Spencer Burton live Dec 12


Streaming Cafe is proud to present Spencer Burton with special guest Joshua Smith Friday, Dec 12.
Show at 8pm – $10 adv tix available @ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spencer-burton-w-joshua-smith-live-at-streaming-cafe-tickets-14484311967

Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings, to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused solo project, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso.
Releasing simply under his own name, his new album (and his third solo offering) was produced with Daniel Romano — it will come out on Dine Alone Records this fall.

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What one could suggest as being a Soul-inspired, captivating experience, Joshua is a singer/songwriter who mingles catchy clever lines and infectious vocals in the company of playful story telling. With a nod to “Motown”, Joshua Smith captures tradition and folk-friendly modernism with his songwriting prowess.


Fish & Bird at Streaming Cafe


We are happy to have Fish and Bird back at the cafe October 3 supporting their new release SOMETHING IN THE ETHER released Sept 30.


Raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead, Fish & Bird have received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd writing. With their upcoming fourth album, Something in the forestposter11x17_fishbirdwebEther, (in stores in fall 2014), the young Canadian band continue to reimagine folk music for a new generation.

The group members have been friends more or less since childhood, growing up in the small community of idyllic Mayne Island, a remote 900-person island off the west coast of British Columbia. Songwriter Taylor Ashton and fiddler Adam Iredale-Gray formed Fish & Bird in 2007, based on a shared interest in traditional old-time music. They quickly found that their musical interests spanned many genres and styles of music, including jazz and indie rock. The duo gradually grew into a five-piece and now, 7 years later – after extensive cross-continent touring and growing critical acclaim – the alt-folk force is set to release their most ambitious effort to date.

The two founding members are joined by drummer Ben Kelly, electric guitarist Ryan Boeur, and upright bassist Zoe Guigueno, presenting a collection of songs that effortlessly fuse their traditional folk influences and experimental leanings into a coherent, modern-day roots opus.

The album was engineered and masterfully produced by Adam Iredale-Gray, whose studio is situated on his family’s sheep farm on Mayne Island. Surrounded by giant trees and the Pacific Ocean, this isolated location continues to create the perfect setting for the band’s creative process to breathe. Away from the demands and over-stimulation of the city, the band were able to fully focus on realizing the songs the way they needed to be played.

While the studio is literally in the house where Adam grew up, the property is in many ways a second home for the band. This is especially important given that nowadays the members of the band are spread across the continent – with Boeur and Kelly in Vancouver, Iredale-Gray attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Ashton spending time immersing himself in the innovative music scenes of Toronto and New York. But when it comes time to create, the members choose to suspend their respective metropolitan existences to create the unique brand of folk they have become known for.

The writing on the new LP explores the ethereal forces that drive human behaviour, from the vast influence of the moon and the ocean in “Cold Salty”, to the inexplicable chemistry that magnetizes one person to another in “Something In The Ether”, to the way a sunrise changes a scene in “Go-To-Bed Light”. Taylor Ashton’s prolific and thoughtful songwriting has come to be appreciated in its own right, being featured on Corin Raymond’s “Paper Nickels”, a showcase of Canada’s best songwriters, and covered by numerous artists. As Ashton delivers profound insights in his “rich and compelling voice” (EXCLAIM! Magazine) to innovative arrangements and mature, restrained playing, it’s hard to believe that you’re listening to a group of musicians only in their mid-twenties. The future looks brighter than ever for Fish & Bird.


The Lion The Bear The Fox live!


Streaming Cafe is proud to present the The Lion The Bear The Fox on Friday, June 6
8pm showtime
Tickets $10 +fees. 

the lion the bear the fox took over thirty years to find each other, but only one month for Christopher Arruda (the lion), Cory Woodward (the bear) and Ryan McMahon (the fox) to realize they were meant to join their voices as one. The Nanaimo Daily News calls the trio “a musical force of nature” to be reckoned with. With over three decades combined experience, the trio are currently immersed in production for their debut EP ‘We’d Be Good Men’, release date October 1st of this year. 2013 will be the year the lion the bear the fox bring their heartfelt songs and larger than life sound to the rugged Canadian terrain that continues to inspire them.


Curtis Nowosad Quartet “one of the best in Canada”

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curtisnowosad_webStreaming Cafe is proud to present the Curtis Nowosad Quartet with special guests Urban Birds Friday, May 30. 7:00pm show Tickets $10 +tax&fees.

New York-based drummer, composer, and bandleader, Curtis Nowosad, has developed a reputation as a highly-skilled, versatile, and forward-thinking musician. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Curtis became recognized as the face of the new generation of jazz players in Winnipeg, and his quartet is one of the best in Canada, featuring two internationally-recognized New York ex-pats, Steve Kirby on bass, and Derrick Gardner on trumpet, along with virtuoso pianist Will Bonness.

