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  • Fri 16th Dec, 2005

    Pop show for Santa: from Vancouver: The Doers, You Say Party We Say Die, Fun 100, and locals Pequod.

    http://www.thedoers.com/ http://www.shzine.com/yousaypartywesaydie/ http://www.fun-100.com/ read more...
  • Sun 11th Dec, 2005

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  • Fri 9th Dec, 2005

    taco night at the 50-50 w/ bands from vancouver and victoria!

    Haydn von thomas' TACO NIGHT at the 50-50 with the following bands: blackavar (wicked "dark folk" from vancouver, loved by b. mountain, destroyer and all people with good taste), duff and darcy from LADYHAWK, the debut of "Prancing Cat and the spectacular elements" (featuring FROG EYES personnel and other more talented people, w/ a guest appearance from CATASSO) mine clown dec. 9t... read more...
  • Sat 26th Nov, 2005

    Open Space New Music: Eugene Chadbourne [eclectic multi-instrumentalist from the U.S.]; Scott Henderson [local guitarist]

    Of It's Own Acord. An Open Space New Music off site event. @the fifty fifty arts collective 2516 Douglas St. Eugene Chadbourne: Instrumentalist, Composer, Performer and Writer. One one the underground communities most well known and well loved eccentrics who continues to tour and release an endless series of innovative recordings. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar , Euge... read more...
  • Sat 19th Nov, 2005

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  • Sat 5th Nov, 2005

    Vancouver's Inhabitants "occupying an aural meadow somewhere between Tortoise's TNT and Miles Davis' In A Silent Way"-Terminal City With guests Meat Draw, one of the best new bands in Victoria! Don't miss it! read more...
  • Sat 29th Oct, 2005

    Come and see friends (or strangers) + learn about music from exotic climates (not really)

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  • Sat 22nd Oct, 2005

    VINCAT CD RELEASE PARTY/ ROCK OPERA

    vincat just finished recording their first album called "i like their older stuff better" they recorded with matt and thomas of run chico run, in a dark cluttered basement. this show should be quite interesting. perhaps there may even be a surpise collaboration. if you want to be a) blown away, b) very confused, c) have a seizure due to excitement, or d) see a unique show, you should check thi... read more...
  • Fri 14th Oct, 2005

    Just Friends Records'

    Halifax/Hamilton's BA Johnston embodies the one man band all the while devouring it, having deep fried it to golden deliciousness with his remarkable man+keyboard/shitty guitar dynamic. Must be seen to be put into the state of confusion that is appreciation & love of his efforts. Having toured the country time & again by means of Greyhound bus, he has become something of a seasoned veteran, eve... read more...
  • Fri 7th Oct, 2005

    Ministry of Casual Living Benefit

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  • Sat 1st Oct, 2005

    edmonton's vertical struts (pop-echo) bring their two-piece mayhem to the 5050 on the heels of a smoking new release victoria's pequod do their open sky bombast featuring options, mammoths and lakeboats plus an art show entitled 2 tones are greater than one by raymond biesinger!!!!!!!!!! read more...
  • Sat 10th Sep, 2005

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  • Thu 1st Sep, 2005

    aids wolf> The music is pure energy with hardcore, punk and rock thrown in a very noisy cosmic soup. The band likes to think that they sound like a traffic accident, while true on a certain level, like the power involved, the effects are much longer lasting in their case. Somewhere above the paroxysm of sexual heights and raw animality, Aids Wolf laugh and rock harder. info and sounds: http:/... read more...
  • Fri 26th Aug, 2005

    Dolly Decadence Group Art show

    Dolly Decadence Group Art show featuring Robyn Swank of Wicked Swank Photography and emerging artist Linsay Blondeau. Come for an evening of wickedly delicious dolly decadence! It is free at 7pm for the art show, and then 8 bucks at 9 for the band The October Trio. read more...
  • Thu 25th Aug, 2005

    Portland filmmaker Bill Daniel screens WHO IS BOZO TEXINO?

