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Event Archive - GFYS: A Tribute to E. S. Day: Ninjaspy, Red1 with Killawatt, Magnus Rising, Corvid, Friends with the help, Abriosis

Fri. December 9th 2011 Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
$10 Suggested Donation
Tickets at: Pat's Pub & Brewhouse
Densixx Entertainment, The Invisible Orange and ABORT Magazine unite to present:

GFYS: A Tribute to E. S. Day

Vancouver’s metal and hip hop communities unite to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of a friend and devoted supporter of music’s underground.

With the presentation of: Ninjaspy, Red1 with Killawatt, Magnus Rising, Corvid, Friends with the Help, Abriosis.

Date: December 9, 2011
Location: The Rickshaw Theatre (254 East Hastings)
Doors at 7pm


Ninjaspy –

Metal/Hardcore/Reggae/Surf band Ninjaspy arose with the dawn of the year of six, embodied by the Triad in Blood: Vocalist/Guitarist Joel Parent, Drummer Adam Parent and Bassist Tim Parent. With the help of prolific producers, Garth Richardson and Ben Kaplan, they have entered the next level of their career, releasing their debut CD Pi Nature in the fall of 2007.

“ Think a 3 piece Mr. Bungle with Patton’s vocals taking a turn for the better, add some laser beams and dreads, turn it all up to eleven, stand the fuck back and enjoy!”. – Ground Report

Red1 with Killawatt –

The Rascalz - RED1, DJ Kemo, and Misfit - have become iconic figures in the Canadian hip-hop world since their 1993 debut “Really Livin.” Over the past thirteen years and five albums, the critically acclaimed Van city crew has helped pioneer Canadian hip-hop. In the process, they have garnered numerous MuchMusic Video Awards, Urban Music Awards, certified gold records, NO. 1 singles on MuchMusic, and Juno Awards. (They famously declined a Juno in 1998 to protest the show’s policy, which excluded urban music from the televised broadcast). Rascalz member RED1 is now breaking ground on his own with Killawatt Records. He hopes the Vancouver-based label will expose emerging talent of all genres, from across the country and abroad.

Magnus Rising –

Magnus Rising is a solid Vancouver Heavy Metal band with a passion for Rock n’ Roll. Originally from Newfoundland, Magnus Rising strives to satisfy the tastes of their loyal fans, while earning a place for their music in the lives of fans to come. Combining a vivid and high energy live performance with compelling and hard hitting songwriting, Magnus Rising sets out to play any for any audience that will truly listen.

Corvid –

CORVID is a scumbag Celtic abstract anarchist hip hop mc originally from North Bay Ontario, currently residing in East Van. This is Hip Hop for those sick of the shit clogging the drain at the bottom of the pit from which deranged minds spit rhymes to destroy the limits of these weak times.

Friends with the Help –

Friends With The Help have various ties to the arts community in Vancouver. Recent shows have seen the trio at literary events (inter/tidal iv), gallery openings (Gallery Gachet, Marion Scott Gallery), and at the inaugural show in the Bassment level of the W2 Media Cafe where FWTH released their debut mix tape to a sweaty throng. As a group or individually, FWHT have opened for/toured with the likes of Living Legends, Blowfly, Young Buck, The Game, Obie Trice, Front Line Assembly, and many more.

Abriosis –

Abriosis is a 4 piece progressive death metal band hailing from Vancouver, BC. Have released a self titled e.p. , and their brand new full length album "Tattered and Bound". Looking forward to continuing touring in Canada and abroad.

All proceeds are being donated to Battered Women Support Services and Living Positive.

Hosted by DJ Temple of Without Mercy (

Sponsored by: -
Absoulte Underground –
Pennyblack Tattoo & Art -
Killawatt Records –
Clubcard Printing –

Presented by:
Densixx Entertainment -
Babalon Entertianment
The Invisible Orange –
ABORT Magazine –


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BC’s Ninja Spy are a devilish mix of ska, metal, and funk. Their sound is totally their own and lay siege wherever they play. They’ve performed with an eclectic mix of artists ranging from Los Furios, Gross Misconduct, and The Dreadnoughts. Come see what all of the buzz is about and witness these Coquitlam natives in action. Ninjaspy arose w... more info