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Big thanks to everyone that made it out Saturday Sept 22nd at the Cobalt. That was tops. Thanks to the bands, Ville Kulla, Bankrobber, Bestie, Falcons, Kithkin, Needs & Oh No! Yoko. ++++ Pics from the D.U.I. after party and babe manor.
Photos by @tomuribe
posted by @tristanorchard
Olio Festival is fast approaching us, which also means that our kick ass showcase is just around the corner. In case you didn’t know already, WinnieCooper.net is throwing a magical musical showcase with our pals over at BeatRoute on Saturday, September 22.
Its all going down at the Cobalt and will feature some of your favorite local talent, including Oh! No Yoko, BESTiE, NEEDS, and Ville Kulla. And of course your favorite WinnieCooper.net DJ’s Tristan Orchard and Christian Flores will be spinnin’ sum tite tunes.
Advanced tickets are only $10.00 and you can purchase them online or at Beatstreet, Red Cat, and Zulu Records. For more information on the night’s musical acts, as well as set times, visit our event page.
I’m pretty sure all the yvr babes are gunna be at this one so bring your bb’s.
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 to Prospect Point in Stanley Park. My photography skills beyond shot by this time.
The clandestine once a year secret Raccoon party with the Glory Days djs Jason, Hana and Rico raged until the authorities showed up at 6:30am. Apparently they gave Jason of Olio Festival a ride with his gear back home or two his truck? I’m not sure which but either way I <3 the VPD.
pics and words by @tristanorchard
I never went to prom but I’m guessing I’ll experience something close to that excitement come Thursday. Why you ask? Well that’s when FIVESIXTY will be hosting a slew of bands that appreciate the importance of hormonal lusting and feel good music. Plus it’s the debut performance of Bestie, which features WinnieCopper co-founder and child prodigy @tristanorchard.
In addition we’re bringing out Seattle band Kithkin, who will be taking their mythical vocals and dreamy tropical-pop to the Capital Hill Block Party after hitting up Vancouver. And last but certainty not least is East Vancouver’s very own EEEK!, a quartet that blends together their love of Mexican food with an eclectic mix of 90’s punk and indie rock.
Tickets are only $8 in advance and you can comp them online. Doors are at 8:00 pm with Winnie Cooper Dj’s taking the floor. $4.50 draft and tequilazzz. Trill.
posted by @clarkbs
Although Abbotsford was once the murder capital of Canada, within its geographical confines rests a slew of up-and-coming musical talent. For example, over the past twelve months we’ve seen Oh No! Yoko rise from high school band class to the top of Winnie Cooper’s favorite albums of 2011. And I’m fairly certain that the Real Boys will be the next big thing to come out of the Fraser Valley.
Real Boys are a rock-pop supergroup that features members from You Say Party! We Say Die!, On No! Yoko, and GSTS! Their self-titled debut EP was released in March and it possesses the perfect sound for any summer house party involving copious amounts of Cariboo and hipster babes.
After just completing a tour of Western Canada, Real Boys will be showing their support for Breast Cancer on May 24 at FIVESIXTY. Come by for a chance to win an iPhone 4s. Tickets are $12.00 and you can purchase them here.
Describe Real Boys in five words or less.
Power Pop band from Abbotsford
Describe Nickelback in five words or less.
Our neighbors here in Abbotsford
Skittles or M&M’s?
If your music was a type of car, what would it be?
A Lotus. Sleek, efficient and practical.
What’s the craziest house party you’ve ever been to?
I was once in an warehouse of lofts in Oakland that had multiple shows and parties going on at the same time that you could mingle from loft to loft. The bands were staggered so you wouldn’t miss a single band in different lofts. Being in the US, the beer was cheap. Best part was watching NZ’s DIE DIE DIE destroy a solid set.
What do you miss most about the 90’s?
If your band were the cast of Saved By the Bell who would be the following:
Zack Morris – Everett
AC Slater – Drew
Screech - Liam
Mr. Belding – Stephen
When it comes to dudes and jeans, how tight it too tight?
Doesn’t matter, they just have to be black.
If I wanted to seduce a guy with a Real Boys song, which one should I choose?
