BC Music Fests 2015: Center of Gravity July 24 – 26, 2015 — Pre-sale

Well here is my first blog post related to 2015 music festivals!

The Okanagan’s biggest adrenaline-fueled sports and music festival is back for its 8th year – Monster Energy Center of Gravity will return to Kelowna’s City Park, July 24 – 26, 2015. Wet Ape Productions is proud to be partnering with Union Events to bring Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival back for another action-packed year of sports, sandy beaches, bikinis, and some of the biggest names in popular music today.

Note from COG:

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our Black Friday Sale this Friday, November 28 at 10AM PST! There will be a limited amount of Early Bird 3-Day Sport & Music Passes released at $169.95. Once they’re sold out you’ll have to wait until Spring 2015 to get your hands on #MECOG2015 tickets so don’t miss out!

Text “MECOG2015″ to 393939 for to receive the Black Friday promo code & for SMS updates or listen to 99.9 SUN FM and Power 104 – Kelowna’s Best Rock for the promo code and chances to beat the box office!

 

The Crooked Brothers – Dec. 2nd at Minstrel Cafe

Manitoba folk and blues trio The Crooked Brothers have been hitting the road in support of their acclaimed new album, Thank You, I’m Sorry, out now on Transistor 66 Records. They perform in Kelowna on December 2 at the Minstrel Café.

“one of the finest slices of Canadiana you’ll hear this year” Pop Matters
“Blend Canada-strong folk music with a loose alt-country vibe, dappled with beat poetry and even some cool rockabilly” Winnipeg Free Press
“The Crooked Brothers offers prairie-dust laden blues with a touch of funk” Postmedia Pop Forecast
“Thank You I’m Sorry stands out with its blend of styles and terrific instrumentation” The Gauntlet
“‘Thank You I’m Sorry’ has The Crooked Brothers sitting comfortably among their contemporary indie folk peers” Ride The Tempo

STREAM THANK YOU I’M SORRY HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “MEAN MEAN BABY” HERE
WATCH “KENNEDY” LIVE FROM THE MANITOBA MUSIC LOFT SESSIONS

The Crooked Brothers’ new album, Thank You I’m Sorry, is folk music full of left turns. No strangers to wide open spaces, the brothers captured their album in both Winnipeg’s Private Ear Studio, a downtown warehouse recording studio, and a handmade log home in the country. The resulting sound closely reflects their live dynamics. Practically a Crooked Family Variety Act their concerts see banjos, mandolins, guitars, and more taking turns being juggled from brother to brother. Matt Foster’s unforgettably strange voice, inhuman and gravelly deep. Baker’s deft handling of the harmonica. Jesse Matas’ stories and poems turned lyrics. Each having their own style and touch, the arrangements seem limitless, and there’s a refreshing sense that they will never write the same song twice.

Having performed to sold-out rooms at festivals such as Brighton’s Great Escape, and Switzerland’s Spring Bluegrass Festival Willisau, The Crooked Brother’s will take their banjos, beards, and harmonies on tour across Canada beginning in October. Their latest album, Thank You I’m Sorry, came out September 23.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES

November 27: Duncan Garage Showroom – Duncan, BC

November 28: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Rec Centre – Victoria, BC

December 2: Minstrel Cafe – Kelowna, BC

December 5: Artery – Edmonton, AB

December 6: The Root – Lloydminster, AB

December 7: Bassment – Saskatoon, SK

December 12: West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB

Kelowna Live music for Nov. 21st – Wild Son, Honest Woods, Lights, and more

Friday, Nov. 21st, 2014 venue
Honest Woods Fernandos Pub
Jimmy LeGuilloux Band The Blue Gator
Jon Bos Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Joyful Door Streaming Café
Kinga Heming Trio Minstrel Cafe
Lights Kelowna Community Theatre
Linus Fleetwood Public House
Live Music The Yellow House
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
LYPService Rotary Centre for the Arts
Radio Lifeline O’Flannigans Pub
The Flatliners Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Wheelshouse Riley’s Pub
Wild Son Habitat

Kelowna live music: Nov. 14th and 15th

Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 venue
Barb Samuel Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Jimmy LeGuilloux Band O’Flannigans Pub
John Paul Byrne The Yellow House
Julie Masi Vintner’s Poolside Grill
One Bad Son / The Lazys Doc Willoughby’s Pub
The Goods The Blue Gator
The Trips Minstrel Cafe
Theory of a Deadman / Head of the Herd Kelowna Community Theatre

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 venue
Aaron Halliday Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Dracula Black Fernandos Pub
Jimmy LeGuilloux Band O’Flannigans Pub
Jon Bos The Yellow House
Poppa Dawg Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Slamdogs Riley’s Pub
Summer Ice – Jazz Night Grateful Fed
The Brains Doc Willoughby’s Pub
The Goods The Blue Gator