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  • Wed. March 29, 2017

    Early Show: Bonfire Ballerina

    Doors 7pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Bonfire Ballerina is a Folk-Jazz Noire quartet from Vancouver. The band formed in early 2015 and have since been honing their moody interpretations, and original compositions. Bonfire’s sound is born of it’s influences; no small debt is owed to David Bowie, Chet Baker, the Band, Django Reinhardt, Claude Debussy, Tom Waits, and on…
    Bonfire is currently finishing their first studio recording, planning their first video, and gigging frequently at their favourite local music venues. dark-swing foot-stompy folk https://vimeo.com/180817633

  • Wed. March 29, 2017

    The Jen Hodge Allstars

    Early Show warning in effect Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness! Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Thu. March 30, 2017

    Early Show: Antonio Larosa

    Doors 7pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Antonio Larosa continues to write his original music channeling his musical influences. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Hozier. Antonio's love for classic music and blues guitar assemble a hybrid of old and new age rock. Antonio sings and plays guitar in his band The Walkens. They preform an array of both Antonio's original music and cover songs. Video Link

  • Thu. March 30, 2017

    GroundUp feat. Emily Chambers

    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Welcome to #GroundUp - a night of Live R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz and HipHop, for a cause! For over four years this Gastown nightlife staple has been introducing the cities blossoming new talent - and raising funds for our neighbouring communities! Join us as we celebrate the best of our cities R&B, Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop and support charities in the DTES (and beyond) battling poverty, addiction and homelessness...by paying what you can at the door!
    Emily Chambers is a dynamic vocalist with a sultry tone and a powerhouse range. With a love for classic soul and R&B, she combines an old school Motown vibe with hints of hip hop and a little bit of Southern grit, to give you a fresh sound that hits you in the gut.

  • Fri. March 31, 2017

    Camaro 67

    Doors 8pm
    Show 10PM
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, highenergy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra since 2007) left off. In their first year as a band, Camaro 67 released their 9-track debut album “Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul”. The band has toured festivals and clubs throughout BC to support the new album, playing alongside reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapira, and Bazooka Picnic. As Miami Device, members of Camaro 67 have played jazz, folk and indie music festivals throughout BC, having opened for international dance/urban artists including k-os, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Chin Chin and Passion Pit, plus local cohorts in the Vancouver groove scene (Star Captains, Five Alarm Funk, David Ward).

    “Top fuel Afrobeat a la Antibalas & Budos, blown and cammed for max HP (heavy percussion). Smooth and meaty as drag slicks. It’s one bitchin’ Camaro from Vancouver. For the driver, the double-naught spy, the night crawler – this debut is your soundtrack; a mean ten-piece that’s track-ready. Check ‘Bitchin’ Camaro’ ‘The Road’, ‘Funkariffic’ and ‘Sink It’. Classic cover for Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul. Love It!” -Cal Koat, Host, World Beat Canada, Roundhouse Radio

    “Vancouver’s groove music scene is putting out solid bands these days … a packed house enjoyed the debut of Camaro 67 – seeing them live is where it’s at!” -Dane Roberts, Artistic Director, BC Ska Society

  • Sat. April 1, 2017

    Love Coast

    Doors 8pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Since their inception in 2013 Lovecoast has been delivering a new sound that won’t go unnoticed. By bringing "together modern day indie pop and blue-eyed ’70s R&B” (Ride the Tempo), the band has created something bouncy and infectious. Lovecoast finds inspiration in modern acts like the Cat Empire and Lake Street Dive, and classic legends such as Billie Holiday and Bruce Springsteen. Uniquely fresh and nostalgic all at once, Lovecoast is an up-and-coming act from the West Coast of Canada to watch.

  • Sun. April 2, 2017

    Steve Kozak Trio Live on Roundhouse Radio

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

      This Weeks instalment of  Guilt and Co. Live features:
    Steve Kozak is one of Canada’s finest blues artists has been turning heads of blues fans in Canada for over thirty years since he first broke onto the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties.When it comes to tasty West coast blues guitar, Kozak’s name is at the top of the list in this nation - just ask greats like Duke Robillard and James Harman who have shared the stage with this gifted bandleader, instrumentalist, writer and singer. Gaining national recognition in 2012, Steve Kozak won a prestigious Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year. Steve was also awarded The Ambassador of the Blues Award for 2012 by the Blues Underground Network. Steve Kozak has just released his new album ‘It’s Time’- The Steve Kozak Band on March 17 of 2017 so keep your eyes and ears peeled.  