    Portland filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel brings his completed Hobo Film, first screened in a different and memorable incarnation (a campfire instllation) two summer's back as part of the Lucky Bum Film Tour. also featuring works by Vanessa Renwick and Saul Rouda. “Daniel and Renwick make some of the liveliest work on the microcinema circuit, wherein film, video art, and music collide ... read more...
  • Wed 17th Aug, 2005

    ALL-AGES HARDCORE!!!

    If you thought Blacklisted kicked your ass, AT RISK, CRIME IN STEREO, and LIFELONG TRAGEDY will kick it off, hand it back to you and then kick it out of your hand before you realize what just happened. Yes, that's $8, there are three touring bands on this bill from the US and it is damn expensive bringing them over on the ferry. read more...
  • Tue 16th Aug, 2005

    Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys: As a co-founding member of Shinkoyo records, Matt Mehlan retains the label¹s core ideals of collaboration, experimentation, and unpredictability with his Skeletons project. Beginning in Oberlin, Ohio as a solo act with help from an eclectic cast of collaborators (classically-trained trombonists, punk rock drummers, a junkyard boy's choir), Skeletons has now sett... read more...
  • Fri 29th Jul, 2005

    Packed with Fun. Not to be Missed: Victoria's popsters Shapes and Sizes are joined by the rockous Daddy's Hands (Vancouver)and the raw folk rock sounds of Dante Decaro (Victoria/Montreal). plus a short film program compliments of The Secret Schoolyard Collective and the Firearms art show. more info at the fifty fifty web site. The Secret Schoolyard Collective is born from the minds and sweat ... read more...
  • Tue 26th Jul, 2005

    A Terribly Vulgar Program of Horror Film Oddities. This week: Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper, 1976) Presented in DRIVE - IN Widescream. blankets and bicycles encouraged.

    > Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: A Terribly Vulgar Program Of Horror Film Oddities. Screens every Tuesday throughout July. All screenings at 9pm. Two dollars per screening. Tuesday, July 26th Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper, 1976) PRESENTED OUTDOORS IN DRIVE-IN WIDESCREAM: blankets and bicycles encouraged! Tobe Hooper's highly anticipated, yet suspicously buried follow up to The Texas Cha... read more...
  • Fri 22nd Jul, 2005

    One Hit Wonder: A Live Music Tribute to those Singles That Went Platinum.

    in the tradition of the rock lottery and the sock hop. you will hear those radio/MTV tracks you are way too familiar with, but forget the band's name. guest musicians include: Run Chico Run; Grayson Walker (former Frog Eyes); Jane Duncan and more. read more...
  • Tue 19th Jul, 2005

    A Terribly Vulgar Program of Horror Film Oddities. This week: A Living Hell (Shugo Fujii, 2000).

    > Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: A Terribly Vulgar Program Of Horror Film Oddities. Screens every Tuesday throughout July. All screenings at 9pm. Two dollars per screening. Tuesday, July 19th A Living Hell (Shugo Fujii, 2000) A festival favourite since its auspicious debut a few years back, A Living Hell is billed as the Japanese answer to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Wheelchair-bound 22... read more...
  • Sat 16th Jul, 2005

    Glass Plates (Victoria) , Imps (Vancouver), Vocal Grooming

    Glass Plates is an improvised acoustic trio that works through the quieter side of the new music movement. They explore aural textures not often associated with their chosen instruments, allowing them to challenge the listener's (and their own) notions of timbre and structure. featuring jeffrey allport: snare drum, trumpet; chandan narayan: autoharp; robert pedersen: trombone Jeffrey Allp... read more...
  • Fri 15th Jul, 2005

    Pysch-Folk from Brooklyn and Toronto: Ken Reaume + Jana Hunter + Sound Stories (Victoria)

    Ken Reaume (Toronto), and Jana Hunter (Brooklyn, NY) in individual solo performance, joined by Victoria's favourite art/music outfit, Sound Stories. Ken Reaume is a toronto based singer songwriter working in the psych folk genre. his music has been compared to Smog and early Elliot Smith. he recorded a seven song ep in his bedroom and has since opened for the likes of Iron & Wine, The Micr... read more...
  • Tue 12th Jul, 2005

    A Terribly Vulgar Program of Horror Film Oddities. This week: Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1982) + Fear on Film.

    > Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: A Terribly Vulgar Program Of Horror Film Oddities. Screens every Tuesday throughout July. All screenings at 9pm. Two dollars per screening. Tuesday, July 12th Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1982) Perhaps the most provocative work in the Cronenberg canon. TV producer Max Renn (James Woods) discovers a renegade television channel said to be broadcasting from... read more...
  • Tue 5th Jul, 2005

    A Terribly Vulgar Program of Horror Film Oddities. This week: Vampyre (Carl Dreyer) + David Lynch and Guy Maddin Shorts

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: A Terribly Vulgar Program Of Horror Film Oddities. Screens every Tuesday throughout July. All screenings at 9pm. Two dollars per screening. Tuesday, July 5th Vampyre (Carl Dreyer, 1932) "One of the strangest, most idiosyncratic horror films ever made." This angular narrative concerns occult researcher David Gray's confrontation with a European village tackl... read more...
  • Fri 1st Jul, 2005

    Vin Cat (victoria) ; Reindeer Tiger /Team (arizona); Counting Heartbeats

    Victoria's rising pop starlets, Vin Cat play with Tempe Arizona's post-punk duo Reindeer Tiger/Team and Victoria's Counting Heartbeats. this promises to be a no nation Canada Day show. cheap too. http://www.myspace.com/reindeertigerteam read more...
  • Thu 16th Jun, 2005

    Pop meets Avant: An Evening of Eclectic Solo Performance feat. Kenny Roux (vancouver); Grayson Walker (victoria); Collapsing Opposites (vancouver).

    An electronic laptop suitcase meets the pop sensibilities of Ryan McCormick of Vancouver's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and former Frog Eyes keyboardist and musical director of Drinko Bingo. Could you need anything more from a show? http://collapsingopposites.com/ read more...
  • Fri 10th Jun, 2005

    A Ministry of Casual Living benefit concert featuring: The Raygun, Dante Decaro, Meatdraw, The Best aka The Greatest Ever.

    At long last the bitter and sometimes bloody feud between the ministry of casual living and the fifty fifty arts collective has come to an end. . . following some tinkering and reconsideration a new bill has developed for this show: The Raygun. victoria's beloved popsters Dante Decaro. fresh from montreal. raw and folky Meatdraw. thawed not frozen The Best aka The Greatest Ever. f... read more...
  • Tue 7th Jun, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents Rainer Werner Fassbinder's highly praised yet rarely screened film, IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS (1978).

    IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS (1978, WGermany, 124 mins). In German w/ English Subtitles. Queer cinema meets hollywood melodrama in this dramatic study of trans-gendered subjectivity and desire. This film combines irony with a great deal of sympathy as it tells the story of transsexual Elvira / Erwin (Volker Spengler), who on a love-interest's whim travels to Casablanca for a sex change operation. H... read more...
  • 4th Annual Noise! Fest: Stimbox, Xome, The Rita, Burning Bush, Skrunt Skrunt, //num, Ali Bosworth, Night Ape

    Sat 28th May, 2005

    4th Annual Noise! Fest

    Fourth Annual Noise! Festival Saturday, May 28, 2005 Location: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective 2516 Douglas St. @ Bay st. 2PM to the wee hours $10 all day / $5 vids Tickets at Ditch Records http://industrial.org/files/events/4/6075/425564928ee0d_inline.jpg http://industrial.org/noise/ DIY production house PR Martyr is proud to announce that the fourth annual Noise! festival will be ... read more...
  • Tue 24th May, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents, Hell's Highway: The True Story Of Highway Safety Films (2002) + Highway Safety Shorts

    Shock Corridor Cinema presents: Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2002, 90 min.). Weirdly nostalgic and unapologetically polemic documentary that uncovers the fear mongering, at times gruesome discourse of driver education films produced in the US between 1959-1979. These films were intially shown in highschools and driver education classes in an effort to promote safety and ... read more...
  • Fri 20th May, 2005

