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This is a growing directory of bands in the *Vancouver area* (unceded Coast Salish Territory), who are fronted by folks from underrepresented/marginalized groups (women, non-binary folks, femmes, BIPOC, queer folks...), or bands where at least 50% of members identify as belonging to one or more of these groups. Please add your band if you fit the bill! Public editing has been disabled, so follow the pink "ADD YOUR BAND HERE" link to submit your info!
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Ace MartensDream Pophttp://acemartens.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/acemartensmusic/ace.martens@gmail.comAce Martens
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AhnaCrust/Deathhttp://ahna.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/AHNADEATH/whatismakingussick@gmail.comAhna
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Aileen Bryanthttps://soundcloud.com/aileen-bryanthttp://www.citr.ca/discorder/july-august-2016/aileen-bryant/Aileen Bryant
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Alchemy ChamberNeo-Classical Instrumental Metalhttp://alchemychamber.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyChamberNeo-Classical Instrumental MetalAlchemy Chamber
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Alien Boyspunkhttps://alienboys.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/alienboysvancouver/Alien Boys
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Alimonypunk, cuddlecore, pop punkhttps://alimonyband.bandcamp.comAlimony
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Animal Bodieshard beathttps://animalbodies.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ANIMALBODIES/Hardbeat from the Pacific Northwestanimalbodies@gmail.comAnimal Bodies
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Anybodyspunk, post punk, https://anybodys.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/anybodysband/feminist, queeranybodysband@gmail.comAnybodys
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Ashley Shadowalternative folk folk-rock indie-rock singer-songwriterhttps://ashleyshadow.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/ashleyshadowmusic/Ashley Shadow
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Babe Cornerbabe corehttps://babecorner.bandcamp.com/releases
All - female rock band from Vancouver. Catchy guitar riffs, dreamy synths, and soothing melodic lead vocals that are backed up with 4 part harmony give Babe Corner a nostalgic rock vibe.Babecornerband@gmail.com
Babe Corner
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Bad Mouthdoom punk/shoegazehttps://bad-mouth.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/badmouthinternetpresence/Bad Mouth
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The BallantynesSoul/Garage/R&Bhttp://theballantynes.bandcamp.com/https://ballantynesband.com/Organ wailing, hip shaking, tambourine shimmering, trouble we want you to get into.theballantynesband@gmail.comThe Ballantynes
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Basic InstinctDoom, Sludge, Stoner, Punkhttp://basicinstinctemail.wixsite.com/basicinstinctwww.facebook.com/basicinstinctduo/Heavy 2-piece made up of Carly on guitar and vocals (Doldrum, Hard Bitch) and Joy On Drums (Joyce Collingwood, e.s.l., The People Verses). Mood and power draw influence from nature, instinct and a shared Virgo Moon.basicinstinctemail@gmail.comBasic Instinct
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BBDark Surfhttps://bbshredz.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/bbshredderz/soundsofbb@gmail.comBB
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BeaverettePunk
https://beaverette.bandcamp.com/releases
https://m.facebook.com/Beaverette/All female punk band playing fun original tunesBeaverette.vancouver@gmail.comBeaverette
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Booty EPdreamy, synthpop-ish, contemplative
https://bootyep.bandcamp.com/www.bootyepmusic.com
Booty EP is a Vancouver based duo inviting you on a dreamy time through their wonderland of sounds and visuals. Alli Deleo (keys, sampler, vocals) and Francis Hooper (synth, guitar, vocals) blend hip-hoppy beats with a wash of electronic instruments and cozy guitar.bootyep@gmail.com
Booty EP
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Emily Bestfolk, pop, indie, electro, jazzhttps://soundcloud.com/emilybestmusicwww.emilybest.comEmily Best is a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist from Vancouver BC. Her music is a blend of indie folk-rock, pop and jazz with electronic elements.singer-songwriter, vancouver, jazzemilybestmusic@gmail.comEmily Best
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Birthday Bitchlo fi rock musichttps://birthdaybitch.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/birthdaybtch/Birthday Bitch
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Black PillsHarsh Heavy Uglyhttps://blackpillsnoise.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/blackpillsnoise/Feedback drenched noise punk/hardcoreBlack Pills
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Casthttps://castband.bandcamp.com/Cast
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Champion Lawnmower
https://championlawnmower.bandcamp.com
championlawnmower.bandcamp.comChampion Lawnmower
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Chaos, Disorder And PanicSocially-conscious diy anarcho crust punkhttps://chaosdisorderandpanic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pg/ChaosdisorderandpanicDIY, Anarcho chaosdisorderandpanic@hotmail.comChaos, Disorder And Panic
