When Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of 2CELLOS take first take the stage with their instruments, the crowd boos loudly. However, the music starts and everyone shuts right up, completely wowed by their incredible arrangement of “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden and the “William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini. Who would’ve thought that two guys with cellos could put on a show of rock concert caliber? So cool.
Musician Funny of the Week
Captain Maniac Show - Week of March 27
Taking a break from his job as a pin setter at the Dell Lanes, CAPTAIN MANIAC hosts a " Friday Night Oldies Party "
-Blue Grass Jam Every Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Crescent Beach Legion
- West Beach Bar & Grill Open Mic
- Music at WEST BEACH BAR & GRILL
- Washington Avenue Grill TWO GUITARS
- THURSDAY NIGHT KARAOKE/Sawbucks Pub - Almost Famous Karaoke with Jacqueline Stone (or Cassandra Frie) The music starts tonight at 9 PM
- Elks / White Rock KARAOKE Every Friday evening 7 p.m. - 11:30
- Washington Avenue Grill
- West Beach Bar & Grill TOKEN RHYME
- Hemingway's White Rock/live blues 7-10 p.m
- CLUB 240 Miss
- Washington Avenue Grill live music
- Hemingways live blues 7-9 p./m.
- West Beach Bar & Grill live music
- Good Day Sunshine Cafe OPEN MIC 6-9 p.m. 2950 King George Blvd # 100, Surrey
- West Beach SAMI GHAWI Sunday Night Jam
- ELKS Sunday afternoon jam.
Elks Hall George Street White Rock-the Sunday Jam Session with your host Don Alton. 4-6 pm
The Jam session is becoming very popular so come early to get a good seat in the Lounge.
- Crescent Beach Legion Sunday Jazz 2 - 5 p.m.
Check out all the great shows coming up at BLUE FROG studios. Order your tickets. (click here)
KANE & POTVIN
Friday | March 31, 2017 | Doors: 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.
This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”
In February of 2015, the pair, now officially calling themselves Kane & Potvin, decided to see if that live chemistry would extend to the studio. They booked in time with Darryl Neudorf (Blue Rodeo, Neko Case, Lindi Ortega, Jill Barber near Orangeville, Ontario – coincidentally, the location of Bryan and Kevin’s first show together.
From the first rehearsal, Kane said both musicians saw that there was potential to present songs from the Pikes, the Grapes, as well as their respective solo material, in a way that listeners would find both fresh and familiar.
Over the year the duo has hit the road as often as possible, playing shows from coast to coast, and performing a mix of Northern Pikes, Grapes Of Wrath, solo songs, and, of course, debuting new Kane & Potvin material.
ad vocals and guitar, Aaron Goldstein on guitar and pedal steel (who also contributed to A Quiet Evil), Cam Malcolm on bass guitar, Brent Titcomb on percussion and vocals and Ray Farrugia on drum
MICAH BARNES – NEW YORK STORIES TOUR
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Doors 6pm | Music 7pm
Many Blue Frog regulars enjoyed the incredible concert last year with THE NYLONS, featuring vocalist Micah Barnes. Now Micah returns to Blue Frog on his New York Stories National Tour.
Before joining The Nylons and touring the world, MICAH BARNES became a much-loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene, cutting his teeth in Toronto’s cabarets and jazz clubs. However, it was recording with the A Capella Pop act that vaulted Micah into the global music scene, ultimately landing him in SoCal, launching a solo career touring the U.S. which led to his #1 international club hit “Welcome to My Head” and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as “an Indie artist to watch”. Returning to his jazz oriented roots resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings, including his most recent “Domesticated”, which saw Micah returning to tour Canada.
With his new collection, New York Stories, MICAH BARNES pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The recordings are stripped down in classic jazz style. The result is an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us that the deepest of musical traditions are always contemporary. The first single “New York Story” shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the US. It also resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards Best Jazz Act of 2014.
