Rebecca & Fiona heat up #StereotypeFridays at Celebrities

Swedish DJ duo Rebecca and Fiona spun their way into Vancouver on Friday night at Celebrities. The dynamic duo of Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick had the club’s dance floor filled and bouncing like their uptempo beats. The surprisingly varied demographic made for a fun night as they all found their way to the floor to dance or just to watch the energetic DJs throw themselves into their tunes.

During their non-stop touring the pair have found the time to record their upcoming album “Beauty Is Pain”.  With the lead-off single “Candy Love”, their second album, “Beauty Is Pain” shows the growth of Rebecca & Fiona’s friendship and an evolution in their music. The pair collaborated with several other producers and co-writers during the process, including Kurt Uenala, Adrian Lux, Simon Yemane, The Loops Of Fury, Panda Da Panda, Duvchi and Cristian Dinamarca. Another Swedish producer Carli was deeply involved in the process and helped mix the final product.

Following on from their Vancouver show, Rebecca and Fiona continue on tour playing clubs and festivals across North America including high-profile dates at SXSW and Ultra Music Festivals.

March 13 – Austin, TX @ Ultra SXSW Showcase
March 14 – Houston, TX @ Limelight
March 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Create
March 16 – Guadalara, MX @ Foro Alterno
March 20 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
March 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Club Europe
March 22 – Dallas, TX @ LeVu
March 23 – Miami, FL @ Story
March 29 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
April 2 – Boston, MA @ NAGA
April 4 – New York, NY @ Pacha
April 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Opera
April 9 – Portland, OR @ Whiskey Bar
April 11 – Seattle, WA @ Foundation Room
April 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
April 24 – Washington, DC @ Ultrabar
April 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Liquid
April 26 – Toronto, ON @ Guvernment
May 1 – San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
May 2 – Calgary, AB @ TEN
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ MID
May 8 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Sutra
May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee
May 10 – Montreal, PQ @ New City Gas

Follow the pair on Twitter @RebeccaFiona and Facebook.com/RebeccaFiona

Picks Of The Week – March 5, 2014

It’s March already?!  Here’s a few things to start you on the road to spring.

Game: The Vancouver Giant‘s season is rapidly coming to a close, just three home games are left, tonight they face the Kamloops Blazers at Pacific Coliseum at 7pm

Gig: multi-platinum selling artists Goo-Goo Dolls play the Hard Rock Vancouver Thursday, March 6th at 8pm

Dance: The Best Of Now from Portland’s Northwest Dance Project dances its way on stage at The Cultch March 6 – 8.

Concert: Take a smooth trip back to the 80s with Air Supply at the River Rock Show Theatre on Friday night at 7pm

Stage: Take a trip to Dublin as four old friends gather for their annual card game in The Seafarer on the mainstage at Pacific Theatre, running March 7 – 29.

Pop-Up: Looking for a change of scene? Check out Guerrilla Gay Bar‘s next event Friday March 7, a take over of a local club into a gay bar. Location to be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Friday.

Spin: Swedish DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona get the dancefloor worked up at Stereotype Fridays at Celebrities.

World: Popular Canadian world music group Dehli 2 Dublin bring their world of sounds to the Commodore on Saturday night

Sing: American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton pushes away the movies and takes over the stage at the Rio Theatre on March 8th

Kick: The Vancouver Whitecaps kick-off their 2014 season at BC Place against New York Red Bulls at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon

Puck: After an afternoon of soccer, cross the street to Rogers Arena as the Canucks take on Calgary Flames

 

Picks Of The Week – February 12, 2014

It’s that mid-February occasion that brings out the romance in loved ones but causes single people to cringe, Valentine’s Weekend has lots happening.

driving-miss-daisyHoops: Get some action and laughter all in one when the Harlem Globetrotters hit the court at the Doug Mitchell Arena at UBC on Thursday

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s latest production Driving Miss Daisy opens Thursday night at the Granville Island Stage while at the Stanley Industrial Alliance stage the Odd Couple continues for another week.

Drag: It’s week three of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar at Celebrities Nightclub on Thursday night

Rock: Get your hard rock fix when Zakk Wylde takes over the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday evening

Festival: Granville Island is alive with entertainment and activities as the Annual Winterruption Festival takes over the island, February 14 to 16.

Soul: Award winning Natalie Cole brings her sultry sounds to the River Rock Show Theatre for two nights, February 14 & 15, a perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

Retro: Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Canadian popstars Platinum Blonde brings the 80’s back to the Hard Rock Casino Theatre for Valentine’s Day evening

Dance: The newly restored Lux Lounge is the site of the return of  DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Ff : Soldier Of Love – with Dreaddy, Jeffery Michael DJing and a performance by Berlin

Pucks: With the Canucks on the Olympic break, the Vancouver Giants are on the ice both Saturday and Sunday for your hockey fix

 

Picks Of The Week: April 24, 2013

Hard to believe April is already coming to a close. Have we seen enough April showers to bring May flowers?

VanDusen Plant Sale
VanDusen Plant Sale

Scene: Celebrities Nightclub and TFD Presents Liberace Thursday‘s welcome RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 Roxxxy Andrews performing along with DJ Zack Shore and Liberace’s GoGo Boys

Stage: Vancouver East Side Cultural Centre, The Cultch looks to its patrons for an important fundraiser to keep the venerable east side theatre producing quality arts.  Festa! takes place on Saturday April 27th.

