Asian Persuasion All Stars Fundraiser for Elimin8Hate

The Asian Persuasion All Stars headline a special fundraiser with musical guests, China SyndromeNorine Braun and Alice FraserSwimming Hammers, and the Hathaway Brothers. Proceeds go to Elimin8Hate.

The show takes place at LanaLou’s Restaurant 362 Powell Street, Vancouver

The Asian Persuasion All Stars is a Vancouver supergroup comprised of award-winning musicians: Tony Lee (Eddy D & The Sexbombs), Tim Chan (China Syndrome), Eric Lowe (The VanRays), Mike Chang (China Syndrome), Brooke Fujiyama (The Shit Talkers, Swimming Hammers), Felix Fung (Sunday Morning), Greg Hathaway (Roots Roundup, The Hathaway Brothers), Tamla Mah and Gabe Ng (Abel Collective), Brian Minato (Slip~Ons, Sarah McLachlan), Ashton Sweet (Balkan Shmalkan), Kevin Tang (Camaro 67), Ron Yamauchi (Kele Fleming), and Norine Braun (Norine Braun).

Elimin8Hate (E8) is the advocacy arm of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. E8 strives to interrupt, dismantle and eliminate anti-Asian racism at the individual, institutional and systemic level by providing anti-Asian racism learning opportunities, creating multimedia projects, and offering safe and inclusive ways to participate in initiatives aimed at disrupting oppressive systems and attitudes.

Buy tickets here

Zaac Pick presents: Passages Unplugged — a virtual performance

Presenting ‘Passages, Unplugged’ — a virtual performance of my latest album ‘Passages’, from front to back, accompanied sparsely by a few dear friends on backing vocals, piano, cello, and violin. Recorded in an empty and soon-to-be-demolished church hall in Vancouver, BC, this is the first (and likely only) time this album will be performed performed live in full.

I’ll be hanging out on the chat afterwards to say hello, answer questions, trade music recommendations or favorite recipes, etc. as well.

Based in Vancouver, BC singer-songwriter Zaac Pick’s brand of confessional folk-pop has slowly been earning acclaim since 2010, with a string of EPs and an LP having garnered him a handful of regional songwriting awards, nominations, CBC and college radio play, and opening slots for The Civil Wars, Noah Gundersen, and Bahamas. Numerous songs have also been featured on major network television shows.

Karen Fowlie: International Women’s Day Free Concert “A Tribute to Canadian Women in Song”

Join Karen Fowlie (vocal/guitar), Terri Breeze (bass), Mal Temple (drums), Owen Thomas (electric guitar) and Mike Hurst (keyboards) for this pre-recorded live concert Wednesday Mar 8, 2021 at 5:00pm PST / 8:00pm ET. You will songs by Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Sylvia Tyson, Loreena McKennitt as well as “Moment in Time”, one of Fowlie’s Originals. The chat room will be open before and after the show.

Karen Fowlie is an award-winning singer-songwriter with deep musical roots in her community. Influenced by musical greats (Heart, Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Jann Arden, Joni Mitchell, Chantal Kreviazuk, Carrie Underwood and more) Fowlie writes Alt. Country/Rock songs people can easily relate to. Karen has been recognized by B.C.’s Attorney General for her song writing and has also appeared as a special guest on a TV talk show. Fowlie and her band regularly entertain audiences and have released three singles in recent history.

Edie Daponte’s Valentine to You – Hermann’s Jazz Club

Live streaming from Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria, join celebrated singer/songwriter, Edie Daponte and her band for a heartfelt concert featuring originals and love songs from around the world. Edie brings the element of surprise to every show! Her range and repertoire travel far and wide crossing musical genres and spanning multiple decades and languages. With Ashley Wey on keys, Damian Graham on drums, Joey Smith on bass and guitar and Richard Moody on violin you’ll fall in love.
You can donate directly to the musicians and this venue at ArtsOnView.ca/Donate

Judy Brown Take 2 – New Year New Gear New Music

Join us for our live music streaming concert this Saturday at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. You’ll hear harmony-rich country, folk and blues music featuring singer-songwriter Judy Brown on guitar, vocals and harmonica. Joining her will be special guest Donny Walker on guitar, vocals and percussion. Thanks to support from Creative BC.

Judy Brown is a Canadian roots music singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose musical journey began in Edmonton before moving to Toronto to perform at top Toronto clubs and festivals. Recently relocating to Nelson, she finds herself surrounded by Nelson’s rich and supportive arts community. In 2018 she released “Say It”, her debut album recorded in Toronto with long time award winning musical friends, collaborators and producers Gary Kendall and Teddy Leonard. Judy continues to perform across Canada with her Kootenay based band and her Ontario recording band. Her song “Roberta” was nominated for a 2019 Kootenay Music Award.

Don Walker is a veteran drummer, strummer and singer with extensive experience touring with Royalty Recording Artists Gustafson, Fjellgaard, Fustukian, Honky Tonk Heroes, Wilf Carter, Al Cherney, Lionel Rault and many more. Music took Don to over 100 countries, living in the USA and Europe before returning to BC to play with Vancouver and Nelson based bands including Rob Rowan, Roxy, Rippin’ Rattlers, Alan Kirk, Son of John, Holly and Jon and The Judy Brown Band.

David Ward | Station 𝟚𝟛𝟜 w/special guest

Happy New Year!

Tune in and stop by Station 𝟚𝟛𝟜. I’ll be your host, David Ward, joined by musical wizard Jonny Tobin of Golden Future.

Broadcast live from Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC straight into your living room.

Episode 4 sponsored by the letter F – for ‘FRESH.’

All aboard!

“David Ward is a singular talent. Hailing from Vancouver, his unique voice—high, keening, packed with emotion—is allied to a songwriting sensibility which is, at times, devastating.” Clash

*poster photography by Alex Townsend

Astrolabe Musik Theatre presents “unheard”

Join Astrolabe Musik Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director and General Manager, soprano Heather Pawsey, for “unheard” — four a cappella (unaccompanied) songs giving voice to the unheard stories of women, composed by BC’s own Jeffrey Ryan — and featuring a compelling conversation about the inspriration and collaborative process between Jeffrey and Heather towards the songs’ premiere.