Streaming Cafe

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Give the gift of Coffee this Christmas!

With only a week until Christmas, everyone is looking for the perfect last minute gift for their friends and/or loved ones. Look no further..our team has scoured the globe in search of the latest and greatest trends in coffee & brewing culture.

We have something for all levels of coffee geek and have put together a few gift packs to save you time and money.

 Come down to the cafe for all your festive coffee needs and check out our online store!

Merry Christmas and Happy BrewYear!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

SC on location at Bottega Christmas Market Dec 15-16

Streaming Cafe is very excited to be part of the Bottega Christmas Market on December 15 -16. We will be there serving up some premium coffees and delicious food for the Kelowna Food Bank fundraiser weekend!
Be sure to come visit us and this unique and beautiful location!

Bo.ttega Farm Inn is proud to be hosting their second annual Christmas Market & Art Show Saturday, December 15th & Sunday the 16th from 11am – 4pm. Over the two days, the festive market will feature some of the Okanagan's Finest Artists, Crafters & Musicians all set in the heart of beautiful South East Kelowna. Christmas Carols will be echoing through the halls courtesy of local musicians, and you will find savoury European baking, Glog wine, artisan coffee and stollen bread to warm you up while you explore Bo.ttega.
Last year saw more than 1,500 people take part in this family friendly event, so come and enjoy the spirit of the season! Admission is $2, children are free. All proceeds to the Kelowna Food Bank.

In addition to the Christmas Market weekend Bo.ttega is proud to present a special Christmas Concert with Graham Ord, Ari Neufeld & Joshua Smith on the evening of Sunday, December 16th at 7:30pm.
An evening of seasonal inspired song, story and carols from three talented local musicians.
Tickets are $15+tax and available in advance at Streaming Cafe (596 Leon Avenue), Mosaic Books (411 Bernard Avenue) or online @ http://bo.ttega.com/
Proceeds from this concert go to the Kelowna Food Bank

A few shots taken by Darren Hull at the 2011 Bottega Christmas Market

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Where`s Waldo?!: Two years of Chalk Art

It`s been a couple years now that we have been advertising our upcoming shows on the chalk board. Not only showcasing the musical artists we have at the cafe but displaying the artistic talent of our baristas.

Here`s a couple years of chalk art into one big Where`s Waldo?!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sound poet and performance artist Jaap Blonk

Dutch sound poet and performance artist Jaap Blonk will be appearing at 7:00 pm on Sunday,  October 14th, at the Streaming CafĂ© (596 Leon Avenue, Kelowna).
According to San Francisco Weekly, “Blonk's avant-garde performances channel the provocatively pioneering nonsense of Dadaism. His work is tremendously complex, but his brilliance makes it easy to think the opposite.”

This is Jaap's first ever appearance in Kelowna--he's gonna blow minds with his tongue-sounds! Admission to the event is free.


Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies.
In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.

As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He performed in many European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.

Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Nicolas Collins, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. On several occasions he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin.

Blonk's work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio plays.
He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

He was the founder and leader of the long-standing bands Splinks (modern jazz, 1983-1999) and BRAAXTAAL (avant-rock, 1987-2005). He also has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 17 releases so far. Other Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta, VICTO and Monotype.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The band behind the man...gan - The Crackling

The Crackling are pleased to announce a fall tour kicking off in Kelowna, BC at the Streaming Cafe on October 13th. The band is fronted by Kenton Loewen and next week, he heads on tour as a trio (alongside his bandmates Gordon Grdina and Tyson Naylor) to celebrate their latest EP, "Ashen."

It's been a busy summer and fall for The Crackling as the main members of the band support one of Canada's fastest rising and award-winning songwriters - Dan Mangan. Fresh off their big wins at the West Coast Music Awards (WCMA's) with Dan Mangan in Regina last week, they are in fine form to hit the road once again.

The Crackling released the Ashen EP, a follow up to their debut album Keep Full Ambitious on May 22, 2012 via Vancouver imprint File Under: Music. This collection of thoughtful, beautiful and previously unreleased recordings acts as the first taste of a full length release expected in 2013.

ASHEN on itunes
The project of Vancouver musician Kenton Loewen, The Crackling hosts a number of guests including the Vancouver Children's Choir ("Keep Me Drunk"), Dan Mangan ("Ashen") and a small ensemble of string and horn players led by renowned experimental heavyweight Eyvind Kang (Beck, Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and Blonde Redhead).

In addition to the new material, Ashen includes an unreleased B-side from the Keep Full Ambitious sessions called "Her Body's In My Arms" and a cover of "Suicide Is Painless", the all-too familiar theme song from the 1970's hit movie and television series M*A*S*H. The Crackling resurrect the song's lesser known lyrics, written by a 14 year old Mike Altman, with intensity and chaotic reverence. The Ashen EP finishes with "I Love You Tonight", a nostalgic, romantic tale of yearning and times of change.

Tickets: FREE SHOW
Time: 7pm (PST) at the cafe or live streamed - http://www.streamingcafe.net