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For the second year in a row, Winnie Cooper is heading to SXSW to show Austin, Texas just how much talent Vancouver has to offer. We’re going even bigger in 2013 and teaming up with BeatRoute, Glory Days, and Light Organ Records to throw a showcase that includes music from Fine Times, Hey Ocean, the Boom Booms, Gold & Youth, Hannah Georges, and the Zolas.
If you wanna support our efforts, come by the Biltmore Cabaret on March 9 for our official SXSW Fundraiser. It’s a Saturday, so all the normal Glory Days shenanigans will be in full effect, including jams from M!G!H, Rico Uno, and Genie. Let’s all get Winnie wasted for a good cause! For more information visit the Facebook event page.
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Check out the “steppin’ tempo” club edit of Suit & Tie by Glory Days Resident DJ M!G!H!. Free download below. #tuxedosfornoreason
The music of Ryan Hemsworth first came through my headphones back in July, when his remix of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You” took me to places far beyond my emo imagination. Following that pivotal release, I began following Hemsworth on Twitter, falling more in love with his outlandish personality and futuristic dance music.
Hemsworth hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in my dreams his daily routine consists of eating Cool Ranch Doritos and raving-out to Craig David. Coincidentally enough, Hemsworth remixed David’s “Fill in Me” back in December, and its been in my top 25 most played ever since.
On January 18, Hemsworth will return to Vancouver after a sold-out show at the Waldorf Hotel during Olio Festival 2012. Playing alongside GROUNDISLAVA, with support from M!G!H! (Glory Days) and 8prn, Hemsworth will turn water into wine with his soulful- but still twerk worthy- hip-hopish beats.
Advanced tickets are only $15.00 and you can purchase them online or at Beatstreet and Zulu Records. The show is 19+, sorry yung bb’s.
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Now in it’s third year Live at Squamish took place this past weekend August 24th-26th. An hour out side of Vancouver the festival put on a “decidedly Canadian effort” with a strong offering of local and national acts set to the beautiful backdrop of the Stawamus Chief and the Garibaldi mountain in the picture perfect Squamish Valley.
A traffic accident delayed our arrival on Saturday getting in around 6pm and I missed one of the few non Canadian acts I was looking forward to, Charles Bradley. :( Here’s Charles playing a Canadian cover.
Vancouver’s Rococode played the Meadow stage.
Newly married, Justin of Philosoraptor throws down an upside down peace / being shitty sign.
Humans went on around 8:30pm or whenever it was on the smallest Meadow stage. Hopefully next year they are deserving upgraded to one the bigger stages. They did manage to pack out the audience as they delved into a set of mostly new material from their latest EP Traps.
They passed around the audience a cardboard cutout of group member Robbie supposedly from an upcoming music video. The crowd eventually took over the small stage and as the group launched into their crowd favorite Avec Mes Mecs for their last song. Halfway through the performance was cut short as one of their cables came undone. It made for an abrupt but suiting finish with the crowd chanting the hook “who knew all we had to do was party” as the group left the stage.
Next up Le Tragically Hip on the main stage. I hated The Tragically Hip growing up. I think I mostly hated their fans. It was not very Nirvana which was all I was into at the time. The group have grown on me and I think they hold a deserving spot in the highest echelon of Canadian music royalty. They are something quintessentially Canadian in an Ontario, Great Lakes group of seven I just threw up in my mouth and ate it kind of way.
This is maybe the most Canadian song of all time other than Oh Canada and The Hockey song if that is indeed a Canadian song. They teach it to small kids in schools and flunk kids if you don’t know all the words.
I had yet to see them live, it was quite a treat. Some bb showed her explodingly large fake boobs. Gord Downey was delightfully weird and entertaining appearing ageless fronting the group who are now in their 29 years. It’s always a disappointment when a group with such a large back catalog play too much new material but the group stuck to a delightful 2/3 old stuff/hits, crowd pleasing formula.
Bromeo-whoooah. Closing things out for the night, Montreal’s Chromeo kicked things into high gear on the Garibaldi stage.
Some bro crowd surfed ON A surf board. There should be a special term for this. Bruhfing??
Some burlesque bb’s danced. Hi bb.
Afterwards we departed to an after party at 100.5 soon to be 102.7fm The Peak‘s Tamara Stanners’ house. She is quite the gracious host and knows how to throw a bonfire party.
The party was quickly upgraded by Tamara to a “palate fire” who seemed no stranger to danger as the flames jumped 8ft in the air.
She initiated the name game with all of the people around the fire, a lot of whom were musicians from the festival and Peak Performance project acts. I think I introduced myself and explained that I was celebrating Bob Marley’s (RIP BOB) birthday as my something no one else knows secret. Acoustic guitars were brought out and campfire songs sung.
Good For Grapes bros.
There was an actual Nickleback Motown cover band cleverly called Motown Nickleback there who also played the festival. They’ve raised money via Kickstarter to record their album! Open your hearts and let Chad in.
Tamara’s daughters Samantha and Alex. Alex plays music as Badger Child, chekitowt.
As 3am rolled around we decided to return to Vancouver. On the way home Underworld’s 12 minute lament Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx) was intense enough to keep 2 of 6 of us awake long enough to make it home.
pics and words by @tristanorchard
Shitty weather calls for something real special. So take a minute to enjoy the second instalment of our Public Transit music compilations, which features some of Canada’s finest talent. Cop your free download below!
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Happy Cannabis/Canada day bb’s! To celebrate this momentous occasion we’ve got something special for ya’ll.
Public Transit is a new Canadian band compilation series by Winnie Cooper, Glory Days, and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! + DJ Matty C of the White Light Mixes. Public Transit 001 focuses on local Vancouver bands. Public Transit 002 and 003 will also focus on Vancouver bands and will be released B.C. Day and Labour Day Long Weekend. In the fall Public Transit will focus on a different Canadian city – and the bands living and performing in those cities – for every Public Transit upcoming release. Download below.
Public Transit 001 Photo Cover by Hana Pesut
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This one night only event will feature artwork from ten local artists, including Nicholas Goebel and Ariel Hitchcock. Their artwork will showcase posters of concerts that occurred between 1985 and 2005 – concerts that the artists either saw or wished they could have attended. The event will also include a live musical performance by Hallow Moon at 9:00pm.
The official after party will be hosted by Glory Days at The Biltmore Cabaret from 11pm – 3am. Music Paste attendees will receive vouchers to attend Glory Days for free.
Tickets are only $5.00 and it’s open to all ages. Doors at 7:30pm.
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