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Hey everyone.

I'll just get right to the goods and hope to see many of you out continuing your support of GREAT LIVE MUSIC IN VANCOUVER!

Here we go...

THE BOTTLE & THE TRUTH

Featuring Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall & Cameron Latimer

Between snowcapped mountain ranges and east of the Pacific Ocean, the boomtown known as Vancouver, British Columbia is home to three humble young men and a truck load of great music. One is a word-slingin, hip-hop rhymin’, bonafide campfire storyteller. One has the blue blood of a cowboy coursing through his veins and the musical talent of a legend to boot. The third of the posse is a tender-hearted songwriter with a mean sense of melody and a wicked sense of song. Together Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, and Cameron Latimer form The Bottle and The Truth, a stampede of songwriters, storytellers and grade A musicians.

with special guests

HEADWATER

Think folk music could use more edge? Think country music could use less electric guitars and more banjos? Think a solid breakfast is an important start to your day? So does Headwater. Their distinctive blend of folk and country roots music, tractor jazz, sounds something like the love children of the Be Good Tanyas and the Old Crow Medicine Show would, after they'd grown up good and strong. Headwater came together in the fall of 2005, initially hoping to be the subject of a reality TV show... but the pilot deal fell through and they've had to resort to selling records and playing gigs to pay the bills.

Friday March 23

The Fairview Pub

898 West Broadway

Doors at 9:00 pm

Headwater: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

TB&TT: 12:00 am - 2:00 am

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OMNIBOL

One of Vancouver's finest Funk-Rock acts of the early 90's, Omnibol were selling out venues such as the Fabulous Commodore Ballroom & the Town Pump before fate took an unexpected turn in 1995 and the bandmates went their seperate ways. 12 years later and the band have reunited to once again rekindle the special chemistry they shared onstage, to write new material and to take Omnibol to the next level of musical expression.

with special guests

DAN MARTIN & FRIENDS

Wow... the talent sure runs deep in this musical Canadian family. Dan Martin, the younger brother of Slammin Jack's Rich Martin, joins us for this night with his original blend of acoustic rock stylings.

Saturday April 7

The Fairview Pub

898 West Broadway

Doors at 9:00 pm

Dan Martin: 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Omnibol: 12:00 am - 2:00 am

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BELUGA

Beluga is one of Western Canada's most exciting live bands. They have been winning fans with their vibrant rock and roll shows, featuring the powerful vocals, wild stage antics of singer David Curran (aka Captain Canada) and the electric musicianship of guitarist Bill Podmore, drummer Mike Herle, bassist Sean O'Donohue and keyboardist Matt Wolfsohn. Energized-Rock, described as "James Brown meets the Who in outer space", their supercharged sound blends a mix of rock & funk stylings while maintaining a pop sensibility.

with special guests TBA

Easter Sunday April 8 (HOLIDAY MONDAY!!!)

The Fairview Pub

898 West Broadway

Doors at 9:00 pm

TBA: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Beluga: 12:00 am - 2:00 am

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A tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead with

CANADIAN BEAUTY

Our musical cohorts from Victoria make a trip into town for their 'not-to-be-missed' Grateful Dead Revue. Featuring members of Stephen Franke, Lift & A Particular Wave.

with special guests

FOR THE FAITHFUL

What's a Grateful Dead tribute night without an acoustic opening set? For The Faithful consists of Matt Robertson on guitar, Jason Atterton on bass and Ian Lamont on Mandolin... plus there may be a few other friends joining in too!

Saturday May 26

The Fairview Pub

898 West Broadway

Doors at 8:30 pm

For The Faithful: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Canadian Beauty: 11:00 am - 2:00 am (2 sets)

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There'll be more to announce very soon folks, including a potential BIG Tiki Room party in May, a Baked Potato/All Purpose show in early June and a series of Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival shows we'll be producing featuring touring acts from other regions of Canada at the Media Club... our first MC shows in 2 years!!

Stay tuned...

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