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Get ready for rock, hip hop, reggae and electronica, Whistler folks, as the annual Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival brings you a lengthy, daily does of the good stuff from April 12 to 21. That is, music. Get your ears tuned, your shades out, and your sunblock on. Rain or shine, though, its all a go-ahead. The Jim Beam Outdoor Concert Series features free outdoor concerts daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the mainstage at the base of Whistler-Blackcomb. Some of these bands play at clubs that same evening. The Kokanee Freeride Concert Series also runs through the festival, bringing bands to 10 bars, for 10 parties, on 10 different nights.
Friday, April 12
Who: Harpoon Missile, Choclair, Baby Blue Soundcrew, & Bishop
Where: Mainstage, Jim Beam Outdoor Concert Series
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival opens up this afternoon with beats and hip hop from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. See story.
Who: Choclair with Baby Blue Sound Crew
2 nd Whistler show features rapper Choclair, Harpoon Missile, the DJs of Baby Blue Sound Crew, and Bishop.
Who: The New Deal
Toronto electronica outfit back from touring with Herbie Hancock. See article.
Who: Whole Damn County
Where: Moe Joes
Live tunes from Whistlers favourite cover band.
What: Last Payday Friday
More folksy psychedelic rock from the local duo.
Who: Michael Sicoly
Where: Mallard Lounge
Adult contemporary piano at the Mallard.
Who: Leanne & Kyla
Where: Dubh Linn Gate
Celtic covers and originals from the dynamic duo.
Who: Cameron Chu
Where: Bearfoot Bistro
Tucked inside the Village Green, Bearfoot Bistro offers a cozy but upscale venue with background jazz from Cameron Chu. An extensive wine list, large copper plates and dark wood interiors make it a relaxed spot for catching up or sampling vino with a friend. An additional smoking room gives the bistro a vintage feel
Who: Suzanne Wilson
Where: Crystal Lounge
Solo singer with soulful ballads, Also with band Cherrybomb.
Who: Brian Lyster
Where: Zeuskis Taverna
Flamenco guitar at Zeuskis tonight.
What: Boot Ballet
Where: Boot Pub
Ladies entertain little boy dreams in an adult-only show.
CLUBS AND DJS