E.S.L. is back with a new ep out on Coax Records. We will be doing a short tour to celebrate our new release. This album features songs in 5 languages (English, French, Polish, Spanish and German), a song written by Geoff Berner and Dan Mangan getting down on our song Superbaked!
Justine Chambers residency at The Dance Centre has given time for some research. In this project, drummer Ben Brown and Justine Chambers collaborate to do a study on the movement of drumming. Mili Hong and myself are the drummers and dancers Ashley Whitehead and Kevin Li examine the way we move as we drum.
Here is a new series of articles I am writing for BC Musician Magazine. It features 2 drummers (1 female, 1 male) in a genre. This first article talks to jazz and experimental drummers Mili Hong and Ben Brown. I had the opportunity to work with both of these drummers on a project called “We’re Making A Band” and it was part of Justine Chambers residency at the Scotia Bank Dance Centre. The project focused on research of bodies moving while drumming. Mili is an incredible jazz drummer and Ben is a daring and exploratory experimental drummer.
Super stoked to be announcing a new project that I have started called Fortresses. We are a Vancouver based psych post-punk project with the super dream team of Ora Cogan on synth and vocals and Matt Duiry from Summering on guitar. We accidentally became a band after Ora Cogan asked Matt and I to back her up for a solo show at Big Joy Fest- a Vancouver experimental festival. We all loved playing together so much, we decided to make it official! Ora and I had been talking about starting a project together and had a few initial jam sessions, but adding Matt to the mix finalized our vision of a project together. The band worked hard for 3 months, writing, rehearsing and booking shows. In March we recorded our self titled ep at Craft Cave Sounds with Justin Aucoin. Isolated Now Waves, Vancouver tape label will be releasing the album.
Here is the second installment of articles written about local BC builders. In this one we talk to J. Romero Banjo Co, Klemm Drums and Mountain Fruit Folklore Center. http://www.bcmusicianmag.com/bc-instrument-makers-part-2-banjos-snare-drums-marimbas/
It has been a lot of fun to work on this 3 part series for BC Musician Magazine. There are many talented builders that are working locally to produce quality instruments. This first article is about my dad, Bill Machuga, who not only was the person who taught me how to play drums, but also a builder of fine hand drums. Check out the article to learn more about his company Goldline Drums.
Parker House Productions and Small Room Series present an evening of shadow puppets and music.
Mind Of A Snail present Shadows and Sound: Inside Outlet
Emily Rose Byberg
Saturday, November 29
Doors at 6 pm, show finished at 9 pm
Free and all ages
1715 Parker Street (corner of Commercial and Parker, above Dream Designs)
Unfortunately, the space is not accessible and there are 20 wide stairs at the entrance. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation’s Small Grants Program for making this show free.
Here is some older material recorded in 2003 at Studio 80 in Nelson BC. These songs have never been posted on the internet before, so I thought it would be fun to have them available for folks to listen to. This was a project that I played in with Warren G Funk and Jacob Mullen. We did quite a bit of touring though out BC and self-released this full-length album.
Getting really excited to be a part of this very cool tour featuring Kristi Lane Sinclair and Cris Derksen. We will be hitting up all the big cities in Canada and performing with many special guests, including George Leach, Iskwe, Nick Sherman and Laura Ortman.
Here is a little write up from the Red Ride Tour 4-way site
A collective of Aboriginal musicians will hit the road May 16 taking their showcase of artists across the country in what is described as an eclectic community of culture.
From a cellist and violinist to a guitar god and grunge goddess, Red Ride Tour: The 4-eva will embark on a two-week tour across Turtle Island from Vancouver to New York City. Anchored by classical grunge rocker Kristi Lane Sinclair and critically-acclaimed composer and cellist Cris Derksen, they will be joined at various gigs by 2014 Juno Award winning rocker George Leach, celebrated songstress Jennifer Kreisberg, pop diva Iskwé and rising folk singer Nick Sherman.
“This is our fourth year in a row taking indigenous acts on the road across Canada, and each year it grows,” says Sinclair, the brainchild behind the Red Ride Tours. “It started out as just Cris and me, in my little Chevy Optra hatchback driving across Canada playing live music venues,” she explains. “And now this year, we have acts like George Leach and Jennifer Kreisberg wanting to join the tour for a few dates.”
The Red Ride Tour begins in Vancouver on May 16 and will make stops in 14 cities including Banff, Calgary, Regina (where they will pick up Leach), Winnipeg (that is quickly becoming the Aboriginal musical center of the universe), Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal and culminating in Brooklyn, NY, on June 1.
Miss Quincy’s newly released album, “Roadside Recovery” was recorded the day after our 6 week 2013 European tour and is fondly referred to as The Jetlag Sessions. Produced by Matt Rogers from Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer the record features special guests including Dawn Pemberton and John Rayham as well as Sheri Rae on standup bass and myself on drums. We will be hitting up all our favorite towns from Victoria to Winnipeg, playing 19 shows in 24 days. The current Showdown lineup includes Jessie Robertson – bass and Christie Rose- vocals and keys.