The Killer, Cash and the King

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King at the McPherson PlayhouseIt’s an evening of world-class entertainment with A ROCK’N’ROLL CHRISTMAS In Concert at the McPherson Playhouse on D​ecember 13 at 7​:30​ PM.

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night, as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time.

90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.

More Information & Video at www.KillerCashKing.info

*Tickets are $54.00 | On sale June 30 at 10am

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Simon & Garfunkle Story November 1-2017The Simon & Garkunkel Story is a critically acclaimed performance about the world’s most successful musical duo, performing at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 1 at 7​:30​ PM.

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic”Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
“Authentic and Exciting”The Stage

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The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot In Concert

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world . Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960s and began performing at the “Riverboat” in Toronto and in coffee houses throughout Canada and the United States.

In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin’ Me, Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. As a result, cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, and countless others.

In 1971 Gordon earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation. In 1974, his classic single, Sundown, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and his iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the release of his most recent album Massey Hall Moments – All Live, a collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.

Gordon Lightfoot continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Canada, giving approximately  75-80 concerts each year ; and more recently appears at Massey Hall every second year.

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Mexican metallers EVILHEART at Logans Pub

CABAL in conspiracy with Covenant presents OLDE MAGICK a night of obscene & obscure witchraft with México’s Evilheart, Garotting Deep, Human Agony & the long overdue return of Auroch!!

Mexican metallers EVILHEART leaving the sun, fun and heat in Mexico to tour the Western part of Canada this October from the 11th till the 21st in support of their latest album “Quinquaginta” released on Vancouver label Test Your Metal Records plus their new vocalist is Adam ‘Greasy’ Benito is a Canadian too! and is also in the Calgary band Train Bigger Monkeys.
Their tour come to Victoria on October 21st is at Logan’s Pub.
I’ve included all their info below and love to have your support for media coverage in form of either preview, interview, concert mention, airplay, concert review, etc.
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A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles the life of one of the most influential female country singers of all time, Patsy Cline.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles the life of one of the most influential female country singers of all time, Patsy Cline. In this highly acclaimed musical follow Patsy Cline and her rise to stardom, from her hometown in Virginia, to Carnegie Hall!

Featuring some of her greatest hits, including \”I Fall to Pieces\”, \”Walkin’ After Midnight\” and \”Crazy\”. Starring Alison MacDonald and Leon Willey, with direction by Melissa Young and music direction by Alana Johnson.

PLAYING AT TWO LOCATIONS:

Teechamitsa Theatre (3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, Colwood) October 20 8PM October 21 8PM Ticket pricing: $25 (senior $20, student $17)

Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin Road, Victoria) October 27 8PM October 28 2PM and 8PM October 29 2PM Ticket pricing: $30 (senior $25, student $21)

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WANNABE: Spice Girls Tribute Band

Wannabe is the brainchild of Suzy Wilde, Barbara Johnston, Anika Johnson, Catherine Merriam and Jasmyn Fyffe. The idea for the group was born one summer when the five best friends ( all professional Toronto-based performers) all happened to be living under the same roof.

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute BandWannabe is the brainchild of Suzy Wilde, Barbara Johnston, Anika Johnson, Catherine Merriam and Jasmyn Fyffe. The idea for the group was born one summer when the five best friends ( all professional Toronto-based performers) all happened to be living under the same roof. They recruited six excellent musicians to be their back-up band and brought in a team of production staff to help polish the group. After studying concert footage, working with a dialect coach, lifting choreography, arranging/charting the songs and rehearsing for several months, Wannabe was ready to hit the stage for what they thought would be a single show.

The day of the performance, The Toronto Star caught wind of the act and published an article on the front page of the entertainment section, and before they knew it, the girls had sold out their first performance at the El Mocambo in Toronto. By popular request, Wannabe continued to produce shows in Toronto and soon began to tour.

