The Jezabels @ Habitat – September 11th

The Jezabels are a four-piece musical group from Sydney. They formed after meeting at the University of Sydney. Their music has been described as a blend of Alternative Rock, indie rock, and disco pop. The Jezabels themselves, somewhat jocularly, describe their genre to be “intensindie”.

The band’s members are Hayley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (piano/keyboard), Nik Kaloper (drums) and Samuel Lockwood (guitar). Mary and Shannon first began playing together in Byron Bay, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney to attend university, where they met Kaloper and Lockwood, and formed the band.

As of 2011 they have released three EPs and one full-length album, all with producer and engineer Lachlan Mitchell.

The Jezabels have played the Australian festivals Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Pyramid Rock, Festival of the Sun, Playground Weekender, Come Together, Peats Ridge Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Soundwave. They are on the line-up to play Groovin’ the Moo festival 2011 and Splendour in the Grass festival 2011.

The Jezabels supported Canada’s Hey Rosetta! and Tegan & Sara on their Australian tours. In June 2010, they toured with Katie Noonan and The Captains, and have also supported Regurgitator,Bluejuice, Dukes of Windsor, Van She, Sparkadia, Cassette Kids, and Damn Arms.

Live Music July 13th and 14th: Lots of options for this weekend in Kelowna!

So did you get a chance to get some rest after the highly-successful Keloha festival?  Lots of options for this weekend in Kelowna!

Friday, July 13th

There’s No End // White Knights Finish Last // The I in Team – Flashbacks
Joshua Smith – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Whiskey Chief – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
The Young’uns – The Blue Gator
Willy Blizzard – Minstrel Café & Bar
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigan’s Pub
The Chantrelles – Fernando’s Pub
Marco – Christopher’s Restaurant & Lounge
Gordon James – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Karin Johnson and Scott Duncan – Yellow House Restaurant
Parks Alive: Twyla Spittle, Kenny Byrka and Rachel Ashley, K-Town Drifters, Pam Ferens and Levi –Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park
Robert Fine and the Dreamland Band – Music in the Park, West Kelowna
Jon Boss – Lake City Casino
Betty Anne and Steve Todd – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Saturday, July 14th

Jason Bendera – Cabana Bar and Grille
The Young’uns – The Blue Gator
Blue City Trio – Minstrel Café & Bar
Partywrekkers – Level Nightclub
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigan’s Pub
Pat LePoidevin w/ Van Der Wel – Streaming Café
Larry and His Flask w/ Cornshed + Paperboy –  Habitat
Betty Anne and Steve Todd – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Gordon James – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Chubby Sunshine – Vibrant Vine
Wild Son – Grateful Fed Bar & Grill
Marco – Christopher’s Restaurant & Lounge
Jon Boss – Lake City Casino
Parks Alive: Eve and the Oneders, Jesse Mast, Dag and Dez, Mean Donna and Sister Girl – Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park

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

Federal Lights Announce “Carbon Tour Dates, Release New Video, play Kelowna on July 11th

The Winnipeg band led by Songwriter Jean-Guy Roy is set to release Cam Loeppky recorded debut EP “Carbon” on July 03.  The video for the title track is out now and the band prepares to hit the road with Imaginary Cities. Full tour dates are below.

Watch “Carbon”  http://tinyurl.com/6o7d543

Stream/Download “I Woke Up” + Media Materialshttp://www.killbeatmusic.com/federallights/

When Winnipegger Jean-Guy Roy founded Federal Lights back in 2010, it was a solo basement recording project — the product of stolen early mornings spent experimenting on a bare-bones setup in a cold storage room.

Federal Lights provided a bridge back into making music for Roy, whose previous band, Britpop-influenced outfit The Morning After, disbanded in 2008. Still, Roy wasn’t interested in being a guy-with-a-guitar, nor was he fulfilled by recording lo-fi creative exercises for himself. The songs he was writing — earworm indie-rock anthems with big choruses and even bigger guitars — were meant to be heard live, and they were meant to be heard live with a full band.

Like all good music destined to be discovered, it wasn’t long before those soaring choruses found their way onto Winnipeg stages. Roy enlisted the talents of bassist Rob Mitchell (The Attics), drummer David Pankratz (Quinzy) and his wife, keyboardist/vocalist Jodi Roy, and, by mid 2011, Roy found himself fronting one of Winnipeg’s most buzzed-about live bands.

In fall of 2011, Federal Lights recorded some songs with noted engineer Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Greg MacPherson, Cannon Bros.) at his Prairie Recording Co. The result is “Carbon” — a debut EP that captures both the intensity of Federal Lights’ live show as well as the raw grit of Roy’s early basement recordings.