    Sock Show Euphorıa: The Riderless (London, Ont.), The Death Valley Sunbeams (Vıctorıa) and Meat Draw (Victoria)

    Opening 8-10pm: Sock Show Silent Auction. Oodles of socks, the kind you wear and the kind you night put on your wall will be on exhibit compliments of some of Victoria's hottest makers of craft and fine art. in the tradition of the button show. featuring the works of: sabine alpers, charolette campbell, tammy collingwood, jane duncan, scott evens, japhy, amy-lynn karchut, kim lowe, shea moir, ... read more...
  • Sat 14th May, 2005

    Champion, Alberta (Edmonton Space Rock Trio), The Fine Options, No Hands (Edmonton)

    >Champion, Alberta are a bass-less three piece act featuring an innovative, jangular approach to pop music. The band came together in a south side Edmonton basement four years ago and started out playing shows under the name The Tom Cruise Missile. The tempos are driving and energized, the chords are dissonant and the keyboards are layered, textured and melodic... the music is always set against ... read more...
  • Fri 6th May, 2005

    Tour send off.

    Chet will be going to play a bunch of shows at different places in Canada in May and June. Come to this show because it will be one of 2 chances to see Chet (unless you are going on tour with them) before they go to record another record and dissapear for another couple of months. New record Kau'ai will be available at this show. PLUS: Bad ass death balladeer David Chenery and his shit hot band! read more...
  • Sun 1st May, 2005

    Modern Sounds for your Musical Pleasure:

    "unquestionably one of the most original guitar stylists on the Canadian scene" ---costal jazz and blues society featuring: masa anzai (alto sax and electronics), j.p.carter (trumpet and electronics), jesse zubot (violin), russell sholberg, (bass), skye brooks (drums and percussion), tony wilson (guitar). http://www.theironworks.ca/events04_december.html read more...
  • Sat 30th Apr, 2005

    Victoria's first ever ROCK LOTTERY - feat. the finest from the local music scene.

    25 local musicians, 5 randomly selected bands, 8 hours of frenzied collaboration, 1 rock concert never to be experienced again . . . priceless. Featuring: Ryan Beattie (Chet); Neil Cook-Dahlin (Captians of Industry); Diona Davies (The Derby); Jane Duncan; Isaac Flaag (Chet); Emily Gooden (Chet, The Pickles); Emi Honda (Sound Stories); Brad Kurushima (Ghosts); Colin Macrae (Pigment Vehicle); Au... read more...
  • Mon 25th Apr, 2005

    P:ano, Parenthetical Girls, Blackavar

    > Blackavar is the dark-folk music project of Laura Cartwright and Nyla Raney joined by Stefan Udell and Nick Krgovich. Songs of black rivers, shape shifters and eating bright cakes, sure toupturn the soul in the best way." Debut recording out on Transiberrianmid-2005. >Parenthetical Girls began with the purest of intentions, and based on a interest in the musics of Spectrum, Rough Trade, Brian... read more...
  • Tue 19th Apr, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema presents OLDBOY (Chan-woo Park, 2004).

    Chan - woo Park's OLDBOY (2004, 120 min.). - Recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Jury Award, 2004 - More than any single Korean film as yet released stateside, Park Chanwook's OLDBOY crystallizes the reigning characteristic of its national new wave: narratives driven by unbound emotionalism, and often driven like kamikaze stock cars. You can practically hear the cinephiliac sigh ... read more...
  • Fri 8th Apr, 2005

    K Records recording artist(s), MT. EERIE (formely The Microphones), and once local fave, WOELV (aka Genevieve Castree) plus Guests.

    Advance Tix on sale now at Ditch Records. http://www.krecs.com/Microphones/microphones_new.html read more...
  • Tue 5th Apr, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema presents two docs for the culture vulture set: STYLE WARS (1983, 70min). Preceded by: THE RINGER. (1972, 18min.)

