2020 TAIWANfest | The Island and the Maple Leaf

The Island that yearns to gain recognition and bring joy; the Maple Leaf that hopes to leave behind a bright future.
Led by conductor Nicholas Urquhart, the Vancouver orchestra Harmonia is joined by Indigenous youth ensemble Chin-Ai String Orchestra for “The Island and the Maple Leaf”, an evening of cultural conversations through music. The repertoire follows the theme of the Taiwanese’s aspiration to spread joy around the world, and the Canadians’ pursuit to nurture a promising future for the country. These ambitions go hand in hand and join together to inspire everyone who has been affected by the world’s crisis.
This virtual concert is available for two days only starting Sept 5th on https://vancouvertaiwanfest.ca/concert/
For details on other virtual programs part of 2020 TAIWANfest, visit https://vancouvertaiwanfest.ca

Dan Mangan performs More or Less

This album brought me back to life in some ways. Somehow, after a couple of years of creative uncertainty, I ended up in the studio where Pet Sounds was recorded with much of the team that helped make Beck’s Sea Change.

I’ll be doing Q&A and discussing some history behind the songs and how they came to fruition. I’ll be sure to tell the story of getting robbed in Los Angeles just hours before Paul McCartney interrupted our studio session. “Oh, sorry”, he said.

I’m saving 30 guest-list spots for those who are not in a position to purchase a ticket but would like to be a part of this event – email weeklysidedoor@gmail.com with the subject “Guestlist Sept 19” and let me know. No explanations necessary and no questions asked.

Much love,

Hermanns Jazz Livecast | Online

Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria BC is in its 40th year of operation. The Club is home to upwards of 400 live performances every year. Engaging audience is part of the livelihood of musicians.

Our livestream allows performers to take to the (socially distanced, disinfected) stage and do what they love – give music.

Our audience gains the opportunity to continue supporting these artists in the absence of our Club.

If music is the food of love play on! Visit HermannsJazz.com to see the calendar of events (3x+/week)

Marie Hui

Next week Friday, August 28, I’ll be hosting my very first live stream, featuring the multi-talented extraordinaire and good friend Jay Esplana, right in my living room! We’re so excited to share some music with you. Live music is hard to come by these days, so we hope you tune in and get your musical fix! This show is absolutely free, and will be accessible through Instagram live and Facebook live. Follow along at @mariehui⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This performance is proudly supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. #showcasebc

Mazacote Presented by TD Uptown Live

The Uptown Business Association of New Westminster presents Uptown Live Online, a weeklong online celebration of BC artists from Aug 23 through 29, 2020. Each day a new concert and artist interview with TV personality Fiona Forbes are available to stream at 6:00 pm PT on the website UptownLive.ca. The shows will remain accessible after each release date.

Featured artists include Krystle Dos Santos (Aug 23); Mazacote (Aug 24); Colleen Rennison (Aug 25); Fionn (Aug 26); Brass Camel (Aug 27); Ezra Kwizera (Aug 28); and Warren Dean Flandez (Aug 29). The live performances were recently recorded at the iconic Massey Theatre.

TD Uptown Live Online follows the TD Uptown Live Virtual Edition, a two-hour broadcast on Aug 22 with performance highlights and community features. “Uptown Live is an important event, not only to the Uptown New Westminster business area, but to the BC Music industry. After having to cancel this year’s summer festival due to COVID-19, we decided to reimagine the event,” said Bart Slotman, Board President, Uptown Business Association.

“We are delighted to be playing a role in getting the industry working again,” said Douglas Smith, Managing Partner, Alliance West Sports & Entertainment who is producing the concert in association with Hubcast Media. “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Massey Theatre to make it happen.”

TD Uptown Live Online is a presentation of the Uptown Business Association of New Westminster and is made possible through the support of TD Bank Group, Creative BC, and the City of New Westminster.

TD Uptown Live was launched in 2012 and draws thousands to Uptown New Westminster each July. It has gained a reputation for showcasing top BC-based indie music artists.

Laura Kelsey livestream

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Laura Kelsey plays a live acoustic set on Facebook July 9 at 6 pm PST, including originals and a round or two of Guess/Request!

Bio: Laura Kelsey has fronted blues, metal and folk bands for over a decade, playing events and festivals across the province. She brings these musical influences together to create songs inspired by natural West Coast elements, honesty and dreams, which she performs with a dynamic, soulful voice. In 2014, she was the singer for the band Sain Arden, which was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. That same year, she released “My Time,” a solo single with all proceeds going to WAVAW in Vancouver. Recent career highlights include opening for Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), premiering her original rock musical at the HR MacMillan Space Centre and releasing an ocean-themed collection of songs with all proceeds going to charity. Laura is working toward recording her solo debut EP; and continuing to perform with her band.

Quarantune Sundays

Quarantune Sundays is a live stream/social distance music series coming out of Squamish BC. Hosted by, established British Columbia musicians Ev Kinsella and Will Ross. Join them as they serve up an audible feast of their favourite original music and creative covers every Sunday afternoon!

Ev Kinsella is a Canadian singer-songwriter performing solo, and collaborating with musicians and producers coast to coast. Inspired by various genres and the healing power of music, adventure, and unity his music is written from the heart aims to invoke positive minds. Singing with a fire in his soul Kinsella has performed tour dates on stages of all sizes across Canada and internationally in various clubs, breweries, cruise lines, and music festivals. With a high-energy performance, and heart felt songwriting Kinsella and his band are capturing audiences everywhere they go.
*West Coast Vibe//East Coast Flow*
Will Ross was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario, Will has been making music since the age of 10. He is a multi instrumentalist live looping artist. He is currently based out of Squamish B.C. Will delivers a performance that spans various genres, remixing classic sing alongs, all while delivering a seamless and entertaining performance not to be missed!
Marcus Ramsay is a Roots/Rock musician based in the Sea to Sky corridor in British Columbia, Canada, Marcus plays over 100 shows a year with various bands and solo acts. Fronting rock band Northern Ignition, he has performed along acts such as Pearl Jam and the Killers at Pemberton Music Festival and headlined World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

FIND THE LIVE STREAM @ http://www.facebook.com/evkinsellamusic

House Party with Decibel

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


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.

Escape feat Khanvict and Guests

Every Friday. Your escape from lockdown.

Khanvict and friends transport you to another realm. Live electronic music and visuals.

Surrey based Asad Khan (aka Khanvict) is an escape artist. His love for lush strings, cinematic swells, and a West Coast bass music punch instantly transports the listener – conjuring visions of desert expanses and dense jungle paradises. His live set is awe-inspiring, featuring a custom hardware and software rig, lighting package, and LED screens – all tracking his movements and gestures and projecting his expansive vision in a highly synchronized and magnetic manner. In these troubled times, his sets of original music are medicine – connecting the audience to his deep roots in Sufi and Punjabi music while his gorgeous visuals catalyze a meaningful experience of music, dance and nature.