Featuring some of the best in emerging BC talent!
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Thursday Sept 13th
8:30 – This is THE SHOES http://
Performing and recording out of East Vancouver, this is THE SHOES’ raw blues sound brings the stripped down emotionality and simplicity of the Mississippi Delta into the 21st Century.
From intimate acoustic numbers to gritty electric blues, this is THE SHOES delivers a powerful live performance that has left the band with a dedicated and growing local following. Since their formation in late 2011, the pair has packed venues all over Metro Vancouver.
9:30 – Portage and Main http://
Portage & Main’s self-titled debut conjures images of two lonely wanderers traveling the long and weary road trading melancholy tales of old romance. It comes as no surprise that the project was brought to life by a group of old friends moving transiently from basement to basement across Vancouver as they began to put into motion events that they themselves could not foresee.
10:30 – The Matinee http://
The Matinée on stage is a long established uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops, and the songs were already formidable enough to lodge themselves in local radio playlists (and beyond: “$50”, “Mama”, “Let Her Go”). On top of that, the band had emerged as the kind of outfit that could swing between the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and the hipster ground zero of Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret without breaking a sweat. They were already astoundingly versatile and universally appreciated. Now they want to get better.
11:30 – Good For Grapes https://www.facebook.com/
Good For Grapes formed in September of 2010, after a group of friends took a trip to Victoria, BC for some modest busking. Since the moment they stepped onto the ferry, they were an attraction. Drawing unexpected crowds, naturally this young and aspiring band took form; an original and talented five piece group, with an array of harmonizing voices and instruments. Their live stage performance in this time has evolved into an incredibly active, folk stomping, and inviting energy; always resulting in an extremely enthusiastic and involved audience.
Friday Sept 14th
8:30 – Ma Petite http://mapetitemusic.com/
Ma Petite is Melbourne born musician, Indiana Avent’s solo project. After spending almost a decade in the music industry, playing violin for artists such as Bon Iver, Soko, Dan Mangan, Gotye, among others, Avent decided to put her own originals out into the world. Snippets of her dreams, experiences and aspirations, the little stories within the songs are brought to life by her band of incredibly talented musicians who help bring the quirky vibe of Ma Petites musical style to life.
9:30 – Jasper Sloan Yip http://
Jasper Sloan Yip’s career began in the summer of 2007 on a plywood stage he built with his father in the backyard of his childhood home.
Restless and full of yearning, the album ‘Every Day and All at Once’ is an intensely personal and earnest collection of folk-pop songs. Immediately after its release, Jasper and his band started moving quickly, and have not stopped since.
10:30 – City of Glass http://
Lead by long-time friends Michael Champion (vocals, guitar) and David Phu (guitar), City of Glass ﬁrst appeared on the Vancouver music scene in the summer of 2008. Driven by their passion for pop melodies, minimalism, and dance music, the talented duo are best known for their meticulously crafted synthscapes, clean riffs, snappy beats, and thoughtful vocals.
11:30 – Young Pacific http://
Clever, charismatic, catchy and complex: a few ways to describe Young Pacific’s distinct and exciting fusion of musical influences ranging from classic to contemporary, and everywhere in between.
Formed in 2009, Young Pacific had overwhelming success early on, leading to a hectic schedule of performances making stops at Vancouver’s most popular live music venues, sharing the stage with artists such as Guilty About Girls and The Zolas.
12:30 – Hayley Sales http://
Everyone has a story. What’s Hayley Sales’? Twenty–three years old, living in a cottage with a recording studio on her parents’ organic blueberry farm located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The last couple of chapters have been filled with recording, surfing, touring, music, environmental activism, and her new album, When The Bird Became A Book.
Saturday Sept 15th
8:30 – The Ambramson Singers https://www.facebook.com/
Leah Abramson finally fit all of her personalities into one band. And also all her friends (that is, all her friends who can sing or play an instrument).
Former member of old-time bands Dyad, The Crooked Jades and Octoberman, Leah now crafts her folk-noir originals with her talented friends in East Vancouver.
9:30 – Aunts and Uncles http://
Aunts and Uncles formed in the spring of 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. This genre-blending quartet specializes in intricate and dynamic baroque indie pop, featuring violin, baritone guitar, upright and electric bass, drums, glokenspiel, ukulele and keyboards, rounded out by strong vocal harmonies. With great control of dynamics and a wide range of influences, this four-piece brings energy and emotion to the forefront of their performances.
10:30 – The Ruffled Feathers http://
The Ruffled Feathers are known for their combination of haunting vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, multi-instrumentation, and brazen horns.
Formed in 2008 as a collaboration between Charley Wu (Piano, Mandolin, Guitar, and Vocals) and Gina Loes (Vocals, Guitar, and Ukelele), the duo sought out trumpet player Andrew Lee to complete the sound they were looking for.
11:30 – Jordan Klassen http://
Jordan Klassen makes music built out of pure imagination. A truly alluring voice, laid upon beds of shimmering strings, caressed guitar, and coaxing percussion. His latest work takes such a foundation, and continues to build.
Kindness, a 4 song EP, introduces rich and full-bodied singing alongside his now ubiquitous falsetto.
12:30 – Carmanah http://carmanahband.ca/
Carmanah is a musical collaboration of friends, old & new, drawing from their collective hearts to create one sonorous source. Male & female harmonies, djembe drumming, guitars, a violin & a saxophone all drive the energy of Carmanah’s music.