The 2015 Great Digital Film Festival Lineup includes:
· An all-day screening of the X-Men franchise: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men (2000);
· 25th anniversary screenings of Darkman (1990) and Dick Tracy (1990);
· Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007);
· Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004);
· Alien (1979);
· Aliens (1986);
· Hellboy (2004);
· Pan’s Labyrinth (2006);
· The Monster Squad (1987);
· The Rocketeer (1991).
Kaboom Pow – The Little Secret Tour
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Doors 6:30PM Show 7:30PM
THE NIKKI YANOFSKY SHOW ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH HAS CHANGED DATES TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST. PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED TICKETS FOR THE FEBRUARY 4TH PERFORMANCE WILL BE HONOURED AT THE DOOR.
TICKETHOLDERS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS AT THEIR POINT OF PURCHASE. REFUNDS WILL BE HONORED UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH.
**RESERVED / ALL AGES**
From her auspicious start as the youngest headliner in the history of the Montreal International Jazz Festival at 12, Nikki Yanofsky has covered plenty of territory over the last eight years. She has topped both jazz and pop charts, performed with orchestras and big bands, and sold out festivals and major theatres around the world; in 2010, she sang to 3.2 billion people – half the world’s population – at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Nikki has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Phil Ramone, Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, and Stevie Wonder and now, under the guidance of her greatest fan and mentor, Quincy Jones, Nikki is ready to introduce her own captivating new sound. Get ready to be amazed by her inimitable voice as she arrives at the unique crossroad where jazz meets pop, delivering sizzling songs that blend retro charm with a contemporary sound helmed by Rob Kleiner, the man behind exciting music by Cee-lo Green and Flo-Rida. Many of the tracks are also Produced and co-Produced by Montreal’s own Dan Cinelli, who also owns the venerable Planete Studios – arguably Montreal’s best recording studio. Quincy Jones helped guide the recording and serves as the Executive Producer on the album.
Nikki’s Little Secret, combines pop-song structures with sophisticated harmonies, club-ready beats with punchy big-band horns, and earworm hooks with scat singing solos. It’s all held together by her powerful delivery, as well as a newfound sass. Jazz aficionados and pop lovers alike will find themselves irresistibly lured in.
Nikki was bitten by the jazz bug at an early age, and there was no denying her prodigious gifts: by 11, in 2005, she was singing guest spots in clubs, and the next year, she wowed 100,000 people onstage at the jazz festival in her hometown, Montreal. She could reproduce the trickiest scatting performances of her heroine, Ella Fitzgerald, with dead-on pitch and articulation, adding her own youthful verve. In 2008, she released her first album, Ella … of Thee I Swing; as a CD/DVD package, it went Gold, was nominated for two Juno Awards (making her the youngest multiple-Juno nominee in history), and served as a remarkable calling-card. By 14, she had performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra, and Herbie Hancock – not to mention pop stars Will.i.am and Wyclef Jean.
On her first studio album, Nikki (Decca, 2010), she spread her wings, penning some of her own tunes with help from Canadian indie hero Ron Sexsmith and Grammy winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris. Produced by 14-time Grammy-winner Phil Ramone, Nikki ranged in style from the sashaying swing of “I Got Rhythm” to the stately sweep of the quadruple-platinum single “I Believe,” and in Canada, it hit #1 on the jazz chart and #6 in pop and was nominated for the Vocal Jazz Album of the year. Audiences far and wide caught on too: the album went gold in France as well as in Canada, and in the U.S., it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for new artists. iTunes worldwide declared it the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and Nikki followed it up with her second DVD, Live in Montreal – also certified gold in Canada.
For Little Secret, Nikki has drawn on the impeccable taste and crossover wisdom of her co-manager Quincy Jones, who has been bridging gaps between jazz and pop since the ‘60s. She had brought jazz into a pop context before, performing with Hancock in 2011 for the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Barbra Streisand, and singing at a Los Angeles tribute to Carole King with a big band conducted by Jones himself.
In the studio with Rob Kleiner and Dan Cinelli, Nikki brought together the immediacy of her pop work with the depth of her jazz. Her approach is epitomized by the track “Something New,” which cheekily adapts the hooks from Jones’s “Soul Bossa Nova” and Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” to a strutting groove, and features the full breadth of Nikki’s vocals, from a soulful roar to a kittenish growl. Elsewhere, she stirs familiar elements together in surprising ways: “Necessary Evil”, produced by Harmony Samuels, uses the horns from Charles Aznavour’s “Parce Que Tu Crois” and “Blessed with Your Curse,” for instance, builds a soulful, breakbeat-led song on a scatted riff; “Enough of You” is a dynamic kissoff track with angelic harmonies, and the title-track, “Little Secret” refashions the exuberant rhythm from Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” as the basis for a sly, prowling number.