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Chronfusedlive looping, improv, jazzhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa2TYuP74kO6K-BNZd9xNSn5NXYkVz8pY https://soundcloud.com/chronfused/sets/words-vs-verseschronfused.tumblr.comChronfused is an odd melodic performer using improvised live looping, audience inspiration, and a light sprinkling of rehearsed spoken word to create captivating moments as delightful as they are dreamy.#chronfusedchronfused@gmail.comChronfused
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CieleElectro indie pophttps://open.spotify.com/artist/1ox8Ch0uaAeuJvVyKO8Okghttp://www.facebook.com/cielemusicSinger songwriterXociele@gmail.comCieleAA, expletives can be removed where necessary
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Club Sofapunk, post-punk, surf punkhttps://club-sofa.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/clubsofabandclub.sofa@outlook.comClub Sofa
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Comisavhttps://soundcloud.com/comisavComisav
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Company B Jazz Bandvintage jazz, swing, 3-part harmony, folkhttp://www.companybjazz.com3-part vintage jazz harmony inspired by the Boswell Sisters and the Andrews Sisters. Performing both American Songbook repertoire and original tunes, all in unique arrangements with tight, swinging harmonies.harmony, singing, swing, jazz, vintageinfo@companybjazz.comCompany B Jazz BandAA
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The Courtneysgrunge, power-pop, slacker pophttps://thecourtneys.bandcamp.comhttp://facebook.com/thecourtneysSun drenched flying nun influenced pop with sweet licks that'll stick with you for days.The Courtneys
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the Creaking Planksjug bandhttps://thecreakingplanks.bandcamp.com/http://creakingplanks.com/"East Van's jug band of the damned"; one accordion dude buried by vocal harmonies from ladies on acoustic strings -- ukulele, mandolin, cello... videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3H58Ok56mMxl-BuC1xJL4gacoustic, choral, covers, thecreakingplanks@gmail.comthe Creaking Planks
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Cruel Sportrock analog love songs popniceapple.bandcamp.com/track/cruel-sport-snacklandCruel Sport
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Cult Babiesgarage, psych, doom-surfhttps://cultbabies.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/cultbabies Rosemary's Baby meets Muppet Babiescultbabiesband@gmail.comCult BabiesExplicit Language can be altered to suit AA Audiences
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The C U Next Tuesdays
punk, punk rock, riot grrl, grunge, tamponcore
https://thecunexttuesdays.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://www.facebook.com/CUNextTuesdaysBand/Five-piece all women punk rock band. Our mission is to get loud, bring the chaos, and save Vancouver through radical harm reduction one life at a time.
thecunexttuesdaysband@gmail.com
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Dad Thighspunk emo hardcore screamohttps://dadthighs.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/dadthighs/Dad Thighs
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Dani and LizzyPop / RnB / Raphttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5QruqADxUmpzY0bT56039jhttps://www.facebook.com/Daniandlizzymusic/With a Gold single under their belt, Dani and Lizzy released their album Work of Heart in September 2016 and are now currently writing new material which will be released next year.Dani and Lizzy
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The DawningIndie, Blues, Folk, Rock, Opera, R & Bhttps://www.facebook.com/thedawningband/
https://soundcloud.com/leah-day-363271633
The Dawning strives to create music that conjures an atmosphere of quintessential stirring with beats, vocals and stringed rhythms that are steady, genuine and unexpected.Leah Day, Phaedra Harder, The Dawningleah.day2007@gmail.com
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DevoursElectro pop https://devours.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/DevoursOfficial/jeffcancade@gmail.comDevours
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distractedtrash punk, witch punkhttps://distracted.bandcamp.com/distracted consists of 2 nb trash queers who got their filthy hands on instrumentsdistracted
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Divorcerpost-punk weird pop http://divorcer.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/divorcerband/Divorcer
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Douseart rock, indie rockhttp://douseband.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/dousebandDouse is an art rock project from New Westminster, BC. Since their formation 4 years ago, Douse has evolved into a progressive and dark collective, yet still feels lush and somehow natural. Its three members share diverse influences, ranging from progressive and post-punk, to world music, to its folk roots. The result is a balance between violence and softness; sharp guitars push against orchestral ambiance and unconventional percussion.dousehq@gmail.comDouseAA
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Down the Leesindie rockhttps://downthelees.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/downtheleesoffwhitehouse@gmail.comDown the Lees
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Duck!emo, pop, punkhttps://duck.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/duckbandbc/world is a duckduckbandbc@gmail.comDuck!
