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)

Live Music coming up this weekend around town

After short trips to Vancouver and Ottawa, I’m back and have lots of updates for the blog.  Lots of upcoming events around Kelowna in the coming weeks including the reunited Kyuss at Flashbacks Nov. 25th, Imaginary Cites (fresh off their tour with the Pixies) will be at Habitat November 26th, and lots of great shows at the Streaming Cafe. Oh, and Peak Performance Finalists, Current Swell, will be at O’Flanigans on Tuesday, Nov. 8th

Coming up this weekend around town:

Fri Nov 4  

Rann Berry and the Random Act – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Cod Gone Wild – The Minstrel Cafe
Young ‘Uns – The Blue Gator
Appaloosa – 97 Street Pub
DJ Johnny Omega – Sapphire
The Shrugs w/ Moondog Uproar – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub 

Sat Nov 5

Buffaloswans – Streaming Cafe
Rann Berry and the Random Act – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Sandy McFee – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub
the Rowdymen – The Minstrel Cafe
Young ‘Uns – The Blue Gator
Sammmy – Grateful Fed

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

Imaginary Cities w/ Special Guests

 

 

Imaginary Cities w/ Special Guests
Saturday, November 26th – Habitat
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 door – Buy your tickets for this show here!
Advance tickets also available at Leo’s Video and Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel
Doors at 8pm
19+

It all started at The Cavern.

Winnipeg is known as the “Heart of the Continent.” In this beating heart on the prairies, there is always new music being made: in its clubs and basements, and in between work and life. Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting is now readying to introduce their debut album, Temporary Resident in early 2011. They are a band that is fast becoming one of Canada’s most important and talked about new bands.

Imaginary Cities is the musical duo of Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas. Marti had moved to Winnipeg from Brandon, MB, and was playing in a Motown cover band called, The Solutions. Rusty did mixing for them. Rusty was no stranger to the Canadian music scene himself. His former band The Waking Eyes was signed to Warner Records, and he’s currently the multi-instrumentalist in The Weakerthans.

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Great week of live music in Kelowna – Sept. 19th-26th

With two big shows at Habitat – Library Voices, The Pack AD, and the hometown shows for Kevin Kane, We Are the City and Yukon Blonde, there are lots to choose from this week!

Mon Sep 19
Kevin Kane – The Minstrel Cafe

Tue Sep 20
Little Jungles, Jimmy Balfour, the comedy of Scott carter – Fernandos
Library Voices w/ Wool on Wolves and Windmills – Habitat

Fri Sep 23
The Bodegas – Lake City Casino
We Are The City w/ Fields of Green & Family – Luther Hall (check out A-OK feature story) – FB event
David West – The Minstrel Cafe
Paul Filek – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Scott Theilmann – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Murphy’s Lagh – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
The Ozzy Ozmunds – Grateful Fed
Random Act with Uptown Hornz – The Blue Gator

Sat Sep 24
The Charming Sportsmen – Vibrant Vines Winery
Steph Macpherson, Omar & the Bear – Streaming Cafe
We Are The City w/ Yukon Blonde, White Ash Falls – Luther Hall
Scott Theilmann – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Murphy’s Lagh – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
The Ozzy Ozmunds – Grateful Fed
Random Act with Uptown Hornz – The Blue Gator

Sun Sep 25

Ra Ra Riot, Dinosaur Bones – Doc Willoughby’s (moved from Habitat)

Mon Sep 26
Royal Wood – The Minstrel Cafe
The Pack AD with Sun Wizards – Habitat

Library Voices at Habitat, September 20th

Library Voices 
w/ Wool on Wolves and Windmills
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 door – Buy your tickets for this show here!
Advance tickets also available at Leo’s Video and Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel
Doors at 8pm, Show 9pm

Library Voices would surely be kicked out of a library if they ever played in one, but this fearless ten member band that includes full-on horns, strings and accordions hales all the way from Regina, Saskatchewan. Nominated for Independent Album of the Year at both the 2009 and 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards, SPIN Magazine described them as “leaning on well-edited art school essentials, from restrained flourishes of unadorned guitars to playful keyboards and cutesy boy-girl vocals.”

“Library Voices—ten members strong—may well appeal to indie music fans with a taste for the lighthearted, and, of course, hip bookworms who can appreciate the group’s eclectic assortment of literary shout-outs.” The New Yorker

“…this EP’s multi-decade mash-up of pop styles feels warm, inviting and unrehearsed. While exuberant bounciness appears to be the ticket for the majority of the EP, the winner may be the most subdued track. The utterly charming “Hunting Ghosts” glides effortlessly on Brian Wilson-esque harmonies, a hushed female vocal and a skittery beat, and is in turns wistful, contemplative and comfortingly cryptic.” Exclaim

“Their sound bridges your parents The Kinks & Roy Orbison albums with your big sisters Fleetwood Mac & Talking Heads cassettes and your weird older cousins Violent Femmes & Magnetic Fields CDs.” Regina Folk Festival

“I found myself listening to (Step Off The Map & Float) over and over.” Brooklyn Vegan

Wool on Wolves is a band; pure and simple.  They’re not here to distract you with flashing lights or smoke machines.  They’re musicians, music fans, roommates, and friends above all else, who hold a genuine belief that music has the ability to move beyond speakers and headphones to truly encapsulate the human experience.

