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Rage Tribute Valentine's Day 2020!: Killing In The Name Of (Rage Again...

Fri. February 14th 2020 10:00 - 2:00 doors at 10:00 Capital Ballroom Victoria BC (No Minors) 10:00 - 2:00 doors at 10:00
$12 advance/$20 door
Tickets at: Lyles Place
Valentine's Day Party 2020 with KILLING IN THE NAME OF!

"The best Rage tribute band in the world." - 99.3 The Fox

Killing In The Name Of are fueled by a powerful vision, and the desire to engage the people on at their intellectual and emotional core. With rhapsodical showmanship and world class musicianship, they capture the essence that is Rage Against The Machine.

Acclaimed as “the best Rage tribute band in the world” by Vancouver’s own 99.3 ‘The Fox’ fm radio station, Killing In The Name Of is dedicated to doing just what their name suggests,killing it in the name of ‘Rage’.

Describing themselves as fans first and independent artists second, Ghosty Boy, Josh, Joe and Jud repeatedly deliver their bombastic live performance to sold out crowds, earning them their reputation as the leading Rage tribute band.

Their undeniable passion for bringing legendary music to the masses makes every performance an unforgettable experience and gives fans an opportunity to reclaim some of the most powerful
and influential moments in music history.

Velvet New Years Eve Party!: Kuba Oms, Velvet, Ghosty Boy

Tue. December 31st 2019 10:00 - 1:30 doors at 10:00 @  Trees Restaraunt Victoria BC (No Minors) 10:00 - 1:30 doors at 10:00
Tickets at: Trees Restaraunt
NYE 2020:
A swanky and intimate soiree hosted by local groove guru's Velvet featuring Kuba Oms.
You can expect soulful and sexy house music, good people and quality cocktails.
The venue is a beautiful heritage space on lower Johnson St.

Velvet featuring Kuba Oms

* Cocktail and dance party.
* Bring cash for the "Nude" Cash Bar
* Dress snappy
* Dinner reservations available earlier in the evening (not included in ticket price). (778)-265-8465
* Tickets $50 available from Trees Restaurant and

Ghosty Boy's Freaky Be Funky Record Release Party with Spaceboots: Gho...

Sat. October 20th 2018 9pm Capital Ballroom Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place
My friends, I am beyond stoked to announce that my new debut solo record "FREAKY BE FUNKY" is finally coming out on October 20th!

Join us at Capitol Ballroom where we will be joined by our amazing friends in Sweetleaf, most of the brothers FUNK VIGILANTE, special guest NESS will be throwing down on an epic Victory Ccelebration!

After over a decade of touring, recording with amazing producers and sharing the stage with some of the most unbelievable acts on the planet, everything I've learned has been focused into this record. It's my heart and soul focused into 13 rebel songs.

If you are or have ever been a fan of any of the work I've done with Funk V, Current Swell, the Rage tribute or any of the other shiznit I've stumbled into I sincerely hope you will and check out this record, and join us on October 20th for the Victory Party!

Ghosty - War on Drugs Music Video:

Hijack this Generation Music Video:

Online ticket link:

BC/DC, Killing In The Name Of

Sat. May 12th 2018 9:00 PM Capital Ballroom Victoria BC (No Minors) 9:00 PM
Tickets at: Lyles Place
There are tribute bands, and then there's BCDC. They were born of bush party ashes in the summer of 1999. Some 800 unexpected gigs later, Canada's BC/DC has systematically redefined the concept of a tribute band, garnering iconic status amongst diehard fans, agents, and venues from Vancouver BC to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From the backyard biker bashes of Ymir, to the star-studded legendary rooms of Las Vegas. From Nelson BC to New York City, Shanghai China and Bangkok Thailand. While a web search will turn up dozens of AC/DC cover acts around the world, there aren't likely many who've so successfully branded the Aussie band's timeless raunch with such epic rock n' roll fury, while also managing to bottle the essence of a wild frontier lifestyle.

