Kelowna long weekend, live music – May 18th, 19th

Friday
Gorden James – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Cheeky Monkeys – The Minstrel Cafe
Colt 45 – Dakodas Sports Pub
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Random Act – The Blue Gator
Murphy’s Lagh – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Tricia Dalgleish – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Devon Coyote and Malibu Knights - Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Dylan Cramer – Black Box, Kelowna Community Theatre
Leila Neverland and Marc Lovisa – Grateful Fed
Phunky Phil – Cabana Bar and Grille
TribeHouse Song Writer Circle – Streaming Cafe
Sherman Doucette Blues Duet – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Calum Hughes Collective – Friday Headliner at Rutland Maydays, Centennial Park Mainstage, Rutland Rd
Cod Gone Wild — Irish Pub Night Tour, Kelowna Curling Club

Saturday
Jon Bryant – Streaming Cafe
Dominique Fricot and Ciseaux‘s Katie Shaan – Fernando’s Pub
Paperboy – Grateful Fed
Paperboy / Wild Son / Windmills – German Canadian Club
Sherman Doucette Blues Duet – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Gorden James – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Cheeky Monkeys – The Minstrel Cafe
Colt 45 – Dakodas Sports Pub
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Random Act – The Blue Gator
Murphy’s Lagh – Pheasant & Quail Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Dominique Fricot and Ciseaux at Fernando’s, Saturday May 19th

Come check out Dominique Fricot and Ciseaux play at Fernando’s! Both artists are releasing new EP’s and touring Western Canada.Tickets: $8
Doors at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm

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After toiling in the trenches of the Vancouver music scene for the past decade, Dominique Fricot is finally starting to hit his stride. With his commanding stage presence, unrivaled songwriting skill and ear for creating pure pop masterpieces, Dominique owns the stage with his rich baritone and his emotive fusion of rock, soul, folk and jazz. Don’t believe me? John Lucas of the Georgia Straight says: “Fricot’s plaintive vocals and knack for melody invite comparisons to Chris Martin and Adam Duritz”. Legendary local producer Jeff Dawson has called him ‘the new Neil Diamond’. Whatever you call him, the comparisons don’t do Dom justice. He’s a true original, a one of a kind talent, and a rapidly rising star. Don’t miss his unique blend of charm, stage domination, and relatable, heartfelt music.

Ciseaux is the most recent endeavor of Victoria, BC artist, Katie Schaan. Melodies swam around her head and danced out her rosebud lips before she was old enough to even know words to speak. That tiny girl lived three years of life before hitting the stage with a tiny cello, and there was no stopping her from music making after that. Ciseaux is inspired by everything from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, to soulful melodies of the 60’s, to the imaginative indie persuasions of her peers. This is a project evolved from classical training, a love of pop music and an unwillingness to be limited by genre. Ciseaux’s debut EP, produced by the illustrious Aidan Knight, will melt your heart and make you want to dance all at the same time.

Mallory Scott sings songs about being a highwayman.

Kelowna Live Music :: May 4th and 5th

Fri May 4
Westjet Wine Tastings: A Safe Ride Home event – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
POPPA DAWG – The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
TRANSIT W/ IMMACULATE & SPECIAL GUESTS – Habitat
Tad & The Twins – 97 Street Pub
Scissorkick w/ A Name Unheard – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
The Merkins, Here in the Noise, N.N.H & the Onterribles – Grateful Fed
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Sat May 5
Scissorkick w/ A Name Unheard – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Zachary Lucky with Carly Maicher – Streaming Cafe
“Cinco De Mayo Fiesta” – Habitat
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
Led ZepAgain – Kelowna Community Theatre
Steph Macpherson and the Archers – Fernando’s Pub
Ryan McMahon, Cory Woodward, Christopher Arruda- The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
Tad & The Twins – 97 Street Pub
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Kelowna Live Music :: April 26 – 29th – Said the Whale, Kyprios, Moondog Uproar and lots more!

Thurs. April 26th
Viridians, Family and Here in the Noise – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard 

Fri. April 27th
Ari Neufeld, Nico Boesten and Graham Ord – Streaming Cafe
THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH @ The Minstrel Cafe
SUBSTENANCE presents ZOMBOY – Flashbacks
Blue Healers @ The Blue Gator
The Young’Uns at 97 Street Pub
Jimmy Leguilloux Band @ O’Flannigans Pub
Sally T / Leila Neverland / Sherri Anne at Grateful Fed
Elevated Productions presents The Black Light Party at Sapphire Nightclub
Johnny vs Johnny – Kelowna Lake City Casino

Sat. – April 28th
Crabby Mike – Cabana Bar and Grille
Andy Shauf, Cara Luft, Jordan Klassen & James Lamb – Streaming Cafe
KYPRIOS – 97 Street Pub
Said the Whale (19+) w/ Chains of Love + Oh No! Yoko – Habitat
Moondog Uproar @ Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Jimmy Leguilloux Band @ O’Flannigans Pub
THE REGALS with LARRY BRANSON @ The Minstrel Cafe
Blue Healers @ The Blue Gator
Rumpus Room Dance Party! at Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
Major Mambo (Latin Trio) – Soul De Cafe Cuba
Low Frequency Society presents… – Grateful Fed

Sun. – April 29th
Said the Whale (All Ages) w/ Chains of Love + Oh No! Yoko – Habitat!  See you there!

