Diemm: Run to the Trees

Living room concert livestream, from the Kootenay mountains. Singer-songwriter Diemm will dream aloud on folk harp, with vocals. And poetry.
Funded generously by Amplify BC.

Run to the Trees

When sorrow squeezes me into uncomfortable shapes,⁣
I run to the trees. ⁣
I push my face into leaves, into flowers,⁣
as close as close ⁣
so they fill the field of my vision. ⁣

“Show me me,” I whisper, “Show me me.”⁣

Tiny birds land on low branches,⁣
include me in their flock. ⁣
They lead me far into the woods. ⁣
We forage. We flit. ⁣
I blow a kiss to chickadee. ⁣
She sings as it lands on her chest. ⁣
Mourning cloak butterfly brushes black wingtip along my earlobe.
I listen. ⁣

“Magic is real,” I hear, “Sorrow comes to pass. It carries the unreal away, what is true is what stays.”⁣

I press my cheeks onto boulders,⁣
the cool jawline of mountain. ⁣
I wrap my arms around my stoic companions and ⁣
my roots twine with theirs. ⁣
My spine rises so high to the sky that ⁣
stars nest in my hair. ⁣

“I’ve got you I’m with you I am you are me,”⁣
Gravity sings as he fashions my wings. ⁣
He nibbles my shoulder blades when I roll over in my sleep. ⁣

Perspective allows ⁣
peace to reclaim what it is. ⁣
This is how I find me ⁣
new⁣
when sorrow presses me into uncomfortable shapes.
~ Diemm

Elise Boulanger | Tidemark Theatre

Details
** In person and live stream tickets are on sale now **

Elise Boulanger is a sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw), Canada, this chamber-folk-pop artist completely captivates audiences with her haunting avalanche of a voice. She creates cinematic dreamscapes influenced by nature, her classical training and artists like Regina Spektor, Patrick Watson, Franz Schubert and Radiohead. She is described as sharing semblance with Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, Kishi Bashi and CocoRosie.

Her current single “Cigarettes et rosé” (2020), a melodically percussive and inclusive march, builds upon the hypnotic sea chantey of “The Mariner’s Remedy” (2019) which found airplay across Canada. This summer 2020 Elise would have been touring Western Canada with her band to build on over 15+ years of performances, like the 2018 JUNO celebrations and several notable Vancouver Island festivals. Instead, they performed in unorthodox locations like campgrounds, national historical sites and driveways. For more see: https://​www.eliseboulanger.com

Tickets:
$30 Members In Person
$35 Non-Member In Person
$15 Streaming Admission
(+applicable taxes & fees)

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Crimson Witch Live at La Grange

The time has come!!!! After months and months of not being able to play for people, Crimson Witch will grace the stage once more!!!! This time though (thanks to the power of the world wide web), you can catch all the finger blistering, heavy rock and roll action from the comfort of your living room!!! Join us on Sunday, November 15 at 7pm PST for the ULTIMATE HEAVY METAL STREAMING EVENT!!!!!! It’s gonna be so great that you’ll be telling your grandchildren about it 50 years from now!!!! See yah then!!!! 🤟🤟🤟
Funded by Creative BC.

KAREN FOWLIE – LIVE ONLINE CONCERT – “A Tribute to Canadian Women in Song” (Pre-recorded)

LIVE ONLINE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: “A TRIBUTE TO CANADIAN WOMEN IN SONG” (PRE-RECORDED)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 7:00 – appx 8:00pm PST
Join Karen Fowlie and her friends Terri Breeze (bass), Mal Temple (drums), Owen Thomas (electric guitar) and Mike Hurst (keyboard) for their pre-recorded live concert from the comfort of their living rooms to yours. You will hear songs from Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Sylvia Tyson, Loreena McKennitt as well as “Moment in Time”, one of Fowlie’s Originals. Feel free to chat with the band live during the show. Hope you can make it!
Tickets through SideDoorAccess $10

Primary Colours Concert

A concert, in person and streamed online, from Ryga Arts Festival Favourites Primary Colours: Dan Marcelino, Shae Ryga, and Sergei Ryga. New to the Okanagan music scene, Primary Colours is eager to get out and start playing for audiences valley-wide. Come catch their infectious blend of often obscure, but totally groove-ridden jams.

Tickets for the online concert are available at: https://bit.ly/primarycoloursonline.
Tickets for the in person concert at Centre Stage in Summerland, BC are available at: https://bit.ly/primarycolourslive.

The Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia. Inspired by George Ryga, it takes place in Summerland in late August.
rygafest.ca

Redwoods Live @ Rain City

Redwoods will be playing a 30 minute set at Rain City Recorders, and live streaming it on Facebook and Instagram. The setlist will feature brand new songs, as well as 2 songs off the album Daybreaker voted in by YOU. See the latest post for details on voting and how enter to win FREE MERCH.

House Party with Decibel

The hottest club in the world has no line and no cover. Because it’s actually your house.

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By now, you’re probably running out of things to watch on Netflix and have suddenly become an expert at baking banana bread. The days are all blending together like Dalgona coffee, and you keep posting #throwback pictures to life before all of this.

Just because we’re self-isolating, doesn’t mean we can’t still (virtually) come together as a community.

Every Saturday night, Decibel’s finest DJs will be spinning back-to-back bangerz! We’ll be streaming live on Twitch, Instagram, and Facebook Live, and sending out a Zoom link so you can connect with music lovers from all over the world. Come party with us and the rest of the Decibel fam from the comfort of your home!

So get your biggest screens and your best sound systems ready, and clear some space for dancing. Use the hashtag #decibelhouseparties to show off how you’re busting through the funk every Saturday night.

Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck Live

Vancouver musician, performer, and mental health advocate Sarah Jickling has earned a reputation for expertly marrying shimmering pop melodies to sharp, candid lyrics about her personal struggles with bipolar disorder.

Sarah Jickling will be performing songs from her latest album, The Family Curse, which taps into those experiences as framed by her familial relationships. The songs explore the complexities of childhood trauma and shine light on all the guilt, shame, anger, and compassion that comes from growing up in a family with a history of mental illness.

Andrew King of Canadian Musician writes that “her voice rings through loud and clear as a fierce force for empathy and change.”