Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted at the Media Club, July 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Young Rising Sons:

At a time when cynicism and moral outrage are quite common in modern music, Young Rising Sons choose to focus on the brighter side of life. According to lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, the Red Bank, New Jersey band’s debut single “High” was created with the intention of writing a “soulful pick-me-up, an honest account of life’s ups and downs, all with a glimmer of hope.” Tongren adds that the recently released “High” is the perfect example of the “feel good disposition” that shapes Young Rising Sons’ view on life and music.

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Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted at the Media Club, July 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!

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What do you get when you combine one of Canada’s most rockin’ guitarists with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra? People taking care of business, that’s what.

On May 20, guitarist Randy Bachman will perform his hits with the symphony orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St.). Bachman, of course, was the driving force, along with Burton Cummings, in The Guess Who, and he put the “Bachman” in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. So this is going to be a night of classic songs, done in a whole new way.

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Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!

Free outdoor concert in Gastown this Saturday!

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James Vincent McMorrow at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Feb. 26 2015. Pavel Boiko photo for The Snipe News.

Canadian independent record label Dine Alone Records is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a tour.

Beginning in Vancouver this Saturday, the Red Bull Tour Bus is crossing the country with acts from the label’s roster. The ’67 GM transit bus, which transforms into a concert stage, will hit five different Canadian cities, with different acts performing in each. Here’s who you can see FREE this Saturday afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m. in Gastown (at the corner of Water and Alexander streets).

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Free outdoor concert in Gastown this Saturday!

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis—when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. She was the talk of the lobby during intermission as those attendees unfamiliar with her Grammy Award–winning work as a member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops wondered who exactly Rhiannon Giddens was, with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit.

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Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

See Barry Manilow live ONE LAST TIME! at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Win Free Tickets!

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Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for LA born Dave Koz. He’s played with such artists as, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, U2, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. Quite the superstar list. One more door opened today as Barry Manilow announced that the GRAMMY® nominated Koz will be a special guest on his ONE LAST TIME! Tour in 2015.

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See Barry Manilow live ONE LAST TIME! at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Win Free Tickets!