Rockin’ blues project in Penticton – Saturday, May 25

Gail and Karl, along with drummer Jay Dallamore, are bringing a rockin’ blues project to Penticton on Saturday, May 25. From classic blues favourites to new original blues songs, plus a shot of blues-inspired rock, come and check it out from 7 to 9 PM at The Nest and Nectar. If you’ve never been there, we think you’ll love the comfortable, laid back vibe and excellent food. It’s sure to be a fun evening. $10 at the door.

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Kelowna Live Music around town – April 12th

Friday, Apr. 12th, 2019 venue
Anna Jacyszyn and Loni Moger Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Bush Party OK Corral
Dead Asylum, DropDeadFred Muninn’s Post
Dead Quiet Fernandos Pub
DJ Krucial K Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Double Sharp Marmalade Cat Cafe
Kentucky Eileen DunnEnzies Pizza – Mission
Leila Neverland New Arts Collective
Linus The Blue Gator
Lucky Monkey O’Flannigans Pub
Miss Williams DunnEnzies Pizza – Downtown
Phibes, thistle Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar
Poppa Dawg Vibrant Vine Winery
Sleepy Gonzales Milkcrate Records

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Chastity at Fernandos on April 11th

Thursday, April 11th at 9pm

Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity’s songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific sound or medium, Chastity stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery. It is an artifact of youth culture constantly working to form community, bridging isolation with collectivity.

It was clear from the release of Chastity’s first demos that this was not “another punk band that can operate at only one speed.” Always concerned with the trending lack of accessibility and inclusivity in public spaces for the arts, the first Chastity show was held in Williams’ own bedroom where, packed wall-to-wall, the police were quickly called. But after the project’s second show supporting DC punk bandPriests, Chastity was off to the races, sharing stages with the likes of with METZChelsea Wolfe andFucked Up. All without a full length recording out.

Visuals have also played a meaningful role in this world with Williams, who has described the band as “a multimedia project that happens to make songs,” using his penchant for crafting consistently sharp, challenging imagery to personalize the narratives running throughout all of Chastity’s work – most discernibly, a call for disruption.

WATCH: The video for Chastity’s “Children” on NPR // YouTube

Since signing with Brooklyn label Captured Tracks, Chastity has re-released those initial demos, along with 2 new singles and an EP, stoking the anticipation of Chastity’s debut full length record, Death Lust.

Releasing Friday the 13th of July, 2018 on Captured Tracks and Royal MountainDeath Lust follows the plot of suffering to survival. The album begins on a tortured note with ‘Come’ and builds toward the plummeting finale of ‘Chains’, evolving from start to finish in a crescendo of severity. Chastity explains, “Death Lust is about growing up death obsessed. It’s about the pain that it takes but the capacity that we have to overcome.”

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Global Music Fest this Saturday

Global Music Fest takes place Saturday, February, 23, 2019 at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country from 6:30 – 10 pm.

The event will fill Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre and foyer with inspiring projects from our community and music from artists inspired by the world around them. The main stage features Cristian De La Luna, originally from Colombia and now residing in Edmonton, playing Latin rhythms with his four piece band. The group was winner of the Edmonton Music Awards Latin Recording of the Year in 2018 and was a hit with audiences at October’s BreakOut West festival in Kelowna. He will be sharing stories of his journey and his passion to contribute as part of his set. The Okanagan’s own upbeat heavy neo-soul group Leila Neverland’s Mountain Sound will warm up the stage, who are known for their audience engagement and storytelling.

Global Music Fest is part of the month long Global Citizen Events taking place in Kelowna and Lake Country through February, the organization’s mission is to entertain, educate and inspire to action. Global Music Fest is a fun way for our community to engage, inspired by the United Nations Sustainability Goals, fostering community locally around global challenges.

The teams participating in this years Global Sustainability Challenge will be sharing their projects in the foyer from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. Local Venezuelan Vegan food vendor Be Healthy Be Happy will be selling their cuisine and musician Ferhad Jafo will be playing a set on the oud. Sustainable Development Goal Yoga creator Tamara McLellan will engage the audience in the theatre before the main act hits the stage as well. The main stage music begins at 7:15pm with Mountain Sound and Cristian De La Luna taking the stage at 8:45 pm.

To get a preview of the artists, find them online to hear their music and see video’s at:

www.cristiandelaluna.com

www.mountainsoundmusic.ca

This event is made possible from funding by the District of Lake Country and the Government of Canada. The event is produced by Creative Okanagan Artist and Event Development Society with the Global Citizen Events Society.

Tickets are $26 including all fees and taxes and can be purchased from www.kelownatickets.com/creekside and at the door, if available.

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