Unlike many tribute acts claiming to be "North America's #1 Clone" or "Just Like the Real Thing", BC/DC has turned the tables. The band takes a comedic approach, claiming the tunes as their own, and to having "heard of some BC/DC tribute band from Australia". They rarely give factual interviews to big city press. Adding to the schtick, the band members all go by comic aliases - lead singer Brendan Raftery's Brian "Bon" Johnscottson paying respects to both AC/DC's famous frontmen. It's working. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

BC/DC's live show has become a legendary, and necessary, "rite-of-passage" amongst their unwavering supporters and believers. With over-the-top stage energy, they deliver every last note of all the classic songs with absolute authority. You get tired just watching them. BC/DC is heavily rooted in the Bon Scott-era catalog (Dirty Deeds, TNT, Jailbreak, Let There Be Rock), but also covers AC/DC's second "golden era" with all the essentials; Back in Black, For Those About to Rock, Hells Bells, and many more. Hey, there's always another AC/DC tune.. and BC/DC always seems more than eager to blast it out.

Kuba Oms, Ghosty

Sat. March 10th 2018 9pm doors at 9pm Canoe Brewpub Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm doors at 9pm

.: SLEEP SCIENCE, Ghosty, Sonderous, test kids

Sun. February 11th 2018 2000 - 0000 Copper Owl Victoria BC (No Minors) 2000 - 0000
$10 at the door only.
Cover - $10
Doors - 8pm


Sleep Science was formed when vocalist/guitarist Taylor Nichol, bassist Dan Lomonaco and drummer Alex Moscrip all got together after working in many different bands and projects. Based in Vancouver, BC, they draw influences from all over to create their distinct, progressive/alternative-rock sound, which is hard-hitting, yet groovy, with deviant time signatures, articulate bass lines and wailing, sometimes ambient guitar work.

Eager to hit the studio almost immediately after forming, the band recorded their first EP Avoiding The Cure with Ryan Worsley, who’s produced acts including Dear Rouge, Derrival, and Little India. With their unique sound and tight live shows they started to build a loyal following on the West Coast. To kick off 2016, the guys flew down to LA and recorded their single Tears For The Money with Rick Parker (The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Scott Weiland). The song has been featured on major rock radio stations across Canada and has been praised by Vancouver DJ Todd Handcock as being one of “the top 5 indie songs of 2016”.

In 2017, Sleep Science took their show on the road for a successful cross Canada tour which took them as far east as Montreal. The band also headed back down to LA to record 3 more songs with Rick Parker. October saw the first single, Sounds of the Underground released to heavy plays and rave reviews. The song showcases the band’s ability to juxtapose heavy grunge rock with haunting melodies and tastefully executed arrangements. Screamer Magazine described the song as “a masterpiece of what really good indie rock music is all about" and Alternative Nation said that “it hits you in the face with Nirvana Riffage". Their followup single, We Could Never Be was co-written with producer Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run) and is already generating attention after its release. Sleep Science has big plans for 2018 including international performances and returning to the studio to record their next EP.


Parties that keep rolling long after the sun comes up, civil disobedience, freaky people, and all things funky.


Guitarist/vocalist Tyrell Beal and drummer Travis Chrysler met in Nanaimo, BC in 2012. Having left school shortly after starting, Beal spent his time writing and hoping to find someone to start a project with for a few years while Chrysler performed in thrash bands and finished up his diploma in jazz drumming. As fate would have it, the two ended up relocating to Victoria BC only a few months apart from each other, both with the desire to pursue music in a new city.

After each ended up with endeavors that didn’t work out, the two decided to start working together. It wasn’t long before they realized they were on the same page musically and decided to get a house together so they could focus on the music in more depth.

Soon after, old friend and bassist Zach Cameron joined the duo and things clicked even more. About a year into writing songs with the three members, Sonderous finally found their final member, Dylan Lammie, a young rock/blues phenom that Beal had met while working at a music store. With their solid 4 member lineup, the group began the recording of their EP in summer 2016. The rest as they say, is history.

TeSt KiDs

Test kids is the work of Pete Byrne and Duncan Booth - both natives of the Detroit-Windsor area and now living on Vancouver Island. The two have built a rich tapestry of musical experience, both playing in the group Low Temper Star and separately in various groups over the years including Inner City Magic and Prester John's Gone.