You just got back from a trip through the prairies. What was that experience like?
Our tour to Winnipeg and back was awesome. The response from the crowds were extremely positive. We didn’t have to collect can to pay for gas. But mostly i would measure it’s success by how few cat hair covered hardwood floors we slept on: 1.
What can we expect from your show on the 24 at FIVESIXTY?
We promise to deliver a 20 minute set of high energy and catchy tunes.
Yes Nice Remixed is a collaboration EP involving Oh No! Yoko, HUMANS, Tribe of Zebras and Germany Germany… download a free copy on their BandCamp here.
Posted by John
Omgigosh, 2011 is almost done. This is the music that got me through. Here’s our best album / ep picks!!!
25. Radiohead – King Of Limbs
Radiohead surprised fans with a new album in February announcing it five days before it’s release with out any press following it because they don’t need to.
24.Lil B “Based God” – I’m Gay
The living meme, rapper Lil B has one of the biggest outputs in the rap game releasing two albums and more mixtapes than I can keep track of, including one with 676 tracks over the last year. That’s not even counting all of the twitter feeds he fills @lilbthebasedgod. Despite not being a house hold name yet he is one of the most prolific and fascinating artists of our time with his personality outshining his often rough but hidden gem ridden music.
23. Tony Castles – No Service (ep)
Brooklyn’s next Yeasayer?
22. Metronomy – The English Riviera
Metronomy’s third disco tinged album will transport you to the English Riviera with a cocktail in hand. Still bummed I missed their recent trip through town.
21. Wild Beasts – Smother
I didn’t miss this show and it was spectacular. There were fellow Wild Beast fan boys/men singing their falsetto songs before the group went on; it was beautiful. It was one of my favourite shows of the year. Definitely not for those who don’t like melancholic music or people who get uncomfortable by men singing in falsetto.
20. Sean Nicholas Savage – “Flamingo”
Montreal’s DIY pop label Arbutus Records, home of Grimes and Braids’ latest release was up as free download. Sean Nicholas Savage brings you to a smokey Las Vegas lounge to great effect. In “Days Go By”, below it’s almost as if he’s channeling late 70′s Lennon.
19. Cults – Self Titled
Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of Cults have put together one of the best pop albums of the year with their debut borrowing heavily from Spector-esque 50s and 60s pop to pleasant effect.
18. Hercules & Love Affair – Blue Songs
A retro disco album with hints of early house thrown in to help you dance away the pain.
17. Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
Vice Records rocker darlings. At-lana’s Black Lips teamed up with producer Mark Ronson on this album. He proves his talents really filling out the Black Lips garage rock sound into a riotous party.
16. Born Gold – Bodysongs
Formerly known as Gobble Gobble which they deemed to silly of a name to continue on as, Born Gold have been tearing up every place they touch from basement to festival main stages around NA. Touring their butts off they have been building a very solid young fan base.
Their name change makes sense perhaps isolating them from older / new fans? They shouldn’t be put off, Born Gold are the modern dance party. It’s almost like it’s the electronic version of the Pixies as reinterpreted by the children of the late 80′s.
They happen to play Fortune with Grimes for the soon to be sold out show February 18th. Advertise with Winnie.
15. Lost Lovers Brigade – Little Skeletons
A late Vancouver entry with a November release. A compilation of singer / songwriter Elisha Rembold’s songs written over the last ten years finally being released. Little Skeletons is a beautifully haunting play from start to finish. It will take you away to a windy cabin the woods. At times surf rock-ish with two of the Apollo Ghost gents in the band backing Elisha’s country / Wanda Jackson-esque vocals.
14. Oh No! Yoko – Pau Pau (ep)
Wtf is a Pau Pau? Our favorite high school grads will take you back to that time in between childhood and adolescents when the world seemed like it could be yours and maybe it will be. They need to get to work on their follow up asap.
13. ASAP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP (Mixtape)
Speaking of which, Odd Future may of created the most hype by a long shot for a new hip hop act but as far as listen ability goes ASAP takes it.
12. Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine + Freaking Out (ep)
Toro Y bro ditches the chill wave moniker for a full band disco sound. He still satisfies his old fans with the more electronic 80′s influenced Freaking Out EP which is just as boss as the full length. He reinvented himself opening up his sound.
