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Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

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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Skip work & get “Working”!

Posted by bigincanada on February 9, 2009

The new album “Working” by Acres of Lions comes out tomorrow on Cordova Bay Records. Want to know what you’re getting yourself into? Check out http://www.myspace.com/acresoflions to hear 3 tracks – “Closer,” “Knowing Your Own End,” & “This Was Not My Best Day Ever.”

If you cannot wait until tomorrow for the full-length to be released, you can purchase “Closer” from iTunes by clicking here.

1) Entertainment
2) Let’s Get Sentimental
3) Coronado’s Dead
4) Closer
5) Dance Sequence
6) Working
7) Fine Examples
8) December
9) Knowing Your Own End
10) This Was Not My Best Day Ever

The band will be supporting this album with heavy touring through March 21st, so you have no excuse not to get out to at least 1 show:

Feb 10 2009 9:00P
Moe Joe’s Whistler, British Columbia
Feb 11 2009 7:00P
Lugz Coffee Lounge (Acoustic Set) Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 12 2009 9:00P
The Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 13 2009 6:00P
North Shore Alliance Church North Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 14 2009 7:30P
Pogue Mahone Kamloops, British Columbia
Feb 15 2009 9:00P
Doc Willoughby’s Kelowna
Feb 16 2009 9:00P
The Slice Lethbridge, Alberta
Feb 18 2009 9:00P
Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, Alberta
Feb 19 2009 9:00P
Filthy McNasty’s Edmonton, Alberta
Feb 20 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta
Feb 21 2009 9:00P
Canmore Hotel Canmore, Alberta
Feb 24 2009 9:00P
The Ottoman Medicine Hat, Alberta
Feb 25 2009 7:00P
Le Relais – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Feb 27 2009 7:00P
The Uniplex Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Feb 28 2009 9:00P
The Cavern Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 1 2009 7:00P
The Church Basement Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 2 2009 7:00P
Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mar 4 2009 7:00P
The Spill Coffee Bar Peterborough, Ontario
Mar 6 2009 9:00P
Le Gymnase Montreal, Quebec
Mar 7 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Oakville, Ontario
Mar 8 2009 6:00P
The Chubby Pickle Windsor, Ontario
Mar 11 2009 9:00P
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Mar 12 2009 9:00P
Rok Boutique – CMW SHOWCASE Toronto, Ontario
Mar 13 2009 9:00P
Maxwell’s Music House Waterloo, Ontario
Mar 15 2009 9:00P
Rancho Relaxo Toronto, Ontario
Mar 19 2009 7:00P
tba – all ages Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mar 21 2009 9:00P
The Palomino Calgary, Alberta

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Islands’ 3rd Album

Posted by bigincanada on February 2, 2009

Montreal’s “Islands” have begun work on their 3rd album. Also in the works: an acoustic Islands album, Nick Thorburn’s debut solo album, and a comic book titled “This Is Howie Doo.”

If you live in Europe, make sure to check out Islands when they visit this month:
Feb. 4 Ghent, Belgium @ Vooruit (Balzaal)
Feb. 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Feb. 6 Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
Feb. 7 Paris, France @ La Fleche D’Or
Feb. 10 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
Feb. 11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
Feb. 12 Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Feb. 13 Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
Feb. 14 Prague, Czech Republic @ Club 007
Feb. 15 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Feb. 16 Zagreb, Croatia @ Teater & TD
Feb. 18 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Menza Pri Koritu
Feb. 19 Milan, Italy @ Cricolo Magnolia (Indierocket party)
Feb. 20 Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club
FEb. 21 Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
Feb. 22 Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick

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