Portage & Main this Saturday at Fernando’s Taqueria

Portage & Main swing through Kelowna again this Saturday night.  Check them out at Fernando’s at 8pm.  Come early for some great authentic Mexican food!

By Alex Hudson
Starting this week…. audiences across Canada will get a taste of some folk-tinged pop rock from the West Coast when Vancouver peers Portage & Main and Redbird link up for a tour.

The outing launches with a hometown show on March 9 at the Media Club. After that, the bands will head across to the Prairies to Ontario and Quebec. They’ll go as far east as Montreal before heading back west. The Facebook page promoting the trip also promises “more dates TBA.”

In addition to the collaborative gigs, each band will play a separate show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Redbird will swing by the Freetimes Cafe on March 21, while Portage & Main will hit up the Rivoli on March 23 for a Music BC showcase with Current Swell, Acres of Lions, the British Columbians and more.

In addition to booking dates, Redbird will release their single “The Tower” for free through Bandcamp on February 27. Until then, see the show schedule below and hear Redbird’s prior EP,We’re All Friends and Lovers Until It Falls Apart, at the bottom of the page.

Kelowna Live Music – Feb. 17th and 18th

Fri Feb 17
Shreddy Krueger, Scissorkick – Flashbacks
Songwriter Circle – Streaming Cafe
Aaron Gordon – Dakodas Sports Pub
THE CHEEKY MONKEYS – The Minstrel Cafe
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Studebaker John & the Hawks – The Blue Gator
Zoo Lion – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

Sat Feb 18
Wentworth Music and K96.3 present Back to the 80’s tribute concert with Darby Mills – Kelowna Community Theatre
Mike Edel – Streaming Cafe
Aaron Gordon – Dakodas Sports Pub
THE CHEEKY MONKEYS – The Minstrel Cafe
Dreamcoat with Little Jungles – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Black Lights and Glow Sticks – Grateful Fed

Top local concerts for 2011

It’s always fun to look back at the local shows around Kelowna to come up with this Top 10 list. I must say, every year there seems to be new venues opening their doors to live music, and new bands popping up. It’s great to see the support of local live music fans.
1. Sloan – Barking Parrot, Penticton, BC, June 2nd, 2011
2. Great big sea – Kelowna community theatre, March 11, 2011
3. We are the city / Said the Whale / aidian knight / kingdom cloud – Kelowna community theatre, April 3rd, 2011
4. The Sheepdogs / Monster Truck – Barking Parrot, Penticton, BC, Dec. 19th, 2011
5. Imaginary Cities / The Coppertone – Doc Willoughbys, Nov. 26th, 2011
6. Wassabi Collective – Canada Day, Waterfront Park, July 1st, 2011
7. Unknown Culprits – Doc Willoughbys, April 4th, 2011
8. Five Alarm Funk – Pop Okanagan Festival, Oct. 13-15th
9. Rococode – Pop Okanagan Festival, Oct. 13-15th
10. Kingdom Cloud, Little Jungles, and Super Dew – Fernando’s, July 19th, 2011

 

Live music around Kelowna – Happy New Years!

It’s been another great year for live music in Kelowna.  The inaugural Pop Okanagan festival was a big hit, and lots of Canada’s top indie bands passed through town (and a few went to Penticton’s Barking Parrot instead…K-os, Sloan, Mother Mother and the Sheepdogs) We’re closing the book on 2011, and looking ahead to more festivals, great local artists, and more touring bands passing through the Okanagan!

Fri Dec 30, 2011
JC Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Random Act with Uptown Hornz – The Blue Gator
Sister Speak – Grateful Fed
Blue City trio – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Poppa Dawg – The Minstrel Cafe

Sat Dec 31, 2011
New Year’s Eve Bash with Colt 45 – O’Flannigans Pub
New Year’s Eve with Ellen Churchill – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Robert Fine and Soul Remedy, NYE – Kelowna Lake City Casino
NYE with DJs Invizible, Conro, Braden Erhardt & Roberto Stylz – Level Nightclub
NYE at Sapphire, 6 DJs – Sapphire Nightclub
Poppa Dawg – The Minstrel Cafe
The Order of Chaos – Lake City Bowl & Billiards
Little Jungles – Chicken Vindaloo & The Red Room – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
New Years Eve w/ Toddy Rockwell, Rumpus Room & Freaky Fisher – Habitat
News Years Eve Party with Devon – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Friday & Saturday Night Live – Dec. 2nd and 3rd

Fri Dec 2, 2011
Glenmore Elementary School presents Charlie Brown’s Christmas – Kelowna Community Theatre
Blue City – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
The Random Act – The Minstrel Cafe
Roger West – 97 Street Pub 
Poppa Dawg – The Blue Gator
DJ AK – Sapphire Nightclub
Floyd Vedan Band – 
O’Flannigans Pub  

Sat Dec 3, 2011
Johnny vs Johnny – Cabana Bar and Grille
Dominique Fricot – Streaming Cafe
Blue City – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
The Random Act – The Minstrel Cafe
Adam and the Amethysts – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
One Bad Son – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Poppa Dawg – The Blue Gator
Floyd Vedan Band – O’Flannigans Pub 

Kelowna Live music :: Nov. 16-21st

Lots of live music to choose from in the next few days including Matthew Good, Jazz at The Black Box Theatre, Sarah Slean, Gala for the Arts, Treelines at Habitat, The Malarkeys at the Bike Shop Cafe, and a lot more…. 27 shows to choose from on Friday and Saturday alone!

Wed Nov 16
Bonnie Ste – The Minstrel Cafe
Open mic jam night with host Conroy Ross – Avenue Classic Bar
Fighting Orange featuring Peter Glockner and Dave Beaton – The Blue Gator
Western Wednesdays open mike – Grateful Fed

Thu Nov 17
Kim Kayser – Christopher’s Ultra Lounge
Dave Myers – Rotten Grape Wine & Tapas bar
Poppa Dawg – Memphis Blues BBQ House
Orio – The Blue Gator
The Stowaways – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard 

Fri Nov 18
Raquel Warchol, Jane Eamon, Jennifer Jade Kerr, Teena Gowdy – Streaming Cafe, Songwriters in the Round
Tim Williams – East Kelowna Community Hall
Damian Brennen – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Blue City – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Treelines w/Portage & Main and Joyful Door – Habitat
Colt 45 – O’Flannigans Pub
Whiskey Jane – 97 Street Pub
The Stowaways – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard 
Here in the Noise – Grateful Fed
Random Act with Uptown Hornz – The Blue Gator
Bucknife w/ Black Earth – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
One Wroe Back and Wicked Shift – Flashbacks
Little Birdie – The Minstrel Cafe

Sat Nov 19

Grateful Dads – Cabana Bar and Grille
The Malarkeys – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Kim McMechan and Norm Strauss – Streaming Cafe
Gala For The Arts – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Patsy Cline tribute – The Minstrel Cafe
Damian Brennen – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
The Ernesto Cervini Quartet – Black Box, Kelowna Community Theatre
Blue City – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Matthew Good – Kelowna Community Theatre
Larry and his Flask w/The Porch Crawlers and The A. M.s – Habitat
Paperboy – Grateful Fed
Colt 45 – O’Flannigans Pub
Random Act with Uptown Hornz – The Blue Gator

Sun Nov 20
Sarah Slean – Kelowna Community Theatre
Kim McMechan and Norm Strauss – The Minstrel Cafe

Mon Nov 21
Ox w/ Forest City Lovers – Bean Scene 

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site – http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)