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Across Canada from coast to coast to coast: West Coast Region

The West Coast has long been alive with so many distinct music styles and genres. In fact, that broad range may be its defining characteristic. Over the last 50 years, everything from soul, jazz, blues and country to punk, rap, R&B, electronic dance and rock music (in its many variations) have emerged from British Columbia’s coast. 

By the early 2000’s, alternative/indie/rock music was a mainstay in the West Coast. New artists such as Dan ManganDaniel PowterMac DeMarcoMother MotherHey Ocean!Marianas TrenchThe New Pornographers,  and Said The Whale, found devout fans and earned awards and accolades with their own distinct sounds.