Kaleidescope 03/27 254 East Hastings


Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

It appears I’m helping to promote a show, at the Rickshaw of all places. Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) and the Canadian Mental Health Association are receiving the proceeds from the show and advanced tickets are just ten bucks. For your ten spot you get to see four bands, a chance to win swag, and the self satisfaction of knowing the money is going towards social programs in the Downtown Eastside.

Here are the details:
Where Rickshaw Theatre 254 East Hastings
When March 27th doors at 7pm
Why Live music, door prizes, social good

But wait there’s more!

Kaleidoscope is a celebration of the art, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit of Vancouver’s historic Downtown Eastside. Taking place at the newly reopened Rickshaw Theatre on March 27th, 2010. It will feature live music, art, prize draws featuring local business sponsors and speakers from two non-profit organizations that have worked diligently in the DTES (Downtown Eastside). The efforts of both the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) have been focused on the health and continued rejuvenation of our historic inner-city.

Confirmed to be performing:

Tickets available in advance at Red Cat Records, Scratch Records and Zulu Records.

Prizes donated by John Fluevog and Sacred Heart Tattoo plus more!?!?

If you want to know even more about the event, email KaleidoscopeVancouver@gmail.com, check out the Facebook event page, and while you’re there become a fan of BOB and be eligible to win a limited edition Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret neon sign pin.

Rodney DeCroo playing live
Rodney DeCroo And His Convictions

Vancouver-based troubadour DeCroo made converts with his last album, the live disc War Torn Man. His following deserves to increase radically with this new tour-de-force, one already notching rave reviews. DeCroo is an original and Mockingbird Bible represents uneasy listening at it’s best.

Exclaim! Magazine

Boombox Saints playing live
Boombox Saints

Boombox Saints entered the scene in 2000, garnering considerable media attention for their hyped performances alongside some of todayʼs most successful and respected acts — Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Jay Electronica, Kid Cudi and Sean Paul. Consisting of two devilishly charismatic MCs, and a seductive smooth Vocalist, these multi-talented artists provide a searing new sound for the Urban Music community.

Boombox Saints started out as a live band, testing the waters with a variety of sounds while going through their musical evolution. Honing in on their collaborative passions, in 2008, the group fi nd their groove – a contemporary R&B, Golden Era Hip Hop mix with a Pop Culture zest.

Spanning from across Canada, Boombox Saints, of Filipino descent, came together to form in Vancouver, BC. A beacon in the Filipino community, they take pride in representing their people with dignity, heart and a strong work ethic. This group emanates diversity. They can rock any house; from all ages events, fashion shows to concerts. Their unique sound and high-energy performances provide quality entertainment, which is second to none.

Read an interview with Adi, Huggy and Freeky P.

Spoon River playing live
Spoon River

Following the dissolution of the infamous Royal Mountain Band into so many beautiful yellow flowers, Jeff Louch and Tavis Triance have joined up with the indomitable Jason Kent and the jug-band virtuosity of the Cowan brothers rhythm factory to continue crafting the finest in woodsy soul. An ongoing visit to Vancouver has recently come to bring Horkenheimer, Wood and Young into the fold

Three and four part harmonies, thick slabs of Hammond organ, and an insistent licking at the guitar, all belted together by the far off tinkle of piano and wail of harmonica.

Nods to The Band, doom trilogy era Neil Young and all that is dirt road and tall pines. Come watch it all explode like fisticuffs under a drunken orange moon.

The Left playing live
The Left

THE LEFT aren’t just a team – they’re a workforce. The band members meet every weekday for six hours to write new material, record in their home studio, and promote their work. Even the odd jobs that they pick up to support themselves can be applied to the greater good of the band: when they purchased an old RV named Eleanor for a 52-date cross-country tour of Canada, they were able to customize, paint and carpet it for all the comforts of home.

The Left are straight out of Langley!

Band photos blatantly stolen from their MySpace pages.


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2 Responses to “Kaleidescope 03/27 254 East Hastings”

  1. Muskblog » Kaleidescopic Koncert Says:

    […] is going on a multimedia, media blitz, but in the mean time their is my first blog posting about the concert and of course the official Facebook page. You can’t do anything without an […]

  2. Muskblog » Recent Concerts Says:

    […] was a local benefit concert that I helped promote some. It featured four local bands, my favourite of which was Rodney Decroo and his Convictions. It was […]

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