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The End of an Era. Final Party at the Hidden Gem.: Brave New Waves, Hillside Hooligans, Kiltlifters, Jesse LeBourdais

Sat. June 27th 2009 @  Hidden Gem Studios Hillside Location (All Ages)
This was the final party at our old Hillside location. It was epic. The End of an Era.

Brave New Waves (Authentic Vancouver Island style sound!)

Born on the wicked and wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on a sandy beach amongst breaking surf and torrential spring downpours, looking forward to the months of endless sunshine to come , five friends feeling very blessed to live in the tropics of Canada all with a passion for Reggae, Ska, and Surf music with its own unique Va... more info

Hillside Hooligans

The Hillside Hooligans play gritty and soulful reggae, ska and punk-rock. Their style is characterized by honest lyrics, prominent solos, and plenty of style and tempo changes to keep things interesting. The four founding members played together in Victoria’s reggae/punk favorites One Drop for over 6 years before starting this new project wi... more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

Jesse LeBourdais (Folk/Punk/Rock and Roll)

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With the heart of a small town and the fire of the Vancouver punk rock scene, Jesse LeBourdais has spent the last 3 years putting rubber to pavement touring and playing bars, basements and everything in between across Canada with little more than a guitar and his voice. Steeped in the folk tradition of musical story-telling and fuelled by the raw ... more info
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