Indy up-and-comers Cuff the Duke and Jenn Grant bring national tour to Kelowna nightclub

A pair of JUNO-nominated acts headline an indy double-bill at a well-known Kelowna hot spot now opening its doors to more live music. Cuff the Duke and Jenn Grant bring their national tour to Kelowna’s Sapphire Nightclub on Wed., Oct. 17 for a 9 p.m. show. Both were nominated for a Juno Award in this year’s Adult Alternative Album of the Year category, a contest won by Feist and her album, Metals. Grant released her third album, The Beautiful... Read More

“Fiery Redhead” Ali Milner @ Streaming Cafe

Cover Me Canada 2012 (third place). Lilith stage Summer 2010. Closing ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games. JunoFest 2009. CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3. Chances are you’ve seen and heard Ali Milner on TV or on the radio sometime over the last couple of years. Most recently she showed up as the fiery redhead with the hot band on the reality show “Cover Me Canada”. (Actually, she always shows up as a fiery redhead). Ali Milner is climbing the tracks... Read More

“Strange-Folk” Wax Mannequin @ Streaming Cafe

Madame Tussauds would not be happy with Hamilton-based Wax Mannequin: he shape shifts as readily as a wizard’s wand on a day off in the country. That’s not usually a desired trait in a sculpture of wax. Wax Mannequin, the stage name of indie singer-songwriter Chris Adeney, embraces a genre he calls “Strange-Folk”, and it’s clear he’s notlosing sleep trying to fit into someone else’s definition of what makes a successful touring... Read More

Adaline this Saturday @ Streaming Cafe

Beloved artist Adaline is taking her brand of ethereal and wildly hooky pop to Streaming Cafe on June 2nd @ 10 pm.  This is the first tour in support of the sophomore release Modern Romantics (Light Organ/Universal Music). Recorded at Toronto’s Canterbury Studios and produced by Adaline and collaborators/co-producers Hawksley Workman, Marten Tromm, and Tino Zolfo, Modern Romantics has received rave reviews from music critics, and features... Read More

JP Hoe live at Streaming Cafe

by Malcolm Petch Few things present one to the world like one’s name.  It represents you when you’re not around, it marks your place in the phone book or on the concert poster, and, despite what we might want to think, it leaves an impression of who we are. JP Hoe has a quick, no-nonsense working name, with elements of down-to-earth and star quality mixed together. Music – their music – is the next thing that presents a musical artist to... Read More

Writings from the Wall – Elite After 6 – Cultivating a Live Music Audience

The Elite Restaurant has been kickin’ it at 340 Main St. Penticton since 1927. Brent Madsen and his mom Freda have held ground for the last ten years. A couple of years ago the creation of a Vinyl Night initiated Elite After 6 into an evening venue from Tues-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Since the spring of 2011, under the guidance of Buffy Marie MacIntosh, Elite After 6 has developed into an evening venue that utilizes the latest in social media and technology,... Read More

Writings from the Wall – The Dream Cafe – Heart Stories

Eleven and some years ago the Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe sat across the street from its present location at 67 Front St Penticton. It was Christmas time, the snow fell and my belly held eight months of baby as I looked for gifts. At that time, the cafe was a clearing house for imports. As I looked around I found a piece of printed paper that read Sinta (Indonesian) or Sita (India): A Goddess of the Hindu faith. She represents Agriculture; Ceremony: Earth... Read More


Are you going to see Hedley, the OSO or Louise Petrie this weekend?  Maybe you’re going to one of the 15 other options for live music in Kelowna! Fri Feb 10 Hedley, Karl Wolf, Classified – Prospera Place Anna Jacyszyn – Vintner’s Poolside Grill Okanagan Symphony: Pops Concert ~ OSO AT THE MOVIES – Kelowna Community Theatre the ROWDYMEN – The Minstrel Cafe Steve Todd & Dana Barnes the Dueling Pianos – Pheasant & Quail Pub Cruel... Read More

LIVE MUSIC in Kelowna Tonight & Tomorrow

Fri Feb 3 Calum Hughes Collective – The Minstrel Cafe Damian Brennan – Vintner’s Poolside Grill Trickster in the Machine – DJ Party – KCT Blackbox Theatre Young ‘Uns – The Blue Gator Devon Coyote / Ari Neufeld – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub Cheeky Monkeys – Dakoda’s Sports Bar & Grill Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub   Sat Feb 4 In Medias Res – Streaming Cafe Damian Brennan... Read More

Canadian Workhorse Craig Cardiff live at Streaming Cafe

by Malcolm Petch Craig Cardiff plays a back-to-back pair of shows at Streaming Café on January 21, helping to kick off another year of fabulous live acoustic shows in front of the wood wall. The Canadian Icon Gordon Lightfoot says this about Cardiff: “A songwriter who needs to be heard” – and a brief time exploring the music available from Cardiff online backs up that sweeping statement. This isn’t music that can exist unnoticed in the... Read More