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Posts Tagged ‘Beast’

Osheaga ’09!

Posted by bigincanada on April 2, 2009

GROUPE SPECTACLES GILLETT
Transmitted by CNW Group on : March 31, 2009 18:59

Coldplay and Beastie Boys at OSHEAGA 2009!

MONTREAL, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ – Gillett Entertainment Group presents the 4th edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival that will take place in the park on August 1st and 2nd. Osheaga is proud to announce that the headliners for this year’s edition are the multi-platinum selling band Coldplay on Saturday, August 1st and hip-hop pioneers Beastie Boys on Sunday, August 2nd.

Osheaga is one of only two North American festival appearances that Coldplay will make this year. 2008 Grammy Award winners Coldplay continue to take the world by storm while touring on the wings of their high-soaring album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends which included a visit to a sold out Bell Centre on July 20th. We are extremely happy to welcome them to the Osheaga grounds on August 1st!

The Beastie Boys will bring their one of a kind lyrical and musical wizardry to headline Osheaga’s second day on the island Sunday, August 2nd. Montreal fans got their last dose of the Beasties’ funk at the Metropolis and at the Bell Centre on back-to-back nights in September 2007. Don’t miss these musical trailblazers rock Osheaga as they tear through over 25 years of hits!

Here are a few of the artists that will be on stage (other bands will be confirmed shortly):
COLDPLAY – BEASTIE BOYS – JASON MRAZ – THE ROOTS – RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – GIRL TALK – THE DECEMBERISTS – CRYSTAL CASTLES – LYKKE LI – BEAST – ELBOW – ARCTIC MONKEYS – THE TING TINGS – WINTER GLOVES – THE HONEY BROTHERS – JOSH RITTER – PARLOVR – KITTY DAISY AND LEWIS – LE VOLUME ETAIT AU MAXIMUM – MOTHERS FATHERS…

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 3 AT NOON!
Tickets available at the Bell Centre box office
Charge by phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269
Order online at: http://www.osheaga.com or http://www.geg.ca

For the first time ever, Osheaga will be offering a limited number of VIP passes for Osheaga in the Parc August 1 & 2 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The new VIP passes will include access to:
– VIP entrance (Priority access)
– VIP grandstands
– VIP food kiosks & vendors
– Private washrooms

VIP Weekend Pass: $295.00 (+ service charges)
Saturday, August 1: $75.00 (+ service charges)
Sunday, August 2: $65.00 (+ service charges)
Weekend pass: $125.00 (+ service charges)

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Canadian Blast @ SXSW

Posted by bigincanada on March 23, 2009

Featuring the stellar line-up of  Two Hours Traffic, Mother Mother, Beast, Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains, Shout Out Out Out, and The Arkells, the Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase brought its highest turnout in the event’s 5-year history with 3000 music-loving souls. In addition, Canada further made its mark on Austin, Texas with its new “Canada House,” which showcased 40 artists over 4 nights of music.

Wondering what you missed? Check out the official Canadian Blast website @ http://www.canadianblast.com and the full calendar here.

A list of all artists participating in this year’s Canadian Blast at SXSW is below (courtesy of the Canadian Blast website):

#

1 Hundred Dollars

A
AIDS Wolf
Alex Cuba
Ann Vriend
Arkells
Aun
Azeda Booth

B
Beast
Bedouin Soundclash
Boats
Bonjour Brumaire
Buck 65

C
Cancer Bats
Caracol
Classified
Codie Prevost
Colin Moore
Colin Munroe

D
Dan Mangan
David Martel
DDMMYYYY
The Deep Dark Woods
Moka Only + Def 3
Delhi 2 Dublin
The Details
D.O.
D’Urbervilles

