Public Records Offers Grants to Aspiring Musicians... →
Public Records, a Canadian non-profit organization that helps emerging musicians, has partnered with TELUS to offer a $5000 grant to create a music video this summer. Not only will the grant cover the production costs for a video, but Public Records will support the musician and filmmakers with the needed training as well. The grant is applicable to musicians and filmmakers located in 15...
Public Records | Summer '13 Music Video Grants |... →
Public Records has just launched their first grant program, the ”Summer ‘13 Music Video Fund, supported by TELUS Optik Local™.” Grants of up to $5000 will be available to emerging artists—either musicians or filmmakers—in BC and Alberta to support the creation of independent music videos. via ion magazine
Vancouver’s Public Records offers $5,000 video... →
Up and coming artists in B.C. and Alberta will soon be able to apply for a $5,000 video grant from new Vancouver collective Public Records. via vancouver sun
Public Records Says Goodbye to The Waldorf Hotel
By Seana Stevenson Photography by Seana Stevenson It’s been around two weeks since the Waldorf Productions officially closed their doors. Now under the name Working Title, the team is currently seeking a new home, while we all search for another venue to fill the sudden cultural void. Public Records had their beta launch party at the Waldorf back in August 2011, holding the venue dear to...
One Last Time! @ The Waldorf Hotel, January 16
One Last Time! featuring CR Avery, Geoff Berner, Travis Bernhardt, Hannah Epperson, Hess Hill, Shane Koyczan, Maria in the Shower, The Tailor @ The Waldorf Hotel, January 16 by Stephanie Kamakas Members of Vancouver’s art community gathered in the downtown east side Wednesday night to celebrate the Waldorf Hotel one last time. The hotel’s cabaret hosted a line-up of performances ranging from...
Community Trees - flo.
Community Trees flo. (Independent) By Jane Sojin Kim Good music is always more than the sum of its fragmented parts and operates like poetry, giving every drop of life from inner reserve and offering a special invitation to a state of sentimental flux. Community Trees is an instrumentally driven, six-piece band from Coquitlam that achieves such a state of ambiguous romanticism. Like a nomadic...
Interviewed by Seana Stevenson Photography by Katie Hovland The Flatliners have been playing music together for ten years. After forming in high school the band began touring by age 17 and were signed to Fat Wreck Chords at 19. Now at 25, The Flatliners spend most of their lives on the road, connecting with fans and playing the music they love. We talked to frontman Chris Creswell about feeling...
Words by Braden Loader When former lead singer, Frank Carter, parted ways with the group, Watford, England’s Gallows commissioned former Alexisonfire guitarist and singer Wade MacNeil as their frontman. With Gallows’ existing reputation of unbridled lyrics and being as ruthless, in sound and spirit, as the hey-day of punk music, there was no denying that the addition of MacNeil, was instantly...
Aardvark Robinson - Mouth Pleasures
by Jane Sojin Kim Like nocturnal fervour, the irresistible charm of Aardvark Robinson’s four track EP Mouth Pleasures, allures the listeners into an unforgettable dreamscape. The inescapable marsh of such a mellow soundscape is composed by genuine expressions of the four members: Sam Laird (vocals), Josh Laird (bass), Gary Duong (guitar) and Peter Robinson (drums). Without any pretence...
Interviewed by Seana Stevenson Humans - Peter Ricq and Robbie Slade - hail from East Vancouver, British Columbia. The duo met back in 2009 and soon discovered that together, their different styles formed a fresh sound that blends lo-fi indie rock with addicting synth and electronic grooves. Humans have toured with everyone from Broken Social Scene, Junior Boys to Crystal Method and performed in...
KAi Sky Walker - #NEO
by Vonah Sanqui Vancouver’s very own Kai Joseph Williams, better known as KAi Sky Walker, has done well making a name out of his own rap game, opening for the likes of Warren G, Bun B, Kid Ink and touring with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. What makes Williams so special is his flow. Those familiar with Vancouver’s rap sound know that Williams has a rap styling completely opposite to what’s usually found...
Facts - Like a Living Being
photo by Michelle Ford Facts Like a Living Being (Independent) by Vonah Sanqui Like a Living Being is anything but boring. Released last March by Vancouver’s Facts, the album does well in representing what’s good about synth-rock – big beats, catchy riffs, and leaving you with the sudden desire to play the drums. With a large array of sounds, Facts give each track their own distinct feel....
interviewed by Jane Sojin Kim Formerly known as Free City Collective (FCC), No Century is a newly formed indie-rock band based in Vancouver. Samuel Romero and Ben Rowley are the members of No Century, standing independently as firm believers in the honesty of music. Sincere admiration and love towards their passion travelled through the decapitating rain of November, drenching our emotions, which...
Aidan Knight w/ Leif Vollebekk and Andy Shauf @...
By Seana Stevenson Turning onto Commercial exposed small groups of youths wearing skinny jeans, large rimmed glasses and plaid, lots of it. Even without the large Rio Theatre sign, it was clear I had arrived at my destination. Nearing the end of his Western Canadian tour, Aidan Knight and his band mates played to a sea of adoring fans that know all too well, the talent and charm of Victoria’s...
Christopher Smith - Earning Keep
by Vonah Sanqui Christopher Smith’s Earning Keep justifies the good - scratch that - the amazing that can come from a bad heartbreak and a little bliss. Each track brings its own nostalgia, which leaves you with a strong bittersweet after taste; bitter from the outreach of hurt being portrayed and sweet from how well it’s being done. Smith has a rare ability to take his tone and transfer a sense...
You should be selling your music on Public Records. Why? It’s really easy to set up. All you need is a PayPal account and a Public Records profile. Keep more money from every sale. Support the community at large. Setting up your Public Records account and uploading music only takes a few minutes. Go to publicrecords.org and click sign up. Create a profile for your musical project...
Aidan Knight - Small Reveal
By Seana Stevenson Aidan Knight’s second studio album, Small Reveal pulled me in within the first minute. The Victoria native showcases eleven short stories, stories that expose and confuse different emotions set to music that envelops you. Each song has an incredible build, a subtle adding of instruments that intensify the wall of sound. The words are soft and sung sweet, but speak of...
A$AP Rocky, October 20 @ Vogue Theatre
By Evan Elman I passed through the door of the Vogue Theatre, and felt like I had stepped into an A$AP Rocky music video. The all-ages show seemed to be stack full of 17-year-olds who received their V$VP hats and “Comme des Fuckdown” t-shirts and touques in the mail the previous day. Since their online debut in summer 2011, A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob have reached a fanbase of global proportions,...
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if you’re following us you probably know a little bit about what we do. if not, here it is in a tweet: publicrecords is a nonprofit organization. we operate an online network that connects bands to fans, lets them sell music, and keep more of their $ damn, 9 characters too many. so what do i mean we let bands keep more money? i mean bands keep 87% of every sale. the rest goes to cover...
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Change is inevitable. It’s a slow and sometimes painful process, but it happens. In the music industry, we have seen a dramatic shift in the way people acquire and listen to new music over the past decade. Yet, the businesses that have traditionally profited from selling us physical media still cling to the status quo business model that artists and listeners have accepted since the dawn of...