Tofino Concerts in August 2010
Here are the concerts in Tofino in the month of August 2010. Tickets for shows at the Tofino Legion are available at Tofitian and Long Beach Surfshop in Tofino. Tickets for events at the Maquinna are available at the door.
Tough Guys and Girls Cry
with Lonewolf United
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tickets $10 with CD | Doors 9pm
Tough Guys and Girls Cry, Tofino's resident grunge, pop quartet will performing with you friendly neighbourhood duo, Lonewolf United. This is the official release of Tough Guys and Girls Cry self titled album as well as the inaugural show for Lonewolf United.
Saturday, August 6, 2010
Tickets $20 | Doors 9pm
Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound.
Ganga himself is a rhythmic didjeridu virtuoso and percussionist - an inspired music creator who's passion brings people together in celebration of nowness in newness, a modern day corroberre for all!
Carving a niche in the DJ dominated world of dance music, Ganga Giri is an energetic, innovative and incredibly live act. Ganga Giri's full show blends an array of tribal percussion that includes Ganga's uniquely percussive style didj playing, congas, djembe, bougarabou, Nigerian talking drum, mbira and more.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tickets $15 | Doors 9pm
Dance-y to a thoroughly sweaty and satisfying extent, Ruby Jean is the thing that Gloria Estefan was warning you about when she sang the "rhythm is gonna
get you," and the Maritimes' high-energy answer to the dance-rock movement that seems to be sweeping the nation. Pulsating, nasty, punky, groovy — Ruby Jean is all of these things and more, a confident, smirking monster of a good time that seems destined to take the country by storm. Ruby Jean shows are ground-poundingly ecstatic. Ruby Jean harvest sounds akin to Tiga, Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT and 80s-era Madonna. A motley assortment of Halifax indie-rock ne’er-do-wells, Ruby Jean have cobbled together a formula for
organic dance party success.
with Keg Killers
Friday, August 13, 2010
Maquinna Pub, Tofino
Tickets $10 | Doors 9pm
Billy Hopeless of the Black Halos went grave robbing, dug up some pieces of Canada's most notorious bands and created this new monster, The Bonitos. They share influences “from AC/DC to ZZ Top, as long as it’s rock.” They'll be performing with The Keg Killers, who describe themselves as "old punk" in the vein of classic Canadian bands like The Subhumans, The Viletones and Teenage Head.
with OK Vancouver OK and Special Noise
Friday, August 20, 2010
Maquinna Pub, Tofino
Tickets $6 | Doors 9pm
Halifax, Montreal and the Yukon combine forces to bring the glorious sounds of Play Guitar, joined by Greenbelt Collective artist ok Vancouver ok.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tickets $20 | Doors 9pm
Marty Dread was born in the Bronx New York and moved the Hawaiian island of Maui as a young child. His career as a reggae artist started with his 1992 hit a 'Wicked Wahine'. Marty's style is rich in island vibe and traditional reggae roots but with a healthy dose of hip hop and dance hall. Constantly on the cutting edge, whether live on stage, or in the studio, Marty Dread is known as 'Hawaii's reggae ambassador.' Drawing inspiration from his tropical home of Maui, Hawaii, Dread rules as the island's hottest performer-recording artist, with over two decades of constant live performances, four Hoku award nominations (Hawaii's version of the Grammy's), and a constant international touring schedule.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tickets $10 | Doors 9:00pm
Born in Halifax, raised on Planet Rock, Skratch Bastid has been a hip hop junkie since before he became a teen. Quickly realizing the role of the rapper wasn't his forte, he applied his obsessive musical interest to DJing, which moved naturally from cassette mixtapes in his basement to performing on stage with groups and competing in DJ battles before finding his niche playing parties, clubs and festivals. An addicted record collector inspired by many styles of music, Skratch moves quickly between genres and smoothly between tempos, while keeping things quintessentially funky. Yes, quintessentially. Technically apt, but soulfully grounded. His Get Up! mix was heralded as one of last year's best Mix CDs by TurntableLab, spinning hip-hop, funk, disco and rock into a quilt of awesome. Satisfaction guaranteed.
and the Boom Booms
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tickets $20 | Doors 9:00pm
Aaron Ross is the bird on the branch in the tree of life and perches all day and all night unless you play some funky jams and then he’ll flap down and flap around the dancefloor, and maybe even sing. He’s East Vancouver born and raised, and has hoofed it all over the globe, with no qualms about doing it again and again. Aaron plays the nylon strings with grace but more noteably has a powerful and emotive voice, one that carries the band’s songs out of the “pretty good” range and into the ”spicy, saucy, smooth, singable soulful salad of a song” range instead.
Geordie Hart is the hawk in the evening beams, swooping amongst the ferns in a symphony of light. He went to school with Aaron, and they’ve been making jams since they were 10 years old. Geordie is 3 years educated in the fine art of Jazz music, also lending his ear and bass strings to Malleus Trio, a Vancouver-based ensemble filled out by Ben Brown on drums and Dominic Conway on Sax. Geordie has been known to cook a fine meal many-a-night on the propane stove in the RV, drives like a madman, and rocks the western front like a stuntman rocks a stunt.
Tom van Deursen is a kootenay child. After an adventerous youth scampering around the forest waving wooden swords, Tom moved on to bigger things in life. Namely, built-to-scale wooden rifles. Next came SWAT, and then eventually highschool, which brought the arts into the limelight. Tom enjoyed life in a small town, good friends, rock and roll, eventually starting his own rock band, Carnival Red. Moments before that became a global phenomonon, however, fate interviened in the form of a bags, shovels and dirty work – treeplanting. It was there, in the bowels of British Columbia, that he met Aaron and Geordie, and thus the current Boom Booms, in their most infant form, were born. Tom has been twanging strings since he was 13, and at age 20 he brings a bit of rock and roll to the band’s sound.
Theo Vincent IS rock n’ roll. Appearing in as many high-profile bands as he does high-profile jams Vancouver-wide, Theo has been with the Boom Booms since day..well, realistically, day 3, and when not slaying it up with local/global rhythm powerhouse Kutapira, he is a Boom Boom drummer, hype guy, and provides the pounding world pulse at the core of the songs. Theo plays over 5,000 shows a month and barely has time for anything but boom boomin’ around and doin’ his thang.
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Tofino concert listings from Tofino Time Magazine. Shows at the Tofino Legion and other music events in Tofino in August 2010.