  • Mon. April 3, 2017

    Tambura Rasa

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Tambura Rasa is an eclectic assembly of performers and cultures from all corners of the globe. The act weaves a tapestry of sound and dance from Balkans, Spain, Turkey, Middle East and beyond. They have become BC’s favorite caravan of vivacious globalistas, filling everything from intimate soft-seat theatre shows to large dance filled festivals in attempt to bring joy, vigor and dance to the world around them. Join them as they merge the sounds of the East and the West, of the present and the past - a show of contemporary musical fusion and variety of cultural styles from all around the world.
    Ivan Tucakov - guitar
    Emily Helsdon - violin
    Doc Ramone - trumpet
    Robin Layne - percussion
    Kerry Galloway - bass
    Randall Stoll - drums

  • Tue. April 4, 2017

    Underneath The Harlem Moon

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Join us for "UNDERNEATH THE HARLEM MOON" A Smokey Soul-era Harlem cabaret here in the heart of Gastown! Curated and produced by local soul songstress Ms. Krystle Dos Santos. Featuring a variety of spoken word & vocal guests each month. As always, backed by the amazing Harlem Moon band: Nic Bermudez, Jonny Holisko, and Mike Meroniuk.

  • Wed. April 5, 2017

    Arnt Arntzen and the Plenty Rhythm

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Old School swing with Arnt Arntzen,Don Ogilvie on guitar and Patrick Metzger on bass Clara Rose on violin

  • Thu. April 6, 2017

    Vancouver World Music Festival launch party

    Doors 7pm
    Show 730pm
    Tickets $15

    Join us for a night of music from around the globe, featuring Celtic Fiddle, Flamenco, Electro-Cumbia, and more as we celebrate the diversity of our city! Let the the celtic tunes of award winning duo Mark Sullivan and Andy Hillhouse take you away. Then sip a glass of vino or a cocktail and get transported to Spain with Toque Flamenco, one of Vancouver's finest flamenco ensembles. DJ Su Commandante will be spinning Electro-Cumbia and world beats between sets.
    Mark Sullivan is at the forefront of the Canadian fiddle scene. He continues to be in high demand as a spirited performer and instructor across North America. His latest and ninth album, The Gathering Room, is a collection of purely original tunes. Though the music is steeped in the Canadian tradition, the tunes reflect an array of influences. Whether it’s Irish, Scottish, Gypsy, Western Swing, or Cajun, Mark Sullivan is making music that effortlessly takes his listeners on a musical journey of fiddle styles. With Andy Hillhouse on Guitar.
    Toque Flamenco
    Dance, sing or clap along! Toque Flamenco specializes in creating festive and breathtaking flamenco shows that include music and dance.
    DJ Su Commandante
    He has opened for acts such as K-OS, Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, Yellowman, Kinnie Starr, Kytami, Native Guns, Canary Sing, Gabriel Teodros, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Kevin Finseth, the Boom Booms, Mindil Beach Markets, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderrer, Long Beach Shortbus, Rodney Decroo, The Furios and Fishbone. He has also been featured at events such as Groovefest, Skafest and YoFest in Victoria along with Diwali and Under the Volcano in Vancouver, and hosted a radio show of underground hip hop for 5 years at CFUV radio in Victoria

  • Thu. April 6, 2017

    GroundUp featuring Tanga

    Show: 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    TANGA is a west coast world fusion group delivering new manifestations of urban groove, mixing afrolatin, jazz and world beats with hip hop kick.
    Formed in 2007 by trumpeter Malcolm Aiken, Tanga emerged from a collective of musicians who cut their teeth playing the local latin scene while experimenting with jazz and pop music. Inspired by the dance grooves and percussion styles of latin heavies like Tito Puente, Machito and Mario Bauza, they released their first full-length album Simmer & Serve (2009).

  • Fri. April 7, 2017

    Early Show: Coldwater Road

    Doors 7pm
    Show &30pm
    Tickets $12 advanced/$15 door

    Coldwater Road is very excited to return to Guilt & Company for their first local show since June. Working hard on new material and new recordings, the band will be performing two sets of original songs spliced with their favourite covers, including some brand new tracks!

