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David Monks of Tokyo Police Club stopped by CFOX in Vancouver today.

Tokyo Police Club perform tonight at The Imperial and tomorrow in Victoria as part of Rifflandia.

Check out this sweet cover of Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 hit “Since U Been Gone.”

Happy Friday! Off to Victoria tomorrow. DJ gig on Saturday, Rifflandia on Sunday.

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Tokyo Police Club are in Vancouver tonight for a show at The Imperial.  They perform tomorrow in Victoria atRifflandia.

Before their show today, they stopped by CFOX and I asked David to tell me about Eugene, Oregon.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI’ll have some live tunes (including a cover of “Since U Been Gone?” coming soon. *** youngempires

Toronto’s Young Empires performed last night in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club. Today they stopped by CFOX on their way to the ferry to take part in the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria. I asked Matt about their song “Uncover Your Eyes.”

On the way out…they bumped into Tokyo Police Club…also in CFOX before their show tonight at The Imperial and then off to Rifflandia.

A photo posted by YOUNG EMPIRES (@youngempires) on Sep 18, 2015 at 2:24pm PDT



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Heatwave blasting British Columbia right now. It is sunny and hot in Vancouver and on the Island. Another glorious weekend back in Victoria. No DJ gigs meant maximum time out there getting after it with Coral and the kids. Sunday we hit a late brunch on the patio at the Beach House in Cordova Bay. I was able to work on that farmer’s tan. Good times.

We also managed to hit a little parade in Oak Bay, a fair, a foodtruck festival (which was actually a little disappointing when our favourite foodtruck was the one that was closed) and some scenic drives before Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones on Sunday. Just a textbook weekend.

Monday, an email from David Monks’ people. The Tokyo Police Club lead singer has a solo record out on June 16th called All Signs Point to Yes (Dine Alone).

Listening to “The Rules,” I can hear the style of TPC’s Forcefield. Dave says the songs are very honest, maybe too honest?

“It could be too honest for some people but I’m in a really good spot and wrote a bunch of sweet songs. I appreciate the connection that comes from sharing something that somebody might not have seen, that’s not visible to the naked eye. People do relate to it, and I find that super rewarding; that drives me in a lot of ways. I’m trying to understand what people really want to get out of music.”

Monks is on a little tour, check it if you live in one of these fine cities.

06/15 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
06/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/25 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
06/26 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
06/27 Ottwawa, ON @ House of TARG
07/08 Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place
07/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

Tokyo Police Club is in Vancouver, September 18th at The Imperial.

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