**NEW VENUE — The Vogue Theatre. ALL AGES show**
Westward Music Festival 2017 Presents:
Charlotte Day Wilson
Busty and the Bass
at The Vogue Theatre
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
Visit westwardfest.com for more info.
Line-up subject to change.
Saturday Day Pass Ticket Link: ticketf.ly/2qGpZPf
Weekend Pass Ticket Link: ticketf.ly/2su5V2P
— WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL:
MRG Concerts presents Westward Music Festival, which features some of the today’s most influential music acts performing live at multiple venues in downtown Vancouver from September 14 to 17.
Festival passes and individual tickets are available now via Ticketfly. ticketf.ly/2qBxqva
Celebrating the spirit of Vancouver and it's world-class music scene, the festival is comprised of 15 live music events with multi-genre line-ups all taking place within a 2.5km radius of one another. Participating venues include the Vogue Theatre (open to all ages), Biltmore Cabaret, The Imperial Theatre and Fox Cabaret, with a two-day outdoor event at the Red Truck Brewery back lot.
A member of the group Cutthroat Boyz, rapper Vince Staples surfaced in the early 2010s with a spate of promising appearances on Odd Future-related recordings — including Earl Sweatshirt's «epaR,» Mike G's «Moracular World» and Award Tour EP, the Jet Age of Tomorrow's «Lunchbox,» and Domo Genesis' «Elimination Chamber» — as well as the 2011 mixtape Shyne Goldchain. In 2012, the rapper released Winter in Prague, a mixtape issued as a free download with the production work handled entirely by Michael Uzowuru. A darker, more introspective mixtape, Stolen Youth, arrived in 2013 with a co-billing to Larry Fisherman (a Mac Miller alias) and verses from Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Mac Miller (as Mac Miller), and Cutthroat Boyz partner Joey Fatts. Staples then performed as the opening act on Miller's Space Migration tour. Among Staples' assists in 2013 were verses on Earl Sweatshirt's Doris and Jhené Aiko's «The Vapors.» The rapper continued his steady ascent in 2014 with a fourth mixtape, Shyne Goldchain, Vol. 2, and contributions to Common's Nobody's Smiling — specifically on the key single «Kingdom,» as well as on the deluxe edition bonus track «Out on Bond.» His debut album, Summertime '06, landed in 2015 with production from Clams Casino and No ID. It rose to number three on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart and was selected as one of the top albums of 2015 on many notable year-end lists. The following summer, Staples released Prima Donna, a seven-track EP that featured A$AP Rocky and Kilo Kish. Again breaking into the Top Ten on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, the EP featured production by James Blake and an accompanying short film. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON:
The Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Charlotte Day Wilson may be fresh on the map, but she’s got the type of slow-burning, smoldering jazz and R&B-influenced sound that already feels classic. The 24-year-old has been quietly churning out hits all year, from the gospel-washed “Work” back in April to a guest spot in BADBADNOTGOOD’s “In Your Eyes” this summer. But with her newly-released debut EP, CDW, Wilson is solidifying her timeless sound, and changing the conversation around the Toronto music scene in the process.
Getting here hasn’t been easy—the artist has been, as she says, “working her ass off.” Needless to say, the effort has been worth it. Wilson’s tracks have been featured everywhere from Apple Music commercials to Grace & Frankie (and, natch, our playlists).
BUSTY AND THE BASS:
Busty and the Bass have come a long way in a short time. The nine members of the band connected in their first week at McGill University’s jazz school in Montreal and started jamming. Casual house party gigs soon led to scorching live performances in front of thousands on stages across the U.S., Europe, and their home country of Canada. The group’s natural chemistry and an ability to create a sound that Complex says is “best described as a lovechild between jazz, hip-hop, and electro-soul" has been a major hit with audiences, bouncing along and chanting “Bus-ty!” in unified delight. Even R&B legend Macy Gray is a fan of Busty and the Bass, praising their soulful living room session cover of her hit song “I Try” as “beeyooteefoh”.
Canadian soon-to-be popstar RALPH (real name Raffa Weyman) shows a new confidence on the sizzling cut, which comes hand-in-hand with an enchanting music video. Weyman worked with creative partner Gemma Warren, whose response to the track inspired the accompanying visuals. «Gemma literally danced in our kitchen the first time she heard „Tease“, and we discussed the treatment from that moment,» she explains.
The music video's cheery vibe is echoed by the track's tongue-in-cheek lyrics, in which RALPH confronts cheating men and copy-and-paste texters, she explains the song's message “condones female friendship instead of competition”, especially in these situations.