Tall Tree Music Festival: Kytami, Zoubi and the Sea, Ghosty Boy

Sat. July 2nd 2016 3 doors at 2 Tall Tree Music Festival Port Renfrew BC (All Ages) 3 doors at 2

Tall Tree Music Festival 2016: Current Swell, Shad, jackLNDN, Mat the ...

Fri. July 1st 2016 Browns Mountain Port Renfrew BC (No Minors) (Multiple Dates)
Come and enjoy one of Canada's most acclaimed boutique music festivals and celebrate our seventh year with us!

June 30 to July 3, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, with early access on Wednesday if you purchase an early access pass.

Tall Tree is a boutique festival on a west coast mountain. To ensure a great experience for all attendees, limited tickets will be released.



Don't forget that you can purchase LIMITED EARLY ACCESS PASSES for Wednesday night. These ensure:
- 1st choice of camp spots
- no big line ups
- priority parking

HIKE YOUR GEAR IN and get priority access. If you are willing to hike your gear in, we will put you at the front of the line. Hikes will be mostly down hill, and between 800 and 1500 meters. Pack light and reap the benefits!

See you all in June!

Killing In The Name Of, Illvis Freshly

Fri. January 15th 2016 10pm Lucky Bar Victoria BC (No Minors) 10pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place
The world's greatest Rage Against the Machine tribute band returns to Lucky Bar on Friday January 15th! Playing Rage's classic rebel anthems and a handful of lesser known gems, Killing In The Name Of is RATM done right!

Featuring the funky-ass homegrown hip-hop styles of Victoria's own Illvis Freshly, it's gonna be strictly dope jams all night long!

Get your tickets online at or at Lyle's place....See you at the show!

Redrick Sultan, FUNK VIGILANTE, Shockload, Rad Disaster

Sat. December 22nd 2012 10:00pm - 2:00am doors at 8:30pm Railway Club Vancouver BC (No Minors) 10:00pm - 2:00am doors at 8:30pm

"End of the World" w/: FUNK VIGILANTE, Scimitar

Thu. December 20th 2012 9:00pm - 2:00am Lucky Bar Victoria BC (No Minors) 9:00pm - 2:00am

December 20th midnight it will be our last day on earth!

Come celebrate the End Times with FUNK VIGILANTE and SCIMITAR and the brand new act CANVAS for the last party the world will ever see! And what better place to throw down once and for all then at LUCKY BAR!

Funk Vigilante have just released their new music video for "Today is the Day", a song about the Apocalypse!

Watch it here:

Tickets will be on sale this Friday Oct 26th everywhere tickets are sold!

See you at the end of the world!

FUNK VIGILANTE, Eye of Odin, The Body Politic, Two Years and Counting,...

Sat. February 25th 2012 6PM - 11PM @  Headliners Victoria BC (All Ages) 6PM - 11PM

All Ages Double Header ft.: FUNK VIGILANTE, Scimitar, Guests TBA

Sat. May 28th 2011 7:00 - 11:30 doors at 7:00 Ambrosia Event Centre Victoria BC (All Ages) 7:00 - 11:30 doors at 7:00

Killing in the Name Of - Tribute to Rage Against the Machine: Killing...

Sun. April 24th 2011 10pm - 2am doors at 9pm Distrikt Victoria BC (No Minors) 10pm - 2am doors at 9pm

Scandalous Symphony featuring Black Hat Villain/Funk Vigilante and Wea...

Fri. November 5th 2010 930pm - 2am doors at 9pm V-lounge Victoria BC (No Minors) 930pm - 2am doors at 9pm
$12 adv $15 @ the door
Tickets at: 250 532 4697, Tom Lee Music Langford
200 tix already gone don't miss out on this killer show hit up Tom Lee Music in Langford or call 250 532 4697 to get yours before its too late!!

The Dirty and Dangerous are calling out to all Nation dwellers to come out to the V-Lounge on Nov 5th home of the Friday night $5 double hi-balls and rock it the funk out with Black Hat Villain, Funk Vigilante and Weak Patrol as they rip up the stage like never before...

This show is going to be all about the fun and party as the night starts off with tongue in cheek party rockers Weak Patrol as they get the crowd rolling with th...eir killer brand of rocking party style....

