comes alive with projected visuals and animatronics.
Relative newcomer to the global scene, the San Francisco-based Random Rab will be supporting Shpongle, offering up the unique and diverse sound he’s known for bringing to sunrise sets at Burning Man.  Get 3 of Random Rab’s albums for free with the advance purchase of tickets! Forward your ticket receipt to RandomRabMusic@gmail.com to receive the link and password

THE HERBALISER

JULY 23 & 24th, 2011
FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

147 East Pender St
Vancouver B.C.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ HOOLA ON JULY 24th ONLY

Doors 8:00 pm Show 9:00 pm

” PLAYING SONGS FROM THEIR NINJA TUNE ERA ”
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ADVANCED TICKETS $ 25.00 AVAILABLE AT

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More than 15 years into their musical journey, The Herbaliser just keep getting bigger, stronger and better. It all began in the early 1990s when West London duo Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba discovered a shared passion for hip-hop, rare groove, funk and jazz. James Brown, DJ Premier, Lalo Schifrin, David Axelrod and Serge Gainsbourg were their youthful heroes.

The studio became their first instrument. Both avid vinyl collectors, Jake and Ollie began using the freshest sampling techniques, coupled with Jake’s musical knowhow from playing guitar and bass. Later, they added guest rappers and vocalists. Later still, a full live line-up of brass, strings and cinematic textures. DJ Malachi plus Easy Access Orchestra players Ralph Lamb and Andy Ross became regular Herbaliser collaborators, expanding and enriching their sound.

Released in 1995, the first Herbaliser album Remedies offered an emphatically London-centric take on funky electronica packed with samples, scratches and chopped-up rhythms. It remains an influential underground classic from the urban flipside of the Britpop boom. In 1997, the second Herbaliser album Blow Your Headphones was a more meaty, increasingly vocal affair. The US rock Bible Rolling Stone praised the album’s “smooth, nimble rhythms” and called it a “a textured, experimental valentine to US hip-hop.” Most notably the mesmerising talents of underground New York rapper and storyteller Jean Grae, then performing as What What, who remains a frequent Herbaliser guest.

Expanding their live line-up to a nine-piece in the late 1990s, Herbaliser became acclaimed festival favourites around the globe. Playing to increasingly large and appreciative crowds also helped Jake and Ollie broaden their studio working methods. On their 1999 album Very Mercenary, they began sampling their own playing partners to produce a more organic, full-bodied sound. Alongside What What, Very Mercenary also shone the spotlight on a host of guest vocalists including future Brit-rap titans Blade and Roots Manuva. “While it’s always good to have a really hot young MC from the States, we also think it’s important to represent the UK,” says Jake.

Following in 2000, the double-vinyl live album Session One showed the world what a rousing and dynamic affair the Herbaliser road show had now become. A party pack of crowd-pleasers in beefed-up live arrangements, The Guardian called the album “sterling proof that this kind of music invariably sounds better played by musicians than by a sampler.”

The arrival of Something Wicked This Way Comes in 2002 added several new shades of light and dark to the Herbaliser spectrum. A potent cocktail of moody instrumental grooves and funky Brit-hop, it also featured another impressively forward-thinking gallery of guest vocalists including MF Doom, Phi Life Cypher and Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples. All Music Guide hailed the album as “colossal and cinematic,” while NME praised its “tough, commanding rare grooves.”

Ollie and Jake proved their DJ skills with the acclaimed 2004 mix album Herbal Blend and their 2006 mix for Fabric. In between, they returned to the studio with Take London, released in 2005. A multicultural manifesto celebrating the UK capital’s unique mix of soul, funk, hip-hop and reggae, it featured the triumphant return of Roots Manuva alongside Jean Grae, who by now had left her What What alias behind. A rave review on the BBC Urban site described Take London as “tailor-made for cruising over Waterloo Bridge at midnight, preferably in a blacked-out mini with a Union Jack painted on the roof.”

Fast forward to 2008 and The Herbaliser released the archly titled Same As It Never Was. With a new emphasis on classic soulful songwriting, the main vocal focus this time was on a new recruit, the Londoner Jessica Darling. The album also featured vocalists Yungun, More or Les and and again, Jean Grae . Since that release, the Herbaliser band have toured all over Europe, the US and Canada, plus Turkey, Russia and the Baltic states, as well as a recent dates on the island of La Reunion, two hundred miles off the coast of Madagascar. In addition, last year they released “Session Two,” a follow-up to 2000’s live album.

REMEDIES (Ninja Tune, 1995)
BLOW YOUR HEADPHONES (Ninja Tune, 1997)
VERY MERCENARY (Ninja Tune, 1999)
SESSION ONE (Department H, 2000)
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (Ninja Tune, 2002)
SOLID STEEL PRESENTS THE HERBALISER: HERBAL BLEND
(Ninja Tune, 2004)
TAKE LONDON (Ninja Tune, 2005)
FABRIC LIVE 26: THE HERBALISER (Fabric, 2006)
SAME AS IT NEVER WAS (!K7, 2008)
SESSION TWO (!K7, 2009)

BREAKESTRA

THURSDAY APRIL 14th
FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

147 East Pender Street
Vancouver (Chinatown) B.C.

With Special Guests Local Funksters
Gonch Messiah
(9:00 pm)

“Sock it to ‘em Dr. Tackett!” Mixmaster Wolf exclaims in the opening track of Breakestra’s Live Mixtape Part One. Dr. Tackett is the musical golden child Miles Tackett and he plays some sick bass. Mixmaster Wolf sings and fronts the eight piece funk band Breakestra. The Los Angeles based ensemble is based in deep funk, soul, jazz fever and musical friendships. A Breakestra show is about dancing and swinging — eight men on stage getting loose, playing serious grooves. Think James Brown. Watching the Breakestra live is a tour de force. As Miles says, “What are the first three letters of FUNK?”

Breakestra began as the house band for the legendary club called the Breaks. Egon from Stonesthrow Records further explains the etymology of their name: “Break. As in “breakbeat.” That ten second slice of percussive magic in the middle of a funk song that, when looped together by progressive South Bronx DJs in the 1970s, became the basis of the hip-hop movement. Arkestra. Out-there jazzer Sun Ra’s funkafied concept of the stuffy classical orchestra.” When we combine the two concepts, you have the Breakestra or in other words an orchestra that plays breaks.

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March Fourth Marching Band

with special guest Lynx

Whistler Conference Center (Grand Foyer)

FRI FEB 25th & SAT FEB 26th

Official Show Site: Click here

Doors 8:00 pm Show 9:00 pm

$16.00 TICKETS AVAIL AT TICKETWEB.CA / 1-888-222-6608
or Pick em up at Whistler Activity Center 604-938-2769

Kim Churchill

The Media Club

695 Cambie St
Vancouver B.C.

Official Site: Click here

With Special Guests ALYSHA BRILLINGER

WEDNESDAY FEB 23, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm Show 9:00 pm

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The Beautiful Girls
Fortune Sound Club
147 Pender St (Chinatown)
Vancouver B.C.
With Special Guests Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad & Kinetix
Doors 8:00 pm
Show 8:45 pm
Curfew 1:00 am
Adv Tickets 18.00 available at Ticketweb.ca or call 1-888-222-6608