Relive The Music of the 50’s and 60’s

RELIVE THE MUSIC Experience two decades of music, costumes, trends and dancing when Relive the Music of the 50’s and 60’s performs at the Royal Theatre, O​ctober 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

Experience two decades of music, costumes, trends and dancing when Relive the Music of the 50’s and 60’s performs at the Royal Theatre, O​ctober 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

A brand new one of a kind show, that takes the audience through chronological Music History, Trivia & Memories of the 50’s & 60’s. You will likely learn many things you never knew about these artists. You will see an energetic live band, amazing front singers and dancers transforming and re-living thru two decades of music, costumes, trends and dancing with video imagery in the background.

RELIVE THE MUSIC
of the 50’s and 60’s
Royal Theatre
O​ctober 5, 2019 | 7​:30​ PM
Tickets starting at $25.00*

 

Metric with July Talk – Art of Doubt Tour 2019

Metric + July Talk are both undeniable Canadian indie-rock institutions; each in their own right. Both bands were born from an intense amount of grassroots, dues-paying, small club circuit slogging thanks to which both bands eventually found a fan base that embraced their distinctive sound, original songwriting and tireless work ethic.

Metric with July Talk – Art of Doubt Tour 2019

Metric will tour Canada in 2019 with July Talk. The 12-date arena tour will span most of Canada and run through April and early May as outlined below. Metric will host a fan pre-sale on www.ilovemetric.com starting Tuesday Dec 11. Sign-up for their mailing list or follow Metric’s socials to receive Access Code details. July Talk will hold a simultaneous pre-sale at www.julytalk.com.

The tour will also partner with Plus1 for all the Canadian dates, with one dollar from each ticket sold going to Equiterre. Quebec-based Equiterre is helping build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity. Find out more at https://equiterre.org and at www.plus1.org

Metric + July Talk are both undeniable Canadian indie-rock institutions; each in their own right. Both bands were born from an intense amount of grassroots, dues-paying, small club circuit slogging thanks to which both bands eventually found a fan base that embraced their distinctive sound, original songwriting and tireless work ethic. They each create songs that instantly become both wide reaching radio anthems and incredibly personal creations to their fans. Both bands are comprised, socially, politically and professionally insightful and barrier breaking, out-of-the-box thinkers, business leaders and artistic creators.

Metric are four-time Juno Award winners (2010: Group, 2010: Alt Album, “Fantasies,” 2013: Alt Album: “Synthetica,” 2013: Producer, James Shaw), five-time Juno Award nominees and have short listed three times for the Polaris Music Prize. Metric’s co-scored the Hollywood blockbuster Twilight Saga: Eclipse with legendary composer Howard Shore, for which the soundtrack was nominated for both a Grammy and an American Music Award. With the release of their chart topping new single Dark Saturday, Metric broke the record for the artist with both the most #1 singles and the most weeks spent at #1 at Canadian alternative radio.

July Talk has won two Juno Awards for both of their albums (2015: Alt Album, “July Talk” and 2017: Alt Album, “Touch,”) they were nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014. July Talk’s last national tour was entirely sold out. Their debut album + singles “Guns + Ammunition” and “Push + Pull” (which spent 13 weeks at #1 at Alt Radio) are all certified Gold and they were awarded the inaugural Hi-Fidelity Prism Prize Award for using video art to represent their work in a consistently creative and innovative way.

Metric released their most recent album Art of Doubt on September 21, 2018 which debuted as a #1 alternative album in Canada and the UK, #2 alternative album in the USA and the #2 best-selling album in Canada overall. They have just returned from and extensive European and UK tour, which began in Russia. They begin an extensive US headline tour next February which July Talk will join. Get a behind the scenes look at Metric on and off stage with their new Tour Diaries episodic series available to watch on Metric’s official YouTube and Facebook.

July Talk released their last album Touch on September 9, 2016. They are currently working on their next LP at the Bathhouse in Kingston, ON with an expected release date of 2019.

 

April 17 – Save on Foods Memorial – Victoria, BC
April 18 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
April 20 – Stampede Corral – Calgary, AB
April 21 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
April 22 – Sasktel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
April 23 – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
April 26 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
April 27 – TD Place Arena – Ottawa, ON
April 28 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
May 02 – Scotiabank Centre Concert Bowl, Halifax, NS
May 03 – Avenir Centre Concert Theatre, Moncton, NB
May 05 – MTelus – Montreal, QC

International Guitar Night

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.

International Guitar Night
The Farquhar at UVic
$28.50-$38.50

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. Pricing: General $38.50 Student/Alumni $28.50 Early Bird General 4 Pack $112 available in person or over the phone only until Nov 1, 2018 General 4 Pack $132 available in person or over the phone

 

Handel’s Messiah

The Sooke Philharmonic Society announces three performances of George Frederic Handel’s glorious and sacred Messiah oratorio for the December holiday season

Royal Bay Secondary School
3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way

7:30PM

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, 18 and under free

The Sooke Philharmonic Society announces three performances of George Frederic Handel’s glorious and sacred Messiah oratorio for the December holiday season. What could be more festive than this amazing music, including the uplifting Hallelujah Chorus, performed by orchestra, chorus and soloists?