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Elf Pityanti-folk, psych folk
https://elfpity.bandcamp.com
www.elfpity.com
Acoustic music from beyond the veilelf pity, psych folk, anti-folk
elfpity@gmail.comElf Pity
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Emily RowedAlternative Pophttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0f1BcubFYDkGOTA0bJ0u1whttps://www.facebook.com/EmilyRowedMusic/Hailing from East Van, Emily has just embarked on her first tour in promotion of her debut single 'Arrows' and her upcoming EP which will be released in July 2017Emily Rowed
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Emma Citrine folk rockhttp://emmacitrine.bandcamp.comhttp://Facebook.com/emmacitrinemusic Raised on a steady diet of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and The White Stripes, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Emma Citrine fuses retro folk with melodious, contemporary rock riffs. The versatile and collaborative journey of this Vancouver born songwriter weaves unvarnished emotion together with the raw vitality of indie music. Her sound crosses genres and will continue to provide assorted levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times. Emma Citrine
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Ending.
queercore, punk, emo, hardcore, screamo
https://endingband.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/Endingwasalreadytaken/endingbandca@gmail.comEnding.
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Energy Slimehttps://jayarner.bandcamp.com/album/new-dimensionalhttps://www.facebook.com/energyslime/jayarner@gmail.comEnergy SlimeAA
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EP Islandindie rockhttps://episland.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/epislandrecording project made up of women musiciansoffwhitehouse@gmail.comEP Island
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Eve Nixonfolk, blues, acoustichttps://www.facebook.com/EveNixen/
A seamstress of folk melodies and finger-picking, she brings her newly released poetry chapbook, In Pursuit of Gravity, to life. Songs about the country and the messiness of yearning on guitar and banjo.
neeko.anne@gmail.comEve Nixen
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Fake Fruitrock lunch-meat post-punk wobblyhttps://fakefruitmusic.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/fakefruitband/fakefruitband@gmail.comFake Fruit
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Francesca Belcourt alternative singer songwriters electronica folk indiehttps://francescabelcourt.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/basketbelcourtFrancesca Belcourt is a self taught songwriter and producer living in Vancouver. Born in London and raised on Cortes Island, Belcourt's influences morph willfully with her surroundings. Intimately detailed lyrics atop her relaxed and playful electronic productions merge to softly summon the listener into the bedroom of the young artist where her distinct songs are born.Francesca Belcourt
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Frank Lovehttps://franklove.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/FrankLoveBand/Frank Love
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Frazey FordSoul/Folk/Countyhttp://www.frazeyford.com/contactmandy@shaw.caFrazey Ford
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Future Starkeyboard pop, bedroom pophttps://futurestar.bandcamp.com/futurestar.rocksShort & sweet, relateable lyrics, catchy hooksvancouver, keyboards, singing, emo, popfuturestarvancouver@gmail.comFuture Star
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girlsnailsmath rock, emo
https://girlsnails.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://m.facebook.com/snirlsgails/
girlsnails are a mathy rock band from surrey, bcmathrock, girls, nails, bandgirlsnailsband@gmail.comgirlsnails
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Glad Ragspunk, rock and rollhttp://gladragsband.bandcamp.com/http://www.gladragsband.com/gladragsband@gmail.comGlad Rags
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Gran Amhttps://granam.bandcamp.com/track/tendernessGran Am
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Great Aunt IdaGreat Aunt Ida
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Harlequin Gold
Indie Pop, Pop, Rock
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0gCgdNAS3rxAlWw1qVXX5F
https://www.facebook.com/harlequingold/
Harlequin Gold is a Vancouver based Indie Pop band consisting of sisters Elle and Avery O’Brien, guitar player Justice McLellan, and drummer Jamison Ko. Taking influences from artists such as Alvvays, The Cranberries, and Maggie Rogers, they combine soft vocals and harmonies with harder guitar elements to create a dreamy and upbeat sound.
