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#1961 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 02:04 PM

the weeknd wins 5 junos.  does not even acknowledge the win with even a tweet.

 

justin bieber performs pre-recorded then does not show up to pick his award up online.  neither does shawn mendes.

 

awkward.


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#1962 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 07:44 AM

When will The Junos award themselves for hosting The Junos 5x each in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Halifax and Toronto?
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#1963 Matt R.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 10:17 PM

Dave Chappelle singing ‘Creep’ by Radiohead with the Foo Fighters last night at MSG in front of ~20,000 vaccinated fans.

https://www.rollings...ViG3MA8TyqcYhz8

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 06:05 AM

Amazing!


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Posted 18 July 2021 - 08:18 PM

Finally, some concerts to look forward to. City and Colour playing the Royal for two nights, November 15 and 16, on a solo tour. He announced a show at Massey Hall in December, sold out so fast he added another.. and another.. and now is a five night residency. The Royal had so much demand he added another show the day after presale tickets went up.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 02:36 PM

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as "Legs" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep. They didn't give a cause of death, but a July 21 post on the band's website said Hill was "on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue." At that time, the band said that its longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, would fill in on bass, slide guitar and harmonica.


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watch any interview with these guys. just great people.

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#1967 Spy Black

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 04:34 PM

R.I.P. Dusty

It's a subjective opinion to be sure, but the only two power trios worth their salt were Rush and ZZ Top ... and now both are gone.

One day folks will look past the beards and the legendary story that is ZZ Top, and recognize Billy and Dusty as two of the best on their respective instruments that ever were ... and then those vocals!!


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 04:55 PM

They had me at being from Texas.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:25 PM

Big Texas…

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:15 PM

Couple of concerts announced at Phillips Brewery:

  • Get Funk'd - Sept 27 ft. The Funk Hunters produced by Victoria Jazz Society.
  • 2-day music event - Sept 10-11th, booked by Timbre Concerts (Vancouver based promoter). 


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Posted 03 August 2021 - 03:18 PM

Dust off your festival garb, a two-day music festival is coming to the Starlight Stadium in Langford this September long weekend.

 

Headlined by homegrown musical favourite Jesse Roper from Metchosin, the all-ages, two-day All Ways Home festival Sept. 4 and 5 is rounded out with a roster of local and national favourites including Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Current Swell, Bedouin Soundclash and more.

 

https://www.vicnews....music-festival/


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Posted 04 August 2021 - 06:03 AM

Langford sure is at the forefront of cultural events in 2021…
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Posted 04 August 2021 - 06:19 AM


Dust off your festival garb, a two-day music festival is coming to the Starlight Stadium in Langford this September long weekend.


Headlined by homegrown musical favourite Jesse Roper from Metchosin, the all-ages, two-day All Ways Home festival Sept. 4 and 5 is rounded out with a roster of local and national favourites including Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Current Swell, Bedouin Soundclash and more.


https://www.vicnews....music-festival/

^ $125 to $155 a ticket? Would expect to see at least one tier 3 act for that money!

The promoter must be looking to manage his/her risks by only needing 10-15 ticket sales to cover their costs!

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 05:33 AM

Patrons attending a music festival behind a Government Street brewery next month will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering the venue, making the festival the first local event of its kind with that requirement.

 

“When you’re putting on an event like this, safety is everything,” said Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. founder Matt Phillips, whose company is producing the event.

 

https://www.timescol...ntry-1.24349321


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#1975 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 11:14 AM

and a hologram of Whitney Houston will perform a six-month Las Vegas residency beginning in October 2021.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ction-1.6132738

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 11:44 AM

 

Patrons attending a music festival behind a Government Street brewery next month will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering the venue, making the festival the first local event of its kind with that requirement.

 

“When you’re putting on an event like this, safety is everything,” said Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. founder Matt Phillips, whose company is producing the event.

 

https://www.timescol...ntry-1.24349321

 

 

Will be interesting to see what the net on this is. Do more people attend because they feel safer or are more people being excluded.



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Posted 14 August 2021 - 04:30 AM

Punk shows find new home in Saanich

Mike Devlin, Times-Colonist

 

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Victoria garage punks The Poor Choices, singer-guitarist Bobbi, drummer Dana and bassist Tina, perform at the Phoenix Bar and Grill in July. Friday and Saturday nights at the Quadra Street bar are booked through December, thanks to its recent switch to punk, metal and hard rock acts, general manager Jen Turner says.

 

While live music in the downtown core struggles to rebound, a working class Saanich bar with a family foundation has quietly become a hotspot for punk rock in the city.

 

A non-descript building on upper Quadra Street, sandwiched between an industrial food equipment supplier and a furniture manufacturer, houses the Phoenix Bar and Grill, where punk shows have taken off of late. In recent weeks, the establishment has been selling out every weekend, with socially distanced shows on Fridays and Saturdays staged at 50 per cent capacity.

 

Once home the Nautilus Club, where athletes from the nearby squash courts would enjoy a post-match libation, the Phoenix is where the music-loving crowd from the former Logan’s Pub on Cook Street, which closed in 2020, congregates nowadays. General manager Jen Turner allows organizers to keep all the door admission on show nights, which will grow even further when the bar returns to its full 150-person limit once the pandemic eases.

 

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#1978 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 04:59 AM

The upcoming Music by the Sea festival — which was set to include in-person performances — has been postponed until further notice, based on concerns over the rise in COVID-19 numbers on Vancouver Island.

The event was scheduled to take place indoors at the Victoria International Marina, at the Inner Harbour, from Tuesday to Sunday.


https://www.timescol...ases-1.24351011

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#1979 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 06:39 AM

ames Taylor and Bonnie Raitt have postponed their upcoming tour for a second time, pushing the trek — which included an Oct. 11 date at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre — to an undisclosed date next year.

Taylor attributed the postponement to restrictions surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This is the second time Bonnie and I have had to postpone our Canadian tour,” Taylor said on his website. “Please wait for us. We love touring together and were so fired-up to play for our northern audiences.”


https://www.timescol...2022-1.24350847


what are the current rules for concerts or sports? what about the royals hockey (due to start in September),

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#1980 Spy Black

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 07:03 AM

what are the current rules for concerts or sports? what about the royals hockey (due to start in September),

50% of capacity is the current allotment under phase #3 of the Health Order.

Unfortunately, financial realities mean that only allowing for a 50% capacity makes it nearly impossible for concerts in any venue, and perhaps a little more of a possibility for some sports (which may not ever play to 100% houses anyway).

 

Unfortunately, I personally don't see phase#4 happening in September, and wouldn't be at all surprised to see a partial, or full regression back to phase #2.

 

The real question will be whether, when COVID is all over, will there even be a sports or entertainment scene on the local or regional level?

Will there even be viable venues, be they arenas or theatres?

Will there even be any workers left in this field of employment to actually put the concerts or sports events on?

I don't think folks realize just how bad a shape the entire "entertainment" industry is in ... and that recovery of the industry could literally take years (if not a decade) after COVID restrictions cease to be a factor.



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