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EVENTS: 2015 Free Outdoor Concerts in Vancouver

The sun is shining, the patios are filling up, which only means one thing… the season of outdoor concerts is here! Our annual post is your guide to free outdoor shows in Vancouver this summer. We will be updating it on a weekly basis, so refresh, put your sunscreen on, and enjoy some live music!

If you have any events you would like us to add, please contact e-mail us at events[at]asapmusicblog.ca.

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EVENTS: The Good In Everyone & Alea Rae Canadian Tour Dates

The Good In Everyone and Alea Rae will be kicking off their co-headlining, cross-Canada tour in their hometown of Vancouver at The Fox Cabaret on Thursday May 21st. Joining them for the evening will be Alexandria Maillot and Dante Hadden. The line-up for the evening looks to be a good one – full of the brightest up-and-comers from Vancouver’s indie music scene.

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EVENTS: Lovecoast Western Canadian Tour Dates

Lovecoast is celebrating the release of their new music video for their song “Help Me” with some Western Canadian tour dates. The band will be kicking things off with two hometown shows in Squamish starting on Friday, and will make their way back to Vancouver on May 29th at the Electric Owl.

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EVENTS: Shubaloo Launch Party @ Studio East – May 9, 2015

There is a new platform in town that is ready to make finding your live music experiences a lot easier. Shubaloo is a music discovery platform that finds tons of local shows around you, filtering between venue or genre listings.

To celebrate the launch, Shubaloo will be featuring ten local bands and ten local breweries this Saturday May 9th at Studio East. Cover is only $6 and includes two drink tickets. Doors are at 7:30pm, and this is a 19+ event.

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SOTD: Erik Hassle – No Words

It’s no doubt that Erik Hassle has smooth vocals, but did you know he’s also a smooth dancer… in the kitchen?

His latest single, “No Words”, is an electro-pop track with a touch of funk. Hassle himself demonstrates the up-tempo nature of the song in the music video, showing off his best MJ-inspired moves. The song was inspired by a case of unrequited love, and the conflicting feelings of hope and despair.

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INTERVIEW: Hollow Twin

It was about three years ago when musical seeds were planted to form Hollow Twin.

It was on a rainy September day when Emmalee Watts and Becky Wosk learned that they had much in common, from neighbourhoods to musical tastes. Fast forward to the present, the duo has become a band that is ready to release their second EP Keepers, with a release show at The Hindenburg on April 26th.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Tove Styrke @ THE MEDIA CLUB – May 16, 2015

Vision is everything. This is something that Tove Styrke is familiar with.

The pop songstress got her start on Swedish Idol, releasing her self-titled album shortly afterwards at the age of 18. The album reached platinum status and even received a Swedish Grammy nomination. Rather than riding on the success of her debut, Styrke decided to move back home with her parents in Umeå in Northern Sweden to figure out her musical identity.

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LOCAL FANS: JPNSGRLS

In a city like Vancouver, the love of good music is perhaps matched by our passion for hockey.

With the playoffs on the horizon this month, we thought it only made sense to intersect music and hockey. JPNSGRLS were kind enough to take some time to catch up with us to chat not only about the Vancouver Canucks, but also what they’ve been up to. Their debut album Circulation saw its UK release earlier this week, and the band will be heading on tour in Europe later this month.

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SOTD: Revenge of the Trees – Into The Night Part 1

Edmonton’s Revenge of the Trees is currently touring Western Canada in support of their new EP Into The Night, which will be released on April 14th. The band will be playing two shows in Vancouver – at Falconetti’s on April 5th & at The Railway Club on April 6th.

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