Federal Lights Tour Dates

July 09 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos w/ Imaginary Cities
July 11 – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat w/ Imaginary Cities and Rah Rah
July 10 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/ Imaginary Cities
July 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Waldorf w/ Imaginary Cities
July 14- Moosejaw, SK @  23 Main Street Cafe
July 20 /21/22 – Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk Festival
July 25 – Winnipeg, MB @ Old Market Square
Aug 10/11/12 – Ear Falls, ON @ Trout Forest Music Festival

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June 8th and 9th – live music around Kelowna

Fri. June 8th
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Fundamentals –  Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
MOGUAI @ Level Nightclub
Farler’s Fury / Royal Red Brigade / Hippiecritz – Grateful Fed
CURRENT SWELL –  Habitat
Colt 45 – O’Flannigans
Scott Thielman – The Yellow House
Odinfist / Finishhymn / and guests – Flashbacks
the ROWDYMEN @ The Minstrel Cafe
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
JC Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Sat. June 9th
The Badd Habits – Fernando’s Pub
Oe Bad Son – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Mike Jervis – Cabana Bar and Grille
Shotgun Dolls – Grateful Fed
the ROWDYMEN @ The Minstrel Cafe
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
Live music 2-5pm – Vibrant Vines Winery
Douglas Koyama – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
JC Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
SCOTT THIELMAN @ The Minstrel Cafe
DJ FIN-S & THE COACH – Sapphire Nightclub
The Wind Up Radio Sessions – Streaming Cafe
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub

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

Kelowna Live Music :: May 11th and 12th

What live music are you going to this weekend?  Me, I’m going to BB King in Penticton! Cheers!

Friday night
fertility festival – Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Bushwacked Music and Arts Festival – in Beaverdell
the ROWDYMEN @  The Minstrel Cafe
☀ SoulShift ☀ Dance Launch – Habitat
Young ‘Uns @ The Blue Gator
The Dust Covers – 97 Street Pub
Blood Alley Rates and Haut Chachis – Dave’s Sports Bar
EMPYRIA / ODINFIST / ISIS UNVEILED – Flashbacks Night Club
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk – Grateful Fed
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
Diamond Road – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Saturday, May 12th
Wine, Art and Music! WAM 2012 at Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts
Bushwacked Music and Arts Festival – in Beaverdell
the ROWDYMEN @  The Minstrel Cafe
Young ‘Uns @ The Blue Gator
The Dust Covers – 97 Street Pub
Blood Alley Rates and Haut Chachis – Dave’s Sports Bar
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk – Grateful Fed
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
Diamond Road – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Andrew & Zachari Smith – Cabana Bar and Grille
Thunder and Lightning with Electric Labia – Grateful Fed
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub

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

Kelowna Live Music :: May 4th and 5th

Fri May 4
Westjet Wine Tastings: A Safe Ride Home event – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
POPPA DAWG – The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
TRANSIT W/ IMMACULATE & SPECIAL GUESTS – Habitat
Tad & The Twins – 97 Street Pub
Scissorkick w/ A Name Unheard – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
The Merkins, Here in the Noise, N.N.H & the Onterribles – Grateful Fed
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Sat May 5
Scissorkick w/ A Name Unheard – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Zachary Lucky with Carly Maicher – Streaming Cafe
“Cinco De Mayo Fiesta” – Habitat
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
Led ZepAgain – Kelowna Community Theatre
Steph Macpherson and the Archers – Fernando’s Pub
Ryan McMahon, Cory Woodward, Christopher Arruda- The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux – The Blue Gator
Tad & The Twins – 97 Street Pub
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub

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

Kelowna Live Music :: April 26 – 29th – Said the Whale, Kyprios, Moondog Uproar and lots more!

Thurs. April 26th
Viridians, Family and Here in the Noise – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard 

Fri. April 27th
Ari Neufeld, Nico Boesten and Graham Ord – Streaming Cafe
THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH @ The Minstrel Cafe
SUBSTENANCE presents ZOMBOY – Flashbacks
Blue Healers @ The Blue Gator
The Young’Uns at 97 Street Pub
Jimmy Leguilloux Band @ O’Flannigans Pub
Sally T / Leila Neverland / Sherri Anne at Grateful Fed
Elevated Productions presents The Black Light Party at Sapphire Nightclub
Johnny vs Johnny – Kelowna Lake City Casino

Sat. – April 28th
Crabby Mike – Cabana Bar and Grille
Andy Shauf, Cara Luft, Jordan Klassen & James Lamb – Streaming Cafe
KYPRIOS – 97 Street Pub
Said the Whale (19+) w/ Chains of Love + Oh No! Yoko – Habitat
Moondog Uproar @ Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Jimmy Leguilloux Band @ O’Flannigans Pub
THE REGALS with LARRY BRANSON @ The Minstrel Cafe
Blue Healers @ The Blue Gator
Rumpus Room Dance Party! at Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
Major Mambo (Latin Trio) – Soul De Cafe Cuba
Low Frequency Society presents… – Grateful Fed

Sun. – April 29th
Said the Whale (All Ages) w/ Chains of Love + Oh No! Yoko – Habitat!  See you there!

