Monthly Archives: June 2014

Exclusive Music Video Premiere Event Hosted By Public Records

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Public Records is rolling into Kelowna this Tuesday and bringing along tons of local talent that we all know and love! The show will be held at the Habitat on July 17th, and trust me folks, you’re going to want to clear your calendars for this one. The evening is centered around exclusive premieres of the 2014 Public Records Music Video Grant holders, and we will be getting the first look at the finished products.

Tuesdays event will feature a performance by our favorite local heart throbs Van Damsel, and then showcase brand new, hot off the press videos by Van Damsel, Icelandia, Andrew Judah, Nuuka, Young Sparrows, Paperboy, Stage, and Matt Brevner. So much excitement packed into one night, I can’t even handle it.

We will also be getting a super special visit from one of the most talented, stylish, and handsome Kelowna-ite we know, Brandon Fletcher of Faked Potatoes. Since he ventured from Kelowna to pursue his passion as videographer extraordinaire in Vancouver, Brandon has been killing it in the film world and is snagging some amazing opportunities. For example, the new video he produced for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” was featured on the Nylon Magazine website. Yes you read that right, NYLON! Tuesday will be the grand unveiling of Brandon’s newest video with Van Damsel for their song “Begins With A Return”. The guys road-tripped down to California to shoot the video, and considering how stoked and insanely jealous I was of their Instagram teaser pictures, I can’t even imagine how mind-blowing the final product will be!

Swing by Tuesday night to support all the local talent! Doors open at 7pm and because Public Records is the best, the show is free for our viewing pleasure!

Also, to get a taste of what you’ll be seeing on Tuesday, check out the video for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” by Brandon Fletcher, and check out his website Faked Potatoes.

Great Lake Swimmers Live In Kelowna

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Habitat has just dropped the news that they are hosting the Great Lake Swimmers live in concert on July 22nd 2014, and oh my goodness gracious are we ever excited! Not only is this 5-piece band from the best country in the world (Canada, duh), but they also have the ability to capture the essence of what makes Canada so beautiful in their sounds. It’s as though you can hear the Rocky Mountains drifting through the soft hum of violin, and vast forests of pine being held within the strum of their guitars. The bands most recent album New Wild Everywhere was released April of last year and beautifully builds on the sounds of past albums, while adding fresh elements of instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The end result is a stunning creation of nostalgic and folk driven tunes that are the perfect accompaniment for your next cross-Canada roadtrip. Or just pop the record in during your daily Tim Hortons double double run, because let’s face it, that’s as Canadian as it gets! I had the pleasure of seeing lead vocalist for Great Lake Swimmers Tony Dekker play at the Streaming Cafe late last year, and if his performance is any indication of what the show will be like on the 22nd, I am beyond ecstatic!

Tickets are going to be flying off the shelves, so grab yours soon at participating stores or at the Habitat E-Store

Here’s a taste of what your ears will be enjoying during the show, have a listen!

Five Hole For Food Kelowna 2014

Every year, Five Hole for Food travels the country playing ball hockey for local food banks. To prepare for such a long journey, you need a good warm-up, so we’re headed to Kelowna to kick things off a little early, and take advantage of that early summer that the Okanagan has to offer.

The idea is simple: to take part and play some street hockey, all you need is a hockey stick and a can of food. We’ll supply the rest. Think of it as a giant game of drop-in hockey: hang out and play for 5 minutes or the full 4 hours! All age and skill levels are welcome!

Meet us at Stuart Park Plaza between 1:00PM-5:00PM on June 7th and bring your donation for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Let’s play hockey for food!

This event benefits the Kelowna Community Food Bank Society. In 1983, the Kelowna Community Food Bank Society set up operation in a church basement to meet emergency food needs for the community. Over the next two decades, the Kelowna Food Bank grew from serving 600 people per year to nearly 2, 500 individuals per month, with nearly a third of them children under age 16.