Friday night, August 19th – Music around town!

Roccocode, Fields of Green, Kingdom Cloud – Habitat
Danielle Kozlowski & Loni Moger – the Yellow House
FRIDAY Live After 5 JAZZ JAM Hosted by Craig Thomson – ATRIUM of the Rotary Centre for the Arts
Parks Alive!: 101.5 EZ Rock – DJ Hip-Hop Blowout – Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park
Rocky Mountain Rebel Music – Doc Willoughby’s
Dana Barnes – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Raquel Warchol Duo – Duncan’s Bistro and Bar
Anna Jacyzyn – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Roots with Sherry-Lee Visor – The Minstrel Cafe
Papa Wheely – O’Flannigans Pub
Whiskey Dick – Grateful Fed
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator

Rococode launches new era at venue

By Pyper Geddes – Kelowna Capital News
Published: August 18, 2011

After months of waiting, Habitat is now the proud bearer of a liquor primary license.

Through numerous city council meetings, re-zoning of the building, an abundance of consultations with the BC Liquor Board and the undying support of the community of Kelowna, the downtown venue has now made the transition from a food primary license to an event-driven liquor primary license.

Owner and director of operations, Quinn Best, couldn’t be happier to see the license finally mounted at the entrance of Habitat. “We look forward to getting back on track with live music in Kelowna, specifically with a larger capacity and later operating hours.

“This license gives us a whole new scope of events that we can host at Habitat,” Best said.

The venue located on Leon Avenue can now focus on its primary purpose—providing Kelowna with a one-of-a-kind space that caters to the arts and culture community through live music and special events.

The new license also comes with a few new changes including increased hours of operation (11 a.m. to 1 a.m.) as well as an increase in capacity from the previous 133 occupants to 225.

Although Best pushed for a minors endorsement, upon receipt of the liquor primary license Habitat will now operate as a 19+ venue. “‘All ages’ with liquor has always been a challenge for any establishment in B.C. We hope to revisit this a year from now as safe, all-ages events are very important to the cultural fabric of Kelowna.”

It has been a long time coming for Habitat to arrive at this point and without the support from the City of Kelowna, as well as the community, this might not have all come together.

Habitat’s first show with their new license will be with Rococode, featuring local guests Fields of Green and Kingdom Cloud on Friday, Aug. 19.

Rococode, hailing from Vancouver, is unfamiliar band made up with the familiar faces of Laura Smith, Andrew Braun, Shaun Huberts and Johnny Andrews. The band played its first live show ever here in Kelowna back in October during the BreakOut West Festival.

Our local boys Fields of Green will not only be joining Rococode on stage at Habitat but they also join them as part of the 2011 PEAK Performance Project Top 20 artist line-up—a great achievement for the young, eclectic rock quartet.

Finalizing the line-up for Friday night is the three-piece pop ensemble of Kingdom Cloud who also hail from Kelowna. The electronic trio made up of Laura and Evan Jeffery along with Jaeden Leimert are making waves for themselves as well as they are set to open for Handsome Furs in Victoria on Sept. 9.

So if you like good music and you like the fact that Habitat has its new liquor license, come on down Friday night and let the good times roll.

Tickets for Rococode with Fields of Green and Kingdom Cloud are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors are at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Habitat is located at 248 Leon Ave.

 

Get your tickets for upcoming shows at Habitat

ROCOCODE
w/ Fields of Green and Kingdom Cloud
$10 advance/ $15 door – Buy your tickets for this show here!
Advance tickets also available at Leo’s Video and Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
19+

Library Voices
w/ special guests
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 door – Buy your tickets for this show here!
Advance tickets also available at Leo’s Video and Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel
Doors at 8pm, Show 9pm

Great weekend of live music in Kelowna!

Full schedule for Canada Day 2011 Events here, and a great show at Habitat on Sunday night with Teen Daze!

Fri Jul 1  
Canada Day – TD Beach Stage – Tugboat Beach
Canada Day – Parks Alive! Power Stage – Island Stage
Julie Masi – Duncan’s Bistro and Bar
John Noren – Lake City Casino
Scott Thielmann – Cabana Bar and Grille
FREEWAY – The Minstrel Cafe
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
Red Eye Empire Canada Day Party – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Scott Theilmann – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Toni Dizon – O’Flannigans Pub

Sat Jul 2
Major Mambo – Vibrant Vines Winery
Kickoff to Summer, Parks Alive – Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park
Jasper Sloan Yip & Behind Sapphire – Streaming Cafe
Fighting Orange – Cabana Bar and Grille
MERCER AND THE RHINO – The Minstrel Cafe
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
Scott Theilmann – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Toni Dizon – O’Flannigans Pub