Then after over a years absence in the Victoria Bar Scene and hot off one hell of a killer All Ager Victoria's own kings of funk metal Funk Vigilante are going to tear up the stage and spit it out have you breathless and leave you screaming for more...more...more

and more ... more ... more is what is in store for you as the Dirty and Dangerous ones Black Hat Villain take the stage fresh off their Fox Seeds win and tour of Western give it all for you....

Patrol members I expect you to be marching to the rhythm....
All you Vigilantes I expect you to have your fists in the air......
Nation your representation is required.......

To make this the event of the year and one that will have everyone talking well into the New Year!!

tix $12 adv ... $15 at the door (I will be holding no spots for walk-ins on this one people once it is sold out it is sold out)

Tix on sale Oct 1st .... Call the band members for tix or hit me up at 250 532 4697....

Back To School Bash with Ninjaspy: FUNK VIGILANTE, Ninjaspy, The White...

Fri. September 10th 2010 715pm - 1145pm doors at 645pm Isabelle Reader Theatre Victoria BC (All Ages) 715pm - 1145pm doors at 645pm
$10 adv $15 @ the door
Tickets at: 250 532 4697
Well I know it sucks to have to go back to school but Master Joda Promotions is giving you a treat the end of the first week....


That's right Funk V & Ninjaspy are coming back to Victoria for an All Ages Bash!!

Sept 10th @ Isabelle Reader Theatre doors open 645pm

This killer bill will include Headliners Ninjaspy along with The Whiteboard Project, The Throat Poets and Sea-Sekshun

Zero Tolerance for Drugs, Alcohol or Violence

The Perfect Trend, FUNK VIGILANTE, a long way home, No Operator, Dead ...

Sat. February 27th 2010 4:30 - 11:00 doors at 4:15 Mt Benson Legion Br 256 Nanaimo BC (All Ages) 4:30 - 11:00 doors at 4:15
$12 at the door only.
Candlefish Productions is proud to present, a fundraiser for UVIC Student Morgan Sutherlands volunteer work trip to Rwanda, with performances by;

The Perfect Trend
(Alternative-core, Rock)
Arguably, nay, most assuredly, NAY, as a matter of public record, the most succesful band to come from Nanaimo in recent memory, The Perfect Trend has worked their way to the forefront of British Columbian music. Playing at both Warped Tour and The Big Easy Music Festival in the summer of 2009 and receiving an invitation to Canadian Music Fest 2010 , The Perfect Trend's music has reached thousands around the country, and they will play for their home town once more.

Funk Vigilante
(Funk, Metal)
Funk Vigliante is a 5-piece funk-metal band from Victoria, with heavy guitars, funk beats and fat synth. You saw them last summer at The Big Easy, and have asked for them to come back, so they've come back to support a great cause and impeach your ears.

A Long Way Home
(Pop-Punk, Hardcore)
From the gorgeous songs, to the soaring vocals, to the thundering live show, Along Way Home carries on a tradition of great Canadian pop/punk/hardcore bands, and does it well. You saw them with Thursday, Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce the Veil and Cancer Bats last year at Taste Of Chaos in Vanouver, and will be amazed again by them this night.

No Operator
(Alternative, Metal)
Emerging in May of 2009, No Operator has been grabbing the locals of Vancouver Island and shaking. Hard. advancing to the final round of the GotPop? Battle Of The Bands, No Operator is too cool for school. But they'll play for a good cause.

Dead Mans Trio
(Pschobilly, Punk)
Nanaimo punk fans remember The Dastardlies, and from their fine crew rolls a wave of 50's rock gone punk. Steal your Dad's hotrod and go for a cruise, Dead Mans's trio is in town.

Apparatus Theory
(Hardcore, Metal, Grindcore)
Thrashing screams, gnar shreddage, a wall of metal, and you, will collide if the Apparatus Theory proves to be true. Victorian kings of all that is heavy and fast, they will make you mosh yourself out of comission.

Sound & Science
(Indie, Rock, Pop)
From Duncan comes the chilling harmonies of S&S. Nanaimo metalheads will remember guitarist Malcom Owen-Flood from Messiahs in Fiction, and everyone from metalheads to your mailman's grandma will remeber Sound and Science's beatufiul compositions.

