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April 20, 2018

Life’s Strange Dream

Modified Ghost & The Invisible Orange Present…

& Guests
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Rickshaw Theatre
254 East Hastings Street
**Doors at 7pm** – Ages 19+





& Guests TBA!

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April 20, 2018

Five Alarm Funk after party

Happy Hour Presents

~The official Five Alarm Funk after party~


DJ Shub
2 x DMC + Red Bull Thre3style Champion. Formerly of the Juno award winning, A Tribe Called Red…

with support by

Dj Kookum, Status Krew and Chief & Council.

It is told in the creation legend of a DJ called Shub that a great Council was held along the muddy banks of the mighty Grand River in which the influences of Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, A- Trak, and Craze held sway. For one reason or another, that nobody remembers, all of the musical heavyweights from the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora also joined this Council and humbly offered teachings, harmonies, drum patterns, leads, and drops to this young man in their own good ways.

This Council raised the boy and the boy cared for them too. And that was how it was supposed to be and it was that way for a long time.

One time when all rappers needed T-Pain on their recordings and T-Pain had the respect of all of those who watch over and care for the most powerful of the music charts in our world, the DJ was presented with a vision of significance that changed his life and it was at that time that he set out on the first of his formative lifetime journeys. And in that first year of this first journey through our world and his life, the DJ was gifted with a Canadian DMC championship title and he cared for it. The following year, which was known at that time as 2008, the DJ who had been journeying was gifted with a second chance to earn that very same title and he did and he was humbled by the experience and he cared for that too. But soon after that second humbling, the DJ knew that two humblings wasn’t going to be enough and later in that same year he earned a Supremacy title and even later in that year, when he took his talents to the biggest of the stages in our world, he was named the 5th best DJ of that time by all of those who watch over and care for that great international DMC competition ground.

These humblings made the Council happy and when they reflected on all that had been tried and all that had been seen up to this point in time, they knew that the DJ, who was journeying in a good way for those years known to our world as 2007 and 2008, would need more. And the more, which is what would be tried and seen in this upcoming time, was found in spirit form and that spirit carried with it the strength of many mighty storms and it carried with it the ability to connect a great many people. But this spirit, which was not yet known to our world as the “powwow step”; needed more than the DJ could offer on his own and it called out to the Bear Witness; it called out to the DJ NDN; and, for short part of our time, it even embiggened a fourth collaborator known to many as DJ Frame.

So then, after the fourth collaborator bursted out in a different direction, there was three DJs of similar creation and direction working as one and at that time they were gifted with a name and they cared for that name and the powwow step spirit started to take shape and it started to gain strength. And that strength was good and that shape was good and a great many people started to know this and this knowing turned into caring and this caring turned into community and this community turned into business and this business put these young men on a journey that had never been gifted to them before and this journey was filled with a great many experiences.

And then the great star helper known as JUNO Award took the three DJs into ceremony and they were gifted with a humbling of great significance to carry. This time the year was known as 2014 and this experience would give the Council’s DJ the right to carry A Tribe Called Red’s Break though Group of the Year teaching with him and he cared for it and it gave him strength.
But then the DJ needed a break off of breaking through. That had not been the plan, but now it was this way. And it was in this way, when the time was changed, that the DJ became a husband and the DJ’s family grew and with this great growth, both in duty and in spirit, a more powerful Council presented itself to the DJ. And he knew at this time that this more powerful Council, which was still influenced by Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, A-Trak, and Craze and embiggened by the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora would help him be a better person and it would help him do great things for his people.
DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, is a title earning DJ and award winning music producer. He lives in For Erie, Ontario and counts two DMC Canada DJ Championship titles (2007 and 2008), a DMC Canadian Battle for Supremacy title (2008), a Canadian Red Bull Thre3style title (2012), and a King of the Dot Canada vs. USA DJ battle win along with trophies from the JUNO Awards and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards as some of his most notable accomplishments.

Doors at 9pm | 19+

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April 20, 2018

SHAHdjs Showcase at the new VAL:LAB

It’s literally been YEARS since the last SHAHdjs all crew in the city. The last two sets at Bass Coast have been a blast, and it’s time we do it here at home.
PLUS we are honoured to be the first official event at the NEW Vancouver Art and Leisure: THE LAB
Come test the waters with us at 101 E 6th ave

Doors at 10
$10 for the first 25
$15 after

-Application Audio
– Folxlore visuals
– live art

Kir Mokum
Decibel Point
Myles Away
The Willisist

(Vasho is still over in London town)

Positive. Vibes. Only.
We strive to provide a safe space for everyone regardless of gender, age, race, or sexual orientation. No harassment will be tolerated in any form. If anyone is making you feel unsafe, or if you see a questionable situation, please let one of the staff or someone in the crew know. We are here to help. We’re all in this together.

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April 21, 2018

Sequential Circus

Vancouver’s premiere showcase of live pa is back. Featuring live music, art, performances, installations and more.

Musical performances by (in alphabetical order):
1800HaightStreet //
Amos Hertzman Music //
Lace //
MA/AM //
Quest w/ Pixelpusher //

Doors 10pm (first set at 10:30 sharp)
19+ w/ID.

More lineup announcements coming soon!

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April 21, 2018

Bass Coast Tour

Bass Coast Festival is celebrating 10 years. Join us on April 21 at the Imperial for the Mutiny Tour – a Bass Coast pre-party. We will be giving away a pair of Bass Coast Festival tickets in a draw at the show. Arrive early to enter. Bass Coast merch will also be available.


Pearson Sound –

As one third of the team behind the Hessle Audio label, David Kennedy a.k.a. Pearson Sound has become more than synonymous with the cutting edge of UK dancefloor music.

In releasing his self-titled debut artist album in 2015, he skilfully capitalised on his astoundingly solid run of single and EP releases since 2009, producing a hypnotically enveloping LP that really found its feet in its willingness to experiment. Since then, he has been focused on the club, with his recent single XLB being voted the #2 best track of 2016 by Resident Advisor, as well as Freeze & Thaw Cycle being a staple of some of the biggest house and techno DJs’ record bags. He has lectured at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, released a critically heralded FABRICLIVE compilation and has remixed artists like Radiohead, The xx and M.I.A. as well as running the vinyl only club night, Acetate, in Leeds. With the ten year anniversary of Hessle Audio on the horizon in 2017, somehow he’s still finding the time to help ensure that Hessle’s weekly radio show on London’s Rinse FM maintains its role as an essential part of the station’s broadcasting schedule.

Max Ulis –

Max is half of Sabota, and a charter member of Lighta! Sound, which has been instrumental in the building of Vancouver’s underground movement for the better part of a decade. He has performed at prestigious festivals such as Decibel, Mutek, and New Forms, is a regular on the west coast festival circuit. His music has been played by notable performers such as Tim Green, Skream, B Traits, Shadow Child, Grenier, &ME, and Breakage and he’s shared the stage with a who’s who of contemporary dance music.

Lorne B.

Niña Mendoza

Niña Mendoza is a Vancouver, Canada-based DJ that holds the torch for the boogie. An uncanny sense of the groove imbues her DJ sets with a broad swath of styles from forgotten gems to the latest jams from lesser-known artists. With deep knowledge & fierce passion for music, Mendoza’s sets crawl underneath the skin of the mainstream & unearth gold.

Tier 1: $20
Tier 2: $30

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