Events Calendar

Mar
4
Wed
2015
Bleachers @ Rio Theatre
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

bleachersUnion Events presents
Bleachers
w/Joywave, Night Terrors of 1927
Wednesday Mar 4, 2015
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages
$27

 

@ The Rio Theatre in Vancouver

 

Tickets: Here

Daniel Lanois @ Commodore Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

danielWEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
DANIEL LANOIS

@ The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver
Presented by The Georgia Straight
Regular Tickets $28.50 + s/c
19 Years and Older. 2 Pieces of Gov’t Issued ID Required
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm
Buy at Livenation.com, 1-855-985-5000 or any Ticketmaster outlets.

 

Tickets: Here

GTA & TJR @ Celebrities
Mar 4 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 3:00 am

gta

Blueprint & Celebrities Present…

#FVDED

w/ Special Guest(s):

GTA [MIAMI | MAD DECENT]
http://www.wearegta.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreGTA
www.soundcloud.com/wearegta
www.twitter.com/wearegta

http://youtube.com/gta

&

TJR [CT | RISING]

http://iamtjr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/IAMTJR

http://www.youtube.com/tjrofficial

http://instagram.com/iamtjr

w/ Support From:

LONDON SOUND

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

at

CELEBRITIES NIGHTCLUB

1022 Davie St Vancouver – – 19+ only w/ valid Government I.D.

Tickets: Here

GTA

Thirty push-ups and a shot of tequila each: that’s all the preparation Julio Mejia and Matt Toth need to throw down a killer set, to turn from laid-back, unassuming 24-year-olds into the scene-stealing DJ and production duo GTA.

While their warm-ups are routine, Mejia and Toth’s performances are anything but. GTA sets are musical joyrides with the guys at the wheel, as they speed from trap and hip-hop into booming electro, take unexpected detours with rock and R&B, and screech to a halt for
massive bass drops. Despite GTA’s wild, unpredictable sets, everything the duo does – both on stage and in the studio – is unified by a simple mission statement: death to genres.

“A lot of people argue about the kind of music they listen to, what’s cool and what’s not,” Mejia explains. “But for us, it’s just about good music.”

The duo’s open-mindedness is closely tied to their Miami roots, as they were exposed urban, electronic rock and Latin sounds in equal measure. “Our friends were into everything,” Toth says. “That’s how we grew up.” They also got early starts in making their own music; Mejia played trumpet in middle school – he was part of a salsa band for a time – and later learned drums and guitar, and Toth taught himself to play guitar before attending audio engineering school.

Slowly but surely, though, the guys found their way into Miami’s dance scene. Toth attended Ultra Music Festival for the first time in 2008 and Mejia scored a job working in the festival’s Carl Cox tent the following year. They also began to experiment with production and DJing. Matt had started as a solo act, Van Toth, catering to the Miami scene with Latinflavored tech house. Meanwhile, under the moniker JWLS, Mejia gained online notoriety with his trap and moombahton bootlegs. A mutual Facebook friend thought the two would hit it off, and made a virtual introduction in February 2010.

The guys had exchanged some messages and music online when Toth called Mejia for a spur-of-the-moment hangout. They connected instantly thanks to an unlikely shared interest: When Toth picked him up, Mejia remembers, “he turned on a System of a Down CD. He knew every song, I knew every song. That was how we became friends.”

The next day, they became production partners, too. “We tried working together,” Mejia says of their first studio session, “and it just worked.” They finished their first collaboration in a single sitting, and sent it off to a few labels for feedback. Much to their surprise, Toth and Mejia heard directly from Afrojack who wanted to sign the song to his Wall Recordings imprint. “We got the email and we freaked out,” Mejia says. “It was literally a month after we met. That’s how GTA got started. And ever since then it’s just been constant.”

“Constant” is putting it lightly. In their three years as GTA, Mejia and Toth have kept the releases flowing while also touring nearly nonstop. They’ve released cult-favorite tracks on some of the dance world’s biggest labels – Diplo’s Mad Decent, A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records, Tiesto’s Musical Freedom and Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye, for starters – and have done remixes for artists ranging from Kylie Minogue to deadmau5. Meanwhile, the guys have hit the road with Rihanna, opening for her 2013 Diamonds World Tour and ended the year with a bang as part of Calvin Harris and Tiesto’s Greater Than Tour.

As they’ve promoted their genre-free ethos, Toth and Mejia have become bona fide tastemakers to fans and fellow artists alike, proving that “dance music” is best defined as whatever makes you move. GTA’s all-inclusive style is best exemplified in their “Death To Genres” mixes, which resist classification and instead go for maximum energy.

