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Phos with guest Karl Wyssen, will be playing Riley's on Valentine's, Feb.14th, show 9pm, $5 at door. Phos' original style of dark grunge, groove and glum, and Karl's folk/rock originals.

2013

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PHOTO CREDIT: Trevor Moore

As a teenager, Jeremy Stewart could never have conceived of being where he is today. From high school dropout, to migrant vagabond, to celebrated poet with a master’s degree, Stewart’s path to contentment wasn’t one always smoothly paved. “People who grow up in poverty can distort their whole horizon of what’s possible for them,” said Stewart.

“I love doing it all,
love getting my
hands dirty.”

There’s no room for modesty in rock and roll, but there’s also no room for ego.

Beginning with their first battle of the bands at UNBC in the early 2000s – where the prize was to open for Sum 41 at CN Centre – to their most recent win this summer at the Generator, brothers Lauren Matthew and Stuart James have mastered conquering a live audience.

Just because the uninitiated think it’s a wall of noise doesn’t mean there wasn’t a lot of thought put into that metal track. “Putting together a complex metal song takes a lot more effort than it seems,” said Trevor Pottle. For the past nine years, Pottle and his band of brothers – James Coyle (percussion), Ross Williams (guitar) and Joel Fowler (bass) – have formed Axis Disrupt, which could very well be the city’s longeststanding metal band.

Hamilton, Ontario’s golden boy, BA Johnston, is forever touring with his unmistakable style of music. On September 29th, Prince George will once again have the opportunity to witness his illustrious stage show and spectacle (Re: Disaster) when Johnston performs at Riley’s Pub. B.A. combines heartfelt songs with an unforgettable stage show with inspiration ranging from his passion for 90s Nintendo games, to his love life, to living in his Mother’s basement as a perpetual man boy. Opening the show will be local Prince George bands Crones and Jaypee the Lion & the Grizzly Ryan Band. Doors at 8pm with music soon after. $5 cover and 19+ only. -- -- -- -- B.A. Johnston (http://www.bajohnston.ca/) from Hamilton, Ontario w/Locals: Crones (https://www.facebook.com/cronesband) Jaypee The Lion & The Grizzly Ryan Band (https://www.facebook.com/JTLTGRB) September 29th @ Riley’s Pub Doors at 8pm Cover is $5 at the door 19+ only Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/509142079161474/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Phos ~ local band, cult following. Get ready for a catharsis...it's glum, grunge, rock.. its Phos! Saturday July 27 at Riley's Bar & Grill, 600 Quebec Street. $5 at the door. Show starts at 9pm.

Calgary area stringband The June Bugs with special guest Sandy Hirth will be on tour in Northern BC to promote the release their new CD "Third Time "Round". The band performs at ArtSpace located at 1685 - 3rd Avenue (above Books and Company) in Prince George on Thursday, July 25th. Tickets are $10 and available at ArtSpace (250) 563-6637. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the first of two sets begins at 7:30 p.m. Please let me know if you would like to receive some MP3 soundbites.

Adin Bennett, Blaine Estby and Rick Kerbrat

The Forever Young Chorus Presents: The Romance of the Rail A Musical Tribute to the Age of Steam Locomotion Special Guest: John Rogers Prince George 2013 Senior Idol Contest Runner-Up Elder Citizens Recreation Association 1692 Tenth Ave. Tel 250-561-9381 Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7 pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7 pm Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2 pm $10.00 - Children 5 to 12 year’s $5.00 Tickets in advance or at the door

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ncoyne3Norm Coyne has been active in local arts, entertainment and promotions for 15 years. He developed the Scene PG to provide local artists and musicians with exposure as well as connect a broader audience to the events and talent Prince George has to offer.

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