Posts Tagged ‘Timbre Concerts’
Los Angeles based duo Poolside have been producing the “Daytime Disco” vibes since early 2010. Consisting of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradis, Poolside take their name seriously, with Pitchfork describing their first album, “Pacific Standard Time”, as having a “tempo and temperament that call to mind images of a palatial California, where the water is as clear as the sun is bright and the slow drip of time is inconsequential.”
Following the release of “Pacific Standard Time” last year, Poolside have found fans in LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, (who continues to make their cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” a staple of his DJ sets), and are now the golden boys of California disco.
Next month, the boys of Poolside will be stopping by the Electric Owl in Vancouver with Jay Arner and it’s sure to make you forget that summer is officially over. It all goes down on Friday, September 6th and tickets are now available via Ticketweb, and in person at Red Cat and Zulu Records. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
2012 was a huge year for electronic pop-soul band Polica. They played Sasquatch, garnered praise from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and released their first studio album “Give You the Ghost”. Moreover, after a successful live show at the Biltmore Cabaret last August, the band is returning to Vancouver for another breathtaking performance at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club on April 7.
Advanced tickets are $17 and they can be purchased online or at Red Cat, Zulu and Highlife Records.
For a chance to win two free tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by April 5 at 5:00pm. Please use “Polica Contest” in the subject line.
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Jamie Lidell has been making music since I was in Junior High, and he continues to create culturally relevant material ten years and one University degree later. He blends old-school R&B with contemporary electronic beats to create a sound that is all his own. His latest self titled release consists of hard-driving dance tracks that are just funky enough to take you back in time.
In support of his new album, Lidell is embarking on a North American tour that stops in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club on April 2. (Special guests include Empress Of and Ludwig Persik.) Advanced tickets are $16 and they can be purchased online or at Red Cat, Zulu and Highlife Records.
For a chance to win two free tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by March 31st at 11:59pm. Please use “Lidell Contest” in the subject line.
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Vancouver’s very own Bear Mountain is playing at the Biltmore Cabaret tonight to support their latest release “XO”. Special guests include Gang Signs and The Works. Advanced $10 tickets are available online or at Red Cat and Zulu Records. Doors at 8:00pm.For more information visit the Facebook event page.
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Lately it seems like concerts in Vancouver have become more of a destination than a journey. We spend weeks anticipating the setlist, inviting our friends via Facebook, and tweeting about the show’s potential madness. And while this excitement is perfectly natural for any music fan, we often forget that one live performance has the potential to change our entire perspective on life. Corny as shit, I know.
I’ve been to several shows this past year, many of which were both eventful and musically captivating. Yet, none seemed to linger in my memory for days after. This is why Matt and Kim at the Commodore Ballroom last Sunday is currently in the running for best live show of 2012.
Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim are the Hova and Beyonce of the indie-rock world. Together they possess an infectious onstage chemistry that makes a single girl lust after the comforts of Plenty of Fish. Put simply, they make love on-stage and in the bedroom, literally. And they brought all that magic to Vancouver on Sunday.
Although the Commodore remained quite empty for the opening act, – who are solid musicians in their own right – the crowd grew larger as Matt and Kim’s performance inched closer. Consisting of mostly young adults in need of a Sasquatch fix, the audience was surprisingly eager for a Sunday night performance, especially one that followed Halloween weekend. Yes, the line up for alcoholic beverages was relatively short compared to previous performances, but the crowd still went nuts when Matt and Kim took the stage.
By this point in the night I was pretty turnt up, but that didn’t stop me from bouncing around to every song. It was almost impossible not to have a good time, as it was blatantly clear that Matt and Kim were exactly where they wanted to be and loved the crowd as much as the crowd loved them.
In bright turquoise eye makeup, Kim frequently stood on her drum kit, egging on the audience to drink more and party harder. During one of the final songs of their set, she crowd surfed down the center of the audience, letting only the hands of drunken hipster’s be her support. Matt remained clam and collected as the duo played some of their past favorites, – Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare, Camera’s and Grand- as well as a few standouts from their latest record Lighting. All in all, the evening played out much like an r-rated family vacation to Disneyland, as the energy was always on high and they left you with an intense desire for more.
Over the course of 90 minutes Matt and Kim took me on a ride, or rather a journey, where I realized the following life lessons; 1) love is fucked, but it can create some magical moments along the way, 2) always stick with the savoury option at Café Crepe and 3) bros with crew-cuts are usually bad news. And really, shouldn’t all live performances be judged on not only the show itself, but also how you remember the show three days later?
Who doesn’t love a good mid-week slammer? Well this Wednesday our pals over at FIVESIXTY are going hard with Scuba (U.K.), who is coming to Vancouver for the first time to promote his latest release “Personality”.
As a DJ, producer, promoter and label head (Hotflush Recordings), Scuba aka Paul Rose has made a solid name for himself in the EDM community. And his mastery of all things dance music has not gone unnoticed. He’s been named to Resident Advisor’s top 25 DJ’s for the past two years and Pitchfork called his LP “stylishly retro, all coated in a futuristic 2012 sheen.” So trust me bb’s, this is one show you don’t want to miss.
To promote their upcoming North American Tour, Winnie’s favourite pop-rock Parisian’s released this banging new remix from Hey Champ. It’s retro but still upper cool.
Luckily they’re coming to the Electric Owl on April 6th and you have Winnie and Timbre Concerts to thank. Get ready to participate in some serious French kissing. Advance tickets are only $13.00 and available online at www.northerntickets.com, at the Northern Tickets box office (located at the Vogue Theatre) and via phone (604-569-1144). You can also hit up Red Cat and Zulu Records.
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Celebrate the 1st of March with a killer new jam from Tanlines. ”All of Me” is the second single off their upcoming album “Mixed Emotions” due out March 20th via True Panther Records. And if you haven’t heard already, Tanlines will be blowing up Vancouver on April 23rd at Fortune Sound Club thanks to Winnie and Timbre Concerts. Tickets are only 13 bones and you can purchase them here.
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