Beach House to play the Pyramid

>> Wednesday, 16 July 2014




Howdy folks. Long time, no post. Been busy getting married and taking care of my new lab puppy (see Twitter for a pic) and building a fence and what not, so my blog's been a tad neglected.

Anyway, hello again, Everyone. Here's an exciting concert announcement:

Beach House is playing the Pyramid on Tuesday, September 30th! Ahhhhhhhhhhh! I'm pretty excited. Caught them in Reykjavik a few years back, and the band was utterly fantastic.

See ya there.


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Afternoon Headlines: Buck 65 returns to town; GMac short-listed for Polaris Prize

>> Thursday, 26 June 2014

Buck 65 returns to town for a date at the Pyramid on Saturday, November 15th.

Hamilton-based duo Ash & Bloom is at West Broadway Community Ministry on Friday, August 15th.

Dave Quanbury & His Band play ACU Hall at the WECC on Tuesday, August 5th.

The Mowgli's drop by the Pyramid on Wednesday, August 27th.

Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Chris Cresswell (of The Flatliners), and Brian Wahlstrom (of Scorpios) will be at the WECC on Wednesday, October 1st.

Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Pat Maloney will be at the Park Theatre on Sunday, July 6th.

Secret Chiefs 3 (lead by an ex-member of Faith No More) materialized on stage at the WECC on Sunday, October 5th.

Local act autumn still just released its debut EP, and it's available for download here.

Add Reuben and the Dark to the Boy & Bear show going down at the Garrick on Thursday, October 23rd.

Add Dan Deacon and Tune-Yards to the Arcade Fire MTS Centre extravaganza happening on Thursday, August 14th.

Serena Ryder is at the Burt on Wednesday, August 6th.

And finally, after a voting error was discovered, Greg MacPherson's Fireball has been longlisted for the Polaris Prize! Congrats to the local talent.








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Afternoon Headlines: Canada Day at the Forks lineup ; Hearing Trees EP release at the Park

>> Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Del Barber plays a set with the WSO on Canada Day

The lineup for Canada Day has dropped and, as always, it features a wide swath of local talent and is going down at the Forks. I'll likely see ya there.

Here's the schedule:

Scotiabank Stage
4:00 PM Yes We Mystic
4:40 PM Dignitaries/ O Canada
5:00 PM The Perms
6:00 PM Indicator Indicator
7:00 PM Oh My Darling
8:00 PM Federal Lights
9:00 PM Del Barber
10:00 PM Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
10:40 PM WSO and Del Barber
11:00 PM Fireworks
...plus Mama Cutsworth spinning between acts


Under The Canopy
1:30 PM Pierre Freynet
2:20 PM Street Circus
3:30 PM Drum Cafe
5:30 PM Kasm
6:30 PM Marco Castillo
7:30 PM Hana Lu Lu
8:30 PM Les Jupes
9:30 PM BB-Gun

Railbridge Stage
1:00 PM Renée Lamoureux
2:00 PM Sc Mira
3:00 PM Kevin Roy
4:00 PM Eagle Lake Owls
5:00 PM Jess Reimer

In other concert news...

Friends-of-the-blog Hearing Trees is releasing its debut EP at the Park Theatre on Saturday, June 28th w/ Solhounds, Joey Penner, Matt Moskal, and Mona Faith Mousa.

Boy & Bear will be at the Garrick on Thursday, October 23rd.

The Devin Cuddy Band will be at Times Changed on Saturday, July 26th.

And finally, The Slackers drop by the WECC on Friday, September 19th w/ The Noble Thiefs.


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Modest Mouse to play the Burt w/ Kevin Drew

>> Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Modest Mouse returns to the Burton Cummings Theatre on Monday, July 28th w/ Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew and Mimicking Birds.

Ticket sales kick off Friday morning at 10 with ticket prices ranging from $52.25 (second balcony) to $58.50 (floor / first balcony). Yup, $6.25 price difference from floor to second balcony. That's a new one. 

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Evening Headlines: BADBADNOTGOOD @ Union Sound Hall ; Real Love Summer Festival

>> Monday, 2 June 2014



First up, BADBADNOTGOOD (above) is rockin' Union Sound Hall on Wednesday, August 6th.

Bombay Bicycle Club will materialize at the Garrick on Sunday, October 12th w/ Milo Greene.

Gay Nineties and The Wet Secrets co-headline a show going down at the Pyramid on Sunday, June 8th.

And finally, for a good time, try the Real Love Summer Festival going down in Gimli Motorsports Park (off Highway 8, just North of Gimli) this weekend from June 6th to 8th featuring over 25 bands. Artists include:  ZRADA, Ingrid Gatin, Slow Leaves, Animal Teeth, Surprise Party, Micah Erenberg, Kieran West, Palm Trees and many more.

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CONTEST: Enter to win tickets to see Library Voices @ The WECC w/ Novillero and Naysa

>> Monday, 26 May 2014


Courtesy of the good folks over at the West End Cultural Centre, I've got a pair of tickets to giveaway for Library Voices show going down there on Friday, June 13th.

Novillero and Naysa are also on the bill!

If you're interested in checking out this killer bill, fire me off an email (on the right hand side, below the concert listings) by noon CST on Monday, June 9th with the subject line "Library Voices Ticket Giveaway" and your name in the email's body. Winning name will be drawn randomly sometime that afternoon and contacted shortly thereafter, with the first name and last initial published on my Twitter account.

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Morning Headlines: Son of Dave @ The WECC; Bloody Diamonds @ The Garrick

>> Friday, 23 May 2014

Just a few new shows to run down:

Clipwing is at the WECC on Friday, June 20th w/ Union Stockyards and Triggers.

John Fogerty will play CCR tunes at the MTS Centre on Wednesday, November 19th.

Five Alarm Funk pay a visit to the Pyramid on Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st.

Triple bill happening at the Garrick on Monday, June 30th: Halifax-based blues rockers Bloody Diamonds will be there with The After Script, Northern Elms.

Son of Dave is at the WECC on Thursday, August 14th w/ Ben Sures.

Tiny Ruins is at the Park Theatre on Tuesday, July 29th.

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