Her slower songs are equally compelling, and “People Are Strange,” one of the album’s two covers, re-envisions The Doors’ classic as a mysterious orchestral ballad. She drew inspiration for her version from the bullies she faced in high school; Nikki supports Bullying Awareness Week, in addition to being an ambassador for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Wish Foundation, and MusiCounts.
Nikki calls Little Secret “a mix of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Ray Charles, and Quincy – mixed with me.” She describes the two years she’s spent honing her new sound as a time that allowed her “to separate from the kid to the adult and the artist that I am now.” This summer, Nikki will be playing her new material – and older favourites – with a fresh, young band, and proving to everyone that this former prodigy is well on her way to fulfilling her extraordinary promise.
With Special Guests
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Advance tickets $15 (plus appl. s/c)
Available online, Red Cat and Zulu
Age Limit: 19+/No Minors
On Sale Friday November 21st, 2014 at 10am!
Early Show: Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm, End 10:30pm
American rock band on tour to support their debut release “Language & Perspective”.
Join us for a Dine Out Vancouver on Saturday, January 31st, featuring Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues!
Door 5:30PM, Show 7PM.
Tickets: Show only “regular”: $20 + service fees or Dinner Package “VIP”: $45 + service fees
Buy Online: Here
FanClub’s Dine Out menu is available to view to the left (under the poster).
Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.
About Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues:
For over three decades Powder Blues has been Canadas leading blues band. The sound is a mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b with an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy often swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, the United States and overseas, spreading a feel-good groove that makes people dance and shout.
Powder Blues debut album, Uncut, was shrugged off by the big record labels who told the band there was no market for the blues. Undiscouraged, the band sold it off stage and sent it to radio stations whose switchboards lit up with calls asking whos that? After selling 30,000 copies in a few weeks, the same record labels competed to distribute this non-commercial product. To date Powder Blues albums have sold over a million copies worldwide.
Band highlights include winning Canadas Juno, headlining the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, winning the Blues Foundation Award in Memphis, Tennessee and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Leader, Tom Lavin has written many of the bands best-known songs including Doin It Right [On the Wrong Side of Town] and Boppin With the Blues. Born in Chicago where he watched and worked with local bands and blues legends, Tom moved to Vancouver gigging nightly in the downtown nightclub scene. This led to work as a studio musician, song writer, band leader, record producer and film composer.
Tom has won BCMIA awards for Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer of the Year, a Juno award for Best New Band and the American W.C. Handy award. He has over a dozen gold, and platinum records for Powder Blues, Prism, April Wine, Long John Baldry, Amos Garrett, and many others. His Blue Wave studio has gold records for Powder Blues and numerous other artists.
2015 is the bands 37th Anniversary. Their more than dozen CD titles and DVD continue to sell world-wide making Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues one of Canadas longest-standing musical ambassadors.
Magnetized Productions Presents:
Coastline Pilot CD Release
Saturday, January 31st-
Coastline Pilot with Noah Edwards Band and Guest Patrick Kinch + The Ghosts
COME CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF COASTLINE PILOT’S LATEST RECORD!
Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards Street, Vancouver. Doors @ 8 pm, Cover $10 Adv / $12 @ Door
Sudden Records Presents:
D.O.A. Anti Kinder Morgan show
@ The Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver
2755 Prince Edward St – No Minors
Saturday January 31st, 2015
Doors 8:00PM / Curfew 11:00PM
Coastal Jazz Presents:
2015 Cellar Jazz Series
Eh! Seamus Blake plays the music of Eddie Harris ft. Geoffrey Keezer
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Will Call/Doors 7:30PM, 8:00PM Show (Two Sets)
PAL Studio Theatre
581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
All Ages Venue
Tickets on sale Saturday, December 6
Also Available @ Box Office at 918 Granville Street in Vancouver
And by Phone at 604 569-1144
The project started 3 years ago from the suggestion of Paul Stache owner of smoke jazz in NYC. Paul knew that Blake loved Eddie Harris and thought it would be fun to organize a tribute weekend to him. Since then it has become a yearly event. In picking the music Blake tries to cover some of the classics as well as some lesser known tunes. Eddie was a diverse musician spanning many styles including bebop, funk, soul, bossa nova and avantgarde.
For this show Blake is excited to be joined by long time friend and genius of piano and keys Geoffrey Keezer. Geoffrey and Blake went to college together were frequent collaborators in their formative years. More recently they have played together with Tal Wilkenfeld and Mike Pope. Blake is truly excited to share this great project with Vancouver jazz fans.
