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Fortune Sound Club – established in 2009 by Garret Louie & Rob Rizk – in Vancouver’s Chinatown is planning on updating Fortune’s exterior signs with a brand new Neon Sign in 2018!

Want to Design Fortune’s new Neon Sign?
Let’s see what you got!

Fortune Sound Club is accepting Open To The Public Artist Submissions till the end of May regarding a new exterior Neon Sign design with a Winner Announced June 2018 with the top choice designer receiving $2500 Prize & Friends of Fortune Prize Pack & seeing their Design turned into a Neon Sign to hang outside Fortune in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown!

To Submit A Design or Questions Please Email


Design Guidelines

– Approx. Width 80” x Height 72” (Designs Can Be Scaled Up & Down Depending On Final Size Of Neon)
– Width 6-8″ (Room Needed Inside Sign To Mount Transformers & Run Required Wiring For Neon
– Various Colours Of Neon
– Neon Sign x2 Faces Per Sign As They Will Be Double Sided Neon
– Secure To Fortune Sound Club Exterior Wall
– Final Design Chosen Will Work With Pro Installation Team To Move Your Design Into Reality!


Facebook Event Page – HERE



Two years ago I took a tour of the raw space at 145 East Pender Street underneath Fortune Sound Club in Chinatown with the owners of Yaletown’s tiny Vietnamese restaurant, DD Mau. Siblings Kim Tran and Kon Tran secured the massive space back in December of 2015 and were hoping to open it as their second location before the end of 2016. Fast forward almost exactly two years, and it’s finally here.

A long way to go, indeed. They’ve done an admirable job with the interior’s unorthodox layout, which begins with a narrow frontage that funnels down to a cool anteroom (its walls hung with family photos, sparsely shelved with old books – in Vietnamese, natch – and bric-a-brac, plus a peekaboo window) and further to the open lounge/bar area and kitchen. It’s all of 54 seats, but they’re well spread out.

Kim and Kon showed me around the massive kitchen and talked of the trials and tribulations of making/baking tapered banh mi demi-baguettes in house for both locations. Right now they’re still outsourcing their bread, but they expect to reveal their own loaves once volume and consistency are in synch (expect this in the next few weeks).

Full article via Scout – HERE


Photo: Jamie Sands – Words: Kris “Fortune Teller” McDermott

The U’s were up for Denzel Curry as the rapper took over Fortune Sound Club Thursday night, despite publicly stating that he is going to quit rap indefinitely only a week ago. Zeltron took to Twitter on March 24 at which point the Florida rapper indicated that he is going to bow out of the limelight due to media integrity, fake friendships and a need for self-fulfilment.

Expressing a weirdness about supplying so many people with answers while he is still trying to learn how to navigate life himself the 23-year-old rap phenom went on to say that his “biggest fear is not letting myself, my fans, and my family down”. True to his word, Curry did not let anyone down Thursday night. Taking the stage a little after midnight Curry kicked off the holiday long-weekend with a high-energy set and for the third straight time, while performing at Vancouver’s best sounding venue for hip-hop, The Aquarius Killer…well killed it.

Beginning his hour and fifteen minutes set with “N64” from his 2013 debut studio album Nostalgic 64, Zeltron hit the sold-out venue with a fan-favourite to warm the already lit crowd up. As if the already incandescent venue was not hot enough Denny Cascade transitioned from the first song of the evening to the savagery that is “Bloodshed” off of 2017’s 13. Simply stating, “This is for all the weirdos out there”, Curry took a moment before launching into the third song on his setlist “Gook”.

Full article via Abort – HERE