  • Sat. April 8, 2017

    Big Easy Funk Ensemble

    Doors 8pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of the Jazz, Blues and Snazzy Grooves of New Orleans. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton Sax, Kevin Tang Trombone and Ryan Naso Trumpet. The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on Guitar, Eric Stephenson on Bass, Tyler Gibson on Keyboards & Organ, Ryan Davis on Drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals. http://www.befe.ca/

  • Sun. April 9, 2017

    Guilt and Co. Live feat. Arsen Shomakhov Trio

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    A Maple Blues Awards nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso musician in his native Russia making it to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.
    After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for himself and the Trio, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festivals, and the Calgary International Blues Festival, to name a few. Arsen’s album “On the Move”, released in the US in 2010 reached number 2 in the US and number 1 in Canada on the Roots Music Report airplay charts and hit Top 25 Blues Albums of the Year worldwide. In the same year Toronto Blues Society nominated Arsen for the Maple Blues Awards.
    Arsen Shomakhov Band went to Memphis to represent the White Rock Blues Society at the IBC twice in 2014 and 2016 and both times advanced to the semi-finals. The third Arsen’s North American album entitled “Dynamic” was released in August 2014. As a truly international blues artist Arsen currently continues to perform at blues festivals throughout Europe, USA and Canada.
    "Shomakhov's strengths are his formidable guitar playing across the spectrum of blues and r&b styles, his songwriting and his knack for finding good obscure material to cover". (DownBeat)

  • Mon. April 10, 2017

    Just a Season

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Just a Season's Scott Smith has helped make a lot of other people sound great over the years. From the arena-sized mainstream country of Aaron Pritchett and the heartland roots-rock of Barney Bentall, to a slew of insurgent Vancouver club champs like Rich Hope, Speeding West, The Real Ponchos, and Terminal Station―Smith has been everybody’s ringer, flipping between guitar and pedal steel while casually raising the bar with lightning technique and unfailing good taste. With his new band, Just A Season, Scott Smith switches from sideman to frontman, enlisting some of his favourite players to put the right groove on a collection of songs that recall an era when folk, rock, and country met in a sun-baked embrace.

  • Tue. April 11, 2017

    Gastown Cabaret

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9pm
    Admission $10

    An homage to the cabaret style popularized during the 1920‘s, this event invites the relaxation of censorship, challenging common decency and morals. Prepare to be captivated by our rotating cast of belly dancers, drag performers, chorus girls, comedians, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, singers, musicians, and burlesque performers.
    What are you celebrating in April? Whether it be a birthday, an anniversary, the end of another school year, or simply because you love to party, you're invited to celebrate everything on Tuesday, April 11th at Gastown Cabaret – Astonishing April!
    Every month April O’Peel, Sweet Munish, and Sparkle Plenty transform your Tuesday night with an evening of exciting experiences. What should you expect when you come to experience what could possibly be the most fun you can have in Gastown on a Tuesday?
    1. To be wildly entertained for three exhilarating sets of belly dancers, drag performers, comedy, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, burlesque, and random hilariousness ALL IN ONE NIGHT!
    2. Audience challenges throughout the evening including the famous DONUT EATING COMPETITION offering delicious rewards, LIP SYNC BATTLE and many more opportunities to make this show all about you.
    3. Fun photo booth props and noise makers provided at each table and other sweet surprises provided by the Gastown Cabaret Crew!

  • Wed. April 12, 2017

    Jen Hodge Allstars

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!
    Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Thu. April 13, 2017

    GroundUp feat. Bigfate

    Doors 8pm
    Show 930pm
    Pay-What-You-Can Born from the firey furnace of Mr. James Calvin Thompson Bigfate combines their frothy Jungle Jazz Fusion with an engaging sprit and fresh perspective on composition and groove. Navigating by heart and feel this instrumental groove engine gives you something familiar and Simultaneously something passionately original.

    ​ Amidst darkened secret laboratories under extreme conditions whilst studying the ancient texts Bigfate has concocted from rare earth materials some truly unknown Alchemy. When held to the light you'll see the history of the stars unfold and time freed from it's gravity. When held to the ear you hear the sound of love from the inner workings of the earth. When immersed in water, purification . When held to flame, eliminates evil and sickness. ​ Can be taken as Tonic or applied topically but for best results Aurally. Bigfate is not responsible for rashes, blindness, burns, or indigestion and has been know to cause bloating, intestinal discomfort, hair loss, and distemper.
    If you are new to Bigfate or are thinking about trying it contact your doctor and see if Bigfate is right for you.

  • Sun. April 16, 2017

    Guilt and Co. Live feat. Krystle Dos Santos

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    The Edmonton native and current Vancouver-West End resident Krystle Dos Santos takes the stage with the Lovemakers Guitarist Michael Meroniuk, bassist Nic Bermudez, and Drummer Jonny Holisko. A Saturday of steamy Funk/Soul/R&B!!