Heading into July, many of us in Vancouver have been left wondering – what happened to the summer?! While we might still be missing out on the beautiful sunshine that we’ve all been hoping for, there’s still one thing in my mind that’s even better than the sunshine to look forward to: new music and LOTS of concerts.
On June 27, 2011, on our monthly on-air show we had the privilege to premiereÂ Bridges OutÂ fourth single,Â “Oral Hygiene”Â off of their second EP,Â Hello Disquiet. Following the recording of this EP at theÂ Hive StudiosÂ withÂ Stu McKillop, and produced by friend of the bandÂ Dan Howes, Bridges Out has been providing limited online releases of their new music to give fans a taste of what they’ve been working on.
As a band that may have appeared to drop off the face of the planet, a MySpace blog posting ensures fans, “We don’t just disappear to leave a trail of questions and semi-listenable songs in our place. It’s true, it’s been a while since our last show, but we have been tweaking and perfecting the Bridges Out sound you have all come to enjoy.”
Following ups and downs, a lot of hard work and a continually evolving drummer rotation, Bridges Out has not only successfully released Hello Disquiet, but also announced their first shows for the summer on August 26-27.
Also coming up in concert news?
Award-winning Hong Kong singer-songwriter Kenneth Choi performed at theÂ Red Robinson Show TheatreÂ on July 2, continuing his 2011 World Concert Tour, with none other than Vancouver’s own Youthink Magazine’s BC’s Best Teen Band Contest top-ten finalist,Â Hailey MorganÂ taking centre stage as a special guest performer.
Singer-songwriter brother duoÂ Sam and LukeÂ from White Rock, BC are headed out on their first US tour coming mid-July. Their debut CD,Â “Standing in a Room”Â was recorded in Nashville, and has been named one of BC’s best CDs of 2010 by music reviewer, Tom Harrison of the province. For more information on Sam & Luke’s tour check out theÂ Surrey NOWÂ articleÂ here