Thank you!


Before we all keel over, or figure out what day it is, there is a list of serious thanks to give:

First and foremost, the most massive of credit to all the bands who came by planes, trains and automobiles to make this weekend happen. You had us in tears of joy and stitches of laughter, and luckily neither of the other kind. You constantly remind us why we’re so lucky to have such a great excuse to pull our pals together.

To our unofficial mascot and the man who provided the unofficial sound track to not one, but TWO nights of FD/GD 2013, Russell Quan, we wish you could stay forever!

Our deepest appreciation to The Biltmore Cabaret, The Astoria, Neptoon Records and The Electric Owl for being so damn hospitable, accommodating and supportive all along the way! Our party was so lucky to happen within your walls!

A giant acknowledgment to our media partners for their coverage: The Georgia Straight, Citr, Beat Route and Skinny Magazine! We can’t wait to see all the photos we saw you snapping. Thanks for telling people they should care about anything we do at all.

ALSO a thunderous cheers to our sponsor Coal Harbour Brewing Company! Quenching thirsts well into Monday morning!

All the light and love to Not Just Religious Music and King Dude for the literal lengths they went to getting from Europe to the Roky Erickson show. You’ll always be part of our LA-TI-DA Family.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who shuttled bands around, did door, and covered merch to keep things moving. We literally couldn’t have done it without you, and you did it just to be a part of it. That’s a beautiful thing, from you magnificent people.

Crowsnest crew, you know how much we love you.

Honestly, the sheer altruism, help and support that collectively pulled this off was humbling. We are so very grateful.

A couple day’s hibernation, it’s back to business. Jay Vons 45s and Ballantynes EPs on the way to your mailboxes. The last batch of releases right behind.

Don’t call it goodbye, call it until next year….

Tim, Vanessa, Corey, and Dale!

The Fall Down/Get Down 2013 Announced! Wristbands Now On Sale!


The Fall Down/Get Down Weekend Wristband

Price: $49.00 + Service Charge ($4.50)

Will call pick-up at the following dates & venues (please bring id):

Thursday @ The Biltmore 

Friday@ The Astoria

Saturday @Neptoon Noon-5:00

Saturday @ The Biltmore 8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Saturday @ The Electric Owl

Sunday @ The Electric Owl

Best of 2012


Best LP: N//P – 12:34 

Best 7″: Warm Soda – Reaction 7″

Best EP: Chains of Love – Strange Grey Days

Best Online Release: The Burger Records Kitty Comp

Best Song: King Tuff – Wild Desire

Best Show: Night Beats, Strange Boys at Sled Island

Best New Band: Nervous Talk



Best LP: N//P – 12:34

Best 7″: King Tuff – Wild Desire

Best EP: Teledrome – Double Visions

Best Online Release: Big Sean – Detroit

Best Song: Chains Of Love- He’s Leaving With Me

Best Show: Mean Jeans, N//P & The Wild Ones at The Astoria

Best New Band: Warm Soda



Best LP: N//P – 12:34

Best 7″: Warm Soda – Reaction 

Best Online Release: Gary & the Heartthrobs – Hey AP Mike

Best Reissue Label: Ugly Pop

Best Reissue: Northern Haze (Documentary link here)

Best Podcast: Low Times

Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Best Show: Night Birds/Big Eyes at Logan’s

Best of the Rest: Moonrise Kingdom, Grumpy Cat Boogie Van, Frankie Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Ikea Monkey, Azealia Banks, Mean Jeans, Peter Case/Paul Collins at Iron Road, The Maxines & Calvin Johnson covering Girl Trouble, WTF, Charlie Is My Darling, the look on Corey’s face this past summer when I explained to him how Google Alerts work.

Fall Down/Get Down Schedule Update


















Hot on the heels of last week’s additions of King Dude, Two Towns, Bad Channels, The Gooeys, The Mandates, Korean Gut and Capitol6, we’ve got more good friends joining the fray! Jody Glenham joins the Lanalou’s bill on Nov 2nd! Chains of Love get back from tour in time to join the big Pointed Sticks farewell show on Nov 3rd!

We’d also like to thank Dandelion Records for joining our list of wristband vendors. Stoked to have them on board.

REMEMBER: there are no advanced tickets for individual events. Buy your wristband or come early!



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