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.”

Live music around town – March 23rd and 24th

Friday

UBUNTU ~ The Cape Town Project – Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
THE CALUM HUGHES COLLECTIVE @ The Minstrel Cafe
MIMOSA – Jazz Cafe at Black Box, Kelowna Community Theatre
Andrew Jr Boy Jones – The Blue Gator
Cheeky Monkeys @ O’Flannigans Pub
Natasha Williamson – Grateful Fed
(Footwerk) A.SKILLZ SLYNK STICKYBUDS SWEET.SOUL.BURLESQUE – Sapphire Nightclub
Steppin’ Out at Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Blue City Trio – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Radio Lifeline Live @ Dakodas Sports Pub
Jayson Bendera – Creekside Pub and Grill

Saturday

Saturday Night Jazz with Danielle Kozlowski – Squires Four Pub, Vernon BC
Crabby Mike – Cabana Bar and Grille
Kev Corbett with special guest Joshua Smith – Streaming Cafe
LEORA CASHE and JAYE KREBS – The Minstrel Cafe
Devon Coyote – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Blue City Trio – Pheasant & Quail Pub
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Andrew Jr Boy Jones – The Blue Gator
Cheeky Monkeys @ O’Flannigans Pub
Rumpus Room presents : DISCO DANCIN’ – Grateful Fed
Steppin’ Out at Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Radio Lifeline Live @ Dakodas Sports Pub
Jordan Dick – The Old Bike Shop Cafe

Sunday

Sugar Coated Killers w/ Porch Crawler, Whiskey Dick & The Drowning Whales @ Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

… and don’t forget, two great shows on Wednesday, March 28th

Juno nominees from Newfoundland, The Once, at Minstrel Cafe
Bahamas at Habitat

 

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

Kelowna Live Music – Feb. 24th and 25th

Fri Feb 24
Global Music Fest – The Laurel Packinghouse
Down With Webster – Kelowna Community Theatre
ANDREW AND ZACHARI SMITH – The Minstrel Cafe
Handsome Distraction & Fugitive With Means – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
The Hip Replacements (tribute band) – 97 Street Pub
Johnny G and the Keyster – Kelowna Lake City Casino
I, Me, Myne – Dakodas Sports Pub
Dana Barnes – Vintner’s Poolside Grill

Sat Feb 25
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – Streaming Cafe
Global Music Fest – The Laurel Packinghouse
Rompus Room Presents 90’s hip hop dance party – Grateful Fed
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
Rann Berry and Random Act – The Minstrel Cafe
The Hip Replacements (tribute band) – 97 Street Pub
I, Me, Myne – Dakodas Sports Pub
Major Mambo Latin trio – Soul De Cuba Cafe
Dana Barnes – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Johnny G and the Keyster – Kelowna Lake City Casino 

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

Lots of great upcoming shows at Habitat

February 27th, 2012 – Royal Canoe

w/ Little Jungles & Oceans Apart
$10 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!

March 1st, 2012 – Bend Sinister

w/ Paperboy & Windmills
$10 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!
$12 Door
19+

March 7th, 2012 – Islands

w/ Idiot Glee
$15 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!
$20 Door
19+

March 20th, 2012 – Daniel Wesley

w/ Kim Churchill
$12 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!
$18 Door
19+

March 28th, 2012 – Bahamas

w/ special guests
$12 – Tickets on sale soon
$15 Door
19+

April 28th, 2012 – Said the Whale (19+)

w/ Chains of Love & Oh No! Yoko
$15 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!
$18 Door
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
19+

April 29th, 2012 – Said the Whale (All Ages)

w/ Chains of Love & Oh No! Yoko
$15 Advance – Buy tickets for this event here!
$18 Door
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
All Ages