5 Questions with hip hop artist Brandon Dutka

Brandon Dutka - Call of the wild

Twenty-year old Brandon Dutka is a new hip hop artist from Vancouver, B.C,. His first mixtape Call of the Wild features productions from Omito and Montana Morris.

I’m always happy to highlight local talent, so when I heard from Brandon, I was so very eager to write about him. Here’s his answers to my five questions!

[Read more…]

5 questions with Vancouver dirty synth pop band Cruel Young Heart

Cruel Young Heart - Dirty Synth Pop band from Vancouver

Cruel Young Heart is a dirty synth pop band from Vancouver.  Formed in February 2010, the band includes James Blackmon (vocals), Andrew Blackmon (drums) and Mark Armstrong (guitar).

The band has been busy the past few months playing in Vancouver, the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and the interior of BC/Alberta in support of their debut self-titled EP. So far, Cruel Young Heart has received some airplay with two of their songs.

[Read more…]

The Ruffled Feathers release “Mockingbird” video

The Ruffled Feathers - Mockingbird

As I’ve written before, The Ruffled Feathers is a chamber-pop/indie-rock band from Vancouver, BC. These guys are young and talented, and I think they are marketing their music well by giving away tracks every couple of weeks.

[Read more…]

WWF Canada challenges Vancouver musicians to help write the Earth Hour anthem

Earth Hour 2012 - WWF

An initiative from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is giving musicians an opportunity to showcase their writing talents for a great cause.

WWF Canada is calling on Vancouverites to join them in making history by helping to write Canada’s first crowd-sourced song – the Team Earth Hour Anthem. Composer Andrew Huang, who you might know as the creative force behind the online musical comedy project Songs To Wear Pants To, will select and assemble lyrics from entries submitted on WWF’s Facebook page with the help of the public.

[Read more…]