harlequingold@gmail.com
Harlequin Gold
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Hazel Blackburnrock, heavy rock, godzilla rockhttps://hazelblackburn.bandcamp.com/https://hazelblackburn.com/Bass-wizard Shawn Penner and vocalatrix Tocha Restrepo layer grimy bass riffs with spare arrangements of multiuke and catchy vocal melodies over rhythmist Victor Gidoiu's thunderous drums to build a triumvirate of sound unlike any rock band today. This grungy three-piece recalls the heyday of 90's rock with a modern ear for tone and timing, a nod to acts like Royal Blood, Buke and Gase and Nico Vega.3 peice, loud, female frontedhazel.blackburn.band@gmail.comHazel BlackburnAA
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HEDḰSpunk sludge stoner thrashhttps://hedks.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/hedks.smashfaceHEDḰS
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Hex Partnersdoom, folk, instrumentalhttps://hexpartners.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hexpartners/Hex Partners
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Horridblack-metal death-metal punk crasher crust dbeat noisehttps://horrid.bandcamp.comHorrid
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Human Loserpunk bratpunk feminist grump-rock queer sneercore
https://humanloser.bandcamp.com/Feminist, queerHuman Loser
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Imaginary Pantspop bedroom garbage indie pop pizza rockhttps://imaginarypants.bandcamp.com/http://imaginarypants.caImaginary Pants
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Ivory Towershttp://www.ivorytowersmusic.com/www.facebook.com/pg/ivorytowersmusic/Haunted music evocation project of Quinne Rodgershelloivorytowers@gmail.comIvory Towers
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Jb the First Ladyhip-hop, spoken word, beat boxerhttps://www.jbthefirstlady.cahttps://www.facebook.com/jbthefirstlady/Jb the First Lady
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Jen Hodge All Starsjazz, traditional jazz, New Orleans jazz, swing, hot jazzhttps://jenhodgebass.bandcamp.comhttp://www.jenhodgebass.comVersatile stand up bass player / vocalist / bandleader Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of fine musicians in her Jen Hodge All Stars project, a high-energy hot jazz experience for your drinking, dancing, and general mischief-making pleasure. Jen aims to make contemporary traditional jazz, music rooted in tradition but that could only happen in the here and now.jazz, traditional jazz, upright bass, Guilt & Companyinfo@jenhodgebass.comJen Hodge All StarsLyrics include many sexual innuendos and occasional drug references, but it's generally subtle, and can be cleaned up. Music is generally accessible to all ages regardless of lyrical content.
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Jerk Jailsgarage punkhttps://soundcloud.com/jerk-jailshttps://www.facebook.com/jerkjails/Jerk Jails
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Jessickasinger-songwriterhttp://jessicka.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/jessickamusicLight Organ Records singer-songwriter Jessicka
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Jock Tearspop punkhttps://jocktears.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/jocktears/jocktears@gmail.comJock Tears
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Jody Glenhamdreampop rock shoegaze folkhttps://jodyglenham.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/jodyglenham/Morphine-dripped, Mazzy Star-styled mood rock, replete with hazy six-string strums, melancholy vocal harmonies and dreamy grooves.Jody Glenham
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Jovana Golubovichttp://www.jovanagolubovic.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/music.jovanajovanagolubovicmusic@gmail.comJovana Golubovic
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The KatherinesPophttps://open.spotify.com/artist/4SRrbYd7KBkGdOCAekSnY1https://www.facebook.com/katherinesband/Having released their debtut album 'To Bring You My Heart' in January 2017, The Katherines have spent the summer in Toronto writing new material and have now returned to Vancouver where they are set to play shows and festivals across the summer.The Katherines
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Katie and the Lichenfolk pop, dance, indie rock, feminist pophttp://www.katieandthelichen.bandcamp.comKatie and the Lichen
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Kellarissaspacy loopy synthy pophttp://kellarissa.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/kellarissa/Mint Records, Ocean Electro Synth Pop!kellarissa@gmail.comKellarissaAA
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Kim GrayGarage, indie pophttps://kimgray.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/kimgraytunes/Kim Gray is a band fronted by Trevor Kim Gray. They play garage-influenced indie pop.korean, asian, garage, indiepop, indie rockkimgraymusic@gmail.comKim GrayAA
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Kiso Islandalt/pop punkhttps://kisoisland.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/kisoisland/Kiso Island
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Kitty & The Roosterwww.kittyandtherooster.comKitty & The Rooster
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Kitty Prozac
rock, pop, power pop, pop punk, queercore
https://kittyprozac.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/kittyprozac/three queer trans ladies making synthy pop punk about our feelings!
