Center of Gravity 2018

Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival
July 27, 28 and 29, 2018
Kelowna’s City Park, BC
www.centerofgravity.ca

Presale: Thu, April 12 at 10am – 10pm
Password: COGFEST
Public On Sale: Fri, April 13 at 10am
Get Tickets: https://centerofgravity.frontgatetickets.com/

COG 2018 FEATURING:
ZEDD (FRIDAY) / WU-TANG CLAN (Saturday) / FRENCH MONTANA (Sunday)
ILLENIUM / ACTION BRONSON / JAUZ
ELEPHANTE / GREY / GTA / KEYS N KRATES / KILL THE NOISE / LAZY SYRUP / NEON STEVE / SPAG HEDDY
+ MORE

SPORTS FEATURING:
BEACH VOLLEYBALL / HOOP ZONE / MOTO ZONE / URBAN ZONE

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Jeremy Allingham – April 6th @ Doc’s

Vancouver’s Jeremy Allingham pumps out the anthems on new album ‘Run Wild’

Despite what you may have heard…guitar music is still a thing and rock is not dead. =) And Jeremy Allingham proves that emphatically on his new album, Run Wild.

On Run Wild, the rock ‘n roll’s just the way it’s supposed to be: the riffs are loud, the lead lines soar, the drums are thunderous and Allingham leaves nothing behind with his powerfully raw vocal performances.

The stalwart Vancouver artist pumps out anthem after anthem, from the life-affirming title track to the electrifying nostalgia of ‘Wasted Too Long’. Run Wild hits full-throttle right out of the gates, launching into five-straight barnburners, slowing only for ‘Dylan’s Shades’, an homage to 60’s era art rock and a love letter to his daughter on ‘Cowgirl’.

Once again working with award-winning Vancouver producer Jesse Gander (Japandroids, Pack AD) at Raincity Recorders, Allingham shook up his approach to this latest record. Usually fastidiously prepared for recording sessions, this time he opted to keep things loose.

“This was by far the least prepared I’ve ever been for a session, and that was done intentionally,” Allingham says.

“It really worked in our favour. There were so many magical moments of inspiration and collaboration that couldn’t have been captured had the songs and the accompaniments been fully formed.”

Allingham’s Vancouver roots shine through on this record. On ‘Feel the Burn’, he tackles the city’s affordability crisis, and one of its best-known characters:

“Well I ain’t got a million / And you ain’t got two / Bob Rennie says we’re gonna have to move.”

And all bitching about housing prices aside,  Vancouver can still be pretty dang swell. On ‘Walk Away’, Allingham dreams about a beer and a dog with his main squeeze under sunny skies at Nat Bailey stadium:

“Fireworks seem to be exploding daily / Let’s catch a game together down at Nat Bailey / I got Chef Wasabi in the sushi race / What I’d give to see that look on your face”

Jeremy’s most recent career highlights include playing the legendary Commodore Ballroom, being featured in the Georgia Straight’s What’s In Your Fridge, having his previous record ‘Memory Electric’ chart on college radio coast-to-coast, and playing a benefit show that raised thousands of dollars to fight the opioid crisis in Vancouver. 13210921-10156868641870632-1084061135-o

A two-time nominee at the Fraser Valley Music Awards, Allingham draws his deepest musical influence from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, JJ Cale, Neil Young, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Pearl Jam, Rancid, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and many more.
Jeremy’s full-length album Run Wild will be released April 20th, 2018. A string of shows supporting the album start in April and run through the spring.

Shows in support of Run Wild

April 6th – Kelowna, B.C. @ Doc Willoughby’s

April 7th – Nelson, B.C. @ The Royal on Baker

April 21st – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Fox Cabaret*

May 26th – Squamish, B.C. @ Howe Sound Brewing

June 8th – TBA

June 9th – Vernon, B.C. @ Record City

June 22nd – Langley, B.C. @ Water Shed Arts Café

* with guests Lady Mystics & Old Soul Rebel

What folks are saying about Jeremy Allingham

“Jeremy Allingham carves out his own space amongst rock’s greats…” -Exclaim! Magazine 

“A growing name in the worlds of journalism and music, Allingham is one to watch.” –The Daily Hive

“Watch for Vancouver’s Jeremy Allingham’s star to rise…”-Todd Hancock, TODDCast Podcast

2 Shadows: April 29 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post

Show Details:

