Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Thing in Vancouver!

Sweet Thing will be in Vancouver this Saturday (November 13th) at The Shark Club.

Visit their Myspace here.

I'd recommend going to this show!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Your Boy the Kiid

My buddy is trying to make it as a hip-hop artist, and he's not all that bad. Check out the video below, and then visit his youtube and check out the rest.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Some New Photos, From Old Shows

Here are some new photos from Surrey's Fusion Fest. Got a roll of film developed finally, and thought I would post the photos here from the show.


Char2D2's "Some Will Have To Go" Video

"Some Will Have To Go" by Char2d2 / Video : La Fraicheur from Perrine - La Fraicheur on Vimeo.

This is a DIY stop motion music video for the song "Some Will Have To Go" by Vancouver raised, Montreal based canadian pop songwriter Char2d2. The song is taken from her debut EP "Small Vampires" co-produced by Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara).

the music video is all about the analogy between love and weather, seasons and (time)travelling. it's a never ending cycle.
when making this video i had this quote in mind (can't remember where it's from) "love, it's over when it's ending but it's ending from the start". yet again there is enough surprises around so that the end of one thing will be the soil for the next thing to grown onto. starting all over again. rising phoenix, ashes and all that jazz.

you can buy the real thing or download it on Maple Music (〈=EN) or Itunes (

and learn more about Char2d2 here
and there

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Youth in 57's Battle of the Bands

Youth in 57 held a battle of the bands contest,, on Thursday August 26th at Vancouver's Heritage Hall, that I attended. The bands that were competing where: All the Way, Hello Sir, Ouderkirk, Verspertine and High Life Scenery (whom competed in Youthink's Best BC Teen Band Contest back in May).

When I arrived there around 4:30pm with on the the volunteers from Youth in 57, bands where arriving and setting up and sound checking. So while all that was happening, I walked around and took photos (that didn't really turn out to good, ha). The bands, while waiting for the doors to open, where talking with each other and playing games on their computers while some where getting their instruments ready. There wasn't much to do until the first band got on.

When 6:00 rolled around, the doors finally opened and friends, family and fans started to pour in. The show didn't officially start until 7:00pm, in which the first band came on. The order the five bands had to play in where: Ouderkirk ,Verspertine, Highlife Scenery, Hello Sir and All the Way.

The first band, Ouderkirk, had a nice mellow tone going on with their set that was filled with both fast paced and slow paced songs. Their drummer was even playing with one hand, and did a damn fine job of it! The next band, Verspertine, had a real unique vibe going on with them, which is why I recommend checking them out. They have a show coming up as well. Up after them was Highlife Scenery, who are a pop punk band. They're set was full of energy which got the crowd into the set and filled the venue up with energy. I too recommend checking out these guys, who are up and coming in the Vancouver music scene. They too have a show coming up.

Though, I had to leave after Highlife Scenery, I heard both Hello Sir and All the Way put on great sets.

Now here are some photos I took at the show. They are not up to my usual standards due to venue's poor lighting, but here they are anyways:

(All the Way)

More are up on my site:

Thanks for reading,

Monday, July 26, 2010

Surrey's Fusion Fest

Surrey's annual Fusion Fest happen on the 17th, and 18th of June. It was a jam packed weekend filled with acts from cultures from all over the world. It was an awesome weekend, with lots of rad talent and awesome food from all these cultures. This festival can even re-unite bands together, such as the Grapes of Wrath (whom killed it by the way). This festival brought acts such as Arrested Development, Brasstronaut, Grapes of Wrath, Inez, Joey Stylez, Lee Harvey Osmond, Red Eye Empire, We Are the City, and many more! They all played well, and made for an enjoying event. Instead of writing up a bunch of boring text, I'll save you from that and just get straight to the photos!

Thanks for looking.

You can view the rest of the set here:


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Canada Day; Surrey Style!

Every year now, Surrey celebrates Canada Day with a large one day festival that has more then 100,000 people pass through each year. The day starts off with children musical acts, to a parade with the Mayor in which leads up to the Mayor and council giving out cup cakes which formed the Canadian Flag. From then, it goes on into acts that appeal to more older audiences as the day goes on, usually ending with a band that appeals to the 30+ crowd.

I was there to cover it this year, for my school and the City of Surrey. It was a long 12 hour day, but it was filled with fun. Around 3:45pm, the first of the two country bands came onto stage. First up was Ridley Bent. While I'm not a country person, I actually enjoyed this guy. He makes some good music. Next up was Jessie Farrell. She wasn't all that bad either, and covered one of my favourite songs too. Van Halen's Jump!

After that, around 5:30pm, Dragonette came on. Now I've heard of her, but never actually listened to her music. One she got on stage, and started to play her music I was stoked. It was some great stuff. Different to my usual listening pleasure. I highly recommend checking her out. Next up was the ever so popular Stereos. They made it HUGE after being on MuchMusic's show DISBAND. Before this band went on stage, the pit in front of the stage got crazy! So many people filled it who were special guests/VIP's that security had to intervene and push them all to one side. You can see almost all of them in the photo below.

Stereos put on a pretty good show, despite me not being a big fan of them. I give them props. I give the nine year old kid props who called out the lead singer of the band, telling him he had a bad voice. If only more people had the same guts as that kid! I think the crowd was the most lively during Stereos set, it was nuts out there!

After them, came the Odds. Now it was my kind of music. These dudes killed it on set. I never actually heard of them until I saw them perform. Then I knew I have heard their music. That seems to be a joke for them, as it happens a lot! If you've ever seen the show Corner Gas (it's a Canadian show), then you've heard their music. They were on a long hiatus before this as well. If you ever get a chance to see them perform on stage, I recommend it. Their set is filled with energy, and they make great music.

Now was for the headliner, Honeymoon Suite. One for the older people, hahah. This band has been around for a long time, and it shows as they are great on stage. Full of energy, and they make good music as well which is always a plus.

Surrey's Canada Day Celebration is one of the biggest in Canada, and is the biggest in Western Canada. They put a TON of work into this event, and I recommend going to it. It's a blast.
Next up, Surrey's Fusion Fest. July 17-18.

Now onto the photos. Click for bigger as always!

You can view all my photos on my flickr.

Thanks for reading,