LeE HARVeY OsMOND featuring TOM WILSON
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | Doors 7pm | Music 8pm
"Acid folk" was born in an old garage off Clinton Avenue in Toronto, concocted by Tom Wilson from Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, a few Cowboy Junkies, and some Skydiggers. Allowing bass, hypnotic rhythms and a lot of groove into their songwriting circle, the artist collective LeE HARVeY OsMOND created a sound that would creep out of the Northern woods and across the Great Lakes into the South, the same way The Band did forty years before them
Blue Frog looks forward to a return appearance by the eminent and hirsute Steeltown reprobate, Lee Harvey Osmond, aka Tom Wilson aka One of Three Rodeo Kings, aka that large, melodic growling man from the former Junkhouse. Stylized as LeE HARVeY OsMOND, LHO is a Canadian psychedelic folk project of musician Tom Wilson. The act first took shape with Wilson in his LeE HARVeY OsMOND persona, backed by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers. They wrote, recorded and released the debut album, A Quiet Evil, in 2009 on Latent Recordings. Margo Timmins, Andy Maize and Suzie Vinnick also contributed to the album. The band's current touring configuration consists of Wilson on lead vocals and guitar, Aaron Goldstein on guitar and pedal steel (who also contributed to A Quiet Evil), Cam Malcolm on bass guitar, Brent Titcomb on percussion and vocals and Ray Farrugia on drum
GUITAR TWINS: Diego El Twanguero & Paul Pigat
Sunday April 23, 2017, Doors 6pm | Music 7pm
When two rockabilly virtuosos come together from different sides of the world for one special night, magic is bound to happen. Join local master guitarist and singer/songwriter Paul Pigat (aka Cousin Harley) and Spanish finger picking sensation and pioneer of Western Swing and ragtime in Spain, Diego ‘El Twanguero’ Garcia for a mashup up of rockabilly, flamenco, country blues, tango, jazz, ragtime and more.
Since meeting for the first time at the Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival in Mexico in 2013, Pigat & Garcia have become kindred musical spirits, joining each other on stage and delivering performances with a complex interplay that takes most duos decades to form. With their pure musicality, combined talent and energy they’ll keep your toes tapping all night long.
The combination of Diego and Paul promises to be the highlight of 2016. Don’t miss the magic of these two guitar virtuosos!
“Hot enough to raise sweat on a chunk of granite!” ~Monday Magazine
" ... El Twanguero is a journey into the heart of the music ... " ~Rolling Stone Magazine
Brown Paper Bag Live at Ocean Park Hall
Public · Hosted by Legion of Sound
Saturday at 8 PM - 11 PM
Tickets at the door
So you know we've been having these cool little shows out in Ocean Park, right?
Well this week is a super important show for us as we're in line to get a grant to grow the number of shows we do like this in other cities as well as continuing the shows here on the Peninsula.
We need everyone to come out this week to prove to the grant people that little communities outside of Vancouver want live indie bands in their communities.
Come have a beer and get yer groove on! Please buy tickets in advance for this one and make a statement!
We have some special plans for the May 20th long weekend to celebrate the White Rock Blues Society's 10th Anniversary .
Friday May 19th. Open House Presentation and film about the blues to be held in the restaurant next to the Rhumba Room at the Pacific Inn Resort.
Saturday May 20th.
Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues Band.
Jason Buie Blues Band will be opening the show and introducing his new CD.
The show will be in the Costa Brava Ballroom down by the garden. Southern BBQ will be available for purchase with doors opening for those wanting to have something tasty to eat for the show. Limited seating so get your tickets as soon as they are available on line. Tickets will be $45.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door. We have had the Band play for us on two different occasions and both events were sell outs.
Sunday Afternoon 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Musical showcase for local musicians to meet and greet playing 25 minute sets. Open to the public no cover charge. Being held in the Costa Brava Ballroom next to the garden. More great southern BBQ will be available prepared by Chef Darin.
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