Date: Sunday, April 29th
Time: 7pm
Venue:  Muninn’s Post – 575 Bernard Ave Kelowna BC
Cost:  All Ages – $18 at the door – Online Tickets coming soon
Bands: Bloodshot Dawn, Aepoch Xul, Apollyon, 2 Shadows
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746126792097664/

Here’s the tour news release
Music Video – Ill Treatment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj-BlY43hk0
Links:

https://www.2shadowsofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/2shadowsofficial

 
Vancouver, BC’s 2 SHADOWS will be embarking on their spring 2018 cross Canada “Feed The Obscene Tour”. The tour will kick off in their hometown of Vancouver, BC on April 27th and head east as far as Montreal, QC and back, wrapping up in Vernon, BC on May 27th. Inspired by Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Motionless In White, Rammstein, and Asking Alexandria, 2 SHADOWS are a heavy, dark, theatrical, and energetic experience not to be missed. Their live set is constantly building and evolving into a stage show that’s different and exciting.The band comments:

“2 Shadows is very excited to be hitting the road again in April/ May and to be able to venture into new territories we have not been. We hope to bring our music too, and meet as many new people as we can. We are coming for you Canada!”

The quartet unleashed their debut album “Transference” with their fan loved and infectious singles “Ill Treatment” and “D.E.A.D. (Man With No Face)” in 2016 and haven’t stopped looking back, performing all over the Canadian West Coast. On “Transference”, 2 SHADOWS offer fans eight tracks that are a journey and therapy session with its deep lyrical content and each song telling a different story that’s very honest and in your face.

2 SHADOWS – Feed The Obscene Tour:
April 27 – Vancouver, BC – 333
April 28 – Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey
April 29 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post
April 30 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
May 4 – Selkirk, MB – The Merch
May 5 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo
May 6 – North Bay, ON – The Raven And Republic
May 8 – Oshawa, ON – The Atria
May 9 – Kingston ON – Overtime Sports Bar
May 10 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
May 11 – Ottawa, ON – Dekcuf
May 12 – Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
May 16  -Regina, SK – Cloud 9 Bar
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 18 – Lethbridge, AB – The Smokehouse
May 19 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Liquid Nightclub
May 20 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
May 23 – Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous
May 24 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
May 25 – Fort St. John, BC – The Lido Theatre
May 26 – Prince George, BC – The Legion
May 27 – Vernon, BC – The Ka

Our Lady Peace – Kelowna, BC, Jan. 24th, 2003

from January 25th, 2003 (previously on an old version of my Laner.ca website)

Seeing OLP last nite for the 6th time in the last 9 years got be thinking about how much this band has evolved and how they’re become one of the best live bands around. I can’t think of too many other bands where each time you see them it’s the best time you’ve ever seen them (and ten times better then the last time you seen them). The new guitar player has made a huge difference to their live sound. I hope the production of the live album coming out this spring does it justice.

The first time I seen Our Lady Peace was Feb 1994 when I was in my first year of University in St. John’s, NF. They played the Thomson Student Centre in front of 900 people. The Naveed album had been out for a couple months and got a lot of plays in res. I went with Phil and Lenoard and ran into Darren and Keating at the show. We were right in the middle of the mosh-pit and soaked with beer. I remember screaming for “Needle and the Damage Done” for the encore, but they didn’t play it.

The next time I seen them was August 29, 1995 in Toronto at the Molson Ampitheatre 6th row when they opened for Van Halen. I went with Troy Lane and my roomate from university Chuck who lived in Newmarket. They did a great 45 minute site and ended with “Needle and the Damage Done” and played all the first album. Three years later I seen them a 3rd time at Summersault’98 which they organized and had Moist, I Mother Earth, Esthero, Treble Charger and local bands Buckettruck, Gearbox, Lizband, Hung Up and Drive in Bowering Park, St.John’s, NF on Sept. 3rd, 1998. I went with Darren, Ian and it was freezing. I finished University in May 98 and just moved to St. John’s to look for work a few days earlier.

Six months after moving to Kelowna, BC in 1999 Darren I seen OLP with a great UK band Stereophonics at Skyreach Place on Feb.14th, 2000. An amazing show with a great cover version of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”. They were promoting their 3rd album. They put off another amazing Summersault tour in 2000 and brought along Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, Catherine Wheel, Sum 41, etc.. at the huge BC Place in Vancouver on August 4th. I went with ian Webb who also went to the Summersaul ’98 show with me.

