September 2018

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express Announce 2018 Tour Dates

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Barney Bentall is taking The Cariboo Express back on the road, announcing 11 shows for November — including a three-night run at the Charlie White Theatre in Sidney, BC.

Recently nominated for a 2018 Western Canadian Music Alliance Community Excellence Award, Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express will continue to use this, their 13th annual tour, to benefit local charities. The initiative has raised more than $1.4 million over the years and counting. This year’s tour will benefit the Empress Theatre Society, Friends of Children, CKUA, Classroom Champions, Saanich Peninsula Lions, Salt Spring Community Services, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society, and the Potluck Café Society.

With more than a decade’s worth of memories to celebrate for Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express, this annual variety show has become a favourite event across Western Canada as they build tradition and warm hearts of all ages. Established in 2006, the Old West-inspired troupe is helmed by Bentall and features a regular cast of some of Canada’s finest roots and country musicians. Each song is performed by a different lead or collaboration and introduced with a unique monologue scripted by Bentall and co-host, Matt Masters. This year’s roster of friends and guests include Kirby Barber, Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Stephanie Cadman, Leeroy Stagger, the Gold Rush All-Star Band.

Winnipeg Singer/Songwriter Madeline Roger Releases New Album on October 26

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Winnipeg singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger is pleased to announce the independent release of her debut solo album Cottonwood on October 26th and today marks the official release of the first single 'Take My Time' which premiered yesterday at Aesthetic Magazine. 'Take My Time' is available today on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and all other digital retailers/streaming services. Madeleine will embark on an extensive Canadian tour in support of Cottonwood this fall, starting with an early album release show in Winnipeg on September 21st at The West End Cultural Centre. See below for full tour details.

Stone Temple Pilots And Seether Announce Co-Headline Tour In Canada

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Stone Temple Pilots and Seether have announced a co-headline tour, along with special guests, Default and Age of Days, in Canada – kicking off October 23rd in Penticton, BC.

With over 50 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene in 1992 with their raucous debut, Core. A breakout success, the album peaked #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and dominated radio waves with hits like Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, and the Grammy-Award winning, Plush. STP founding members, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, along with new lead vocalist, Jeff Gutt, released their seventh studio album, Stone Temple Pilots (2018), and just wrapped the Rev 3 tour to rave reviews. The Atlanta Journal Constitution said, “STP made the comeback they’ve been trying for,” and DC Music Review stated, “The band was tighter than ever.”  

BTW Chris Velan, Catalina Shortwave, Anne Bourne, Small Leaks Sink Ships, Great Lake Swimmers, Dilly Dally, Christina Martin

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Amateur Hour is the new album from genre-hopping songwriter Chris Velan and it started out as songs about a relationship and all the emotional baggage that comes with it; desire, love, resentment, pain. But soon he realized that the relationship he was exploring was the one with himself.

Due out September 14, Amateur Hour unfolds like a series of monologues in a one-act play where the characters are locked in a room and forced to respond and react to unexpected news, discovering that what they thought to be true of themselves was in fact not.

First single, “All Time Record”, is a bit of mystery for Velan. “It came in the form of an urgent stream of babble that I had to quickly record into my phone and then later transcribe and translate,” he says. “It wasn’t as much about the meaning of the words as it was their sound. I think that’s why it retains this elusive, joyful quality. It doesn’t want to be pinned down.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “ALL TIME RECORD” HERE

Leonard Cohen’s Dance with Me @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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Civic Theatres Toronto today announced the return of Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me, from the internationally-renowned Montreal-based dance company BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, on Friday, March 1, 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 7.

This multidisciplinary piece, inspired by the work of the late poet, artist, and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, completely sold out Toronto’s 3,191-seat Sony Centre for the Performing Arts when it made its Toronto premiere in December, 2017.
Guided by artistic director Louis Robitaille and stage director Eric Jean, and inspired by Cohen’s inimitable music, renowned choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem have created a spectacular new multimedia work that brings their own unique but entirely complementary personalities to the show’s different sections. As the work unfolds, their movements create a powerful and profound choreographic world that aptly reflects Cohen’s artistic legacy.
Featuring 15 songs selected from Leonard Cohen’s vast catalogue, the selected songs underpin the artist’s recurring and universal themes of love, spirituality, poetry, society, artificial paradise, inspiration, creativity and the quest for freedom.