The quartet is featured alongside tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, pianist Taylor Eigsti, and other special guests, on The Skeptic & the Cynic, a collection of instrumental jazz covers by popular artists such as Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Black Star, and 2Pac, which are complemented by Curtis’ original compositions.

Tickets available online here or at the Streaming Cafe location.


Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast – (SOLD OUT)


z0JLC1e_VZv620z6QwlkSm4mrxVQi_DphlT4tC4UTv0Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast will be performing at the cafe on Sunday, March 23 with special guest Astral Swan. Jay is best known for his work as frontman for Canadian trio Bedouin Soundclash.
Martel will be released on February 11th through Pirates Blend / Sony. An eighteen-song album, dichotomously perched between two sides, The Pacific and The Atlantic (tracklisting below), that brings to life the perpetually curious side of Bedouin Soundclash’s front man Jay Malinowski. Using the tumultuous life of his ancestor, Charles Martel, as a springboard, this album is part family tree; part introspective. The interactive website – www.whoismartel.com – houses a treasure chest full of audio and visual pieces of Martel, including the lyric video for the first single, Patience Phipps, and a black and white video for Tall Shadow From Saint-Malo.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing Martel alive onstage, enlisting the help of Krief (The Dears) and Vancouver three-piece string trio The End Tree into our onstage crew,” describes Jay Malinowski. “This show is going to be a departure from the past. It’s moody, ominous, destructive and beautiful all at the same time. Martel is a sailor, a man confronting his world. The audience participating in the story is integral, and we all can’t wait to start that journey. Come down friends, meet us at the gate.”


This show is SOLD OUT.
Watch the live stream of the show @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/


Featured Visual Aritists: Nikki Balfour, Leanne Spanza & John van Der Woude

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We are so very happy to be featuring amazing works on our cafe walls by three visual artists: Nikki Balfour, Leanne Spanza and John van Der Woude. All three artists have totally different styles but come together in a wonderful unique display. The art will be up for the month of April, so be sure to come down and take them in. We are also hosting an Artist Spotlight/open house showcase on Friday, April 19 at 6 pm that will feature more works from the three artists as well as live DJ Rich Taylor.

tracksNikki Balfour is a BC artist who has been dedicated to painting since 2005. For Nikki, painting is not simply an exploration of light and colour; but an expression of freedom. Consequently, the years have been filled with the many challenges, discoveries, and joys of constant growth. Emotions and words are a continual source of inspiration and these often find their way into the freestyle and abstract techniques that have been a large part of her development as an artist. Nikki is passionate about exploring new subjects and is refreshed by discovering new creative outlets whether she is working in her home studio or painting onstage with live music.
In addition to numerous independent shows and events, Nikki has been involved in various group exhibitions in the Okanagan Valley. Including; Art Walk (2007-2011), Lake Country Art Gallery, Vernon Art Gallery and Sopa Fine Arts Gallery. Nikki also has a private permanent collection of her work at Kelowna’s Bo.ttega Farm Inn.

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Leanne Spanza is a Lake Country based artist who has lived in the Okanagan since 2006 and was raised in North Vancouver, BC. She has been extensively exhibiting her work professionally since 2010 and has been painting in her signature style for the past ten years. She focuses on simple lines and bold colours to capture British Columbia’s mountains, valleys, lakes and coastlines.
In July 2011 she was one of six BC artists selected by Park Canada to tour the back country and capture Glacier National Park for its 125th Anniversary. In January 2012, Therapy Vineyards in Naramata featured her painting ‘Okanagan Hills’ on their Artist Series wine label. Leanne had her first solo exhibition at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery in April 2012 and will host a second solo exhibition at the Port Alberni Art Gallery in June 2013. Her paintings are currently represented at M Gallery in Penticton and ArtFirst Gallery in Revelstoke.


John van der Woude is a photographic artist who initially studied art and design at Camosun College in Victoria, BC and received a BFA (Interdisciplinary) degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS in 2007. John has been an active member in the Kelowna art community since moving here over 2 years ago from Montreal, including being on the Board of Directors at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in the Rotary Art Centre.
John uses photography as his chosen medium because of the inherent and continuous investigation that happens in photographic images between reality and fiction. Any photograph is assumed to be a true representation of what is being pictured, but a photograph also eliminates all the context that happens outside the frame and can distort what is being seen. This is especially in the age of digital manipulation. A photographer makes just as many choices in composing a piece of artwork as a painter or sculptor.
John’s work has shown in numerous galleries across the country and has work in both private and public collections, including the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, NB. John also works at and runs his own visual and graphic design business.



Rolling out new events for 2013


Streaming Cafe welcomes you to 2013 with a wide variety of shows featuring everything from live music and discussion, to open mic music + poetry nights.

Be sure to check out our facebook events page for specific event listings!

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