Live music around Kelowna, Nov. 15th with Black Mastiff, Alestorm, D.O.A. and more

Friday, Nov. 15th, 2019 venue
Alestorm w/ Aephanemer, Ravenous, Nomad Rutland Centenial Hall
Black Mastiff Fernandos Pub
D.O.A Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Florida Man O’Flannigans Pub
Joe the Musician Copper Brewing
Kate MacColl Marmalade Cat Cafe
Poppa Dawg DunnEnzies Pizza – Downtown
Rowdymen Sandhill Winery
Shawn Lightfoot Band The Blue Gator
Three Scotch In, Swamp Honey, Dan Tait DunnEnzies Pizza – Mission

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Black Mastiff with Stone Tortoise and Gone Cosmic tonight at Fernandos

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-BLACK MASTIFF-
Edmonton’s Black Mastiff (Bob Yiannakoulias, Clay Shea, Allan Harding) is a band built around lifelong friendship and having fun, something they value above all else and extend to their audience in a porous, heavy, and vigorous live performance. Keeping it together has always characterized their stoner rock sound, that leads with a sly, moody, steady groove leaning into a blizzard of distortion, and borrows from a myriad of rock and soul influences from 70s metal to Stevie Wonder.

-STONE TORTOISE-
Heavy slow stoner sludge rock band based out of Kelowna BC.

-GONE COSMIC-

Formed by the collision of three of Calgary’s most incendiary bands, this pyrophonic soulcore entity is as enthralling as it is unexpected.

Celestial blues to quench your hedonist heart’s desire? Think blazing galaxies that entangle and throttle with a thousand spiral arms. How about powerful female vocals and surging stringwork that scrapes the pavement and claws at the stars?!

Guaranteed to get a great show with Sloan

Thinking about this weekends Sloan show in Penticton (Oct. 26th) got me thinking.  I’ve been seeing this band live for 23 years now, and they never disappoint.  They’re one of those bands who, in high school and university, I always seemed to miss them when they played.  Its funny I have never seen them play live in Newfoundland, but I’m excited to be travelling (only an hour) for an overnight trip to see them in Penticton.  Get your tickets for this Saturday!

As a fun side note, I wrote this May 7th, 2005 after listing to Sloan’s A Sides Wins greatest hits cd.

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My past shows

Eden MusicFest
The Cure, Live, Tragically Hip, Bush, Sloan, Porno for Pyros, Spirit of the West, Everclear, Spacehog…
Mosport Park, Bowmanville, ON.
July 13-15th, 1996

Sloan / Flashing Lights
Flashbacks
Kelowna, BC

Nov. 8th, 2001
The Strokes / Sloan / Rooney
The Orpheum Theatre
Vancouver, BC.
October 20th, 2002

Sloan / Yoko Casionos – Halloween Show
Flashback’s
Kelowna, BC
October 26th, 2006

Sloan / Dearly Beloved
Barking Parrot
Penticton, BC
June 2nd, 2011

Tributes for Teens: Arrival and Dreams

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Kelowna councillor Ryan Donn is hosting “Tributes for Teens: Arrival and Dreams,” presented by Valley First Insurance to raise funds to build a youth treatment centre in Kelowna.

The concert will take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Arrival – Canada’s tribute to ABBA – and Dreams – the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac, as well as special guest performances.

Music lovers can expect two authentic sounding six-piece tribute performances in full costumes with similar styles, looks and sounds to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Get an idea of their amazing style here!

“I’ve been inspired by my fellow councilors as I’ve seen them raise funds for great causes in our community. I’m excited to produce an entertaining night out at the Kelowna Community Theatre, raising funds for a great local charity filling a gap in our community,” says Donn.

All proceeds from the event will go to The Bridge Youth & Family Services’ Youth Recovery House campaign.

The Bridge is raising funds to build a 16-bed, live-in treatment centre for youth aged 18 and under to heal and recover from addiction. There are fewer than 50 publicly funded treatment beds for youth in B.C. and none in the Interior for those under 17 years old.

“We’re humbled and honoured by the support of councilor Donn and Valley First Insurance. They are helping us to change the story in the Okanagan for young people and their families struggling with addiction. A night of music that pays tribute to this community’s youth is a perfect way to celebrate them and to raise funds and awareness for the Youth Recovery House,” says Celine Thompson, executive director of The Bridge Youth & Family Services.

Date/Time: October 25th at 7:30pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna
Tickets hereTier-A $44 | Tier-B $39 (Including fees and taxes)

 

Final show at Milkcrate Records, this Sunday

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It’s very sad to see this store close after 8 years (and two locations).  It’s so much more than a record store.  Richard and the staff have been such a big party of the downtown community, and the local artist community since they opened their doors.

A note from Richard:

Thank you to all the Artists, Poets, Authors, Filmmakers, Musicians, Singers and Bands who enriched our lives with their Music, Talent, Passion and Artistry.  Thank you to all the Arts & Music & Spoken Word fans who came and cheered and clapped and shared the Love.  For us it always was and always shall be about the Music. we’re very proud to have presented close to 400 shows over 8 years at Milkcrate, featuring over 1000+ artists !

As Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo) closes out their shows: “ we’ll see you all further on down the road “

Thanks a lot eh!

Richard and The Milkcrate Crew

Live Music – Saturday, August 24th

Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2019 venue
Ancient Engines Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Chris Buck band OK Corral
Dustin McGrifford, Megan Freeman and Joel Vanderhoek Grateful Fed
Florida Man O’Flannigans Pub
Floyd Meets Brown Fernandos Pub
Folk: N. Sherman, Jane Eamon, Sister Speak, Thymely Sages Parks Alive, Kerry Park
Forty Foot Fred The Blue Gator
JS Garcia Band Live in Lake Country
Melissa Livingstone DunnEnzies Pizza – Mission
Ribfest Live Music City Park
The Carbons Perch Café
Tune It Down, Turn It Up Festival: Hemptress, High Horse, Hot Knives, Ruiner, Dealer Muninn’s Post
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill

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