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Event Archive - WestJet Street Party: Hot Hot Heat, Hey Rosetta!, Jon and Roy, Said the Whale, Dan Mangan, The Dudes

Thu. March 26th 2009 4:30pm doors at 4pm @  Vancouver Radio Stage: Granville and Smithe (No Minors) 4:30pm doors at 4pm
Presented by: Best Buy

Hot Hot Heat

Formed in 1999 in the seemingly improbable locale of Victoria, British Columbia (perhaps the launch of a new British (Columbian) invasion?), Hot Hot Heat have, in their relatively short life-span, metamorphosed in a way coincidentally implicit in the elemental dynamism of their name. Heat as force of change. Hot Hot Heat have transformed from withi... more info

Hey Rosetta!

SECOND SIGHT, Hey Rosetta!’s first album in nearly four years represents the longest musical gestation in the band’s history. In part, the delay was due to the lengthy touring cycle following the success of their last album Seeds, which was short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and resulted in the band’s first JUNO nomination and a perfor... more info

Jon and Roy (folk, roots, acoustic, reggae)

Jon and Roy went searching for something intangible on their fourth recording, Let it Go. Suffice it to say, they found it. Freedom — from artistic constraints, from audience expectations — became a recurring theme for the duo during the creation of Let it Go. If there was one rule for longtime friends and collaborators Jon Middleton (gui... more info

Said the Whale

Said The Whale formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriters Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft. The pair's debut EP, Taking Abalonia, featured sunny west coast indie pop, with breezy harmonies, shimmering guitars, and lyrical tributes to their home city of Vancouver. In 2008, the album was rereleased as Howe Sounds/Talking Abalonia, featurin... more info

Dan Mangan (Indie/Folk)

The son of lawyer Mike Mangan. "The deliciously downbeat Postcards and Daydreaming a good sulky-day companion for anyone who has already invested in the collected works of Hayden or Crooked Fingers." -The Georgia Straight Gaining fans with every performance, Dan Mangan is slowly making his way from Vancouver to the depths of your listening... more info

The Dudes (Legit rock)

The dudes are legit. They make rock songs that come from the most closely gaurded vaults of the emotional banks. They sing about the triumph of good over no good. They trumpet the march of the working class lady. They tell stories of love gained and lost, knife fights, cops and kindness. The dudes want you to see them play live. They would like you... more info
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