With less than 48 hours before our planned show at Commodore Ballroom, the promoters cancelled on us! Oh no! But our friends in Vancouver weren’t about to let that happen….so ladies and gentleman, give a big round of applause for Mo Dhaliwal and A-Town Productions for making THIS happen with the shortest of notice!!!
The full story, in their own words… (thanks guys, we love you too!!!)
We Love SWAMI
Otherwise we wouldn’t try to produce a concert in 48 hours. This is ridiculous.
So, early morning email leads to a couple of phone calls and now it turns out we are producing an event for SWAMI, the Brit-Asian electro pop phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. How does this happen? Well, we’ll tell you. It turns out that due to some unforeseen circumstances (are circumstances ever foreseen?) the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (another group we love) had to cancel the SWAMI and Pacifika concert taking place on Canada Day (that’s July 1st for you Americans) at the Commodore Ballroom. We were already so pumped that SWAMI was coming for the Jazz Festival that we had planned an afterparty as part of our Vuja De night at Ginger62. When SWAMI’s management called and was all like “Dude, we’re screwed, can you guys handle it?” …we didn’t need to think twice. Produce an event in 48 hours for our DesiRock heroes?
#@$! yeah we will!
For those of you that have been living under a rock. Please check out the link to SWAMI’s website below. They are freaking ridiculous. You NEED to hear them. It will change your life and the way you look at music. Obviously, this gig is one of those last-minute, super-special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, so we haven’t had time to get tickets printed or do anything, really, except run around the room screaming “WE GOT SWAMI!”. So, entry is by guestlist and at the door only.
Now, normally we would crank the cover to $20 for a concert of this type… but, we already advertised $10 cover for this gig and we can’t exactly go back on that now. So, here’s what we’ll do… $10 cover with guestlist, just send your names in to firstname.lastname@example.org or $15 for all walk-ups. We think that’s fair for the gig that you’ll be getting.
Two Amazing Things Came Out of the British Commonwealth
The first was Canada, whose birth we are celebrating on July 1st.
The second was SWAMI, whose performance is happening on July 1st.
Vuja De – Celebrates Canada Day featuring SWAMI
July 1st @ 9pm Ginger62, 1219 Granville Street
Also featuring music by our Vuja De residents, Myles Bigelow, Reminisce & Lajit, this gig is not to be missed.