CJSF 90.1 FM Radio and The Jazz Spectrum are pleased to announce the winner of the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian Jazz Artists. First Place and a prize of $500 goes to Tyson Naylor Trio from Vancouver.
CJSF 90.1FM and The Jazz Spectrum are pleased to announce the four nominees for the 2013 Julian Award for Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists.
The Julian Award is given to a Canadian jazz artist or group who are beginning to establish themselves on the Canadian jazz scene, have released an album in the past 18 months containing original material by a Canadian member of the group and who do not have a contract with a major international music label. First prize is $500 and second prize is $250.
Shane Bunting (aka Madchild) was a part of the hip-hop group Swollen Members until his drug abuse put him in the hospital fighting for his life. After his hospital release, Madchild was clean from drugs for the first time in his life. He spent ten months working on his new solo career and eventually came out with his first album titled ‘Dope Sick’.
October 6, 2012
The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
For those of you who haven’t heard of Grizzly Bear, I will get you up to speed. Grizzly Bear is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band uses traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been described as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies.
Imagine Dragons / Rococode
October 6, 2012
VENUE, Vancouver, BC
It’s not everyday an indie nerd like me gets to meet and see a band just before they blow up.
On a Saturday September 29, a night that had Vancouver concert-goers choosing between Madonna, Weeknd, and Bloc Party, a solid crowd turned out to see the return of 90s cult-favourites Garbage.
Animal Collective / Micachu and the Shapes
September 19, 2012
Malkin Bowl/Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
If there’s a word that could sum up this show I would have to say it would be intensity! There was definitely a crowd and a buzz noise outside Venue on Granville Street as the number of people grew and grew on this night. The doors did not open promptly but the casual delay seemed to allow things to germinate out front, no doubt. I was pleasantly pleased to see the onlookers inside building and diversifying for this show.
I was sweating under my shirt in the muggy August weather as I stepped to avoid fresh puddles from the rain. I had been looking forward to seeing Yeasayer live at the spectacular outdoor venue, Malkin Bowl, but I suppose fear of the rain caused them to move the show to the more suitable indoor Ballroom.
Vancouver Co-op Radio is changing frequencies! They’re moving from 102.7 FM to 100.5 FM on Monday September 10, at 1pm. To celebrate, Vancouver Co-op Radio is hosting it’s 100.5 FM Frequency Launch Party Saturday September, 8 at The Wise Hall.