The Cheaper Show is now accepting submissions! This is the 10th anniversary of the biggest art show in Vancouver! Last year’s event drew a crowd of over 7000 people in one night. Over 315 pieces of art were sold in a six hour period. Artists from Greater Vancouver, Canada and world-wide are invited to apply now to be a part of what has become the biggest one-night art show in Western Canada!
200 artists. 400 pieces of work. 200 dollars per piece. One night only.
Want to be a part of this year’s show? Apply here.
The Twelves are comin’ to town!!!! These guys have pumped out some of my favourite remixes of the past couple years and many are calling them the next Daft Punk. I’m not sure about the comparison but their glorious BBC Essential Mix speaks for itself. I’m giving away two tickets to their Feb 4th show here in Vancouver, who wants them?
This was made possible by the wonderful folks at W2 who are tirelessly supporting arts in our community.
RSVP our Facebook Event so we can make sure to have enough seats!
Reasons why you should come:
2. Last year Efterklang filled the Biltmore with a glorious racket the likes of which I had never experienced before or since. It was spectacular, they are amazing.
3. There will be bevvies and popcorn.
4. Admission is FREE.
Watch the trailer below!
Walter Manning is the man behind one of my favourite tumblrs, Old Chum. He has gained a massive following online and now he has opened a shop here in Vancouver, Old Faithful. It is a total blessing to our city. I met up with him a couple weeks ago to ask him a few questions.
AN INTERVIEW WITH WALTER MANNING
Jeff Hamada: I thought we could start off by letting everyone know about your amazing little tumblr, Old Chum. What’s the story behind the “Chumblr” and how did you come up with the name?
Walter Manning: I was walking around the new Convention Center in Vancouver and they just put up all these placards about the history of British Columbia. I remember just reading every one of them as I walked around and how impressed I was with the raw initiative that went in to the development of the province: conquering the landscape, building infrastructure, hiking supplies to logging camps and felling giant firs. These were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
I came across one placard of a picture of some men hiking supplies through the rugged landscape. One of the men had a crate on his back and on the side was inscribed “Old Chum”, a Canadian tobacco company, and it all fell into place for me and Old Chum was born. The name summed up what I wanted a blog to be.