Tofino Concert News for December 2005
The following concerts are happening in Tofino in the month of December.
Tickets are available at Tofitian, Esso and at the Common Loaf.
Zubot & Dawson
Saturday, December 3, 2005
Clayoquot Community Theatre
Tickets $25, Doors 7:30pm
Critics have despaired of trying to label the music of Jesse Zubot and Steve Dawson. With all its rich influences – everything from jazz and bluegrass to ethnic, swing, experimental, groove and pop – it literally defies description. Fortunately, the duo has come up with its own name for their unique sound. They call it 'Strang.' In 1998, they recorded their adventurous and melodious first album, Strang, which was dazzling enough to please the critics but accessible enough to guarantee it a broad and favourable reception in circles that ranged from bluegrass and rock all the way to country. The album was nominated for Canada's prestigious Juno award, and it won the Best Roots/Traditional Album Award at the West Coast Music Awards. They've performed at most of the major folk and jazz festivals across the country.
No Means No
Friday, December 9, 2005
The Tofino Legion
Tickets $15, Doors 9pm
Canada's preeminent power trio, No Means No have been abrading delicate ears with their complex rhythm-heavy funk-punk and promulgating leftist social commentary across North America since 1981. That was the year a couple of nice Canadian boys, brothers John and Rob Wright, formally began their strange sonic experiments that fused punk with blues, jazz, funk, metal, and pure noise. Rhythms and declamatory lyrics dominated their sound, a situation that remains true today after two decades of developing their sound. The Wright brothers added a guitarist — first Andrew Kerr and later Tom Holliston — but the slashing, sometimes bluesy guitar parts have always seemed to work at the service of the band's complicated rhythms, not the other way around.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre
Tickets $25, Doors 7:30pm
Combine the talents of songwriter Bruce Coughlan with bassist Laurence Knight, award winning multi-instrumentalist Nolan Murray and mandolin player Eric Reed, and you have original high-energy acoustic roots with a very hip historic nature to it. Since 1996, Tillers Folly have been captivating audiences throughout the world with their exceptional musicianship, versatility, and passion. The Vancouver quartet performs high-energy acoustic roots music with Pacific Northwest flair. Their unique blend ofÊ roots, bluegrass and Celtic music along with their fabulous storytelling has won them legions of fans throughout North America and Europe. Concerts are family oriented. There's lively music, some history and lots of fun. 'We are entertaining, we don't just play,' says Laurence.
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Tickets $12, Doors 9:00pm
Dubfreque celebrates reggae, ska, rocksteady & soul. Its members are veteran musicians that have played with the likes of Troublemaica, Small Axe, Tarig Abouboukar, The Afro Nubians and Fleetwood Mac. For over three years now, on stages & dancefloors, nightclubs & community halls, for festivals, parties, gatherings & fundraisers of all kinds, this Vancouver group has combined six unique, experienced and diverse musicians who all share one goal; to bring songs, rhythms, harmony, positive energy and the love of reggae music in all it's forms to as many bouncing souls as possible. In honour of the release of their debut album 'dubfrequency', Dubfreque wishes to invite you to join them in the pure pleasure of music, singing & dancing together.