Live Music: Friday the 13th

Friday, Jan. 13th, 2017 venue
Adam Meachem Wine + Art
Amanda Morazain and the Trevor Salloum Group Jazz Nights at Muninn’s Pub
Amistad Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Black Cat Soul Marmalade Cat Cafe
Currently Nameless Edgewater Pub, Peachland
Deepsounds Fernandos Pub
Elvis “68 The Re-creation Creekside Theatre, Lake Country
Gold Rhindress Eldorado Hotel
Kevin Foley’s Neil Young tribute Cache Lounge
Linus The Blue Gator
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Penderecki String Quartet Rotary Centre for the Arts
String Theory O’Flannigans Pub

 

My Fav Concerts 2016

It’s that time of year again. I started this in 2007, and continued in 20082009 and 2010,201120122013 and 2014…. so here’s a look at some of my favourite shows this past year:

Top 10 concerts of 2016

#1 Tragically Hip
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, BC
July 24th, 2016

#2 Temple of the Dog / Fantastic Negrito
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA
Nov. 21st, 2016

#3 Pearl Jam
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Aug. 22nd, 2016

#4 Death Cab for Cutie @ Bumbershoot Music Festival
Seattle, WA
Sept. 1-3rd, 2016

#5 Father John Misty @ Bumbershoot Music Festival
Seattle, WA
Sept. 1-3rd, 2016

#6 Tame Impala @ Bumbershoot Music Festival
Seattle, WA
Sept. 1-3rd, 2016

#7 Monster Truck / Temprance Movement
Cactus Jacks
Kamloops, BC
Feb. 26th

#8 David Crosby
Kelowna Community Theatre
Kelowna, BC
Sept. 14th, 2016

#9 The Small Glories / Matthew Hornell
Streaming Cafe
Kelowna, BC
April 1st, 2016

#10 ZZ Top / Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
Prospera Place
Kelowna, BC
April 6th, 2016

 

Kelowna NYE

Saturday, Dec. 31st, 2016 venue
Anna Jacyszyn Trio Ricardos, Lake Country
Colt 45 O’Flannigans Pub
DJ Invisible Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Drifter Dakodas
En Karma, Floyd Vedan, Swamp Honey Stuart Park, New York New Years Eve
Floyd Meets Brown, Ripple Illusion Fernandos Pub
One Night Only Creekside Pub & Grill
Rann Berry’s TIME MACHINE Kelowna Lake City Casino
Scotty & The Slamdogs Riley’s Pub
The Goods The Blue Gator
The Regals Parkinson Rec Centre
Tiger Moon and Swamp Honey French Cultural Centre

Bill and Joel Plaskett @ Mary Irwin Theatre, March 29th

Bill and Joel Plaskett @ Mary Irwin Theatre WITH SPECIAL GUEST: MAYHEMINGWAYS

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When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs, the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.

Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration, both lyrically and sonically. “I wanted a song Dad and I could sing together that connected our individual journeys and our personal politics,” says Joel. “The word ‘solidarity’ came to mind and didn’t leave.”

Beginning March 15, Bill and Joel will embark on the Solidarity Tour across Canada, performing their collaborations and other songs from Joel’s vast catalog. Peterborough fuzz-folk duo Mayhemingways is also along for the ride as opening support and performing with Bill and Joel.

Current tour dates can be found below, with more tour dates to be announced shortly. For fan pre-sale tickets – follow the links below and use the code “Solidarity”.

Some great 2017 shows coming to Kelowna

You may have noticed a lot of shows have already been announced for 2017, and many of them will provide concert-lovers a chance to see some artists playing smaller venues like the Kelowna Community Theatre and the Mary Irwin Theatre.

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd – Henry Rollins, spoken word @ Mary Irwin Theatre
Saturday, Jan. 28th – Winter Blues Festival, Lake Country @ Creekside Theatre
Monday, Jan. 30th – Big Wreck at Kelowna Community Theatre
Sunday, Feb. 5th – Sam Roberts at Kelowna Community Theatre
Saturday, Feb. 18th – Pink Floyd Tribute @ Mary Irwin Theatre
Sunday, Feb. 19th – Matthew Good at Kelowna Community Theatre
Saturday, Mar. 4th – Colin James at Kelowna Community Theatre
Sunday, Mar. 5th – Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at Kelowna Community Theatre
Saturday, Mar. 11th – Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at Kelowna Community Theatre
Sunday, Mar. 19th – Bobby Bazini @ Mary Irwin Theatre
Wednesday, Mar. 22nd – Mother Mother at Kelowna Community Theatre
Thursday, Mar. 23rd – Tanya Tucker at Kelowna Community Theatre
Monday, Mar. 27th – The Tea Party at Kelowna Community Theatre
Wednesday, Mar. 29th – Bill and Joel Plaskett @ Mary Irwin Theatre

Friday – Kelowna Folk Club presents Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund

Prairie sweethearts, co-writers and crib opponents Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund are hitting the road again from BC to SK in late November into early December. Belle and Blake have merged the distinct styles that define their careers. She’s a modern day folk singer with a touch of 1940s swing. He’s a twangy storyteller who’s influenced by the outlaws of country music. Think Johnny and June, with a touch of Joni and The Band. Their live show is a classic double-bill with a twist: Belle and Blake will each perform a set of their own material, and will come together to close the night with a selection of duets including “Town to Town” and “Saskatchewan” from their 2015 vinyl release, Kris Kristofferson’s “Chase The Feeling”, Ian & Sylvia’s “Summer Wages” and the crowd favourite “Mercury Blues” which was originally released in 1952 by K.C. Douglas. They will be joined by guitarist, Bryce Lewis.

“Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund are the epitome of sincerity. Unarguably talented in their own right, together, the chemistry is truly remarkable.” Del Barber

$20 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna, Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or online at kelownafolkclub.ca.