Salish Coast LIVE with A Tribe Called Red ***SECOND SHOW ADDED Feb 21st!!!***

  • The Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville St. Coast Salish Territories



W2 Media, Live Nation & Talking Stick Festival present Salish Coast LIVE with A TRIBE CALLED RED

FRIDAY: A Tribe Called Red, Klash Akt, Lido Pimienta, Self Evident, Ostwelve (Host), Tsleil-Waututh artists, VJ Kinotropy, VJ Heidrogen.
SATURDAY: A Tribe Called Red, Mat the Alien, Lido Pimienta, Michael Red, Ostwelve (Host), Tsleil-Waututh artists, VJ Kinotropy, VJ Heidrogen.

Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Nominated for two 2014 Juno Awards for Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Electronic! Since 2010 the group – made up of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, Deejay NDN and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year. 

A Tribe Called Red performance is the highlight of the 2-day Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering: 



1) $18.50 Advance (plus $1.50 venue fee) 
OUTLETS: Highlife (Commercial), Red Cat Records (Main St), Beatstreet (W Hastings).
ONLINE: additional $4.75 ticket surcharges) 

2) Weekend pass for the Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering, Feb 21-22, 4 events including The Commodore show 


Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Touring heavily, they've played dozens of major festivals across North America this year as their fanbase explodes. In a sense, ATCR’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. 

DJ Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image. This summer, A Tribe Called Red released their second full-length album, Nation II Nation in Canada and in the USA on Tribal Spirit Music. The album was nominated on the shortlist of the Polaris Music Prize as one of the 10 best Canadian album of the year and one 4 APCMAs (Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award) for best group, best producer, best album and best cover art. ATCR have also collaborated and produced one of the last known Das Racist song called Indians From All Directions as well as the song A Tribe Called Red on Angel Haze’s album Dirty Gold. 

Since the age of 14 Mat has been mixing, skratching and making mixes - beats , spanning many genres and styles but always having one thing in common - heavy beats and bass lines which appeals to a wide variety of crowds. 
It all started after hearing the electronic sounds being played in the warehouse party's around the northwest of England in 88. In 1995 Mat moved to Whistler Canada to pursue his new addiction of snowboarding. Described by Knowledge Magazine as 'awe-inspiring' & 'some next level shit.' Mat has toured across the globe and performed in 14 countries in front of thousands. The Remixes for Nick Thayer, South Rakkas (Featured on Diplos Mad Decent Blog) , and also original music have received positive feedback and plays from some of the industry’s biggest names. His skratches can be heard on tracks by Fort Knox Five, Eprom - Ill Gates, Sweatshop Union , And EA Sports NBA Home Court 3. Now also touring with his video / DJ set, he is taking the solo DJ act to new heights, hitting all of the senses with custom remix and video edits

LIDO PIMIENTA (Toronto/Colombia)
Known as “Colombian darling” and “Soundsister”, Lido Pimienta jumps back and forth from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms to out-of-this-world chanting. The release of her first album Color LP opened the gate for several collaborations with artists in Canada and around the world, making her one of the most prolific song-writer, lyricist and an improv virtuoso of her generation. The sophomore album “La Papessa” – which marks her departure from longtime music partner Michael Ramey (Golden Death Music) – being released soon alongside Toronto multi-instrumentalist and producer Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher (Harmonious Tribe, Spawn) and experimental Trombonist Steve Ward (Caribou, Friendly Rich, Minotaurs, Pick a Piper). Featuring in album is Andrea Echeverri and Conector (Aterciopelados) from Colombia, FAKUTA from Chile and Las Acevedo from Republica Dominicana to name a few.

KLASH AKT (Vancouver) is Krisp Kutz, Selecta Abel & The Phonograff FRIDAY ONLY
We are turntable music and production team straight outta Vancouver. Classic hiphop, turntablism, rap, trap, dancehall. reggae & future music.

SELF EVIDENT (Lighta! | Vancouver) FRIDAY ONLY
Intense dance music for dancers and heads. Vancouver's own shared the stage with many world-class producers including Africa Hitech, Addison Groove, Silkie, The Bug, Kingdom, DBridge, Girl Unit, Eprom, Skream, Loxy and Distance. Self Evident is part of Vancouver's legendary underground bass music Lighta! Sound Crew.

MICHAEL RED (Lighta! | Vancouver) SATURDAY ONLY Vancouver-based electronic music producer, performer and DJ. The founding member of Vancouver's Lighta! Sound, acting captain of the Low Indigo ship, one half of the experimental dub duo Chambers, long term collaborator with throat singer Tanya Tagaq, curator for New Forms Festival, and ambient/experimental artist under the alias Souns.
"Red combines “sound art” with DJ art, improvising live and blending atmospheric touches with dancefloor sensibilities, all immersed in the careful spirit of dub. His DJ sets traverse the entire universe of “bass” and beyond, always mining the future for the most original and intriguing sounds he can find." -Andrew Ryce (pitchfork, RA)

Ostwelve has traveled the world in a long music career spanning 2 decades, performing in numerous festivals and has opened for acts such as Guru, K’naan, Asbtract Rude and Snoop Dogg to name a few. Lately, Os has also had the opportunity to perform as a part of the red diva projects ensemble project “The Road Forward” at the 2013 PuSh Festival in Vancouver. At the same time Os was a part of the performance installation “Sometimes I Think I Can See You”, curated by Mario Pensotti, also a part of the PuSh Festival.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Vj Kinotropy

VJ HEIDROGEN (Perception Events) 
Mychal Heidro


A Tribe Called Red's return Vancouver performance is part of Salish Coast LIVE Winter Gathering. Coast Salish Nations, the City of Vancouver, environmental groups and the public are uniting to defend the Salish Sea from tarsands pipelines and oil tankers. Check out our daytime program you can purchase a complete daytime and evening ticket via Eventbrite or if you already have a Commodore ticket, purchase your Winter Gathering daytime only option (includes workshops and meals). ttp:// 

About Salish Coast LIVE: An initiative of W2 Media and the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust dedicating to protecting the Salish Sea with an inspiring series of music events with innovative artists and large crowds in awesome venues. 

TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION SACRED TRUST is please to copresent the Commodore show. 
Twitter: @TWNSacredTrust @SalishCoastLIVE
#SalishSea #NoKinderMorgan #tarsands 

Media Sponsors: The Georgia Straight, ThinkNDN, CiTR, CJSF, Coop Radio, W2 Media Mornings; Partners: InDigital, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF), Lighta!, EastVan Graphics. 


About W2 Media: A crossmedia broadcaster and event producer with a daily morning show in Vancouver, as well as festival and concert productions promoting Indigenous culture and ideas in Unceded Coast Salish Facebook: W2 Media Mornings on Vancouver's Co-op Radio 100.5 FM 

About Talking Stick Festival: Full Circle First Nations 
Performance presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 - March 2, 2014. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling.

About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship.


Directions to the Commodore Ballroom:
Located on Granville Street between Robson and Smithe

Commodore Ballroom Parking:
Limited street parking in the area. Pay lots are located behind the club on Seymour Street.

Public Transportation:
Call Translink at 604-953-3333 for exact bus routes, or visit the Translink web site at

Commodore Ballroom Box Office Hours:
If doors open at 8pm, the Box Office will open at 8pm.

The Commodore Ballroom is fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair entrance is located at the main door. 

Legal age 19 years and older with 2 pieces of government id required for entry.

Commodore Ballroom General Admission - standing room with a very limited amount of table seating. It is advised to arrive early for shows if seating is desired.