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

Kelowna live music – this weekend, 30 shows to choose from!

Hey,

Who’s going to Joel Plaskett in Vancouver this weekend?

For those staying in town, there’s lots going on!

Friday
Dubtrub w/ Ballista & Wildout – Habitat
35th BC Interior Jazz Festival – Kelowna Community Theatre and Rotary Centre for the Arts
Johnny Reid – Prospera Place
ANDREW AND ZACHARI SMITH – The Minstrel Cafe
Cod Gone Wild’s CD RELEASE PARTY! – 97 Street Pub
Poppa Dawg – The Blue Gator
Jeff Piattelli and Guests – Grateful Fed
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
WICKED SHIFT – Flashbacks
Tha Alkaholiks with special guests Street Kingz and Sketch – Sapphire Nightclub
Keith Hunter – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
QED – Dave’s Sports Bar 

Saturday
The Dudes w/ Northcote – Habitat
35th BC Interior Jazz Festival – Kelowna Community Theatre and Rotary Centre for the Arts
Keith Hunter – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Cod Gone Wild’s CD RELEASE PARTY! – 97 Street Pub
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
Barbara Samuel – Cabana Bar and Grille
Sidney York –  Streaming Cafe
QED – Dave’s Sports Bar
High Bar Gang – Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Rotary Centre for the Arts
Redgy Blackout – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
FIGHTING ORANGE – The Minstrel Cafe
Poppa Dawg – The Blue Gator

Wild Son – Grateful Fed
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
Sambrasil – Soul de Cuba Cafe

… and some pretty cool Sunday night shows!

Real Boys and Nathan Hare – Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel
THE DAYGLO ABORTIONS / HIPPIECRITZ – Flashbacks

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

The Oh Wells – tomorrow night at Habitat

After performing at Doc Willoughby’s last year for Pop Okanagan, the Oh Wells return to Kelowna!  Check out videos from their current Canadian tour.

The Oh Wells began with acne, corrective dental wear, and the inability to look the opposite sex in the eye without panicking and/or falling in love. In other words, the Oh Wells began with high school. At sixteen, Sarah Jickling was your average super-shy suburban teen. She spent most of her time baking cupcakes, re-reading the Harry Potter series and quoting Meg Ryan. Then, one day, everything changed. Sarah and one of her super-shy friends decided to start a band.

It happened over the winter break of Grade 11. The girls recorded their very first songs with the help of Garage Band and made themselves a little MySpace page under the name “The Oh Wells”. That’s “oh well” as in: “The boy I wrote these songs about probably thinks I’m gross…oh well!”

Flash forward to one week later. The Oh Wells returned to school and suddenly people who had never talked to them before were stopping them in the hallways. The guy who sat in front of Sarah in math class turned around during a lesson and said “I love your band.” Even “beard guy”, Sarah’s biggest crush ever, had heard the Oh Wells’ tunes. Their lives would never be the same.

During the next few years, The Oh Wells went from playing the school’s Terry Fox run, to White Rock’s coffee shops, to venues where they had seen their own favourite bands play. These years contained some agonizing heartbreaks (see “beard guy”), a couple of equally painful line-up changes, and several boxes of “do-it-yourself” hair dye. But most importantly, these years gave way to a whole slew of catchy indie-pop songs that sound like they had been originally written in a diary. In a good way.

Now the Oh Wells are CITR Shindig winners, EMP Soundoff finalists, and made the PEAK Performance Project 2011 Top 20! Sarah is currently a blonde.

Nuuka’s aim is to provide a soundtrack for that road trip, dance party, walk in the sun, sleepless night, airport layover, Vancouver City bus ride, and of course, live show!

Known as Indie/Pop/Rockers with strong melodies, catchy hooks and harmonies, Nuuka will have your ears and maybe even your hands and feet.

Anthony Martens and Norrie Henderson, former bandmates from a noteworthy Indie/Folk project calledTreelight Room, have joined forces once again, along with accomplished and eclectic drummer Zac Gauthier and seasoned artist Jeremy Vautour on bass. You can expect to hear piano driven arrangements from Anthony, accompanied by soaring lead guitar lines and harmonies from Norrie, all ramped up by the undeniable percussion section.

“It’s music that explores off the beaten track, while still remaining accessible.”