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Event Archive - Musicians United Against Censorship PERFORMANCE PROTEST (Click More Info): Quest Poetics, Cry of Silence, Atma, Free City Collective, Alex Mahr, Un-1 and, DB Buxton, True Colours, Little T

Fri. May 14th 2010 @  Granville & Robson (All Ages)
Moved, note new venue PERFORMANCE PROTEST
We are shutting down Granville street at robson at 7pm. We are having a performance protest that is being endorsed by the city.

These are the artists that will be playing:

Quest Poetics
Cry of Silence
Free City Collective
Alex Mahr
Un-1 and Friends
David Morin
DB Buxton
True Colours
Little T

Councilor Andrea Reimer will be attending and speaking her mind on the event and the event is being published to the media. The event is being promoted via facebook:


The police will no longer allow Musicians to play on Granville street Friday and Saturday nights. The permits only allow anyone to perform until 10pm, but on Granville street they used to let artists play tell 2 am Fridays and Saturdays.(The nights that artists make most of their living) They have fined artists($250 fines!!!!!), are threatening to confiscate instruments and arrest artists. It is beyond time for us to show that the arts community will not be treated in such a way.

Amplification is no longer legal as there is no permit available for amplification. So acts that involve using amplification(rappers with beats, electric guitars, bass, so on) can no longer do their thing.

This is a flash mob concert in protest.

check out current busking laws here:

Our proposed amendments:
-Allow buskers to make music on Granville Street between Davie and Georgia until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
-Allow musical instruments and amplification on English Bay Between the Hours of 10 AM and 9:30 PM.
-Enforce decibel levels rather than have distinctions between amplified and non amplified music, 90 decibel max From 7 AM tell 11 PM, and 88 decibel max from 11 PM tell 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. All decibel levels are to be measured at 10 feet from the sound source.

Your rights under the Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms:


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Quest Poetics

QUEST POETICS is as original and stylistically diverse as a listener could hope for. From the songwriting mastery of The Police and Bob Marley to the melodic flow of The Fugees, Quest Poetics have dialed in a sound so unique and gripping that critics are sounding off in an overwhelming show of praise. With an expansive library of influences ranging... more info
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