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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INTERVIEW: The Faceplants

The Faceplants are gearing up for a busy year. The Vancouver power-pop rockers are celebrating the release of their new single, “Why”, with a show at The Roxy this Saturday March 14th.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to chat with lead singer and songwriter Dan Botch about the band’s new single, musical inspirations, and more.

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Q&ASAP: Michelle Chamuel

If Michelle Chamuel looks familiar, it is likely not a coincidence.

Chamuel was the runner-up on the fourth season of NBC’s The Voice, putting her own spin on some of pop’s biggest hits. Prior to her television appearance, Chamuel was the lead singer of Ann Arbor based band, Ella Riot. She reunited with her former band mates Tyler Duncan and Theo Katzman to work on her debut studio album, Face The Fire, which was released earlier this week.

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INTERVIEW: Alex & Sierra

It was just over a year ago that Alex & Sierra charmed our television screens and ears for the first time.

There was magic in the chemistry that Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton shared both on and off the stage. The duo became the first group to win The X Factor USA crown, tallying the highest number of votes from viewers every single week. The vision that Alex & Sierra shared for their music was evident from their reworking of songs that they performed on the show.

Last week, we had the opportunity to chat with Alex & Sierra over the phone about making their new album and the fans.

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Q&ASAP: Olivver

It’s all in the details.

That is certainly the case with Bryan Sammis, better known these days as Olivver. From being on the back burner to bringing his ideas to actuality, the project had been a work in progress for Sammis.

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INTERVIEW: Dominique Fricot

We first featured Dominique Fricot on our blog as one of our #musicmonday artists in June. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to chat with the Vancouver singer-songwriting about his first full-length album Sweet Little Fantasy and got to know the person behind the music.

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INTERVIEW: Five Alarm Funk

What do you get when you combine ten years of relentless touring with nine musicians who love to create high-energy music?

The answer to that question is Vancouver’s own Five Alarm Funk. The band’s fifth studio album Abandon Earth is set for release on June 10th and is a concept album revolving around the destruction of the Earth by a giant robot. The band will be celebrating with an album release party this Saturday June 7th at the Commodore Ballroom here in Vancouver.

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INTERVIEW: Current Swell

This has been a busy month for Current Swell. A handful of US shows, an appearance at Canadian Music Week, a show at the Commodore Ballroom, and a big hometown show in Victoria at Ship Point as part of Red Bull’s Hometown Tour series. More notably, the band released their fifth record Ulysses on May 6th.

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The day before I spoke on the phone with the members of 4Count, there was fandemonium on the other side of the country.

The band had surprised two schools in Ontario as part of an anti-bullying campaign organized by their friend and motivational speaker, Saidat. The smiles on the faces of the kids they surprised said it all – 4Count has their hearts set on making a positive impression.

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