Last night’s January 24th, 2003 show was their first show of the new year, and the opening night of the Fear of the Trailer Park Tour with Seether, Finger 11 and the Trailer Park Boys. Gerard, Tracy and I went and during “one man army” Raine walked all through the audienece, up in the stands and walked right by us. The crowd was really into it. During the encore they did “Drive” by the Cars. They ended with “Somewhere out there” and the crowd sang the whole thing.

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photo Jan. 24th, 2003 @ Skyreach Place (now Prospera Place)

Lovecoast – March 31 @ The Habitat w/ Sammi Morelli

LOVECOAST SET TO RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT
FULL-LENGTH ALBUM THE TRIP ON APRIL 27th

WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES STARTING MARCH 27th

WATCH Video Premiere For ‘Motion’ @ PopMatters

(Vancouver, BC) – Victoria-based indie-soul pop group Lovecoast are thrilled to announce the release of their debut full-length album The Trip on April 27th with the video premiere of their new single ‘Motion’ on PopMatters today. The new track follows the album’s first single ‘Lonely’ which was released late last year. Lovecoast will be hitting the road and touring Western Canada in support of their new music starting on March 27th. See below for full tour schedule.

Since their inception in 2013, Lovecoast has been delivering a new sound that won’t go unnoticed. By “bringing together modern day indie pop and blue-eyed ’70s R&B” (Ride the Tempo), the band has created something bouncy and infectious. Lovecoast finds inspiration in modern acts like the Cat Empire and Lake Street Dive, and classic legends such as Billie Holiday and Bruce Springsteen.

With the release of their debut EP Chasing Tides in 2014, Lovecoast began riding a wave of success due to their extensive tour schedule which helped to hone their incredible live show. And with the much anticipated release of their debut full-length album The Trip on April 27th, the group plans to continue riding that wave. On this new album, the band defines who they are. From love songs to let downs, the band’s retro-centric pop sound has never been more clear and you can feel that message in their new single ‘Motion’.

‘Motion’ was one of those songs that fell together really quickly, mainly because the storyline is something I’ve lived through in basically all of my 20-something relationships prior to the one I’m in now,” says Lovecoast vocalist Danielle Sweeney. “Commitment is a hard pill to swallow for a lot of people around my age, but the need for human touch and emotion is still strong. So to please both our urge to stay and our urge to run we play this cat and mouse game with not only the other person’s emotions, but also our own. It took me a long time to realize that letting yourself love is much easier on your heart and mind. ‘Motion’ is kinda all about the long path taken to that discovery.”

If the new music feels more intimate, that’s certainly intentional. Danielle suffered a personal loss when the group was recording The Trip and working on the new music was a way to bury herself in the creative process and to somehow find a way through her grief.

“We started writing the record just 3 months before my Granny passed away from cancer, which was something that really turned my world upside down,” says Danielle. “Shuffling through old photos and watching family videos had me in a heavy stage of grief for far longer than I’d like to admit. Working on this album with the band was the one thing that really got me out of it. Vintage photos of my Granny are shown on the cover and throughout our album art, and her sassy, independent and loving personality is weaved through the songs lyrics and melodies.”

Both the Chasing Tides EP and their new LP The Trip were produced by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, The Zolas) at Monarch Studios in Vancouver. Chasing Tides received much critical acclaim and several film and TV placements around its release. The stand-out track ‘The Floor’ currently has over 75K streams on Spotify.

Lovecoast’s new single ‘Motion’ is available today on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services. Look for their debut full length album The Trip on all platforms on Friday, April 27th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: Lovecoastmusic.com.

LOVECOAST >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
March 27 – Edson, AB – Red Brick Arts Centre*
March 28 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room Yeg*
March 29 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar and Grill*
March 30 – Calgary, AB – Nite Owl*
March 31 – Kelowna, BC – The Habitat w/ Sammi Morelli
April 6 – Duncan, BC – Cobblestone Pub
April 7 – Victoria, BC – The Rubber Boot Club w/ Grapefruit Is Impossible
April 13 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens*
April 14 – Cumberland, BC – The Waverley Hotel*
April 20 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret*
April 28 – Tofino, BC – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65*
May 7-13 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week

* w/ Towers and Trees

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LOVECOAST – THE TRIP  TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 27th, 2018 (Independent)
1.  Sticks and Stones
2.  August
3.  Why Can’t We Be Friends
4.  Lonely
5.  Play For Keeps
6.  Take What I Can
7.  The Floor
8.  The Trip
9.  Standing Tall
10. Motion