Christopher Arruda
(Rock, Indie, Soul)
The Parachute Opened, and Christopher Arruda landed. Former lead singer of Nanaimo supergroup O.P.! , Crhris Arruda has embarked on his own solo work, and has been stunning audiences Canada wide with his bone chilling and beautiful songs. Bring your empty hearts that they may be refilled.


All Ages Are Welcome!

Doors open at 4:15 and bands start at 4:30.

Zero tolerance for Drugs or Alcohol.

Tickets are $12 at the door.

Made possible by our wonderful sponsors Inside Out Tattoo Works and Music Maxx.

To find out more about what Morgan will be doing in Rwanda check out

ALL AGES NEW YEARS BASH: Kiltlifters, FUNK VIGILANTE, Steel Beach, Crash

Thu. December 31st 2009 7:00pm - 12:30am doors at 6:30pm Pacific Fleet Club Victoria BC (All Ages) 7:00pm - 12:30am doors at 6:30pm
Tickets at: 250 857 7584
Come check out 4 awesome bands for a great All Ages show (with bar for those of legal drinking age)....A great way to bring in 2010 and a show you won't forget!!! Could there be a better way to start the new year!!!

FUNK N SPY: FUNK VIGILANTE, Ninjaspy, we, the undersigned

Fri. November 20th 2009 745pm - 1145pm doors at 7pm Langford Legion (Prince Edward) Victoria BC (All Ages) 745pm - 1145pm doors at 7pm
$10 Adv $15 @ the door
Tickets at: 250 857 7584
Come see the wild stage antics of Victoria's own Funk Vigilante who are bringing their friends Ninja Spy to show Victoria what Ska/metal is all about! It should be one wicked show!
For tickets call 250 857 7584

Threestyle RockFest for Charity: Saul, FUNK VIGILANTE, Steel Beach

Sat. October 3rd 2009 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm Pacific Fleet Club Victoria BC (All Ages) 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm
10.00 advance 15.00 at the door
Tickets at: 250 857 7584, or Pacific Fleet Club
Threestyle RockFest @ the Pacific Fleet Club ... October 3rd .... Doors open 8pm ... Featuring: Saul, Funk Vigilante, Steel Beach....All proceeds donated to GCWCC/ United Way Campaign ... Ages 15 up Welcome to Rock it out with 3 of the best bands in Victoria .... for tickets call 250 363 3146 or 250 857 7584


Thu. August 27th 2009 9pm - 2am Evolution Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm - 2am
Tickets at: Old School Tattoos

A sexy and harmonious night of mayhem and metal: FUNK VIGILANTE, Helci...

Fri. July 31st 2009 9pm Logan's Pub Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm
$10 at the door only.

November Rising will be unable to attend and has been replaced by Funk Vigilante.

ON STAGE:: FUNK VIGILANTE, Joey Chaos and the Ghosts, Scimitar

Thu. July 9th 2009 9pm - 2am Evolution Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm - 2am
Tickets at: Old School Tattoos

ON STAGE:: November Rising, FUNK VIGILANTE, Geoffrey lundstrome

Thu. June 4th 2009 9pm - 2am Evolution Victoria BC (No Minors) 9pm - 2am
Tickets at: Old School Tattoos

Ninjaspy, FUNK VIGILANTE, Today I Caught The Plague, The Whiteboard Pr...

Sun. May 31st 2009 7:30pm - 12am doors at 7pm The Cambie at the Esquimalt Inn Victoria BC (No Minors) 7:30pm - 12am doors at 7pm
$7 at the door only.
Hey Cats and dogs,

So if you haven't heard by now this kick ass line up is coming to town:

SUNDAY MAY 31st at the Cambie Esquimalt 856 Esquimalt Rd. I've Got:

NINJA SPY ( Vancourver harcore/funk/ska)
WHITE BOARD PROJECT ( Naniamo prog rock)
TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE ( Ontario ...sick fusion metal)
FUNK VIGILANTE ( Victoria Funk/metal/rock)

Any one interested in helping to promo this show PLEASE let me know and I'll do my best to compensate for you're efforts.
with a little effort THIS SHOW WILL KICK SERIOUS ASS!

Contact: Matt "Bass" Williams at:

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