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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bars + Lounges : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver : The Alibi Room

Bars + Lounges : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver : The Alibi Room

The Alibi Room
What do we mean, “Modern Tavern”? – Well, we feel this term best sums up what we are trying to achieve here at the Alibi Room.

Since summer 2006, new owners Raya Audet & Nigel Springthorpe have been quietly turning the Alibi Room into the place for local craft beer on tap. We have become a true Free House, pouring guest beers from all over the province and beyond.

Head chef Greg Armstrong has added an understated sophistication to our very accessible menu. The menu reflects a strong desire to provide familar, comforting dishes with an emphasis on quality ingredients.

All of our meat, fish & poultry are either sourced locally, ocean friendly, naturally raised or free run.

We are of the belief that beer can be at least as versatile as wine when it comes to food pairing. We pour multiple taps, plus a rotating cask selection from our beer engines. Each usually representing a local brewery, often available exclusively at the Alibi. Occasionally we are approached by some U.S. micro breweries with “one off” kegs. We have put together one of the most diverse selections in the province & encourage you to come try the best beer B.C. has to offer.

However, we are not total beer snobs. Our wine list features local boutique & organically grown wines. We also have a very creative house cocktail list.

The building is a heritage site, which was erected over 100 years ago. It is positioned along the railyard only a short distance from Vancouver’s trade and shipping ports. All of these elements combined make for a unique and inspiring experience. The Alibi has established itself as a place for neighbours and community to share in great food, fantastic beer and culture.

The Alibi Room Review By Alan G. F.: Vancouver, Canada
"After watching Lakers games, and experiencing concerts at Hyde Lounge, it was time to take in a Kings playoff game from Suite Level C.

The Alibi Room - like the Pour House it's hard to believe this is a Vancouver establishment. Tucked away in a corner of Gastown that's about as far from Gastown as you can be and still technically be in Gastown, the Alibi Room still managed to find an early and faithful following.

In the early days, way back in the 90s when Vancouver's film industry was booming, the Alibi Room catered to that crowd. Fast forward to 2014, Gastown is no longer the junkie's paradise it once was, now it's filled with trendy stores, expensive lofts and many new restaurants and bars, and despite all of the new competition the Alibi Room is still going strong.

With good reason. They had a huge selection of craft beers before most people had heard the term, 'craft beer' it changes regularly and the bartenders are very knowledgeable about the beers on tap and are happy to share that knowledge with you (as opposed to looking down their noses at you because you haven't heard of the latest Oregon farm brewed organic pumpkin stout).

As well, in keeping with the communal atmosphere of the place, they actually (gasp!) allow to migrate from bar to table. Furthermore the Alibi Room is a rare Vancouver watering hole where you can actually talk with strangers and they won't view you as some unwanted alien species.

And the's more than decent, they have their creative moments and not all succeed, but generally speaking the food is of a very decent quality for a venue like this.

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Photos : Katy B

Photos : Katy B

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Gear : Bracelets : Speedometer Bracelets

Gear : Bracelets : Speedometer Bracelets

Speedometer Official has designed a collection of bangles that use the same design as the famed Rolex Oyster watch bezels – not only for fast and furious car enthusiasts, naturally. Speedometer Official came up with an indeed very clever design for some cool wrist gear. In fact, the Italian brand tapped the design of the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer and of course Rolex GMT-Master to create a very stylish set of of marine steel wrist bangles.These Speedometer Official bangles are both designed, and created in Italy out of 316L marine steel and aluminium, they come in a variety of styles and colors (including steel and blacked out steel versions). Hopefully they are releasing globally in the upcoming months. Until then though, visit their official page, Speedometer Official.

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Gadgets : DJ Connect

Gadgets : DJ Connect

Much like our best-selling DJ Cable, DJConnect allows you to pre-cue your music and beat-mix with the added benefits of volume control and separate dual stereo outputs.

DJ Connect works with any iOS device and any Mac running OS X 10.6 or higher, and comes with all of the cables you need: a Lightning-connector cable, a 30-pin dock connector cable and a USB cable for cueing with Algoriddim's djay app on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

algoriddim is a software company passionate about inspiring people to be creative and re-inventing the way people experience digital media. At the heart of algoriddim’s design philosophy is the combination of creative expression with intuitive technology, allowing people to express themselves and unlock amazing artistic opportunities for anyone.

Algoriddim’s flagship app, djay, is the winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award for iPad and is popular with an international audience of music lovers, professional DJs, and world-class musicians. vjay, launched in June 2012, redefines how people interact with music videos.

In 2014, algoriddim announced their partnership with Spotify, giving users access to Spotify’s 20 million-song database when using djay.

