Northwest Dance & Music Venues

The Town Pump
AKA:  Sonar
66 Water Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Some of the bands that this place during those great years of NW music were:

John Cale
Albert Collins
Etta James

Colin James
Darrel Steininger
David Lindlay
David Lindlay & ElRayoX
Green Apple
Go Cat Go
Ellen McIlwaine
Jeff Healey
The Nervous Fellows
Rhythm Mission

Robben Ford
Roy Buchanon
White Rock

Others ??

THE TOWN PUMP was on Water Street in Vancouver's historic Gastown, and was the home to many rock acts in its life.  Every year it was the home for the radio station CFOX's Medicine Ball, where bands would play for charity.  It was sold, renovated into a dance club, and is now called Sonar.

Nick Cardarelli, December 2005

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Last Update: 18 April 2017
Credits:  Nick Caradarelli, Barry Torrence, John Hordgal, Darryl Riffero, Steve Sukert, Jim Chisholm, Robert Kroeker, Warren Hunter