0212 – HEAD (Live @ Studio 2016)

We caught back-to-back shows from Alt/Rock band HEAD before we left Vancouver to come out east to Ottawa – and both shows at Studio!  Always a wicked place to catch a band, no matter what the venue ends up being called year after year as time goes by.  HEAD never disappoints when it comes to […]Read More

0206 – Abandon Paris (Live @ Studio 2016)

Vancouver’s own band of fusion-sound and pure energy, Abandon Paris makes their own special brand of Rock/Pop/Reggae & much more.  Always a wild live show to check out with spectacular vocalists and killer players made up from veterans of the local-scene – take a look at some visual proof of that by taking a gander […]Read More

0199 – Whiskey Kings (Live @ Studio 2016)

The Whiskey Kings are no longer around, but man they sure put on a great time live when the opportunity came up!  Check out some still shots from when we had a chance to check the band out for the first time in 2016 when they played the stage at Studio in Vancouver, BC!Read More

SBS Live This Week 089

A live set from noise-rock specialists Closer from the Hindenburg in Vancouver in 2016 on the First Five Years series on SBS Live This Week – come see what we (barely) saw!  Catch a bonus video from experimental-metal project Charming Timur in the spotlight!Read More

SBS Live This Week 078

More from the sleepingbagstudios First Five Years series with The Pit rocking a live set from The Parlour in 2016 + bonus mayhem & video from Ex-Okay with their single “Locked” – get yourself ready to rock and press some of that good ol’ play-button on the latest episode of SBS Live This Week!Read More

The Official Best New Sound Of 2016!

MASSIVE congratulations to The Quality Of Mercury for becoming our official BEST NEW SOUND of 2016! The final days of our search led to an enormous amount of votes coming through, and it was great to see even those that were trailing still gained ground right up until the moment it was all over.  I’d […]Read More

SBS Quest For Best New Sound 2016: 3/4 Results!

Another fantastic quarter has gone by, leaving but one and only one quarter left for you to cast your vote and support your favorite nomination for this year’s Best New Sound to be immortalized on our site forever on our Wall Of Fame being installed first thing in the new year! 3/4 into the voting […]Read More

SBS Quest For Best New Sound 2016: Halfway There!

You people ROCK!  Amazing job on the vote so far this year – full of surprises, twists & turns and proof that your fans can make all the difference in this poll at any given moment.  For instance…48 hours ago, we had a much closer race…things were tightening-up throughout the top-four from last week, until […]Read More

SBS Quest For Best New Sound 2016: First Quarter Update!

Results are coming back – you’ve already been getting your vote-on and are supporting your favorites; only seems fair that we’ll do our best to keep you updated on how it’s all shaping up!  Of course…it’s still early and anything can happen at any time…troops can be rallied…fans can be mobilized to vote…altogether too early […]Read More

The Polls Are OPEN!

Support your favorite independent band from our list of 10 official nominations this year and help us crown our BEST NEW SOUND of 2016! This year’s list includes the brilliant music, talent and efforts of (and listed here in no particular order!): Joseph Tonelli Sun.Set.Ships. Jack Of None The Quality Of Mercury aMBe The Hsu-Nami […]Read More

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