Kelowna – April 29 – UK’s BLOODSHOT DAWN – “Cross Canada Reanimation Tour”

UK groove death metallers BLOODSHOT DAWN announce their first cross Canada tour this coming April in support of their third full length album “Reanimation”unleashed this past January via Hostile Media. The tour will kick off in Quebec City on April 17th and wrap up in Calgary on May 1st. Supporting the band across the country will be Cambridge, ON’s AEPOCH. Canada is also guitarist Morgan Reid’s home country and it’s a special return home for him. The Canadian shredder joined the band’s line up after previous guitarist Ben Ellis went on to perform with Scar Symmetry. Reid is now part of BLOODSHOT DAWN‘s fresh assault that includes sticksman James Stewart of Vader fame on drums, new bass player Giacomo Gastaldi along with vocalist and guitarist Josh McMorran.

“We are hitting Canada this April and we are excited to perform in North America for the first time. We’re looking forward to headbanging with all our Canadian fans and visiting the beautiful country our guitarist Morgan grew up in.” says band leader Josh McMorran.

First formed in 2003, BLOODSHOT DAWN have evolved into a technically ferocious extreme metal outfit. Hailed by Terrorizer Magazine as a band that delivers “blistering live shows”, BLOODSHOT DAWN has become a household name in the UK underground along with truly establishing themselves as a heavyweight act amongst their peers and the worldwide metal scene. They have toured across the UK, Japan, India, Ireland, most of Europe plus have supported bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vader, Scar Symmetry, Wintersun, Krisiun, Decapitated and more along with performing on major festivals Bloodstock Open Air (UK), Hammerfest (UK), UK Techfest, Metal Days (Slovenia) and Mav Festival (Italy).

Their latest album “Reanimation” features prominent guests including Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless) and Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted). The album was mixed and mastered by Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry while artwork was completed by Chris Kewli & Tomasz Strzalkowski.

A full stream of “Reanimation” can be heard on Bandcamp here plus is available for stream and download on Hostile Media’s online store hereiTunesAmazonCD Baby and all other major online retailers.


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EPK / Album Download via Haulix here.

The Markeys at the Munkey’s Fist for St. Paddy’s Day

This Satuday we’re at The Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar at the foot of Bernard Street in Kelowna. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we present for your listening and dancing pleasure The Malarkeys (duo edition). Live music starts at 7:00PM and wraps up by 9:30PM so come on down. No cover charge.

JUNO Excitement Hits Kelowna March 21st with Let’s Hear It! LIVE

Vancouver has been home to many large-scale events, which engulf the city in a buzz of activity. In preparation for JUNO Week 2018, the Let’s Hear It! – JUNO Host Committee wanted to ensure the JUNO experience was broadened and could be shared by all British Columbians.

Extending the spirit of the Let’s Hear It! LIVE festival happening in downtown Vancouver, they are taking the show on the road to both Kelowna and Victoria, on theWednesday and Thursday of JUNO Week respectively.

“Music is not metropolitan-centric. We have burgeoning pockets of musicality all throughout this province and it’s important that Canada’s largest music awards ceremony be able to touch as many Canadians as we possibly can,” shared Nick Blasko, 2018 JUNO Host Committee Co-Chair.

In Kelowna, Let’s Hear It! LIVE will take place on March 21 at 7pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Performers include previous JUNO winner and 2018 nominee, DJ Shub; East Vancouver’s The Boom Booms; Vancouver’s Little Destroyer, supported by Okanagan local  Andrew Allen as the opening act. Tickets are $15 and available at

In Victoria, Let’s Hear It! LIVE will take place on March 22 at 7pm at the Capital Ballroom. Performers include East Vancouver’s The Boom BoomsLittle Destroyer,Fox Glove, Shawn Austin, Victoria’s Fintan O’Brien, Quinn Bates Tickets are $17.50 and available at

These events will culminate in Vancouver on Friday, March 23 at the Vancouver Art Gallery as the Let’s Hear It! LIVE festival site presented by CBC Music and CBC Vancouver kicks off. A free, all ages event that will include local artists such as The Funk Hunters, Khanvict, Desi Subculture, Peach Pit, Horsepowar, Mob Bounce, DJ Kookum, Conro, Shawn Austin, Astrocolor, Imur, Chersea and more!

The full listing of events, along with the events calendar of the 2018 JUNO Host Committee and the 2018 JUNO Awards is now available at the newly refreshed website. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @letshearitbc (#LetsHearItBC).

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards onSunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on are available now at For more information about the JUNO Awards, visit:

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Live Music, Friday March 2nd

Friday, Mar. 2nd, 2018 venue
Dave Coalmine Playtime Casino
Gord Bamford Kelowna Community Theatre
Jon Bos Band Whiski-Jacks
Julie Masi and Steve Soucy Riley’s Pub
Kris and the Blues Machines Fernandos Pub
Linus The Blue Gator
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Major Mambo La Lupita – Tapas & Mezcal
Poppa Dawg Sandhill Winery
Raygun Cowboys Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Shake A Leg O’Flannigans Pub
Silver Knight Cache Lounge
Smitten Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar
Um.. Habitat



Western Canada’s LARGEST and LONGEST running documentary film festival! March 1 – 4
see films @

Known for the incredible breadth of topics covered and the first class quality of the productions screened–these are films that are sure to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN and INSPIRE!
Film topics include environmental and social justice issues, food security, culture and the arts.

All over the world, and right here in B.C, hope shines through in action taken by ordinary people who are finding a way to a sustainable world by daring to confront global forces with the strength of their own vision.
Visit website for more info:

Great food and baked goods to purchase all weekend: enjoy popcorn, organic and local foods, fare trade organic coffee and apple juice! Please bring your own cup.

Children’s and family activities: blocks on a blanket, face painting, poster art, mask and garden sign making and even turtle rattles!

Seed Swap Table – seed packets available.
Bring some seeds, leave some seeds

Admission to films is FREE – donations are gratefully accepted to fund this festival as well as the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society and Inn from the Cold.

Pls note:
Thurs. screening is at the Ki Lo Na Friendship Centre, 442 Leon Ave.
5:30pm Welcome/Snacks and Refreshments, 6pm Screening
FMI go to:–descriptions.html

Séan McCann of Great Big Sea plays the Rotary Centre for the Arts – March 5th

Séan McCann of Great Big Sea plays the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Description: Séan McCann, widely known as a member of internationally renowned band, Great Big Sea, has spent the last 20 years sailing around the world enamouring audiences from Copenhagen to California. Now a solo artist and mental health advocate, McCann combines his traditional musical folk roots with his “music is medicine” message to audiences while supporting his latest release, There’s a

Date: Monday, March 5

Time: 7:30pm 

Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC
Tickets: $45 @