3.5 mm (1/8”) stereo headphone output on front
Line-level RCA stereo outputs on back
3 cables included: mini USB to Apple Lightning connector, mini USB to Apple 30-pin connector, and mini USB to USB
Easy, ergonomic access to volume control
Supports all existing versions of djay and vjay apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac computers running algoriddim software
iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 (connector adapter not included)
iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation)
iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)

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News : Beyonce Domiates VMAs

News : Beyonce Domiates VMAs

Beyoncé reigned over the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

The XO singer was the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and performed snippets of tracks from her entire latest self-titled album as husband Jay Z sat in the crowd with their daughter, Blue Ivy.

The rapper later presented her with the honour, and she kissed the pair before addressing a raucous crowd with an emotional acceptance speech.

"I have nothing to say, but I'm filled with so much gratitude,' she said. 'I just thank God for this moment. Blue, I love you, my beloved, I love you, my fans, I love you, MTV, I love you."

The pop diva also took home Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for Pretty Hurts, as well as Best Collaboration for Drunk In Love, featuring Jay Z.

Katy Perry meanwhile beat out competition from Iggy Azalea (Fancy, featuring Charli XCX), Beyoncé (Partition), Lorde (Royals) and Ariana Grande (Problem, featuring Iggy Azalea) to scoop Best Female Video.

Ed Sheeran took home the Best Male Video prize for his track Sing, featuring Pharrell, who was nominated for his own hit single, Happy, while Lorde became the first female to take home the prize for Best Rock Video with Royals and Ariana Grande scored Best Pop Video for Problem, featuring Iggy Azalea.

Miley Cyrus scooped the highly-coveted Video of the Year award for her song Wrecking Ball, beating out competition from Iggy Azalea (Fancy, featuring Charli XCX), Beyoncé (Drunk In Love, featuring Jay Z), Pharrell Williams (Happy) and Sia (Chandelier).

The singer allowed a homeless friend, Jesse, to take the stage and accept the award on her behalf in effort to raise awareness about the plight of homeless youth in the US.

"I am accepting this award for the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I'm one of those people," he told the crowd.

"I've survived in shelters all over the city. I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life. Although I've been invisible to you I have a lot of the same dreams that have brought me to you tonight," he added, later asking viewers to visit Miley's Facebook page, where a video was posted of the star sharing how others could help.

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were presented at The Forum in Inglewood, California, launching with a performance from Ariana Grande.

Other performers included Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Nicki Minaj, who suffered a wardrobe malfunction while on stage with Ariana and Jessie J during a rendition of their single, Bang Bang.

A full list of winners is as follows:

Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Majid Jordan, Hold On (We're Going Home)
Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran feat. Rihanna, The Monster
Best Female Video: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, Dark Horse
Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, Problem
Best Rock Video: Lorde, Royals
Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer, Don't Stop
Artist to Watch: Fifth Harmony, Miss Movin' On
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyoncé
Best Collaboration: Beyoncé featuring Jay Z, Drunk In Love
MTV Clubland Award: Zedd featuring Hayley Williams, Stay the Night
Best Video with a Social Message: Beyoncé, Pretty Hurts
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé, Pretty Hurts
Best Editing: Eminem, Rap God
Best Choreography: Sia, Chandelier
Best Direction: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What
Best Art Direction: Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Best Visual Effects: OK Go, The Writing's On the Wall

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Video : Rasheeda : Turnt Up

Video : Rasheeda : Turnt Up

Rasheeda took a little break from the craziness of ‘Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta’ and her ImBossy.Com Business to get ‘Turnt Up’ in an even better music video. Watch the Georgia Peach Rap Diva work it above.

Sporting even better visuals and the dark-flashy camera style of a dance club, Rasheeda shows her stuff in this video, be it hip twirls, rapping camera shots a la every other rapper ever, and a pretty sick outfit. Add a tight beat to that and a catchy chorus and you've got yourself an addictive video that's a joy to watch and listen to.

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Singles : Childish Gambino : Candler Road

Singles : Childish Gambino : Candler Road

Listen To : Childish Gambino : Candler Road

Childish Gambino made headlines last week in connection with his eye-opening Twitter rant. He’s been absent from social media since, but tonight he breaks his silence with a brand new song, “Candler Road.”

The opening minute of the track is heavily trap-influenced, and Gambino laces it with hard-hitting bars and a calculated flow before everything flips on a dime right around the 1:17 mark. Bright chords and a sing-songy, makeshift hook cut in out of nowhere, and he rides the rest of the song out with a reflective verse in which he looks back on the ups and downs of his journey post-Because The Internet.

Stream in full above, and stay tuned for more.

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