Streaming Cafe

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Congrats to 2012 WCMA Nominees!

A big congratulations goes out to all the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award nominees and we are especially proud to have had a few of the nominees performing at the Streaming Cafe this last year.
Adaline's album Modern Romantics is nominated for Pop Recording of the Year,  Zaac Pick's EP Whitewater is nominated for Roots Solo Recording of the Year and Fish & Bird have been nominated for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year - Every Whisper is a Shout Across the Void .
The 2012 Western Canadian Music Award winners will to be announced at the gala awards show on Sunday, September 30th in Regina, SK as part of the BreakOut West weekend: Western Canadian Music Awards . For more info and a full list of all the nominee's go to 

Here's a couple clips from Adaline, Zaac and Fish & Bird 's shows at the cafe. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cafe Art Display - Trina Ganson

This month we are featuring some works by Trina Ganson on our cafe walls. Come down to the cafe and check out the art in person and see more on her website.

Trina Ganson received her diploma of fine arts from Okanagan University College in 2005. She then became an active member of Malaspina Printmakers Studio on Granville Island Vancouver. After a number of years Ganson returned to the Okanagan to finish her BFA. Trina graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008, with a BFA majoring in printmaking techniques. Trina Ganson is currently an active member of Studio 113 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna BC. I create organic landscapes and little critters using a variety of printmaking and drawing techniques.

The images I perceive in my daily environment evoke fragments from my memories. It is this process of recollecting my life’s experiences that I desire to reproduce through my art. The images are not meant to be a rendered product of my memory but more of a representation of a place and time that I associate them with. Texture is a fundamental element within my art, it is meant to elude to a shifting memory. The random marks reflect chance elements and what is life but a series of chance elements that create action and reaction. The type of mark a tool creates is the beginning of a shapes development. Some times these marks are not made by a tool but rather the copper plate is situated where the dwellers of the space tend to leave their house keys. These random marks intrigue me to react and take action. In order to take action it is essential for me to take the time to understand the various processes in printmaking techniques. Once I have demonstrated an understanding of how to use a technique I can then begin to manipulate it in order to focus my ideas through experimentation. Because I focus on the technical aspects of creating a print, it allows my unconscious to guide me into a narrative. My objective is to create an inviting environment that allows the viewer to revisit their memories through a contemplation of color, shape and texture. My goal is to continue to make artwork that allows the viewer to formulate a journey that will instigate a reflection of their own memories.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Performers | Video Overview

by Michael Donley
We`ve got an excellent line-up of performers this month and we are very happy to have a new sound system booming at the cafe. So take a look through the videos, links and start you summer off with some wicked Canadian indie talent.
As always, check out video from past shows and if you can't make it out to the cafe for drinks and music, catch the shows free, streamed live @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/.

Brent Tyler - June 2nd - 7pm (PST)
Brent Tyler & his ‘Big Love’ Band of Rob Vulic (Drums), Josip Vulic (Bass), & Garth Kennedy (Keys) will be hit the Streaming Cafe June 2nd. Big Acoustic Love. This is the best description of Brent Tyler's music and live performance. An aggressive acoustic style combined with lungs befit of his seven foot stature. Brent Tyler balances the soft subtlety of honest and introspective folk music with soulful and powerful pop hooks and melodies born of his childhood influences and contemporary crushes.

Adaline - June 2nd - Late Show 10pm (PST)
Beloved artist Adaline is taking her brand of ethereal and wildly hooky pop to Streaming Cafe on June 2nd @ 10 pm.  This is the first tour in support of the sophomore release Modern Romantics (Light Organ/Universal Music).   The music video for lead-off single "The Noise" had its online world premiere in Andy Warhol's iconic Interview Magazine, cracked the Top 20 on MuchMore Music, and garnered over 100,000 Youtube views in its first week.

Here`s a behind the scenes video...

The Wind Up Radio Sessions - June 9th
Wind Up Radio Sessions are a finely woven fabric that write and perform folk rock songs with charming arrangements and intimate lyrics. Original members Matt Lazenby, Marc Kiely and Dan Kiely released their debut album ‘Red Brick House’ in 2010. To much critical acclaim, the band has kept their colour vibrant, establishing themselves in their home base of Montreal and performing across Eastern and Central Canada.

The Ripperz - June 16th
Winnipeg`s The Ripperz quality as a live act and commitment to the stage is unquestionable, Their talent, passion, and laid back style pulls in new fans at each performance. The catchiness of their songs and intimacy of their lyrics lead to full blown crowd sing-alongs. Their home-style brand of rock and roll varies from folktinged ballads to upbeat rockers with an occasional hard rock scream thrown in for good measure.

The Archers - June 23rd
The five friends from Victoria creating this unique Indie-Folk/Rock sound include Ethan Caleb, Sandy Hughes, Liam McLaren, Liam Moes and Robert McMullen. They pride themselves in their ability to be multi-talented musicians, songwriters and performers. The Archers share the roles of guitar, piano, bass, drums, mandolin, banjo and multiple other percussion instruments, creating, through this trade off of instruments, an impressive and versatile sound. Audiences enjoy their fresh Folk resonance, compelling harmony, and fantastic energy.

Lille Gard Festival - Streamed Live On Location - June 30th
In partnership with TribeHouse Artist Collective we will be streaming The 3rd annual Lille Gard Festival, over 20 performers on June 30th from 10am to 11pm live Pacific Standard time, so If you live out of province and can't make it in person to the festival, we are offering a great opportunity to take in the live performance stream. We will be boasting a 6 camera broadcast set-up from the rural location, so tune in live morning, noon or night www.streamingcafe.net. If you are in the Kelowna area, I`d highly recommend picking up some tickets and heading to the festival in person. 

Streamed Live On Location - Lille Gard Festival

July long weekend has been a long day in coming!
We're looking forward to taking the Streaming Cafe production van on the road, as we will be providing an on location stream for the 3rd Annual Lille Gard Festival June 30 - July 1.  Set on the beautiful grounds of Bottega in East Kelowna, the family friendly festival features visual arts, activist speakers, poetry and of course all the music your ears can handle with a theme of Arts, Faith, and Justice. The weekend has a special emphasis on issues related to the equality of every person in a world that seems harsh and unfair. 

In partnership with TribeHouse Artist Collective we will be streaming over 20 performers  on June 30th from 11am to 11pm live Pacific Standard time, so If you live out of province and can't make it in person to the festival, we are offering a great opportunity to take in the live performance stream. We will be boasting a 6 camera broadcast set-up from the rural location, so tune in live morning, noon or night @ www.streamingcafe.net. If you are in the Kelowna area, I`d highly recommend picking up some tickets and heading to the festival in person. There are lots of activities and interests on top of the musical line-up and this year our cafe staff while be set-up to offer some of our amazing coffees and beverages. On top of that there is a beer gardens sponsored by Big Surf BeerThere`s no doubt it is going to be a good time!

For much more information about the 2012 Lille Gard Festival, tickets and all it`s happenings go to lillegardfestival.com