John Antoniuk will be performing in Kelowna, May 24 (at Fernando’s) as part of his upcoming Canadian tour.
Antoniuk’s 2012 album Always With You was written and dedicated to his mother after she passed away. He has received attention from notable national outlets such as Exclaim! and I was hoping you might consider a concert preview/review/or short feature for one or both upcoming performances
His latest music video consists of home movies filmed during the making of his album with award winning producer Leeroy Stagger. Break My Heart Official Video
John Antoniuk, aka “smokekiller“, is a singer-songwriter from Saskatoon, SK. John’s songwriting has been compared to Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, and Wilco. “Out There” from the album “13″ was selected as a National Finalist in the 2009 Radiostar Songwriting Competition. “13″ was the first full length release for John with the smokekiller moniker and was mixed by Steven Drake (the Odds). John originally released two ep’s under the Smokekiller name which he compiled and re-released nationally in 2006. It was the release of the Side A ep which quickly garnered John attention as a songwriter and saw him sharing the stage with Ron Sexsmith and Hayden. In 2011 John was awarded a 10k20 grant from Rawlco Radio, and recorded an album of new material produced by Leeroy Stagger. “Always With You” will be released September 2012 and a full North American tour will follow. John has also been very busy over the last 5 years managing and performing with the Jen Lane Band.
Edmonton’s favourite rock reggae blues quintet Stone Iris whom released their new album Kicking The Can on March 26th and playing the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna on May 28th at O’Flannigan’s as part of their tour to support it and also recorded their second album for 2013 while in Louisville, KY recently for later release this year.
They were named band of the month for March by Edmonton’s commercial rock station Sonic 102.9FM along with being nominated for their previous EP Illuminations for Rock Recording of The Year at the Edmonton Music Awards.
Kicking The Can is the bands eighth recording since first releasing their debut LP ‘Ezparanza’ back in 2008, and features eleven groove anthem tracks that showcases the bands fusion of self described Southern Rock from the True North / Reggae Music from a Cold Dark Place.
28-May-13 – O’Flannigan’s, 319 Queensway Ave – Kelowna, BC – 9 p.m. – No Cover = 19+
OLDFOLKS HOME DEBUT NEW VIDEO, PREPARE FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
BLACK & BLUE, OUT MAY 7, LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE ALBUM NOW
Oldfolks Home launch new video for “Garland’s Moving to Vancouver” and stream upcoming album,Black & Blue, out May 7 on Head in the Sand. North American spring tour dates commence on May 21. See all tour dates below.
Watch “Garland’s Moving to Vancouver” HERE
Stream the upcoming album Black & Blue HERE
When Robots, Bison, and the Ogopogo all find themselves in the same video you know it must be a product of Winnipeg’s Oldfolks Home. Ricardo Lopez-Aguilar’s new video for “Garland’s Moving to Vancouver” brings his electro-pop sensibilities on screen and marries them with the positive side of very personal stories. “We wanted to show the conflicting feelings of starting a new life and wanting to stay where you feel comfortable,” says Lopez-Aguilar. “And we wanted it to be fun.”
“Garland’s Moving to Vancouver”, is one of the first singles off Oldfolks Home’s upcoming album, Black & Blue, out May 7 on Head in the Sand, and available to stream right now.
Billed as the world’s first happy divorce album, Black & Blue, is both haunting and danceable. Album tracks “Sleeper” and “It Scares Me” reveal the intimate side of Lopez-Aguilar’s spirit lifting journey through one marriage and one divorce.
In support of Black & Blue, Oldfolks Home will tour North America with a wave of three-dimensional performances that will bring Lopez-Aguilar’s electronic pop missives to life from New York to Vancouver.
Blenz on Bernard is located at 297 Bernard Ave, and for more information you can find us on Facebook (Blenz on Bernard)
Blenz on Bernard is looking to help support the local Kelowna artist community, so check it out Saturday May 18th where we will be featuring an acoustic show by Wild Son from 7-9pm.
Wild Son is a groove based folk rock quartet out of Kelowna, BC. This band was born as a two piece acoustic/percussion group 2 years ago in Winnipeg, MB. Since migrating west there have been two new members join. Wild Son is now composed of various musical personalities. This includes the funkiest drummer/bassist combination throwing down the freshest grooves, locked in with a high energy violinist/fiddler that you will never forget, with a catchy singer/songwriter identity. The moment these four musicians collaborated they knew they were meant to write and perform music together. From a mellow, sit down acoustic style to a high energy, dance til’ you drop feeling, Wild Son has an ear to please a crowd on any occasion.