New music NOTES: That day when Town and Colour’s Dallas Green was trapped in a Surrey university hallway

Also: Cloverdale’s Redrum Information has closed, but the White Rock shop is even now rocking

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For pleasurable, I searched “Surrey” on Spotify and observed a few tunes I didn’t know about (quite a few, quite a few variations of “The Surrey With the Fringe on Leading,” originally from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma) or hadn’t listened to in a very long time (Melvin Midici’s hilarious “Surrey Topic Tune,” from 2019 go through much more about that a single on

New to me was a stay recording of Town and Color at Surrey’s Bell Accomplishing Arts Centre. Again in April 2017 Dallas Green did an acoustic set at the theatre with backing musician Matt Kelly, and one particular of those people songs, “Friends,” finished up on the subsequent year’s dwell album, Manual Me Back again Home, which involves 20 tracks recorded at halls throughout Canada.

Prior to he begins singing in that terrific, higher voice of his, Green introduces “Friends” with a funny tale about his working day at the Bell, found within Sullivan Heights Secondary, exactly where he wanted to verify out the theatre’s balcony, walked by way of the improper door and finished up trapped in the college hallway.

“I understood I was no extended the dude actively playing listed here, I was the aged bearded gentleman with tattoos on his neck out in the highschool,” he claims as the group laughs. “I can see how that might have been terrifying to certain people today, you know?”

A person ultimately permit him again within the theatre, but Inexperienced never ever did get to see the phase from those people balcony seats.

People get for a remaining time at Cloverdale’s Redrum Records, now closed. (Picture:


Area vinyl-loving new music followers will be unhappy to learn that Cloverdale’s Redrum Records has closed, immediately after blowout party very last week (judging by shots on Fb). The store on 176 Road was a great location to dig by means of bins and come across interesting T-shirts.

On the vivid facet, keep operators say they are going to give “extra love and all our time and energy” to the White Rock place (really South Surrey, 1990 152 St.), to boast “a even bigger and far better choice of Vinyl and CDs than we’ve ever experienced,” in accordance to an e-mail despatched to Redrum clients.

“We’ve also additional a stage and will be concentrating on creating a location for music lovers and performers to arrive together as a neighborhood,” the submit proceeds.

The shop’s first open up-mic evening is Monday, Sept. 11. Entry is cost-free for all ages, and indicator-up begins at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. display. Also scheduled there is a concert by U.K. punk band Strawberry Blondes on Oct. 14 (tickets offered at the retailer).

Though you’re at it, verify out Redrum’s Now Listen to This music weblog on, with diverse posts concentrated on Taylor Swift, Alice in Chains, the “Barbie” movie soundtrack, The Smiths and far more.


Even now unfortunate that Taylor Swift isn’t coming to Vancouver on her concert tour, or skipped her in Seattle? Subsequent finest matter is a concert film in a pleasant theatre, appropriate? At least Swifties can search ahead to the Sam Wrench-directed “The Eras Tour” movie, established for release up coming month.

The two-hour, 45-minute film will be shown in Surrey at the Strawberry Hill Cineplex setting up Friday, Oct. 13, in complete-recliner convenience, with dates stretching into November. Search for tickets on, wherever the trailer and much more particulars are posted.

BROKOP Concerts

When I caught up with Lisa Brokop a thirty day period back, the Surrey-raised, Nashville-dependent place singer talked about accomplishing some live performance dates at Langley’s The Bunkhouse Bar, positioned in the occasions space at George Preston Rec Centre, less than The Lodge Steakhouse.

Individuals dates are now confirmed, with Brokop and partner Paul Jefferson undertaking there Saturday, Oct. 14, followed the future evening by their tribute shows, The Patsy Cline Task (Brokop) and Hank Lives! (Jefferson). Also booked at the bar is Brad Lovell’s new Bruce Springsteen tribute present, Useless Man’s Town, Sept. 15. Facts on


Over on Vancouver Island, Lake Cowichan’s Laketown Shakedown concert events are held at the end of June every single 12 months, with alt-rock, hip-hop and pop on the start out-of-summer months calendar (Shaggy, Aqua and Third Eye Blind were being among the 2023 highlights). Festival organizers have previously announced subsequent year’s headliner, and she’s Gwen Stefani. No doubt, it’ll be a good one. Initial-tier tickets went on sale Aug. 29 at