Toro Y Moi – All Alone From the Freak Out Ep.
11. Tiger & Woods – Through The Green
An obvious play/extended joke on the sexiest man in the golf game perhaps? It has been a big year for the return of house music, not “electro” or “club” but warehouse. Tiger & Woods sound how I would love the next Daft Punk album to be. A crisp loopy filter house sound with an 80′s electro-funk feel created by two Germans.
10. Holy Ghost! – Self Titled
I feel like there is so much good music made these days and so much less money in the industry to properly push the top acts that an album like this can slip by and not be even bigger than it is. Holy Ghost’s debut is quite accessible. Their live show was one of my favorites of the year. If you are looking for someone to fill in for LCD Soundsystem this is your band. They managed to sell out Fortune Sound Club but they deserve to be filling at least something twice that size especially with the amount of analog gear they haul around.
9. Elite Gymnastics – Ruin (ep)
Minneapolis’ Elite Gymnastics reinvent dance music sounds of the past yet their music sounds fresh, new and unlike anything else.
8. Tennis – Cape Dory
Tapping into the pop sounds of the 50′s and 60′s Cape Dory is a pleasant melody driven “jingly jangly” pop album. I love every song on it but perhaps it’s not for everyone? Best bro / @Beatroutebc’s @glennalderson can’t stand them. Different strokes.
7. Austra – Feel It Break
Pronounced “Oh-stra” not “Ahhstra” as I had at least been saying. I still can’t believe we hosted this act in a tiny basement show. I was trying to tell people they would be the next Fever Ray thanks to a hot tip from fellow Toronto act Diamond Rings.
6. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
This album has a raw feeling to it as if two top of their game rappers are at play rather than at work. Does that make any sense? Either way it’s a classic that people will listen to and rap heads will discuss many years from now.
5. No Gold – Self Titled
Local Vancouver chill bro act, No Gold are a pitchfork nod away from big things. You can hear the wealth of diverse influences from world music to house and disco and a willingness to experiment in their bizzaro pop gem of an album.
4. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – We’re New Here
A very odd remix album from one of the best new producers, Jamie XX (Of The XX) of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron’s 2010 album, I’m New Here, his first in 16 years. Gil is best known for his spoken word work and is arguably one of the biggest pioneers of rap. The forward thinking album really grew on me as the year went on and I think became even more important with the passing of Gil right after the albums release and bringing to light his amazing although troubled life and body of work.
3. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Releasing an entire trilogy of work, it was a big year for an act that started the year out as a mysterious unknown act posting videos on youtube. They are now one of the biggest acts I still havn’t heard on the radio. Perhaps still under the mainstreams radar releasing all of their material through their website for free? Or maybe it’s all of the singing about sex, drugs and after parties?
2. James Blake – Self Titled
James Blake brought the underground UK electronic sound to the masses with his ethereal voice. One of the big breakout acts of the year.
1. Drake – Take Care
Y U SO SAD YOUNG DRIZZY? YR number 1 bb.
For years the highest selling Canadian hip hop act has been late 80′s / early 90′s Maestro (Fresh Wes). Big ups Maestro but twenty years is a long ass time to be the highest selling Canadian rapper. Drake has finally changed that. I can’t find anything else to say about Drake that doesn’t make me sound like i’m riding his shit so i’m going to leave it at that.
posted by @tristanorchard
Ghibli aka Thomas Michael is an emerging artist from Edmonton.
I first heard about him through the Oh No! Yoko guys (He remixed their track, Go Alien) and have since been very impressed by his music.
Being someone born in the 80′s that grew up on French House / The French Touch it’s always amazing to see younger artist make something fresh and new that was clearly influenced by music that may of come out when they were 8 years old.
Expect big things from this guy. He was also recently featured on Teen Daze’s latest Cultus Vibes: Together compilation with some other great artists / Teen Daze pals.
This track is a Winnie exclusive and is just in time for champagne popping New Years celebrations.
From the highly rec’d free Cultus Vibes: Together compilation
posted by @tristanorchard