Mr. Hare - Spring/Summer 2011

Mr. Hare was founded in 2008 as one man's selfish pursuit of great shoes. That man was Marc Hare. Mr. Hare is a wholly independent shoe company and you should check out their amazing shoes on the website HERE.

The Gaff, Rico Uno, Butter, Skinny Pete & Pat Campbell

This Friday December 10th it's Happy Ending Fridays with The Gaff, Rico Uno and Brendan Butter and in the Livestock Room we have Skinny Pete & Pat Campbell. Check out Cosmo Baker's Breakbeat Tuesday's with The Gaff HERE. RSVP and more event info HERE.

And download The Gaff's "Fascinating Rhythms" which was recorded LIVE as an exclusive mix for Happy Ending Fridays, get it HERE.

Vancouver Is Awesome - Donor Drive 2010

Vancouver Is Awesome Inc is a community-based, incorporated non-profit organization dedicated to spreading a positive message about the city of Vancouver and the arts and culture within it. Founded, edited and maintained by folks who live here and who truly love our city and the many communities fostered here, we deliver lighthearted yet thoughtful news through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, in our print annual as well as our weekly piece on 100.5 The Peak. We also work beyond the media, producing events and partnering with other organizations and companies and generally making Vancouver a better city for you to enjoy.

Your kind donation will cover everything from office rent and administration to site design/maintenance and staffing costs.

First and foremost, you’ll be able to enjoy another year of V.I.A! We need to raise this money to keep us afloat and if you don’t donate then nobody will. Another thing you’ll receive is your name (or the name of your business) etched onto our 2010 donor plaque. Lastly, at the end of our donor drive (in late December) we’ll be holding draws for thousands of dollars worth of prizes donated by local businesses, and for each $25 you donate you will get one raffle entry.

Throughout this drive we’re sharing 60 support letters from organizations, businesses and individuals we have assisted and/or worked with over the past year. They all speak of the need to support V.I.A., and we hope that you’ll agree with a lot that they have to say. Click HERE to read all 60 letters.

**To donate and for more information, click HERE.

Alex Prager - Photography

Alex Prager is a photographer who lives and works between Los Angeles, New York and London. Check out her website HERE.

Jayceeoh at Happy Endings

This Friday January 7th we've got Jayceeoh (Super 7/NYC) at Happy Endings with Rico Uno and Butter and in the Livestock Room with Cherchez, Ryan Oughton & Alien. FREE guestlist for the 1st Friday of the year by emailing with 'your full name+1 and JAYCEEOH' and you will be hooked up. Valid until 12am! More event info HERE.

Make A Wish

Shouts to Martini, Rob Rizk, Zak Santiago and Flipout for raising $850 on their Libra birthday party and donating it to the Make A Wish Foundation! Amazing work fellas!

Your Boy Brian - Best of 2010

Download Your Boy Brian's "Best of 2010" mix that he did for Aritzia HERE.

1. Anamanaguchi - Another Winter
2. Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
3. Big Boi - Daddy Fat Sax
4. Mark Ronson ft. Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang Bang Bang
5. Ne-Yo - Champagne Life
6. Skillz - Call Me Crazy
7. Drake - Show Me A Good Time
8. DVAS - Consenting Adults
9. Estelle - Fall In Love
10. Gossip - Heavy Cross (Siriusmo Remix)
11. Bag Raiders - Snake Charmer
12. The Pipettes - Stop The Music
13. Ciara ft. Bei Major & Andre 3000 - Ride (Remix)
14. The-Dream - Yamaha
15. Robyn - Cry When You Get Older
16. Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith - Not In Love
17. Jamaica - Gentleman
18. Cee Lo Green - It's OK
19. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
20. Neon Trees - Animal
21. The Soft Pack - Answer To Yourself
22. Vampire Weekend - Holiday
23. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
24. Janelle Monae - Tightrope
25. Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie (OG / Remix)
26. Matt & Kim - Cameras
27. Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow (OG / DJ Scene Remix)
28. Big Boi ft. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown - Lookin 4 Ya (Jedi Remix)
29. Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride (Penguin Prison Remix)
30. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyes (Russ Chimes Remix / OG)
31. DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain - All I Do is Win
32. Travis Porter - Go Shorty Go
33. Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock

Big Freedia recap

Thanks to Winnie Cooper, Cherchez La Femme, Blondtron, Rico Uno, Mr 604 and Beatroute! More photos by Mark Gutknecht HERE.

