I was so lucky to catch Kris Delmhorst just south of the border here in the Pacific Northwest recently. Our proximity to Seattle makes it a nice joy that many of of the United States’ great singer songwriters make a stop over in Bellingham Washington at a pub called the Green Frog.
On Saturday April 18, CJSF 90.1 FM in collaboration with CiTR 101.9 FM will be broadcasting live from Record Store Day. Both stations will be at record stores all around Vancouver broadcasting live performances and interviews with participating artists.
Due to vehicle troubles, the main act Single Mothers couldn’t make it to their show on March 3 at the Electric Owl. Fortunately their supporting acts Dirty Nil and NEEDS made sure the show went on, only at a slightly smaller venue space: the Electric Owl basement.
It is shows like this that make me so thankful to be a tall girl. Seattle neo-punk trio So Pitted kicked off their first song at 7:23PM sharp, and though I was mid-interview with a pair of rad ladies who make great radio at CiTR, they sounded supreme.
The Jazz Spectrum and CJSF 90.1 FM are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Julian Award of Excellence for Canadian Jazz Artists.
The winner and recipient of the $500 prize is Vancouver's own Eli Bennett for his album "Breakthrough". Congratulations, Eli! The runner up and winner of $250 is Vancouver native Neelamjit Dhillon for his album "Komagata Maru". Congratulations, Neelamjit! Thank you all the nominees and to everyone who voted. Support Canadian jazz wherever you are!
Beau Bridge spoke via email with Sissel Vera Pettersen, Norwegian vocalist, musician and composer who performs with Eye of Newt at Hour of the Wolf at Performance Works Jan 30, 2015.
Check out his audio interview with Sissel and Stefan Smulovitz (Eye of Newt).
And check out (and share!) all our PuSh-y interviews here: http://bit.ly/CJSFPuSh15
The Jazz Spectrum and CJSF are please to announce the the nominees for the 4th annual Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian Jazz Artists. The Julian Award
The Julian Award recognizes and promotes young and emerging jazz talent who have created original work. This year's nominees are: Eli Bennett, Vancouver; Neelamjit Dhillon, Vancouver; Midcoast, Toronto; and The Writers' Guild, Edmonton.
On December 12th, I went to 333 and saw a few local bands. I had three major reasons for attending said show: first, I didn't know pop punk dudes Hermetic were still playing; second, it was one of my favourite Vancouver mainstays, Crystal Swells, last show; and third, it was to be my first time seeing a band called Malk.
It was a dark, rainy and blustery evening to go out and see a show but Rachael Yamagata is a show I would not miss. The Biltmore Cabaret is perfectly cozy enough for Rachael Yamagata’s music. October 21st's show did not disappoint. Rachael has some very competent and compelling artists touring with her for this tour and they delivered nicely.
There has been a lot of debate recently on whether rock and metal are dead. I'm just an unpaid metal DJ on a small campus/community radio station and my opinion is usually worth about what I'm being paid for it, but I listen to enough rock and metal and go to enough shows to say with confidence that these styles of are far from dead. The days of bands getting multimillion dollar corporate record deals may be a thing of the past (and I'm not sure that is necessarily a bad thing) but the music is far from dead. Rock is very much alive. Metal in particular is everything it ever was and more.