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RANDOM DANDER The Second Cuming

Psychedelic Hard Rock from Mission, BC

FORMAT: Vinyl, CD

RELEASED 2014

  • 1.Smooth Moves

    2.How You Gonna

    3.Manna Stache
    4.Heart In Hand
    5.Bodies In The Water
    6.Don Juan Chu
    7,Poor SOB
    8.Skin Lizard

BORG QUEEN Sex, Drugs & Shiny Brass Poles

Borg Queen is an integrated music and art goth rock project from Vancouver, BC.

FORMAT: CD

Released January 2017

TRACK LISTING:

  1. This Is Real
  2. Sex, Drugs & Shiny Brass Poles
  3. Little Miss Liquid Courage
  4. Hedonist
  5. The Bottom Of The Glass
  6. My Resurrection
  7. It’s Over
  8. Lapdance Romance
  9. We’re All Whores
  10. Imago Dei

Santa Lucia LFR

Santa Lucia LFR

Like a multi-ethnic gathering of friends, this seven member band has created a sound that evokes the early days of Latin Rock (Santana, War, etc.), while adding their own blend of Funk grooves. Lead by Nicaraguan frontman German Cantillo the band has an addictive combination of Nuyorican Boogaloo, West Coast Funk and the ever present Cuban grooves engulfing the stage with monstrous horns and bass, funky breaks with furious lyrics in English and Spanish.

Santa Lucia LFR - The Streets / Las Calles Album Cover

Santa Lucia LFR – The Streets / Las Calles Album Cover

Relocating to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Santa Lucia LFR recorded their first album in 2001 with producer Darryl Nuedorf (Sarah McLachlan, Neko Case). Officially making the band the first Rock en Español album produced in Western Canada.In 2006, Santa Lucia released their second full length album, “The Streets / Las Calles” with legendary producer Larry Anschell (Nickelback, Pearl Jam) from Turtle Recording Studios in White Rock, BC Canada.

Santa Lucia successfully supported “The Streets / Las Calles” with countless West Coast dates and major open air festivals including; Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, as well as many out of town festivals including The Ness Creek Music Festival in Saskatchewan, Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife NWT, Victoria Jazz Festival, Edge of the World. Because of their great appeal and versatility of their music they are welcomed in nearly every kind of festival such as Salmon Arm Blues & Roots Festival, Victoria Ska Fest, Vancouver Dragon Boast Fest to Taste of Fernie and Okanagan Winery shows series at Tinhorn Creek. As well as performing corporate shows for the Diabetes society of Victoria, CBC French Alliance Society and Fundraisers for Canadian Veterans at Billy Bishop Legion. Such contrast from playing at Jazz Cellar club in Vancouver to rock clubs in Western Canada and the US. opening for many USA and International touring acts such as Ozomatli, Yerba Buena, Los Mococos, The Skatalites, Maxi Priest, The Cat Empire, Los Lobos, Polyrythmics and Israel’s Hadag Nahash at the annual Jewish Chutzpa! festival.

CBC Radio Canada gave the single “Lupita” heavy rotation, with the band performing a show at CBC studios broadcasting the show live across Canada hosted by one of Canada’s best known news personalities Gloria Makarenko and “On the Coast” radio host Prya Ramu.

Santa Lucia LFR - Suppressed Anthems Album Cover

Santa Lucia LFR – Suppressed Anthems Album Cover

In 2011 Santa Lucia released their third full length album “Suppressed Anthems” a blend of horn driven music anthems with a social conscience, Unique Latin sensibilities with plenty of rock, a shot of salsa, a shed-load of funk, and some high-speed Nicaraguan cumbia..” Latin revolutionary sloganeering, global politics and clenched-fist leftist anthems all bounce over the bands leftist grooves, spreading again its unique brand of rock all over the west coast.

You can find more information about the band by going to their website http://www.santaluciamusic.com

Beyond Land

Beyond Land Logo

Beyond Land Logo

Beyond Land is a powerhouse band that thrives on energetic improvisation, adding their own grooves to renowned pop and rock covers from the 90’s onward as well as original dance-floor heating tunes.

 

The band formed in June 2016 when guitarist / singer / songwriter Felipe Magalhães joined guitarist Alex Schroeder, bassist Brett Selinger and drummer Josh Mac; a power trio that had been playing at local open mics. After joining forces at the open mic, they got together for a series of jam sessions where they vamped cover songs on the fly, and a strong foundation for this four-piece band was established. The solid groove and power of the trio blended to Felipe’s passionate singing and guitar-playing style, bringing a distinct latin feel to their songs.

 

Now Beyond Land focuses the energy of those jam sessions into their music to connect with the people. A hip selection of sing-along rock tunes seasoned with their original songs, leading them through a vibrant night of dance and good times which will set the perfect atmosphere for a fun night out.

You can find more information about the band at their website http://www.beyondlandmusic.com

Joni Miller

Joni Miller is a Vancouver based songwriter, bass player, singer and band leader.

Joni Miller - Modern Times CD Cover

Joni Miller – Modern Times CD Cover

Her EP “Modern Times” was released in July of 2016 and is available on Bandcamp, CD Baby, Reverbnation and at the following retail destinations;

Bone Rattle Music (Vancouver)
Mad House Records (Burnaby)
Acorn Music (Salmon Arm)

The follow-up album “All Just Talk” is currently in the works.
Joni’s style is influenced by blues, rock and latin. Her musical journey started at the age of 6 with classical piano lessons. In more recent years she has performed on large and small stages throughout the Lower Mainland, in the Shuswap/North Okanagan, South Okanagan, the Caribou, and into Alberta.

She currently heads “Joni Miller & The Usual Suspects” – on bass and lead vocals. The Usual Suspects has a variable cast of quality players. Originals + covers – blues, rock & latin. Covers include Muddy Waters, Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Phish.

 

She also works with “Wes Crowley and the Shadow Jacks” on bass and back-up vocals. The Shadow Jacks play originals and also cover artists like Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.

Joni has published short stories, poetry & non-fiction. She was a two-time finalist in the BC Federation of Writers “Festival of the Arts” contest and is also the author of “Eating Well on Practically Nothing – a guide for starving students, starving artists, and everybody else.”

For nearly ten years she lived, played and co-wrote with the late Vince Eastman as the Miller/Eastman band. Vince was an exceptional guitarist and composer who had a profound influence on Joni’s life. Vince died of cancer in January of 2011.

2 tracks they co-wrote (Ones Who Bleed & Hastings Street) are included in the sound track of “Moon Water” – a documentary by Rita Godbout on the Missing and Murdered Women. Moon Water is distributed by Moving Images.

This link is an interview with Richard Sevigny at Voice of the Shuswap Radio. The tracks include Miller/Eastman songs and tracks from “Modern Times”.

http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=179046

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