• So every week I trawl for touring artists and concerts coming up and like to invite people along(It's so much cheaper here than back in NZ/Aus)

    But coming up is XXYYXX on January 27th, he's a DJ and plays pretty cool/chill instrumental and sometimes vocal electronic tracks.

    Blackalicous on February the 3rd, they're one DJ and one MC, paraphrasing from wikipedia but Gift of Gab(The MC) is knwon for his toungue twisting rhymes and Cheif xCel(DJ) for his old school sound.

    I actually saw these guys recently in Seattle and they're really, really good live and even if you're not big into hiphop they have pretty funky/soulful beats, when i saw them they also had back up singers and the subject of the songs is usually pretty conscious/progressive for those who care.

    Next up is on the 7th of January Zion I,

    I saw Zion I at the start of his current tour in San Francisco(He's from Oakland) and it's in the top 3 of all concerts I've been to. From bursting out dressed in a kimono and traditional hat with boxing gloves for his first few songs, to his DJ playing a solo on his sampler which was hung around his neck like a guitar.

    Like Blackalicious the lyrics are pretty positive/not gangsta, it's just fun and positive vibes.

    On top of this, all three of these concerts are at Fortune SOund Club which has the nest sound system in Vancouver and it's not huge so you get pretty close and intimate with the artists.

    On that note, it would be nice to have others share concerts coming up as well as even though I prefer hip hop I like all kinds of music and love a good live show.
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    Sweet check out ZIon I also, very similar style/vibe.
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    Zion I is February 7th! if I am not poor then I will check it out
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    I found out about xxyyxx love a few of their tracks . Ill love to join whom ever is going !!
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    These sound like fun! Would also like to join anyone who goes to these.
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    So this week on Wednesday my flatmates band is playing at the Backstage Lounge in Yaletown, they're a folk/indie group here's a link https://www.facebook.com/events/359220064176817/

    Also on Sunday XXYYXX from Florida is playing at Fortune Sound Club, I've never seen him live but his music is really good http://xxyyxx.bandcamp.com/
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    oh i wanted to see them... to bad that it's on sunday...
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    Well, I'm in to see the first show!
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    would love to see xxyyxx but in alberta for week. but would totally be down for blackalicious or zion i. i know i'll be in van next week but not sure about 7th.

    Would def love to be kept in loop on the later shows.
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    XXYYXX is sold out so don't say I didn't give you guys a heads up but if you're interested there's a similar dude playing on the 31st, again at Fortune and tickets are only $13++ http://www.ticketzone.com/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=149246

    Kastle https://soundcloud.com/kastle
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    Alright, XXYYXX was crazy good so don't miss out on Kastle. Will also be having pre-drinks and dinner at my place.
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    Kastle was tons of fun. Upcoming is Blackalicous on Sunday and a new one I just found out about Baauer + Just Blaze two trap/hip hop producers(http://soundcloud.com/baauer) they're playing on Wednesday. Then the best for last Zion I on Thursday.

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