Now, the guys are prepping a barrage of new releases as part of a freshly-inked deal with Three Six Zero Music and Warner Bros Records. In true “death to genres” style, Toth says of the releases, “we have a little bit of everything, and we definitely won’t hold anything back.”

GTA’s first single under the deal – the Juyen Sebulba collaboration “Hard House” – is an ideal taste of what’s to come. It is one of the duo’s most defiantly anti-genre tracks to date, and purposefully so. Mejia says, “We knew the first thing had to be in your face.”

Whether you prefer to say the powerhouse duo is killing genres or creating their own, one thing is clear: GTA is on a bold musical mission, and they’re taking us along for the ride.

TJR

TJR (real name TJ Rozdilsky) has built a formidable catalogue of original tracks and remixes since exploding on the scene in 2008. Originally a golfer from Connecticut he left his plaid pants and golf clubs behind to become an acid house and techno DJ, before evolving into the innovative producer and DJ that he is today. In 2012 Chris Lake signed him exclusively to Rising Music.

He’s twice topped the Beatport charts at the overall number #1 spot, first with ‘Funky Vodka’ in 2012 and then again in 2013 with the massive ‘What’s Up Suckaz.’ Also known for his monstrous hit ‘Ode to Oi’ and his certified Multi-Platinum smash, ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ with Pitbull, TJR has become the master of the summer anthem, and consistently creates fun-loving, self-aware and surefire dancefloor monsters.

“Producing fulfills my creative side, but DJing is my release. I’m almost snapping crossfaders off mixers because I’m so amped up; I just want to get up there and destroy everything. I want people to come away from my sets thinking that TJR brought something that we’re not used to seeing anymore.” – TJR

 

Tickets: Here

Mar
5
Thu
2015
Caribou @ Commodore Ballroom
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

caribouPresented by Blueprint Live
Thursday March 5 2015 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver
Doors 8pm

Caribou (from Ontario / Merge Records)
http://www.caribou.fm/
http://www.mergerecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/caribouband
with guests

at Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (Doors 8pm)
19+
Valid ID Required

Ticket Info:
Advance tickets starting at $25 +SC Buy Here:
Ticket on sale Friday October 3 at 10am
Hardcopies also available at Red Cat and Zulu

Artist Bio:

You reach a point in life where the question of how to stay at the top of your game looms, with the only real solution being: you change the game. Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith doing just that. Our Love is due October 7 on Merge Records and is the sixth studio album from Caribou. The album features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans and Matthew Cooper.

Listen to the lead single “Can’t Do Without You” via Soundcloud now.

 

Tickets: Here

Sales @ Biltmore Cabaret
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

sales

SALES
With Special Guests
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
Advance tickets $10 (plus appl. s/c)
Available online, Red Cat, Zulu and Lukes General Store
Age Limit: 19+/No Minors

 

On Sale Wednesday December 17th, 2014 at 10am PST!

SALES is a collaboration between long-time friends, Lauren Morgan (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Shih (guitar/programming). The duo has been recording together on and off for years, eating an abundance of Thai food, and dreaming of tennis — but never really going the distance to the court. Instead, they have remained dedicated to their musical project, which has been described as minimalist guitar pop. SALES consists of vocal & instrumental improvisation, sampling, a lil’ bit of chopping & screwing, and of course, friendship. The band’s debut singles have gained the attention of The Guardian, Majestic, Stereogum, Bandcamp Weekly, Hype Machine + BBC 6, CMJ, and Gorilla vs. Bear, amongst many others.

 

Tickets: Here

Grandtheft (Victoria) @ Upstairs Cabaret
Mar 5 @ 10:00 pm

grandtheftUpstairs Cabaret & Surge present:
Grandtheft

w/ special guestsTickets selling at Lyle’s Place or online at:
Bio: Establishing a eclectic, custom club sound by playing largely his own originals and remixes, Grandtheft has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer.
Links:http://tinyurl.com/grandtheftmerch http://soundcloud.com/grandtheft http://twitter.com/grandtheft http://instagram.com/itsgrandtheft

 

@ Upstairs Cabaret in Victoria

February 12, 2015

 

Tickets: Here

Caribou (Late Show) @ Commodore Ballroom
Mar 5 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 1:00 am

caribouPresented by Blueprint Live
Thursday March 5 2015 at Commodore Ballroom
DOORS 1030PM – 1AM

Caribou (from Ontario / Merge Records)
http://www.caribou.fm/
http://www.mergerecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/caribouband
with guests

at Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St. Vancouver
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (Doors 1030pm)
19+
Valid ID Required

Ticket Info:
Advance tickets starting at $25 +SC buy online: Here
Ticket on sale Friday Nov 21 at 10am
Hardcopies also available at Red Cat and Zulu

Artist Bio:

You reach a point in life where the question of how to stay at the top of your game looms, with the only real solution being: you change the game. Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith doing just that. Our Love is due October 7 on Merge Records and is the sixth studio album from Caribou. The album features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans and Matthew Cooper.

