Side by Side Youth Fundraiser – Feb. 13th @ The Cultch


Pugs are happy to be invited to perform at the Cultch on Feb. 13th with a stellar line up of Vancouver musicians and dancers.

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“Ten overlooked albums worth checking out”

Blending indie rock and modern jazz, Pugs & Crows exhibits a playful, absurdist bent on Fantastic Pictures. The album is mostly instrumental - although Debra-Jean Creelman guests on one track - and mostly upbeat, as the title indicates. Hear a couple of songs from the album at here. Vancouver Sun (Dec. 29th, 2012)


Xmas with Tony Wilson (has been saved).


Cat will be home for Xmas and we ‘ve booked a bunch of shows around East Vancouver. We are…

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Pugs and Crows Travel East

we’re playing a handful of shows in November. let your friends know we’re coming to town.

Pugs and Crows 2012…

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Some kind words from the Straight…

This is music of great strength and beauty... Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

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A Review of Fantastic Pictures

To describe the musicians as flexible is gross understatement. These players can move from almost Herbie Hancock-like post bop in “Hibernation” to time-change challenges of neo-classical forms on “Talking Fish” and then get its tango on in “Rats That Now Star.” Stuart Derdeyn, The Province

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Upcoming events…

Along with all of the beautiful sights and sounds of Spring in Vancouver, The Pugs and Crows are adding a…

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In the House

We recently played the Myriam Steinberg’s 9th annual, “In The House Festival” and picked up a bit of attention…

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New song: Rats That Now Star

Hey guys, here’s a new number from our upcoming release, “Fantastic Pictures“.

We Must Befriend The Ice Queen

From Tasty Ears:

Vancouver’s Pugs & Crows join Tasty Ears for this instalment of An Afternoon at The Zoo. The band performs two new songs for our cameras including this driving number titled “We Must Befriend The Ice Queen”. We had a great time hanging out with this incredibly talented band. Thanks again to Pugs & Crows (Cole Schmidt – guitar, Meredith Bates – violin, Ben Brown – drums, Russell Sholberg – bass, and Catherine Toren – piano) and The Kozmik Zoo.