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Concerts for needed cash in White Rock next weekend TheBuzz

Shadows in title fight

Tom Zillich Arts & Life Editor

Shadows (pictured), an alt-indie rock band based in Surrey, this week reached the top-three round in the B.C.’s Best Teen Band contest staged by Youthink magazine. “We’re the underdogs in this competition,” said Shadows guitarist Dianne Ocampo, bandmates with Ashley Weis on vocals, Kyle Turner on bass and drummer Chris Pallot. Cash and music-related goodies will go to the contest winner, named April 28 after a live-performance playoff involving Shadows and fellow finalists Kate Kurdyak and Langley-based band Derrival, at Electric Owl bar in Vancouver.

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finance the duplication and marketing costs (of the new album).” Show tickets can be purchased online at whiterockplayers.ca, or call 604-536-7535. Meanwhile, tickets are $20 for the Semiahmoo band’s March 2 performance, to feature celebrated sax man Campbell Ryga as guest on a pair of songs (the ballad “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing” and an arrangement of “Stella By Starlight”).

Other numbers that night will include Radiohead’s haunting “Everything in Its Right Place” and George Gershwin’s “Hunting Wabbits.” Traditionally, the school’s top-level Grade 12 jazz band has done a yearly solo tour, with Cuba and New Orleans among prior destinations. This year, Las Vegas International Jazz Festival is it, and band director Dave Fullerton is jazzed about

flying there to have his students take in an impressive list of artists, clinicians and adjudicators. “Please take this opportunity to come out and see these young jazz musicians that you have heard and read so much about over the years,” Fullerton said of the March 2 concert. tzillich@thenownewspaper.com twitter.com@tomzillich

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emiahmoo Secondary’s skilled jazz band is bound for Vegas, but needs a financial boost to experience a big music festival in the desert city. To that end, a special benefit concert has been booked for Friday, March 2 at Coast Capital Playhouse — first show of a musicfilled weekend at the White Rock theatre. A night later, the stage will be set Saturday (March 3) for a triple-shot of local talent, with Their There, Star Captains and Jason Mitchell in the house. For six-member band Their There, it’s been a busy six years playing jazz-infused rock. A headlining turn at the Playhouse will celebrate the release of the band’s debut album, Familiar Skin, recorded last fall at Blue Frog studio. “We want this show to sell out,” said Their There’s Ross Jenkins, whose “day job” is barista at Small Rituals coffee house in White Rock. “It’s been quite a ride with the record, and this show is supposed to

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Surrey Now February 23 2012  

Surrey Now February 23 2012

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