For more information email: sookephilharmonic@gmail.com

NOISE POLLUTION – The AC/DC Experience

AC/DC fans can celebrate because Noise Pollution pays tribute to the Aussie heavy weights of rock n’ roll. Based in Los Angeles, Noise Pollution delivers an amazing replication of the AC/DC concert experience from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson periods.

NOISE POLLUTION
The AC/DC Experience
Friday, October 5   7:30 PM

TICKETS

Some things in life just keep giving year after year. In the rock n’ roll world, it is the music of AC/DC. From the early days with Bon Scott to the modern era with Brian Johnson, AC/DC delivers the goods. Pure and simple.

AC/DC fans can celebrate because Noise Pollution pays tribute to the Aussie heavy weights of rock n’ roll. Based in Los Angeles, Noise Pollution delivers an amazing replication of the AC/DC concert experience from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson periods. Fronted by JJ Micks on vocals and Tyler Melen on lead guitar, Noise Pollution presents a chronological look into the music of AC/DC. Because of the monumental nature of AC/DC vocals and guitar work, this is a rare and impressive accomplishment.

Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
250-656-0275 | marywinspear.ca

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band 40th Anniversary

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.

The current line up includes Hank Lionhart, Mark Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, Dave Rowse and Wayne Kozak.  This is a show that will sell out early!

Check out Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band website here

The Proclaimers • McPherson Playhouse

…Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

Atomique Productions presents…

THE PROCLAIMERS
plus Siobhan Wilson
Saturday, September 8
The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Advance tickets: $39.50 – $44.50 + s/c – Available at www.rmts.bc.ca(http://bit.ly/PRCLMRSVIC) or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices

ARTIST INFO

The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.

With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, their first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins. Then in January 1987 they made a now seminal appearance on the Channel 4 pop programme The Tube, performing Letter From America & Throw The ‘R’ Away. Singing in regional accents about Scotland – its emigration and its politics – they were a far cry from the mid-Eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later, produced by the man who also signed them to Chrysalis, John Williams.

Voted NME Readers Best New Band that year, they toured the UK extensively and a new ‘band’ version of Letter From America, produced by Gerry Rafferty went Top 3 in November. Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour. In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.

Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

www.proclaimers.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/TheProclaimers/
https://twitter.com/theproclaimers

The Phillips Backyard Weekender DAY 3

Phillips Backyard Weekender The Phillips Backyard
Weekender 2018

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
continues today and wraps up – Sunday, July 22 Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street 19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The RevolutionReggie WattsKeys N KratesKelisTOO MANY ZOOZ!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Hollie CookDJ ShubMiles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • FederaleMoontricksMiami Nights 1984Louise Burns MusicOrilla & GrossbusterSlim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250

Diamond CafeDylan StoneElectric Sex PantherJason VernersSmall Town ArtilleryTan and HideZee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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Jill Barber returns to Victoria November 3

Jill Barber

jill barberJill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool’s Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill’s influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you’ll never forget it…

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series “Orange is the New Black.” She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a “real songwriter, a damn good songwriter”) and collaborator Ron Sexsmith.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the french language album “Chansons,” after a celebrated performance at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she sang (for the first time ever) a French translation of one of her songs, “Tous Mes Rêves” (“All My Dreams”). Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English, and an upcoming 2015 European tour is sure to expand her fan base even more.

Jill Barber
Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
$35.00Ages 19+ TICKETS

Sloan ’12’ Tour 2018: Victoria, BC [4.19.18]

Atomique Productions present…

AN EVENING WITH SLOAN (Two Sets)
Thursday, April 19
Capital Ballroom – Sugar Nightclub
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets: $27.50 – Available online at Ticketweb.ca (bit.ly/SLNVIC1) and in-store at Lyle’s Place.

ARTIST INFO

Sloan Music – “Unkind” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6JqLk66oSY

Sloan is without doubt the most truly democratic group in the annals of rock, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Commonwealth – their first all-new release in three years – sees the Toronto-based quartet disassociating ever so slightly to create one of the more unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career, an old-school double album with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.

“I think that perhaps we are one of the few bands that could make an LP like this,” says Ferguson. “Everyone could probably make their own solo LP if they wanted.”

“Name another,” says Murphy. “The only act that comes to mind with equally recognizable/regarded members who all write and are capable of taking the lead vocals would have been the Beastie Boys but alas…”

Concept-driven works are nothing new to Sloan. Over the course of 10 albums and more than 30 singles – not to mention multiple EPs, hits and rarities collections, live albums and official bootlegs released, like all the band’s work, on their own independent label, Murderecords – the band has tackled countless creative conceits from hardcore punk 7-inches to kaleidoscopic song cycles like 2006’s 30-track Yep Roc debut, Never Hear The End Of It.

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