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Ponderosa 2018 Lineup Launch Party

Rickshaw Theatre
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Join us for the unveiling of our 2018 Ponderosa Festival Lineup. In keeping with tradition, we will be showcasing live music performances by past and present Ponderosa acts and screening our official Lineup Launch Video for the first time.

This is a white pants themed party, so bust out the bleach and get those slacks ready.

Performances by:

Malcolm Jack
Cosmic singer songwriter and Dada Plan frontman Malcolm Jack creates roots music from another planet - the primitive sounds of some parallel North America left untouched by the busy collisions of modern life . A folk artist in the true sense, he incorporates ambient loops, field recordings, vintage drum machines and alternate guitar tunings into his otherwise lyrical approach. Touching on the concepts of modern myth, offline living, ecology and alienation, he creates a one of a kind world that is as inclusive as it is unique, allowing peers to peer into their own lives and environments with stunning magnification. His upcoming full length, PURE MYTH, drops June 2018 on Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada.

Vancouver's I M U R has become synonymous with bass-heavy beats and sultry RnB vocals. The trio's eclectic mix of instrumental melodies and "slick hip-hop production" (Georgia Straight) transcends genre and "induces true goosebumps" (All Things Go).

Since their conception in 2015, I M U R has played Shambhala Music Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Astral Harvest, Center of Gravity, Rifflandia and most recently the main stage of Bumbershoot Music Festival alongside internationally recognized artists Big Sean, Odesza and Solange. Their first EP, Slow Dive, landed them a #5 spot on Billboard’s Global Viral Spotify Chart and singles from their sophomore album, Little Death (2017), have been featured in ads by Patagonia and Lululemon and on popular TV shows such as Wynona Earp and Working Moms.

In addition to receiving praise from Noisey, Exclaim!, Hiphop Canada, Beatroute Magazine, The Georgia Straight, IDOBI, All Things Go and other International blogs, I M U R was recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Electronic Artist of the Year.

Lazy Syrup Orchestra
The Lazy Syrup Orchestra consists of Dunks (The Funk Hunters), Thomas Workshop (The Soul Hop Committee), Cole Graham (Wooden Horsemen / Love You Miss You) and a rotating roster of special guest performers. With a focus on mellow vibes, the group blends MCing & live instruments with eclectic dance music from around the world. The end result is indolent sounds, thick vibrations, sweet melodies, sticky connections... all formed from a naturally flavored substance.