18–21MAY17
48.4284° N
123.3656° W
Thu May 18
3/9/17 7:00PM
5/18/17 7:00PM
Fri May 19
5/19/17 7:00PM
5/19/17 7:00PM
Sat May 20
5/20/17 1:00PM
5/20/17 7:00PM
Sun May 21
5/21/17 7:00PM
5/21/17 10:00PM
audio Helena Deland Old Girl The Backhomes Hansmole visual Aimée van Drimmelen Location Ticket Rocket HQ – 101-804 Broughton St.
  • Thursday, May 18
  • 3/9/17 7:00PM – 3/9/17 11:00PM
  • 101-804 Broughton St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $15 / All Ages

An evening anchored by ethereal psychedelia. Helena Deland’s dream-like folk anchors this lineup that will touch on melancholy pop, hazy shoegaze and lo-fi electronics. Visuals provided by Aimée van Drimmelen.

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audio Antwood Null Command Schoolgirl MOT Location Vinyl Envy – 1717 Quadra St.
  • Thursday, May 18
  • 5/18/17 7:00PM – 5/18/17 11:00PM
  • 1717 Quadra St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Free / All Ages

Andrew Andersson consistently curates one of the most crucial cross sections of music and art in Victoria’s experimental ecosystem.

Under numerous banners (Cavity, Copy Curse, Cabal), Andersson curates noise, darkwave, black/death metal, dark ambient and everything in between, often at the Intrepid Theatre, a staple in Victoria’ s independent music and arts community. Operating from Cavity Curiosity Shop’s HQ on Pandora St., his dedication to unearthing Vancouver Island’s experimental, avant and subversive is unparalleled within the capital city’s boundary.

Offering two evenings of free, all-ages programming, Cavity Presents will highlight local and regional artists, presenting an easy access point for anyone interested in absorbing genuine vibrations from the fringe.

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audio Sister Blanche Jo Passed Teenage Wedding Maskara Kye Plant Novel Location Wood Hall – 907 Pandora Ave.
  • Friday, May 19
  • 5/19/17 7:00PM – 5/19/17 11:00PM
  • 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Free / All Ages

Presented by CFUV.

Since 1984, CFUV 101.9 FM has been a consistent home for music-crazed Victorians. Nurturing a truly diverse and dynamic array of programming, the station is fundamental in so much of Victoria’s subcultural activity and consistently produces influential individuals that transpose their passion for music across the capital city’s creative landscape.

Offering three evenings of free, all-ages programming, CFUV Presents will highlight local and regional artists, presenting an easy access point for anyone interested in absorbing genuine vibrations from the fringe.

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audio Organ Mood Wiklow Psychic Pollution Solur visual Laine Butler Arya Hawker Location Fort TECtoria – 777 Fort St.
  • Friday, May 19
  • 5/19/17 7:00PM – 5/19/17 11:00PM
  • 777 Fort St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $15 / All Ages

Organ Mood bring their immersive, interactive performance to the controlled confines of Fort TECtoria, a balance of analog synths and overhead projectors. Wiklow and Laine Butler collaborate on Diagram, the intersection of their audio-visual productions that produces ethereal digital scapes. Psychic Pollution’s psych-heavy Kraut and the VIctoria debut of Solur will open the evening. Arya Hawker supports with multimedia.

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audio Sarah Davachi Slope visual Ikigai Location Crag X Climbing Centre – 769 Pandora Ave.
  • Friday, May 19
  • 5/19/17 9:00PM – 5/20/17 12:00AM
  • 769 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $25 / All Ages

STANDING ROOM WILL BE AVAILABLE, AS WILL THE SPACE TO SIT OR LIE DOWN. ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING PILLOWS.

Pretty Good Not Bad is proud to present an immersive audio/visual experience in a truly unique venue. Crag X Climbing Centre is home to one of North America’s most contemporary gymnasium designs, with gigantic vertical walls covered in modular triangles. Exploring this geometric expanse, the evening’s artists will transform the space through immersive ambient music and large scale visual creative mapped to the wall’s triangular frames.

Building on last year’s performance, Igikai (formerly EMP Interactions) will double the scale of 2016’s visual content program. The four-storey climbing walls will be mapped with audio-reactive projections, created specifically for the venue.

Calgary artist Sarah Davachi will perform live, bringing her experimental synthesizer compositions to the gymnasium’s environment, prefaced by Modern Math label-head Slope.

