The Lion The Bear The Fox live in concert


Streaming Cafe is very proud to present The Lion The Bear The Fox live in concert Saturday, June 11.


Vancouver’s Lion Bear Fox is three huge voices joined as one, telling the truth through compelling story, honest narrative and unbridled passion. Three men going to war onstage every night to share a message of hope, vulnerability and redemption. Lion Bear Fox is “a musical force of nature”, an “emotional awakening” that’s sure to “be around for a lifetime”. (Nanaimo Daily News/Songs in the Valley/Terry David Mulligan).
Originally known for their respective solo careers, Christopher Arruda, Ryan McMahon and Cory Woodward joined forces as Lion Bear Fox in 2012 and was immediately selected as one of the top 20 unsigned bands British Columbia (Peak Performance Project). The fall of 2013 saw the band release their self-produced breakthrough EP “We’d Be Good Men” and take Western Canada by storm, touring 15 times over the next two years including stops at Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Contact East (PEI), OSAC (Regina) Mission Folk Festival and The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with artists like Tom Wilson, Good For Grapes, Elliot Brood and Kim Mitchell.

Show at 8pm – Doors at 7pm Tickets $25
All ages show | No reserved seating | No ticket refunds or exchanges permitted.


The Small Glories live at Streaming Cafe


tsg_SC_webStreaming Cafe is very proud to present The Small Glories ( Cara Luft & JD Edwards) Friday, April 1 with special guest Matthew Hornell

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother on her 21-speed bike, helmet and backpack, environmentally friendly and wholesome, ebullient and engaging; and burly JD, looking like a cross between a biker and long-haul trucker in scruffy beard, ball cap, t-shirt and jean jacket, slightly intimidating (until you meet him). At first glance few would peg them for a highly creative musical partnership. Yet these two veteran singer/songwriters have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity and visceral performances. Luft is a Juno award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and a touring road warrior. She has earned a solid reputation as an exciting live performer, accomplished guitarist, clawhammer banjo player and insightfully honest songwriter. Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, one that easily ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful, leaving listeners begging for more. He is truly one of the finest singers of his time. Together as The Small Glories, Luft and Edwards are a tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3.

Show at 8pm – Doors at 7pm
Tickets $20 +tax&fees
All ages show | No reserved seating | No ticket refunds or exchanges permitted.



Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) & Potvin (The Northern Pikes)


Streaming Cafe is very proud to present Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) & Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) on Friday, February 26.
From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.

This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!

Show at 8pm – Doors at 7pm
Tickets $20 +tax&fees
All ages show | No reserved seating | No ticket refunds or exchanges permitted.


Jenn Grant with guest Mama Kin – 2 NIGHTS!


Streaming Cafe is very proud to present Jenn Grant with special guest Mama Kin from Australia on Monday, July 20 & Tuesday, July 21 (Tuesday show SOLD OUT).

Jenn Grant –
Canadian indie folkstress Jenn Grant is as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters with her latest release Compostela receiving two Juno Nominations.

Mama Kin –
Part raconteur and all-out entertainer, Mama Kin has been nominated for ARIA and AIR awards in her native Australia.
As mischievous as she is charming, Fremantle’s Mama Kin is part raconteur and all-out entertainer. With a widespread reputation for her unique blend of foot-stomping soul, heart-wrenching ballads and stirring live shows, Mama Kin is back with a swag of new songs and a shift in sonic direction.

Show at 8pm – Doors at 7pm adv. tix $25+tx&fees
No reserved seating
No ticket refunds or exchanges permitted.



Jenn Grant

Mama Kin


A new year of live music!


A huge thank you for your support in 2014. Week after week we are humbled by the support of our community for live, original music. Thanks for all your support in 2014 .

We are so excited to be presenting another year of quality performances at the cafe for 2015. Be sure to have a look at our schedule and check back for updates.




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 @
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.


*SOLD OUT* Reuben and the Dark live at Streaming Cafe


Streaming Cafe is proud to present Reuben and the Dark Saturday, Nov 29. Show at 8pm
The show is SOLD OUT but it will be live streamed! Watch the live stream of the show @ and tweet questions/comments to the artists live to the stage @streamingcafe

Reuben and the Dark is the newest project from Calgary’s Reuben Bullock. Fresh off the release of his second solo album, Bullock has formed a band of some of Alberta’s finest musicians. This quartet has been quickly building a reputation as a killer live band, their soaring four-part vocal hamonies achieving epic heights, always leaving crowds hungry for more. And at the core of all this sits Bullock’s songs, which manage to achieve a balance between seemingly disparate elements: the introspective with the anthemic, and the feat of sounding simutaneously ancient and uniquely contemporary. Recently brought to London by LUV LUV LUV Records (Florence and the Machine/Blood Orange), the band has returned from a European tour with a new release in tow. This is undeniably an artist poised for success, and every step of the journey is as exciting as witnessing what will come next.



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.


Kat Burns ( KASHKA , Forest City Lovers) live at Streaming Cafe



We are kicking off our fall line-up on Friday, September 5 with performance from Toronto based artist Kat Burns. Kat is touring intimate spaces and house concerts  playing solo sets of select KASHKA and Forest City Lovers songs, exploring much of her discography over the last few years.

If aren’t familiar with her work check out a few videos. It’s going to be a great show so come out, enjoy and show your support!

$10 tickets available at Streaming Cafe or online here!





Launching the Fall line-up!


After a short break for the month of August, we’re excited to roll out a wicked fall line-up of live shows coming your way in September.

Check out all our upcoming shows and events @

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