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Title: Delhi 2 Dublin Location: Lucky Bar, Victoria, British Columbia Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-28
Delhi 2 Dublin consist of 5 musicians who bring together electronica and world beats, all the while mashing up Bhangra, Celtic and Dub flavors. The band brings together tabla, fiddle, dhol, Punjabi vocals, and electric sitar over electronic beats that range from reggae to drum and bass. The band has put together some incredible performances such as Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in March of 2006 as well as Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2007. The band will be rocking Lucky Bar in Victoria BC on Friday, November 28th.
Begun three years ago as an antidote to spare time and money, Italian Edition has struggled to maintain a strong presence in their hometown of Victoria BC, as well as across Canada. Bound together by a love for live chaos and honed songwriting, Jay Bhattacharyya, Jack Derricourt, David Sponaugle, David Williams, and Joshua Sparrow have forged a unique strain of twenty-first century music; their sound comprises a collection of tastes, from classic guitar rock, to post-hardcore, to jazz. So far, their career has proven no less ecclectic–being featured on Much Music’s Going Coastal, playing alongside the likes of Tokyo Police Club and Three Days Grace, and receiving regular airplay on CBC Radio 3. With two albums under their belts–2007’s “The Fable of the Mouse and the Frog” and their newest full-length “Luddites”–the five spirited islanders show no signs of slowing down, with nothing but fresh enthusiasm paving their way.
8 Aug 2008 21:30 The Cambie Nanaimo, British Columbia
9 Aug 2008 07:00 The Academy w/ Acres of Lions Port Alberni, British Columbia
22 Aug 2008 20:00 Sugar Victoria, British Columbia
23 Aug 2008 20:00 WEST COAST MUSIC FEST Port Alberni, British Columbia
5 Sep 2008 20:00 Lantzville Hall All Ages Nanaimo, British Columbia
Taking its name from a religious tract, The Burning Hell has been slithering around in the muck in one form or another since the dawn of the millennium. Fronted by the moderately agoraphobic songwriter and occasional history teacher Mathias Kom on electric ukulele, The Burning Hell currently features between one and twelve people, depending on the night.
The variable lineup promises a very different show every time: sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, sometimes rock, sometimes roll. Always folk, never anti. Quirky? Maybe. Cute? Never.
The latest Burning Hell album, ‘Happy Birthday’, celebrates the beauty of age, the joys of decay, the possibility of dating after death, and the inevitable repetition of mistakes. Combining happy little melodies and depressing Old World fatalism, the music of The Burning Hell is sure to make you smile and want to give up.
Portico became a band in summer 2004. We recorded our first album at the Hive and released it in late 2005 on Hinge Records and distributed by Scratch. We’ve played shows at most of Vancouver’s live venues and toured extensively across Canada. In fall and winter 2006/2007 we recorded our upcoming second album at Mushroom Studios. We are Greg Murray (drums), Trent Hopton (guitars and keyboards), Mimi Mahovlich (bass), and Lyn Heinemann (guitar and voice).
With so much hype surrounding the acoustic guitar/sunny beach vibe emanating from south of the border, it would be easy at first glance to overlook western Canada’s Jon and Roy, if not for the sheer strength of their music and growing legion of fans. Leading the charge like a modern day Bobby D is Jon Middleton and his prolific songwriting coupled with the rhythmic flare of Roy Vizer.
The Jon & Roy collaboration began in 2004 amidst the buzz of a cluster-house centurion. Upon repeated requests from those who had seen Jon Middleton perform around Victoria before, Jon picked up his vintage L’arrivé, closed his eyes and let loose. Having crossed the Georgia Straight earlier that day to visit the island, Roy tuned up his bongos and added some rhythm. Warming up to the sound of one and one, the room quieted and found a lull. People listened. People laughed. People smiled.
The music? A blend of folk, hip-hop and reggae with an island tinge.
In case you don’t remember this beautiful, talented lady as well as you should, here’s a refresher.
Elizabeth Shepherd pushes the boundaries of what is considered conventional jazz, all the while creating a sound completely her own. From London to Tokyo, Elizabeth has captivated audiences and critics on both sides of the pond. Her Juno nominated debut album Start To Move continues to receive critical acclaim, and was voted the Top 3 Jazz Albums of the Year by the listeners of the Gilles Peterson show on BBC Radio 1 UK in 2006. Continue reading ‘Update: Elizabeth Shepherd’s releases ‘Parkdale’’
After a highly successful 17 date tour throughout Germany, Denmark, Holland and Switzerland in support of Wishbone Ash in January/February 2008, David has returned to Europe and is currently midway through a string of headline shows that kicked off in March. Not one to rest on his laurels, David has been tearing it up night in and night out, introducing European audiences to his fiery brand of blues/rock that Dutch journalist Barbara van Geffen from Blues Rock Pagina called “absolutely fantastic…one of the best shows we’ve heard this year! Continue reading ‘David Gogo in profile: Absolutely fantastic’