    STYLE WARS (Tony Silver; 1983, 70min). Style Wars chronicles the prolific (and covert) graffiti "bombers" of 1970s New York and the old skool hip hop culture that helped develop it. In addition to offering some of the finest visuals of graffiti art ever to grace the cars of New York City's subway system, the film captures an intimate portrait of inner city youth culture at a time when hip hop ... read more...
  • Sat 2nd Apr, 2005

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  • Tue 22nd Mar, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents Pasolini's SALO or THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (1975)

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma  (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom). (1975, 112min. In Italian w/ English Subtitles). Tuesday, March 22nd. 8pm The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective 2516 Douglas St. @ Bay St. Two Dollars A one-of-a-kind project that takes no little defending, and may indeed be indefensible. It’s the cruelest, most o... read more...
  • Sat 19th Mar, 2005

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  • Sun 13th Mar, 2005

    jeTprojecTlabs and T.LeChe (electro-folk hip-hop from New Brunswick) WORLD (Adam Forkner and Honey Owens of Jackie O-Motherfucker ) The Dirty Projectors (Nirvana-style trio, glitch-opera from Connecticut) read more...
  • Sat 5th Mar, 2005

    Early Show: twin fangs (edmonton) , wolly mammoth

    two exciting post punk bands for your musical pleasure in the early evening. plenty of time to get to the frog eyes/destroyer show. read more...
  • Papillomas, Away, Ri\'o!, The Pickles, the Sheds

    Fri 4th Mar, 2005

    A loveable lineup consisting of a teddy bear like above average weight per person ratio & beard count. Outsets for Nanaimo's the Sheds (consisting of members of the Papillomas, Bullbucker & Vancouver's Lavish), as well as locals Away, Ri'o!(ex StupidHead), as well as the reputably delicate stylings of the Pickles & the lulling sounds of Nanaimo's the Papillomas. read more...
  • Fri 25th Feb, 2005

    .. from the ashes of Burnside

    Still putting on shows! Come out for metalcore, grind and blackmetal/doom. read more...
  • Tue 22nd Feb, 2005

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents Jim Jarmusch's PERMANANT VACATION (1980) + Todd Haynes' SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY (1987)

    Shock Corridor Cinema presents an audience pick 'em program. Tuesday, February 22nd, 8pm; $2. PERMANENT VACATION (Jim Jarmusch, 1980, 70min.) The popular vote has been tallied and there appears to be some excitement around viewing Jim Jarmusch's first film, produced in 16mm after he prematurely left his graduate film program at NYU. PERMANENT VACATION is a rambling, at times visuall... read more...
  • Wed 16th Feb, 2005

    ALL-AGES HARDCORE

    ALL-AGES HARDCORE!!!! Fun fun post-valentine's crazy mosh monster ball!!!! No violent drunk dirtbags, chumps who think they don't have to pay, or other fools. Rad people only!!! read more...
  • Sat 5th Feb, 2005

    7pm-ten then move on down to logans

    two duo's do it early .talk nice to us and after we might buy you a beer at logans. read more...
  • Fri 4th Feb, 2005

    Kranky Recording Artist Christina Carter w/ Andrew Macgregor (Gown) + Soundstories + Imps

    Carter and MacGregor launch their West Coast tour at the intimate arts space. http://www.kranky.net/artists/carterc.html read more...
  • Sun 30th Jan, 2005

    Electro-Acoustic Sounds From Brooklyn Based, Manpack Variant + Bipedal Walker

    the reconfiguration and regurgitation of military-industrial tehcnology and ideology in the context of subliminal noise performance via electroacoustic devices. sound samples at: http://intermittentmusic.com/listen/index.html read more...
  • Fri 28th Jan, 2005

    The New Music Series part 4

    Modern sounds for futuristic people. An evening of improv and some songs read more...
  • Malcolm Bauld, Billy The Kid, David P. Smith

    Thu 27th Jan, 2005

    Billy the Kid from Billy and the Lost Boys and Malcolm Bauld from the Frenetics play Victoria's fifty fifty collective during their "Play With Yourself" Solo Tour of Western Canada. Hear their songs at http://www.malcolmbauld.com and http://www.billythekid.cjb.net read more...
  • Fri 7th Jan, 2005

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