E
Elliot Brood
Emma-Lee
Empire Isis
The Evaporators

F
Felix Cartal
The FemBots
Final Flash

G
Gavin Stephenson
Gentleman Reg
The Golden Dogs
Gordie Tentrees
Grand Analog

H
Handsome Furs
Hey Ocean
The High Dials
Hollerado
Hot Panda
Human Highway

I
Immaculate Machine
Inward Eye

J
Jay Semko
Jeff Pitcher
Jen Lane
Jenn Grant
Jesse Dangerously
Jill Barber
Jokers of the Scene
John Lajoie
The Johnstones
Josh Martinez
The Joys

K
Katie Stelmanis
Keys N Krates
Kim Beggs
Krista Muir

L
Les Handclaps
Lights
Lindi Ortega
Lions In the Street
Little Miss Higgins
Lorrie Matheson
Luke Doucet

M
Magneta Lane
Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa McLelland
Mishka
More or Les
Mother Mother
MSTRKRFT

N
NO KIDS
Ninjasonik
N.Q. Arbuckle

O
OHBIJOU
Oh Susanna

P
The Pack A.D.
The Painted Birds
Pat Thornton
Peer Pressure
The Perpetrators
Po’Girl

R
Ruby Coast
The Rural Alberta Advantage

S
Sagapool
Sam Roberts
Sebastien Grainger
Shad
Shout Out Out Out Out
Skavenjah
Slim Twig
Smokekiller
Social Code

T
Telepathic Butterflies
Thunderheist
Torngat
Twilight Hotel
Two Hours Traffic

W
The Wet Secrets
We Were Lovers
Winter Gloves
Wintersleep
The Wooden Sky
Woodhands

Y
Young Galaxy

Z

Zaki Ibrahim

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Green @ The Edge

Posted by bigincanada on March 8, 2009

No, not Dallas Green… sorry.

In a recent posting by 102.1 The Edge (Toronto), they explain that $1 from every Edgefest ticket is going to the planting of the Canada Forest, part of the Tree City Design for Downsview Park, where Edgefest will be held.

Edgefest (Saturday, 20 June 2009) is also taking additional measures to lessen their impact on the environment by  working with PickupPal to encourage the sharing of rides and using Twitter to send the full schedule of the day’s events and up-to-the-second updates to people’s mobile devices, eliminating the use of paper schedules for stage lineups and set times.

Want to learn more? Check out http://www.edge.ca/ConcertsandEvents/Edgefest/FestivalGuide/GreenInitiatives.aspx.

And if the environmental reasons are not enough to get you interested in Edgefest, maybe the lineup will be:
Billy Talent, AFI, Alexisonfire, Metric, k-os, The Stills, Arkells, The Midway State, Moneen, Beast, Clothes Make The Man, Dean Lickyer, Dinosaur Bones, Flash Lightnin’, La Casa Muerte, Still Life Still, The Waking Eyes

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Indies in the Spotlight

Posted by bigincanada on February 7, 2009

TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ – The artists and bands have been selected! inDiscover.net is proud to reveal the nominees for the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards, “The Indies.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The Indies acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $35, at www.cmw.net or by calling 905.858.4747. This year’s host will be Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie with performances by the Arkells, Beast, Crystal Castles, Hey Rosetta!, USS, and Indies Hall of Fame inductees Anvil. The show will be featured live to air on XM Satellite Radio.

Keep your ears open for:
The Stills (FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST/GROUP)
Plants and Animals (FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP)
The Midway State (FAVOURITE VIDEO, inDiscover.net FAVOURITE ARTIST/BAND WEBSITE, FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP)
City and Colour (ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE, FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST, FAVOURITE VIDEO)
Lights (ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE, FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST, FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP)
F*cked Up (ChartAttack.com FAVOURITE ALBUM, FAVOURITE PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP)
Crystal Castles (FAVOURITE GROUP/DUO, FAVOURITE ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO)
Sam Roberts (FAVOURITE VIDEO)
The Waking Eyes (FAVOURITE VIDEO,
Bedouin Soundclash (FAVOURITE LIVE ARTIST/GROUP)
Deadmau5 (FAVOURITE ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO)
Bison BC (FAVOURITE METAL ARTIST/GROUP)
Shad (FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST/GROUP)

Click here for a list of all nominees.

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