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Post your event or a callout for possible music/songwriting partners. Meet other musicians/composers to talk about gigs, gear, writing, the music biz, etc., and network. Share experiences re creating, playing, and performing music, and learn from experts about these and other elements of music and the changing music business!

To post, simply message the organizer and request that they set you up as an "Event Organizer". Once you are an event organizer, whenever you want you can post announcements about music-related events or your search for musical collaborators.

Any member can contribute to a music-related discussion or start a new one by clicking on "Discussions" in the menu bar.

In the meantime, some useful links to educational resources as well as informative posts about all sorts of subjects related to the industry are available at co-organizer Graham Way's blogsite at http://grahamway.ca . (http://grahamway.ca)

Upcoming events (4)

mediocre band
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

so i'm a mediocre guitar player who is still learning... anybody want to start a band? i like the cure, the jesus & mary chain, radiohead, and shoegaze.

The Railway Club (Open Mic Saturdays)
Needs a date and time

The Railway Club

Every Saturday - Railway Roots Jam with alternating hosts each and every Saturday from 4:30 - 8 PM

Yale Weekend Blues Jams
Needs a date and time

The Yale Hotel

no cover (3~7pm)

Hard n' Heavy Casual Jams at Rockspace
Needs a date and time


Just joined this meetup group and was hoping to attend an existing meetup but there doesn't seem to be one that suits my tastes or schedule so I figured this was the way to go...

I primarily play guitar (rhythm and some leads) but also enjoy tackling vocal duties from time to time and would happily swap back n' forth to the bass with another guitarist if need be.

I'm 45 years old so am pretty eclectic in my influences and tastes even but classic to heavy rock and metal would probably cover most of it. I'm not a big fan of metal with indiscernible vocals and nothing but blast beats but appreciate the guitar work involved. I'm not a brilliant lead shredder but do enjoy soloing when the time is right and sharing/harmonizing solos with other guitarists is often fun and challenging.

I'd like to chat with others here and come up with a short working set list just so all can come prepared to crank something out at a first jam. Maybe something where each person suggests a couple covers so people can familiarize themselves with the songs, progressions, changes etc then see how things go in person. Chances are, I'd go for something by Neil Young, ACDC, Priest/Maiden/Sabbath or Scorpions to start off with.

What about you?

I work Sunday to Thursday so would like to set something up for Thursday or Friday nights or Friday or Saturday afternoons. I'm in Vancouver and figured many others are as well so was thinking that splitting the cost at Rockspace would work best but I'm open to traveling elsewhere if an intriguing situation were to evolve from this thread or some initial jamming. I'm a non-drinker so would prefer a group that doesn't involve players getting totally loaded before or during jams but am comfortable around others indulging responsibly (sorry, just too many bad experiences with musicians who couldn't handle their substances of choice lol).

I should probably be including more details but that's all I can think of for now. Looking forward to hearing from others in the comments.


Past events (159)

"Recital and Improvisations" Award-Winning Pianist Douglas Finch (UBC Show)

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