Aloe Blacc - Hey Brother, I Need A Dollar

Douster & Zonora Point-Puerto de Palos Mixtape

"Chilean rappers Zonora Point & French Producer Douster teamed up for the Puerto de
Palos Mixtape. 10 hotter than hell tracks, mixing samples of cueca (latino-american folklore) with a touch of dancehall, hip hop and futuristic sounds. Camilizi, Serpiente $yms and Lioz delivers proper street themed lyrics filled with girls, drugs and pornography while Douster's beats runs from classic rap to weird 6/8 industrial lazer music. It's hard to describe what you're listening to, you're in front of a futuristic rap mixtape, dared and dangerous, south american music with a year 3090 swag."

1 - Intro swaggaeton
2 - Que podria ser
3 - El mejor
4 - Empleado del mes
5 - 3000
6 - La chica mas linda
7 - Dame Yerba (Produced by Matenlo)
8 - Algo pasa en el planeta
9 - 4 Days
10 - El Motin
11 - Fuck Paco

Bag Raiders - Sunlight

Straight - November Ad

Check out our November ad in the Georgia Straight...

POSTPONED: The Smoker's Club Tour w/ Curren$y & Smoke DZA

Unfortunately, the Smoker’s Tour Vancouver date on Monday November 29th has been POSTPONED. Please hang on to your tickets and stay tuned for the details.

Shaun G

As a tribute to our good friend Shaun G we will have an ongoing special drink called the 'SHAUN G'. It will be a mix of Grey Goose, Aloe juice and soda that he created for our 1 Year Anniversary. He was so stoked on this drink for our special night. We will be donating the profits of this drink in honor of him to the 'Shaun G Foundation'. Friends of Shaun can come to the bar at anytime and order this drink and talk about the good times they had with him. Have a toast for Shaun! Shaun Gauthier was taken from our world too early from a rare form of cancer and will forever be missed.

A Kitschmas Party

This Wednesday December 1st Kitsch, Color Magazine & Cherchez La Femme present A Kitschmas Party with Color Magazine slide show and live performance by The High Drops and DJs Nate Evans, Pete O. Miles & Cherchez! More party details HERE.

All of us at Kitsch Skateboards are proud to being unavailing our first teaser for the first ever Kitsch Skateboards full length video (BRICK-A-BRACK) filmed & edited by: Jordan Mayfield produced by: Geoff Dermer. We would be stoked to have you all come out and show your support for KITSCH Skateboards and also for the events and premiers we are showing the teaser at. Kitsch will only be showing the teaser before the main features of the night. BRICK-A-BRACK the full length feature is not due out till 2011. For our first premier we will be showing it at the Film Fatties 2 Premier 8:00pm to 10:00pm at Granville 7 Cinemas 855 Granville Street, more info HERE. Then we will be premiering the teaser again with our good friends at Fortune Sound Club on Dec 1st at the Kitschmas Party, check above for event info.

Hedspin + Rico Uno + Butter + Matt Brevner + Connor + Ashley Marie

This Friday December 3rd it's Happy Endings with Hedspin, Rico Uno, Butter, the Vivo headwear winter kickoff with special performance by Matt Brevner and in the Livestock Room with Connor Brady & Ashley Marie. Join the event HERE.

The Chic Muse

Denni Elias lives in Paris and posts photos of what she's wearing and fashion that inspires her, see her blog HERE.

B.O.B - Beast Mode

New B.O.B off his mixtape "No Genre" coming out this December!

Movember recap

Thanks to everyone who made it out and supported Movember! More photos by Mark Gutknecht are up HERE.

Twist & Shout

Wednesday December 29th - Twist & Shout, a 50's/60's rock & roll party with a gigantic game of twister and DJs Tyler Fedchuk, Cam Dales, Sincerely Hana, Genie and Cherchez! More event details HERE.