Listen to the lead single “Can’t Do Without You” via Soundcloud now.

 

Tickets: Here

Mar
6
Fri
2015
Alan Doyle @ Vogue Theatre
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Margaret Malandruccolo

Live Nation presents
Alan Doyle: So Lets Go Tour
Vogue Theatre in Vancouver
Friday March 6th, 2015
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, is set to release his second solo album, So Let’s Go, on January 20. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle will be embarking on a North American tour upon album release.

Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012. “If there’s an over-arching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doomladen songs!” laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On

Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences. “On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.” A non-traditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the best-selling memoir Where I Belong, released last month.

The album’s eponymous song is consistent with Alan Doyle’s ethos: we’re lucky to be here so let’s make the most of it. This spirit also infuses the heartfelt Take Us Home while Sins of a Saturday Night celebrates a come-what-may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments, such as the plaintive Laying Down To Perish, inspired by a visit to Fogo Island. As a whole, So Let’s Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle’s enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of home.

Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let’s Go continues to cement Alan Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

 

Tickets: Here

Shane Philip @ The Queens
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

shaneGot Pop? presents:

SHANE PHILIP
with special guests
at The Queens
34 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo BC
Friday March 6th
*Early Show* – Doors: 7pm
Tickets are $15 plus s/c in advance, $20 at door. On sale starting Friday January 30th at Lucid, The Dog’s Ear, Desire Tattoo, The Queens

In concert with Lucid, VI Sound, ACMe Food Co., Desire Tattoo, Harbour City Fitness & Tanning, Bitrate Computer Repair & Liquid Hair Studio

 

Tickets: Here

Sweater Beats w/ Falcons & Hoodboi @ Fortune Sound Club
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm

sweaterPresented by Happy Ending Fridays & Winnie Cooper
Friday March 6 2015 at Fortune
DOORS 9PM – 2AM

SWEATER BEATS
sweaterbeats.com
facebook.com/sweaterbeats
twitter.com/sweaterbeats
instagram.com/sweater_beats

w/ FALCONS & HOODBOI

facebook.com/falconsmusic
facebook.com/djhoodboi

Friday March 6th
Fortune Sound Club
147 East Pender Street. Vancouver
Doors 9pm / 19+

Seducing the world via his own brand of dream-soaked pop and lushed out r&b, Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, is a force to be reckoned with. Since the release of his single “MLLN DLLR” on Bondax’s Justus Recordings in 2012, Cuna has gathered support from Diplo, Annie Mac, Para One and more with his unique tracks and bootlegs. His skillful synth work and vocal manipulations translate bedroom music to the club, and his DJ sets are as diverse as they are emotional. Sweater Beats’ debut EP for Symbols (“That Feel”) sees Antonio ditching samples in favor of original vocalists, and the finished product is a glimpse of what R&B might sound like in the year 2020.

 

Tickets: Here

Ummet Ozcan @ Celebrities
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 3:00 am

ummetBlueprint & Celebrities Present…

:: #StereotypeFridays ::

w/ Special Guest(s):

UMMET OZCAN

[AMSTERDAM | SPINNIN’]

http://www.ummetozcan.com/

https://www.facebook.com/UmmetOzcanOfficial

https://twitter.com/ummetozcan

w/ Support From:

TBA

Friday, March 6th 2015
at
CELEBRITIES NIGHTCLUB
1022 Davie St – 19+ only w/ valid Government I.D.

Tickets: HERE

In an age where very few Artists break the mold and truly shine through as innovative artists, Dutch/Turkish star Ummet Ozcan is consistently reinventing dance music and raising the bar in every way. With Holland at the epicentre of contemporary dance music, Ummet reflects on the infectious nature of the genre saying, “The EDM scene has been very big there since I was a teenager. We’ve had dance music playing on radio stations for over 20 years now.”

It’s no surprise that he’s an in-demand talent who’s playing to an international market with gigs at world-renowned clubs and festivals like EDC, Tomorrowland, and Global Gathering and at clubs like Avalon, Ruby Skye, Ministry of Sound and more. Despite his skyrocketing fame, the all-star headliner stays humble and focused, “I don’t care for the fame, I care more about the hard work that goes into music making. I started making music because it was my passion and my hobby.”

http://www.thisisblueprint.com/

http://celebritiesnightclub.com/

For Table Service inquires please contact Alex C.
604.725.0455
alexvip@thisisblueprint.com

 

Tickets: Here