May 23, 2013
Cam Penner finds new textures and bolder sounds on his album ‘To Build a Fire’. The fractured rootsy persona still creeps in but this is not a depressing album. “To Build a Fire” is full of hope. It’s full of love. It’s electrifying and provoking. It is a rallying call that reaches out, boldly and courageously into present-day existence. It’s full of everything we should be looking for, not only musically, but in life. Cam Penner has carved his own path. Music born from the soil and sin of this world.
From Montreal, experimental rock band, on tour to support their latest release “Images Du Futur,” with guests The Backhomes. Tickets available online at www.ticketweb.ca. Also at Red Cat and Zulu Records.
May 25, 2013
LA-based, experimental pop band, on tour to support their latest release “Mature Themes”.
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May 26, 2013
The members of Adelaide, Australia’s Atlas Genius do things a little differently….They set about building a studio where they could write and record music for their newly formed band 3 years before they even played their first live show as Atlas Genius. For two years, they devoted their days to constructing their dream studio and spent their nights performing songs by The Police, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones at local pubs.
For his Nonesuch debut, Devendra Banhart chose the title Mala, literally the Serbian word for “small,” but used colloquially in Eastern Europe as a term of endearment—“like sweetie pie,” Banhart explains. It was a placeholder during most of the recording, a working title offhandedly inspired by a ring his fiancée, the Serbian photographer and artist Ana Kras, had given him with that word on it. But the name stuck, and it proves to an apt one for an album so intimate in scale and open of heart.
May 27, 2013
These guys are a band from Perth, Australia and are a product of the psychedelic rock project of Kevin Parker. They are signed to Modular Records. The band came to prominence in 2010 with the release of their debut album Innerspeaker. Their name refers to the impala, a medium sized antelope. They like to see themselves as “a steady flowing psychedelic groove rock band that emphasizes dream-like melody.”
Both Simon Katz and Sam Martin were in the band Iglu & Hartly, but after a 2011 hiatus, the two reformed with three of their long-time friends to form Youngblood Hawke. Their name is taken from the Herman Wouk novel of the same name. In October 2011 before landing a record deal with Universal Republic, Youngblood had a residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles. Aside from that, the group has performed at SXSW, playing showcases such as Comedy Central Workaholics showcase and Purevolume House.
May 28, 2013
Willy Moon doesn’t like to waste time. His debut album, ‘Here’s Willy Moon’, is less than 29 minutes long. Only one of its 12 songs lasts more than three minutes and not a single note is squandered. No bets were hedged during the making of this record. Willy’s 2011 release, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, was the kind of truly great debut single that makes the listener ask: Who is this person? And where did they come from?
May 29, 2013
Fear Factory is an American metal band that formed in 1989 and has released eight full-length albums. Over the course of their career they have evolved from a succession of styles, frequenting industrial metal with flavors of death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Hate Eternal was formed in 1997. The group’s original line-up included Erik Rutan – guitars/vocals, bassist and co-vocalist Jared Anderson, drummer Tim Yeung, and guitarist Doug Cerrito of the band Suffocation. The band’s name came from an old Ripping Corpse demo song. Kobra and the Lotus is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige from Canada. Their musical style is often referred to as classic NWOBHM and is compared to bands such as Iron Maiden, Dio, and early Iced Earth.
May 30, 2013
A little bold. A little loud. And very popular! rePercussion returns to the 9th annual HSBC City of Bhangra Festival twice this year – both in Vancouver and Surrey. The HSBC City of Bhangra Festival is produced by the not-for-profit Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC), which has been dedicated to elevating the art form of Bhangra and strengthening Vancouver’s multicultural community.
Tickets can be found here: http://ticketstonight.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2115