Frazey Ford Early Show & Experience Saturdays

This Saturday December 4th we have an early show with Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) and Robert Wilson and the Blackbird P.A. Doors at 8pm and advance tickets available online HERE or in stores at Zulu, Highlife and Red Cat. For more info, click HERE.

Followed by Experience Saturdays with Marlon J English, Rob Rizk & DJ Kemo and in the Livestock Room with TheRootDown, M'err & Chile Palmer. RSVP and event info HERE.

Be Street #11 teaser

Be Street is a french urban magazine and here is the teaser for issue #11 which includes interviews with Die Antwoord, Kid Sister, Telephoned and more.

Fact Mix: DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad

DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad, figureheads of Chicago’s juke scene, team up on this FACT mix, and it is an absolute killer. Get it HERE.

1. DJ Rashad - That Weed
2. DJ Rashad - What U Smokin On?
3. Traxman - Manical Laughter
4. DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - Space Juke
5. DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - 4 The Ghetto
6. DJ Rashad - Elevator
7. DJ Spinn - Breezy
8. DJ Rashad - 6613
9. DJ Earl - Groovin On UR Love
10. DJ Rashad - Better Yourself!
11. DJ Manny - Kush On Deck
12. DJ Rashad - We Gettin Bukk
13. DJ Spinn - 23/24
14. DJ Spinn - Flutter
15. DJ Rashad - Feel Da Soundz
16. RP Boo - Off Tha Hook
17. DJ Rashad - Last
18. DJ Rashad - HAVOC
19. DJ Rashad - Goon Squad
20. DJ Rashad - Need You!
21. DJ Rashad - T.S.
22. Fabio & DJ Rashad - Pray 2 The East
23. DJ Spinn - Overload
24. DJ Rashad - Work This Pussy
25. DJ Rashad - Took It Doggystyle

Friends & Family NYE 2011

Welcome to the Friends and Family NYE 2011 at Fortune Sound Club! We did it last year and it was so fun we're doing it again! This will definitely be the best house party feel & vibe inside any venue in the city and we truly can't wait to ring in the New Year with you! The music is going to be ridiculous as we promise the best quality sounds from our favorite DJs in the city flipping it up every half hour. Free champagne for all, party favors, confetti cannons, balloon drop, special festive decor by Danny Vermette! Welcome 2011! Event page HERE.
*We are releasing a very limited 50 tickets valid from 1am-4am available for $16 HERE. If you have already purchasd a ticket, please click HERE to get all the information on doors, ticket pick up and more.

Download DJ Bles-sed's Slurpee Mix HERE and catch her mixing live NYE in the Livestock Room with NiƱa Mendoza!

Summer Madness - Kool & The Gang
Rock The Boat/Summertime Benzi Skratch Bastid Remix
You Remind Me Remix - Mary J Blige
Don't Walk Away - Jade
You Can't Play With My Yo Yo - Yo Yo feat. Ice Cube
Turn It Up - Rajanee
I'm So Into You (Funky Club Mix) - SWV
My Cutie - Wreckx N Effect
Tell Me How You Feel - Wreckx N Effect feat. Tammy Lucas
Is It Good To You - Teddy Riley feat. Tammy Lucas
DJ Keep Playin' - Yvette Michelle
Teddy's Jam - Guy
Do Me Right - Guy feat. Heavy D
I Want Her (remix) - Keith Sweat
Why You Get Funky On Me - Today
She's Mine - Basic Black feat. CL Smooth
If I'm Not Your Lover (extended) - Al B. Sure feat. Slick Rick
Get It Together - Redhead Kingpin
Kwame - Ownlee Eue
Full Term Love - Monie Love

Bun B (UGK) recap

Photos are up from The Trillionaire Tour with Bun B (UGK) and guests Jaykin & DJ Physik. Thanks to Highlife and LRG! See more photos HERE.

Happy Endings x Vivo Headwear recap

Photos are up from last week's Happy Ending with Hedspin, Rico Uno, Butter and the Vivo Headwear Winter Kickoff with a live performance by Matt Brevner and in the Livestock Room with Ashley Marie & Connor Brady. See the rest of the photos HERE.

