Blackberry Wood is a wonderful, secret and magic combination of alt-country-gypsy-circus music. A high-energy cabaret spin on old and modern music adding juicy flavours like jumpin’ ska, skiffle, folk, punk ‘n many other irresistible body shakin’, foot stompin’ delights to their original and timeless-down home-ol’ style adventures. Blackberry Wood comes down the road like a travelling caravan, with all kinds of wondrous instruments, vocal melodies and fantastically costumed characters. Blackberry Wood has kicked up dust in towns all over Western Canada, the United Kingdom and parts of the United States.
The Shrugs are amongst Canada’s most promising indie-rock acts. Caitlin Connelly (Vocals), Brandon Johnas (Guitars) and Stephanie Cole (Bass) compose emotionally charged songs inspired by hyperactive imaginations and a passion for creativity.
Sun. June 3rd – Brent Tyler and Ari Neufeld Thurs. June 7th – Brazilian Money and Little Jungles Sat. June 9th – The Badd Habits Wed. June 13th – Two Green Cats Sat. June 16th – Twin River, Capitol 6 and White Ashphalt Fri. June 22nd – Jimmy Balfour Mon. June 25th – Monomyth Sat. June 30th – Ladyhawk Fri. July 13th – The Chantrelles Thurs. July 26th – High Society and Rumpus Room Sun. August 5th – Ferel Children
The inception of Anchoress can be traced back to the Spring of 2010. The fated meeting involved two dudes with beards bonding over a Ruiner shirt at a party. In the rapid, gushing friendship that followed, it was revealed that one represented a guitarist and singer looking for a rhythm section and the other represented a rhythm section looking for a guitarist and singer.
The four then holed up in a garage for several months writing songs that they thought sounded fun and gnarly. In February of 2011, they entered The Hive Studios with Jesse Karr. The product of that session was the album, Set Sail, which they self released on March 4, 2011, to positive reviews.
The summer of 2011 was well spent playing various shows around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, including the 7th Victoria Hardcore Festival.
The fantastic foursome spent most of the fall of 2011 writing new material. 2012 was ushered in with style: A rad house show and a music video released (for ‘She-Devil’), with more shows on the way. On February 14th “A Night at the Movies EP” was released for free online download. It features a brand new song and a Set Sail b-side.