Funny Is the New Sexy: a Night of Comedy Burlesque – Sat Jan 7th.

Come out to the Kozmik Zoo for an evening of hilarity with some of your favorite funny burlesque performers…


Two sets of fabulous funny-ness from a selection of your FAVORITE funny ladies!

  • MAGGIE PIE (Vyntage Pie Productions and formerly Girls on Top)
  • APRIL O’PEEL (Razzle Tassle Tease Show, Screaming Chicken)
  • BONNIE KILLER-OH (International entertainer & celebrity impersonator)
  • VORACIOUS V (Pandora and the Locksmiths)
  • CLARE VOYEUR (Fresh meat from the Screaming Chickens Becoming Burlesque Grad Class 2011)
  • VALERY VYNTAGE (Vyntage Pie Productions, Vyntage Fetish)

Sexy Pickup Artist RIANNACONDA will be bending over for your viewing pleasure
hosted by ANALOG ANNIE, charming comic chanteuse.

Doors at 8:00
Show at 9:00

Tickets $10 at the door

Also, prepare your favorite knock-knock joke for our Knock-Knock Contest, with fabulous prizes from local sponsors


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Bi-weekly FLAMENCO NIGHT with KAREN FLAMENCO – Fri Jan 6th.

Karen Flamenco is an acclaimed collaborative and interactive flamenco dance company that is a leader in the creation, production and education of flamenco dance in Vancouver. Bold and innovative this company’s distinctive style and approach has helped the company make a unique and valuable contribution to the development of flamenco dance in this city.



PUGS AND CROWS & PACIFIC SOUND COLLECTIVE – Thur Jan 5th

PUGS AND CROWS: 
Winner of the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Award, the Pugs and Crows’ dramatic, cinematic music draws inspiration from experimental forms of Eastern European folk and modern jazz. The group performs original music with departures into inventive, free improvisation.
Meredith Bates – violin
Cat Toren – piano
Cole Schmidt – guitar
Russell Sholberg – bass
Ben Brown – drums
LISTEN!!!! :->       www.pugsandcrows.com
PACIFIC SOUND COLLECTIVE
” Pacific Sound Collective is a 9-10 piece instrumental band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drawing on equal inspiration from film, history, art and music, this large ensemble produce a diverse and explosive sonic experience.From cinematic film scores, and afro-jazz rhythms, to hip-hop break beats, improvised solo’s, and cascading melodies, Pacific Sound Collective aim to ignite an eclectic audience who desire creative music and engaging live performances.Comprised of some of the top players from Vancouver’s Jazz, Classical, Funk, Hip-Hop and Soul scenes, Pacific Sound Collective bring together a talented ensemble of dedicated musicians.”

Graham Ellsworth: Drums

Norm Patterson: Percussion
Adam Jones: Bass
Craig Aalders: Guitar
Keyboards: Matt Lamm
Trumpet: Jeremy Vint
Trumpet: Jon Sykes
Tenor Sax: Dan Shook
Bari Sax: Colin Maskell
LISTEN!!!! :->       www.pacificsoundcollective.com

Jazz, Blues, Drinking, and Dancing with Butter and Egg Band – Wed Jan 4th.

  • Join the Butter and Egg Band as we take our shimmying to Broadway for the first time! It’s all about traditional jazz and blues and breaking at least one resolution. We’ll be playing two sets from 9 pm until 11:30 . The cover is $5, $3 for students.
  • VCC’s own:
  • Caitlin Toom – Vocals, Percussion
  • Michael Coury – Cornet and Trumpet, Percussion
  • Will Goede – Soprano and Alto Saxophones
  • Cole Tinney – Piano, Hihat
  • Marc Lindy – Tubas
 Traditional jazz, swing, dixieland, and ragtime from from prior to 1940 and beyond


KADABRA LIVE at The ZOO — Dec 29th

KADABRA LIVE at The ZOO

Dec 29th. 2011 8:00 PM
 
Brian Poulsen Guitar
David Spidel Bass
Dave Martone Guitar


Kadabra is lead by Dave Martone, an accomplished guitarist of many styles. Dave has won countless awards for his playing and studied from age 6 with Flamenco master Gary Santucci from Spain. Dave has toured the world with his music both as a front man and musical educator. Dave is backed up with some of the most talented musicians in Vancouver: Brian Poulsen on guitar and David Spidel on Double Bass. 

Kadabra’s performance can be tailored from fiery, passionate entertainment to more subtle listening grooves. Their brand of Nouveau Flamenco/Latin is sure to entertain and inspire!


Elaine Lil Bit Shepherd alongside LT.Irie – Dec 15th

Elaine Lil Bit Shepherd will be performing alongside
LT.Irie on Thursday the 15th of December at 10pm
@ KOZMIKZOO New Music Arts Showcase Venue(53 W Broadway)
Door cover $10

Lil Bit:
Elaine “Lil’Bit” Shepherd born in Bahrain, began performing at a young age. In 1997 she immigrated to Vancouver BC, Canada with her family, where she continued to develop her musical talents, transferring and blending the sounds of her origins with the West Coast Canadian vibes she met. Blessed with a confident voice and creative ability, Lil’Bit is recognized as “the little girl with the big voice,” as her iconically sweet tone is pleasantly alluring, and draws a listener into her world of dramatic presence and passion.

In high-school, Lil Bit picked up the guitar and piano, expanding her musical expression, while developing her understanding of the structure and mechanics underlying the music she loved. This all strengthened her value in the overall substance of songs, and she began focusing heavily on songwriting, enrolling in music classes in college, and collaborating with fellow musicians who focused on their meaning as much as their sound. These collaborative chances introduced Lil’Bit to the contemporary world of Hip-Hop, Rap and Reggae music.

Lil’Bit’s efforts during the 2009 Junos in Vancouver, B.C. earned her the notice of Carrie Mullings (of iMOK Enterprises)who introduced her to Toronto Reggae scene.

Lil’Bit began seeing regular rotation on community airwaves across Canada, and in June of 2010, Lil’Bit received The Most Promising New Artist Award at the RMAA’s. This award–a milestone in itself–ultimately foreshadowed her acceptance of the most prestigious award in the Canadian Music Industry: in 2011, Lil’ Bit received a Juno for Reggae Recording of the Year, an honour that she received graciously.

Lil’Bit also received two awards at the 2011 WCRMA’s for Best Female Vocalist, and Single of The Year, and was nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Reggae Single, and Artist of the Year at the 2011 RMAA’s

Elaine “Lil’Bit” Shepherd’s formal accomplishments speak for themselves, but her voice speaks louder, as she continually evolves as a professionally minded, strong woman, and as a relentlessly passionate artist. Her sound is bold, and her humble frame only exaggerates the beauty her soul speaks, making Lil’Bit a Canadian icon worth following closely.

2011 JUNO WINNER:
BEST REGGAE RECORDING

2011 MMA WINNER:
BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL

2010 RMAA WINNER:
MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST

Presented to you by:
iMOK Enterprises
Rebel Vibez Records
Live Vision Mgmt
Krush Kore Conditioning
Crippled Science
Anotha Level Ent.
Jean Queen
Y.B.R
TJKS

lilbitmuzik@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/lilbitmuzik
www.facebook.com/eh.shepherd
www.twitter.com/lilbitmuzik
www.imokenterprises.ca

For Bookings & Inquiries Contact:
Carrie Mullings
C.E.O iMOK Enterprises/Rebel Vibez Records
647-927-9340
rebelvibez@live.com

Garrett Vandusen
C.E.O Live Vision Macro Management/Get Live Magazine
604-284-5202
gvandusen@livevision.ca