Lykke Li - Get Some

Ion Hip Guide

Check out the new Ion Hip guide!

Cosmo Baker - Love Break Three

"I’m pleased to present to you the third and final installment in my Love Break series. It’s been a long time since I came out with any mixes and a few months ago I was listening to both the first and second mixes in this series and it just struck that I needed to release one very last statement for this. The first two are probably the most heralded mixes that I’ve ever done. They’re the ones that people holler at me about the most, and the ones that I’ve sold the most of with physical product. You can grab the other 2 joints on CD at my store here. It took me a few years to compile all the music that I thought would work just right for this mix, and for the tone of this mix I decided to take a more bittersweet perspective. But, just like the first two, I put this together with love and care, with minimal mixing and just allowing the songs to breathe and live on their own." Download and listen to Love Break Three HERE.

Love's Intro
Ace Spectrum "I Don't Want To Play Around"
Banks & Hampton "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her"
Major Harris "I Got Over Love"
New BIrth "It's Been A Long Time"
Eddie Holman "It's Over"
Black Ivory "(It's) Time To Say Goodbye"
Marvin Gaye "Anger"
Top Shelf "Let Them Keep On Talking"
Lloyd Price "What Did You Do With My Love"
Jerry Butler "No Money Down"
The Moments "Love On A Two-Way Street"
Steve Parks "Still Thinking Of You"
Solomon Burke "Everlasting Love"
Clay Hunt "(I'm Claimin') FInders Keepers"
Angela Winbush "Angel"
The Isley Brothers "Ain't I Been Good To You"
Sweet Blindness "Ain't No Use"
Billy Stewart "Cross My Heart"
The Delfonics "Trying To Make A Fool Out Of Me"
Freddie Hughes "Sarah Mae"
The Three Degrees "Collage"
Nancy Wilson "I'm In Love"
Patrice Rushen "Where There Is Love"
Joann Garett "It's No Secret"
Bobby Womack "Woman's Gotta Have It"
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "A Legend In It's Own Time"
Ben Vereen "I'll Keep A Light In My Window"
Teddy Pendergrass "I'll Never See Heaven Again"
Diana Ross "One Love In My Lifetime"
Brothers By Choice "Baby, You Really Got me Going"
Mary Wells "Two Lovers History"

Big Jacks - Seasoned Greetings

Download DJ Big Jacks "Seasoned Greetings" mix for Aritzia HERE.

The Jackson 5 - frosty the snowman
James Brown - signs of christmas
James Brown - soulful christmas
Bobby Byrd - i know you got soul
KC & The Sunshine Band - boogie shoes
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - bustin' loose
The Commodores - brick house
The Jackson Sisters - i believe in miracles
Lyn Collins - think
The Jackson 5 - someday at christmas
The Jackson 5 - up on the housetop (dj spinna re-edit)
Clarence Carter - backdoor santa
Aretha Franklin - rocksteady
Gwen McCrae - all this love i'm giving
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - back together again
Stevie Wonder - sir duke
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - deck the halls
Milly & Silly - get down for xmas
Rufus Thomas - i'll be your santa baby
Soul Saints Orchestra - santa's got a bag of soul
The Temptations - Rudolph, the rednose reindeer
Paul McCartney - simply having a wonderful christmas time (big jacks' remix)
Al Green - tired of being alone (starting from scratch remix)
Marlena Shaw - california soul (diplo's mad decent remix)
Charme feat. Luther Vandross - gorgy porgy
The Jackson 5 - this place hotel
Rick James - mary jane
Gap Band - outstanding
Foster Sylvers - misdemeanor
Donny Hathaway - this christmas


In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles.

Cookie Monsta recap

Photos are up from Cookie Monsta! See more HERE.

Dirt Nasty "Nasty As I Wanna Be" Tour

Tonight Sunday November 21st MSH Sessions presents Dirt Nasty on the "Nasty As I Wanna Be" Tour with C-Stylez and Greg B. Early Show, advance tickets available HERE or in stores at Beatstreet, Zulu and Red Cat and more info HERE.