queer, women, disabled
kittyprozacband@gmail.comKitty Prozac
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KMVPpunk anarchist anti-folk indie lo-fi resistance riotgrrrlhttps://kmvp.bandcamp.comKMVP
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Kobandark post-punkhttp://koban.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/kobanvancouverkobanmgmt@gmail.comKoban
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Kristin Witko
Alternative pop
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Z9TZCJzczly8bMItKYIxx
kristinwitko.com
Pop-informed, slightly gothic alternative music with performance art vibes and a heckuva live show
#alternativepop #indiepop #gothpop
kristin.vanvloten@gmail.com
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Taryn Laronge & The Revolversalternative rock, pop, singer-songwriter
https://www.youtube.com/user/TarynLaronge
http://www.tarynlaronge.comI'm an indie artist who has worked in the past with CBC's Radio 2 and I released my debut album Little Doorways which I am currently promoting by playing live shows at music venues as well as live on radio stations in BC.#female singer-songwriter, #female music, #alternative rock, #original music for film and TVtarynlaronge@hotmail.comTaryn Laronge & The Revolvers
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Laydy Jams
R&B, soul, hip-hophttps://soundcloud.com/laydyjams https://www.facebook.com/LaydyJams/Laydy Jams is a collective of 3 women of colour, featuring Missy D as female emcee, Roya B on vocals and beatbox, and Sejal on violin and vocals. Our trio bring each of our talents together to create a unique sound, with R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Classical, and Funk roots.R&B soul hip-hip vancouver
laydyjamsmusic@gmail.comLaydy Jams
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Leah Abramsonhttp://www.leahabramson.com/Leah Abramson
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Leaveexperimental/dream pop http://leavebandleave.bandcamp.comhttp://Facebook.com/leavebandleaveThe collaborative debut of two longstanding Vancouver musicians, Leave is Emma Citrine and David Cowling (The April Fools Childrenhood). Between them, they’ve released five solo albums since 2010 and have performed locally dozens of times at music halls, historic theatres, and intimate cafés. Together they showcase two powerful and emotional voices, infectious melody lines, and a series of melancholy stories.Leave
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Les Chaussettes pop chansons dreamy fuzz psychedelichttps://leschaussettes.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/leschaussettes666/Les Chaussettes
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liécold punkhttps://lievancouver.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lievancouverleschaussettesband@gmail.comlié
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Little DestroyerGrunge Pop Musichttp://littledestroyer.com/https://www.facebook.com/littledestroyermusic/littledestroyermusic@gmail.comLittle Destroyer
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Little Sproutfuzzy pop rockshttps://littlesprout.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pg/littlesproutband/Little Sprout, a band. Featuring Sean Aram Gordon on drums and keyboard, Amie Gislason on the guitar and vocals and Reese Patterson on bass.amie.gislason@gmail.comLittle Sprout
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Loose Tightsfeminist indie rock, labour low fi, beginner surfhttp://loosetights.bandcamp.comLoose Tights
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Maneaterpunk sulkpophttps://maneaterband.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/maneaterband/maneateryvr@gmail.comManeater
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Mass Marriageindustrial, experimental electronic, noise, power electronics
https://unseenforcenoise.bandcamp.com/album/untitled
http://massmarriage.tumblr.com/
Female crumbling high fashion electronicsmassxmarriage@gmail.com
Mass Marriage
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Mi'ensmathrock, postrock, experimentalsparklenoisepophttps://mi-ens.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/miensband/Mi'ens is a Vancouver-based mathy noise rock duo. Experimental, with a side of sparklepop. Female-fronted shredding, backed with polyrhythmic blastbeats. Founded in 2012, Mi'ens is Kim on guitar/looper, Evan on drums.mathrock, postrock, female-frontedmiensmusique@gmail.comMi'ens
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Mirepoixpop-rockhttps://soundcloud.com/mirepoix-989771633www.facebook.com/Mirepoix-223326398058131/"non-substantial rock"mirepoixband@gmail.comMirepoix
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Missy DHip Hop/ Rap, Soul, Songwriterhttp://missyd.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/themissyd/Hip Hop/ Rap & Soul Artist, Bilingual Femcee, Songwriter, Laydy Jams Member.Missy D
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Moondlealt-pop, moon-pophttps://moondle.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://www.facebook.com/Moondleband/Magic realism meets jazz-inflected indie popmoondleband@gmail.comMoondle