Presented by Blueprint & Monster
Saturday January 31 2015 at Commodore
DOORS 9PM – 2AM
Blueprint & Monster Energy present…
EXCISION [Kelowna | Rottun]
http://excision.ca/W/ SPECIAL GUESTS:
PROTOHYPE [L.A. | Firepower]
http://instagram.com/protohype https://soundcloud.com/protohype + MINNESOTA [S.F. | Madison House] https://www.facebook.com/DJMinnesota http://soundcloud.com/minnesota http://twitter.com/minnesotaBASS Saturday, January 31st 2015 at COMMODORE BALLROOM 868 Granville St – 19+ w/ ID only Tickets go on-sale THIS FRI. NOV 21st at 10AM via www.thisisblueprint.com The name itself presents a terrifying image- a mangled, forced extraction, quite literally “removal by cutting”. It should come as no surprise that the sounds behind this name are just as filthy, brutal, and unforgiving as the namesake suggests. Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Your ears will ring and your eyes will roll into the back of your head as you are suspended in what can only be called a true sensory overload. Bass will rain down from above for hours as Excision’s skills as a DJ and producer shine like an unholy light from the underworld. The true champion of bass music, Excision hails from Kelowna, British Columbia. The founder of the ROTTUN label, a bass music conglomerate that has shaped the sound of modern Bass music, Excision has created a vast roster of allies that has only bolstered his spot as a warrior of bass music. Armed with a library of destruction and filth, Excision has time and time again tested the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime, as you are constantly enlightened by the true fervor and energy that only an Excision set can provide. http://thisisblueprint.com/ http://monsterenergy.ca/ MAKE SURE to: Become a fan of Blueprint Events & This Is Blueprint: http://www.facebook.com/blueprintevents https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsBlueprint Follow Blueprint Events on Twitter/Instagram: @blueprintevents @thisisblueprint’
Presented by Blueprint Live and The Fox Cabaret
Saturday January 31 2015 at Fox Cabaret
DOORS 9PM – 1AM
Operators (feat. Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits)
at The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Saturday Jan 31 Doors 9pm
Valid ID required
Advance tickets starting at $15 +sc Buy: Here
Hardcopies also available at Zulu and Red Cat
BC-born frontman Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Divine Fits fame has added another killer project to his repertoire: new indie dance-pop band Operators. Formed with Divine Fits drummer Sam Brown (formerly of New Bomb Turks) and Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Devojka, the band’s debut EP1 has been making waves with its unashamedly danceable, synth-based hooks and underground electro grooves. Check out what Boeckner is calling the most productive, creative period of his life.
Presented by Blueprint & Celebrities
Saturday January 31 2015 at Celebrities
DOORS 9PM – 3AM
Blueprint & Celebrities Present…
:: PlayHOUSE Saturdays ::
w/ Special Guest(s):
[AUS | VICIOUS]
w/ Support From Playhouse Residents:
Saturday, January 31st 2015
1022 Davie St – 19+ only w/ valid Government I.D.
Peking Duk not only tastes good, but it sounds even better.
Blueprint & Celebrities Nightclub’s latest clublife concept, PlayHOUSE SATURDAYS. The ultimate experience of music, entertainment and production.
Join us every Saturday night for a mix of house anthems and club hits. Let the music surround you with our FUNKTION-ONE sound system, as dancers charm you and the lights mesmerize you.
A night without borders that is open to everyone.
For Table Service inquires please contact Alex C.
Solid Events Presents
Harbour Event Centre
750 Pacific BLVD. Vancouver
19+ ID Required
Email: Info (@) SolidEvents (.) ca
@ Vancouver FanClub
Show 10PM, Cover $10 (no cover for patrons of the early show!)
Al Wailin Walker was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is well known for his infectious brand of Rockin Rhythm and Blues. His stunning electric guitar solos and commanding vocals have been thrilling large crowds for more than 4 decades. The first recording of Wailin Walker was with his band The Houserockers in 1978. Since then, three outstanding rock n’ blues recordings of the Wailin Walker Band, “The Devil Made Me Play It”, “Buzzsaw Boogie” and “Crazy at Night”, have been released. The “Devil Made Me Play It”, released under Double Trouble in Amsterdam, climbed to the top of the blues charts in the Netherlands, Spain and Australia. Walker has played with and been personally mentored by many great artists such as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton and Otis Rush .As leader, guitarist and singer of the Wailin Walker Band, Walker has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name a few. He continues to work with a tight rhythm section… that keeps dance floors packed….
“He plays the stuff like it’s supposed to be played! – Buddy Guy