Scene and Heard: Last Week In Music Vol. 43 ft. Young Liars; Colleen Rennison with John Sponarski, Colin Cowan, and Amrit Basi; Owen Pallett; Brasstronaut; Japanese Girls and 41st & Home


sceneandheard SCENE AND HEARD showcases the independent music scene here in Vancouver. We interview some of our favourite local artists, post weekly guest playlists comprised of Vancouver artists and ‘Last Week in Music’ highlights some of the concerts happening around the city…

Hey everyone! I’m baaaaack. While Christine is off on tour (I hope you’re keeping up with their adventures on the tour blog) I’m once again filling in to keep you all up to date on what’s happening in the Vancouver indie music scene.

Last week was a busy one. I saw Young Liars at their CD release show at Fortune Soundclub, heard some improvised music from Colleen Rennison with John Sponarski (Portage & Main, Redbird), Colin Cowan (Dan Mangan, Analog Bell Service) and Amrit Basi at Guilt & Co. I watched Owen Pallett make amazing music all by himself with only a violin and a keyboard, and then danced in my seat to Brasstronaut. Lastly, I saw a band I hadn’t seen before, Japanese Girls, along with an old favourite, 41st & Home as part of the the West Coast Pop concert series.

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THIS WEEK IN MUSIC: It’s another busy one, folks. Tuesday: I’ll be at Fashion’s Night Out, a runway show and fundraiser for Out in Schools. Thursday: Green Couch Sessions celebrates Canadian Music Week with a live shoot featuring Henry & The Nightcrawlers. Friday: Diamond Rings shares the stage with PS I Love You at the Biltmore. Saturday: if you’re not heading to the West Coast Pop show at the Red Room, featuring Kyprios and Run With The Heard, you should check out Miranda Martini and friends at Cafe Montmarte, where you can catch the elusive Tyler Morgenstern. If you miss that, you can catch him again on Sunday at Launch Party for Trevor Loke with Anthropology of Love at the Railway Club .

See you all next week!