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Steph Macpherson brings that Island feel to Kelowna – May 5th @ Fernando’s Pub

By Jennifer Smith – Kelowna Capital News
Published: April 20, 2012 9:17 PM

With all those ferry delays to cope with no one in their right mind would launch a music career from Victoria.

And yet, as places to write and seek inspiration go, Vancouver Island’s wet, wildly beguiling charm can outshine even a lurid lover affair as muse even from under its perpetual rain clouds.

“There’s this bay down by the Chinese cemetery and the walls of the rock cliff form an echo chamber like an outdoor amphitheatre,” says Steph Macpherson, a Vancouverite who has just released her first full-length CD, no doubt with plenty of accolades to follow.

Macpherson is really from Victoria, though she made the move to the big smoke three years ago in order to build her name and is nearly universally tabbed as hailing from Vancouver. To the city’s credit, one must admit the move worked. She’s already played Lilith Fair, the Rifflandia Festival, BreakOut West and been to Ottawa for JUNOfest.

And living first in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, then just off Commercial Drive, she got a taste of the high-brow, earthy culture that’s branded B.C. musicians. Yet, even before one flips over her album cover to see Cordova Bay Records listed as her label (Cordova Bay is in Victoria), one might suspect this girl isn’t really from the neighbourhood.

There’s a connectedness to Macpherson’s sound, something like Sarah Harmer achieves with songs for the Niagara Escarpment, though without the activist element, that really leans toward the Island life.

And where Vancouver might not scream alt/country, the genre Macpherson claims, her home in the working-class suburb of Gordon Head in the provincial capital, fits perfectly with her down-home, almost Acadian feel.

Setting aside her ocean-touched trill, Macpherson admits she loves the country instrumentation. With a ukulele, banjo and mandolin in her collection, one can see she has clearly picked a direction and plans on sticking to it; although admittedly she’s still hoping a banjitar might somehow miraculously find its way into her living room so she can get all that down-home appeal without actually having to learn to strum the banjo.

Her parents originally put her in piano and voice lessons to stop the never-ending flow of Disney songs—particularly from the Little Mermaid—and while she’s managed to add guitar to the list, she’s fully ready to admit it could take a little time to add the full range of sounds she would like to see in her music.

Humorous, fun and interesting to chat with nonetheless, Macpherson’s impending show at Fernando’s Pub should be a charmer.

Steph Macpherson plays Fernando’s Pub on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna along with The Archers on Saturday, May 5 at 9 p.m. There will be a $10 charge.

April 26th at Fernandos – Viridians with local artists Family and Here in the Noise.

Formally Amuse, Winnipeg’s favourite post-rock band is now known as Viridians. Viridians is a melody driven post-rock band that incorporates the technical side of metal, chest thumping rock tones with pop sensibilities to create a refreshingly new and exciting sound. Back at it with a strong and unique vocal style, Viridians is still a power house of instrumental rock.

Live music around town – March 30th and 31st

Friday
TOPS, Little Jungles, We Were Lovers – Fernandos
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
The Wrecktals / Hippiecritz / The Dirty Earth – Grateful Fed
J.C.Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
LATE THAW – The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux Band – O’Flannigans Pub
Dennis Williams – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Saturday
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
SOUL DE CUBA CAFE presents Major Mambo (Latin Trio) – Soul De Cafe Cuba
J.C.Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Colleen Brown – Streaming Cafe
Dennis Williams – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Rude City Riot – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Liquor Store Warm – Grateful Fed
Libby Coulthard & Jesse Zeman on Sax – Cabana Bar and Grille
DAVID VEST TRIO – The Minstrel Cafe
Moni Funk & The Groovemachine’s Soul, Funk & Disco Night @ The Blue Gator
Jimmy Leguilloux Band – O’Flannigans Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Kelowna Live Music – March 9th and 10th

No shortage of live music to check out this weekend in Kelowna.  See you out at the shows!

Fri Mar 9
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Kelowna Community Theatre
Hambone – Dakodas Sports Pub
Jack Semple – The Minstrel Cafe
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Young Uns – The Blue Gator
CORNSHED with Special Guests – Grateful Fed
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Kytami – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Karen-Lee Batten – 97 Street Pub

Sat Mar 10
Portage & Main, Redbird – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Steve Gates – Streaming Cafe
The Malarkeys – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Hambone – Dakodas Sports Pub
Cheeky Monkeys – The Minstrel Cafe
Here in the Noise – Grateful Fed
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Young Uns – The Blue Gator
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Karen-Lee Batten – 97 Street Pub
Acres of Lions w/ Fields of Green – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)