Song: British singer/songwriter and electronic music producer James Blake brings his divergent tastes to the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday April 25

Sport: Whitecaps FC play host to FC Dallas at BC Place Stadium on Saturday afternoon and looking to redeem themselves after a road loss in Dallas.

Sale: Just in time for spring planting, the 35th annual VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Sale happens Sunday April 28th from 10am – 4pm. With over 40,000 plants for sale and free admission to the Garden for inspiration, there’s surely something for every pot, plot or green spot.

Supper: Get a taste of the West Coast and a great bargain when you visit Edible Canada for a Dungeness Crab Feast for two for just $69 from Travelzoo

Showman: Legendary funnyman Don Rickles demonstrates what has kept people laughing for nearly 60 years when he takes to the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond on Friday April 26th.

Picks Of The Week: April 3, 2013

There’s no fooling as we begin April with the glitz and glamour of Bollywood, 3 nights of Canucks and lots more happening around town.

Showbiz: Bollywood style and extravaganza are the big event this week as the first ever Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) gets underway in Vancouver with a massive concert on Thursday at Pacific Coliseum, Friday brings out the stars for the technical awards at the VCC then the red carpet is rolled out Saturday for the inaugural awards presentations at BC Place.

Slam: The other big event of the weekend is the return of the Davis Cup to Vancouver’s Thunderbird Sports Arena at UBC as Canada takes on Italy in Quarterfinal tennis action

Sport: Vancouver Canucks take to the ice at Rogers Arena for 3 home games this week; April 4, April 6 and April 8th

Scene: Is dancing the night away at Liberace Thursdays at Celebrities didn’t wear you out, Oasis Ultra Lounge keeps up the hype of their recent renovations with Friday night’s – Attic / Base featuring DJs Adam Dreaddy and Jay Douglas.

Stage: My Turquoise Years starts April 4th at The Arts Club Theatre Company – Granville Island Stage.

Show: Live at The Biltmore Cabaret features The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer for a gig on Saturday April 6th.

Supper: All this month Vancouver’s Provence Restaurants, Marinaside in Yaletown and Mediterranean Grill in Point Grey are featuring a French Tradition of Poisson d’Avril, literally April’s Fish. It’s month-long feature celebrating all things ‘fish’ with a $45 prix-fixe menu at both restaurants.

 

Picks Of The Week – March 27, 2013

It’s officially spring and Easter Weekend is upon us! A 4 day weekend for many will mean a getaway or some family fun to wrap up spring break. Our mindframe is shifting to shed the winter blahs and perk up with the brighter weather.

Stanley Park: the Easter Train chugs its way around the Stanley Park miniature railway until Monday April 1st. Bring a basket for Easter egg hunting

Sport: Vancouver Canucks take to the ice at Rogers Arena against Colorado Avalanche on Thursday March 26th

Scene: Oasis Ultra Lounge uncovers their renovations to show off their sleek new look and a new night – Attic / Base featuring DJs Adam Dreaddy and Jay Douglas every Friday night.

Sculpture: Support the Vancouver Food Bank and experience a unique art showcase made entirely of canned goods, Canstruction Vancouver continues until April 3rd, in Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel and the Pendulum Art Gallery

Stage: Inspired by the film, Billy Elliott The Musical dances across the Orpheum stage starting on April 2nd for 8 performances

Spin: Superstar DJ & remixer DJ Pornstar kicks off the long weekend with a CD Release party at Liberace Thursdays at Celebrities

Show: No fooling, Rihanna shines like a Diamond at Rogers Arena on Monday April 1

Sup:
Eat, drink and mingle while learning about the business of Food Trucks at Food Talks: Volume 7, Tuesday April 2nd at Electric Owl on Main St

Stay: If you’re taking in any of the above, why not make a night of it? This great getaway at the stylish Listel Hotel on Robson Street, deal is on Travelzoo this week

 

Picks Of The Week – March 20, 2013

It’s the last week of winter, time to dust off the cobwebs and spring clean!

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Liberace Thursday at Celebrities

Spring Break: Play Dome, Canada’s largest indoor carnival continues bringing Spring Break fun for the whole family until Sunday March 24th at BC Place.

Sounds: This Friday, March 22nd Mika brings his effervescent pop sounds to the Venue stage in support of his latest “Origins Of Love”

Stage: It’s the last few days to catch The Arts Club Theatre Company’s “How My Love Has Affected You“, playing at the Revue Stage until Saturday.

Scene: Celebrate spring at the renewed Celebrities Nightclub on Liberace Thursday, March 21st. This week featuring a performance by Vancouver’s Next Drag Race Superstar 2013 winner, Anita Wigl’it

Syrup: Get stuck in to Edible Canada‘s first Maple Syrup Festival, Sunday March 24th at Edible Canada on Granville Island. All items on that day’s menu will be prepared with Duncan BC’s Mountain Valley Western Maple Syrup, plus sample Maple Syrups from across the country

Shop: Thursday March 21 – Sunday March 24 marks the Grand Opening Celebration of BC’s first Crate & Barrel in Oakridge Centre. Visit on opening weekend to get 15% off all purchases and the first 25 shoppers in line will receive a $50 Gift Card.

Style: Generic Surplus & Mollusk Surf Shop collaborate to bring the California style & function into

Generic Surplus Mollusk Shoe
Generic Surplus Mollusk Shoe

the Spring 2013 collection, available in Vancouver at The Board of TradeJ2Zebra Club and in Victoria at Sitka Surf