Five years later, the shows continue to grow. Wannabe has traveled across North America, playing theatres, concert halls, clubs, casinos, outdoor festivals and campus stages, constantly adding new material, costume changes, dance moves and bits of banter between numbers. The girls have been approached by event organizers worldwide, and have been offered appearances on The Steve Harvey Show and The Ex Factor. From celebrity hosts to gospel choirs, every show offers something new.

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A Tribute to Elvis in Concert

Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to present A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT at the McPherson Playhouse on Oc​tober 11 at 7​:00​ PM. You will not want to miss this concert featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute artists known today,
Pete Paquette and Chris Connor.

Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to present A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT at the McPherson Playhouse on Oc​tober 11 at 7​:00​ PM. You will not want to miss this concert featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute artists known today,
Pete Paquette and Chris Conno

This dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by an eleven piece band, their incredible talents and showmanship makes this show a MUST SEE live concert for any rock’n roll music fan.

Canada’s Premier Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette, a multi-award winning performer who has toured across Canada with his self-produced show Elvis: The Moments, will set the stage with his explosive energy, recreating a performance of two of the King’s most defining moments of his career, from his early Rock & Roll years to the electrifying 1968 Comeback Special in the famous Black Leather Outfit.

Direct from the United Kingdom, Chris Connor, from the World Famous Elvis Show, within a few short years has skyrocketed himself to becoming one of the most popular and sought after Elvis Tribute Artist in the world. His natural looks and voice astound his audiences at every concert. Chris delivers a powerful tribute to Elvis in the Concert Years which will leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. Recently, Chris was named one of the top Tribute Acts by the Telegraph Journal UK.

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Bruce Cockburn “Bone On Bone” Tour in town January 26th

Following the release of his first album in more than seven years, it’s great to hear that Bruce Cockburn is back on the road this fall.  His new tour, to coincide with the release of his new record will hit Victoria in January.

In addition to the announcement of what they’re saying will be his most extensive tour in decades, Bruce Cockburn is also celebrating his recent induction into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.  “Bone On Bone” is the 33rd release for the legendary performer and includes 11 new tracks.

“Bone On Bone” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

Click here for the full list of tour dates.

BRUCE COCKBURN
Bone on Bone Tour
With guests

Friday, January 26
ALIX GOOLDEN HALL, Victoria
All Ages / General Admission Seating
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm

Facebook Presale: Wed, Oct 4 at 10am – Thu, Oct 5 at 10pm
Password: SING
Public on Sale: Fri, Oct 6 at 10am
Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xVgbqZ

Tickets: $65.50 (Incl. GST) + s/c

-Bruce Cocburn Online-
Website: http://brucecockburn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbrucecockburn
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BruceCockburnVEVO

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Thank you for the music! Tom Petty dies at 66.

In what has been a very sombre three days following on the heals of Edmonton and Las Vegas, we all learn today of the passing of Tom Petty.  We are hearing he suffered a heart last night where a decision was made to take him off life support.  Tom Petty just finished an exhaustive 40th anniversary tour.  More details on this story at the following link.  Very sad and dark days.

https://www.stereogum.com/1965343/tom-petty-dead-at-66/news/

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AUSTRA Plus Guests

Future Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia, says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.

Austra Sugar NightclubFuture Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia, says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. Future Politics is a collection of urgent, but disciplined anthems for dance floor and headphones.

Stelmanis, wrote, produced and engineered the album, with Postepski ad
ding production on half the tracks. Its haunting first single, Utopia, is heart-filling, irresistible pop that feels pulled from the air. Freepower deals with the paradox of a physical world in peril while our collective consciousness evolves there is no denying our reliance on each other and the systems we invent.

In Mexico, Stelmanis was introduced to a whole generation of Latin American producers who are mixing traditional folk music with techno beats. It’s an underground revolution rooted in the preservation and celebration of Latin American indigenous cultures, and also Latin American independence from the USA very similar to what A Tribe Called Red is doing in Canada. Inspiration also came from European club culture Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena Willikens, and 90s legends like Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dance floor as a source of radical ideas and radical joy.

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