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audio Katherine Kline Magneticring DB Chessa Solur Psychic Pollution Location Centennial Square – Pandora & Government
  • Saturday, May 20
  • 5/20/17 1:00PM – 5/20/17 6:00PM
  • Free / All Ages

Presented by CFUV, More artists to be announced.

In partnership with the City of Victoria and CFUV, PGNB presents the opportunity to casually wander into a permeable cloud of soundwaves; AMBIENT PICNIC, an afternoon of free ambient music in the heart of downtown Victoria. A selection of artists from across BC will share the stage, projecting sounds from the arches at City Hall, offering open exposure to new sounds. DJ sets and live performances will fill the sun-lit, open expanse of the capital city’s downtown core. Bring the kiddos. Enjoy some Eno outside.

Food trucks will be on site (vegetarian options will be available) as will a beverage garden serving beer.

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audio Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Mourning Coup Hush Pup visual Limbic Media physical Broken Rhythms Dance Company Location Fort Common – 1017 Blanshard St.
  • Saturday, May 20
  • 5/20/17 7:00PM – 5/20/17 11:00PM
  • 1017 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $25 / All Ages

Venue is outdoors – please dress accordingly.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s music brings composition and ambient pop together in dream-like scapes of modulated vocals and arpeggiated synthesis. Performing with a Buchla Easel, Smith’s mix of new age emotion and generative electronics will be flagged by her own large scale visual content.

Broken Rhythms will perform original dance pieces, choreographed by Dyana Sonik-Henderson. Mourning Coup’s avant-pop blends effect-heavy atmospheres with bold vocals that can quickly move from corporal roars and grunts to pure alien melodicism.

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audio Klubovader Animal Bodies Void Mirror Formidable Liquorice visual Toby Green Nicolas Sassoon Location Upside Studios – 16 1/2 Fan Tan Alley
  • Saturday, May 20
  • 5/20/17 7:00PM – 5/20/17 11:00PM
  • Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Free / All Ages

Venue is located upstairs in Fantan Alley – wheelchair access is unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Andrew Andersson consistently curates one of the most crucial cross sections of music and art in Victoria’s experimental ecosystem.

Under numerous banners (Cavity, Copy Curse, Cabal), Andersson curates noise, darkwave, black/death metal, dark ambient and everything in between, often at the Intrepid Theatre, a staple in Victoria’ s independent music and arts community. Operating from Cavity Curiosity Shop’s HQ on Pandora St., his dedication to unearthing Vancouver Island’s experimental, avant and subversive is unparalleled within the capital city’s boundary.

Offering three evenings of free, all-ages programming, Cavity Presents will highlight local and regional artists, presenting an easy access point for anyone interested in absorbing genuine vibrations from the fringe.

CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

audio Indian Agent Chad Munson and Ghost House Location Fort Common – 1017 Blanshard St.
  • Sunday, May 21
  • 5/21/17 7:00PM – 5/21/17 10:00PM
  • 1017 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $20 / All Ages

Venue is outdoors – please dress accordingly.

Indian Agent (formerly Silver Jackson) is the music and performance collaboration between sidereal visual artists and musicians Yéil Ya-Tseen (Nicholas Galanin), OCnotes (Otis Calvin III), and Zak Dylan Wass. Historically, the Indian Agent was a post previously filled by the settler colonialist government charged with oppressing indigenous civilizations. These agents raped, pillaged, brainwashed, and murdered the mind, bodies, souls, lands and various cultures of the Indigenous people of the place we know today as the United States of America. These despicable acts were justified by the systematic and maniacal ideology known as manifest destiny.

The true history of the Indian Agent is still shrouded in mystery. In adopting this title, the artists aim to undo the brainwashing and vicious depravity caused by the original Indian Agents. Removing false agency with song, purpose, lineage, and harnessing the power of our collective blood memories, they speak truth and positivity in radical contrast to their oppression. Their instinctive desire is to share peace and light with humanity through an ongoing praxis of visual art and music.

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audio Above Top Secret Olav visual Jesse Russel Galbraith Location Fort TECtoria – 777 Fort St.
  • Sunday, May 21
  • 5/21/17 10:00PM – 5/22/17 1:00AM
  • 777 Fort St, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • $20 / All Ages

PGNB2017 will wrap up with a live performance of electronic dub-influenced hiphop and r&b from Toronto trio Above Top Secret. Visual work from Jesse Russel Galbraith will be on display in the venue (starting May 15).

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