this saturday july 21st will be a summer celebration of all that is good and groovy in vancouver music at the second annual khatsahlano festival, all down west 4th ave in kitsalano. 40 bands! in the daytime! for free!
here are our recommendations (but you might have to pick and choose, because this schedule is packed deep)
if you aren’t completely wiped out after a day full of rad bands, check out the shows happening later that night: king tuff & nu sensae @ biltmore, crystal stilts & student teacher @ electric owl, and later makeout videotape returns (!!!) with the high drops and bummer high @ 360 glen. don’t sleep on it!
A compilation of Vancouver bands making waves that you probably haven’t heard yet. Representing 3 SBL artists: Mirror Lake, Hard Drugs, and Men at Adventure. Good listening.
Public Transit is a new Canadian band compilation series by Winnie Cooper, Glory Days, and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! + DJ Matty C of the White Light Mixes. Public Transit 001 focuses on local Vancouver bands. Public Transit 002 and 003 will also focus on Vancouver bands and will be released B.C. Day and Labour Day Long Weekend. In the fall Public Transit will focus on a different Canadian city – and the bands living and performing in those cities – for every Public Transit upcoming release.
What if there were a way for communities to create their own currencies, ones that truly serve them? Co-operative currencies that, instead of dividing people, could actually help communities heal by reconnecting with themselves?
There’s at least a year left until a decision is made on the future of Heather Place social housing, but the Vancouver Renters’ Union says there’s not time to wait to mobilize renters to fight for their rights to affordable, sustainable and quality housing.
Car Free Vancouver, a fun people-powered event, is completely volunteer-run. Once a year we take back the streets. Join us Saturday, June 16 (Kitsilano) and Sunday, June 17 (Kits, Commercial Dr, Main St & West End
music, food, shopping, community! check out car free day(s) this weekend.
On Tuesday the city took a significant step toward reducing that problem with a plan to convert two city-owned east-side industrial buildings into space for artists.
Within a month the city will put out a request for proposal for groups — both for-profit and non-profit — to take over the properties at 251 and 281 Industrial Ave in False Creek Flats and 2625 and 2629 Kaslo Street. The two buildings, both of which are empty, comprise more than 26,000 square feet.