In The Future...Deerhoof! Buck 65! Kid Koala! The Roots! And Much, Much More!

>> Sunday, 25 April 2010

(Art-rockers Deerhoof pop by the Pyramid on June 28th)

The 2010 Winnipeg Jazz Festival schedule was released Friday, and, as always it encompasses a healthy mix of musical genres. Not simply jazz as its moniker implies. While the entire lineup can be viewed here, I figure I’d run down some exciting shows of note…accounting for this blog's natural leanings:

@ The Pyramid

June 25th: Hip-hop heavyhitters Freeway and Jake One with recent 11 questions participant Pip Skid.

June 26th: Buck 65 (Rich Terfry) takes a break from his enviable day job at CBC Radio 2 for a set at the Pyramid. Uplifting local Hip Hop troupe The Lytics start the party.

June 27th: Indie-dance-rockers Think About Life and electro-dancehall pair Bonjay.

June 28th: spastic art-rockers Deerhoof with Winnipeg’s own Mahogany Frog.

June 29th: Dance-party-band Sugar and Gold with resident art-poppers Old Folks Home.

June 30th: Kid Koala works alongside Dynomite D and the former rhythm section from Wolfmother. A few years back, Koala and D scored a documentary that never saw the light of day, fell in love with the music they created for the disregarded film, and are now touring the clubs, reproducing their titillating score in a live setting.


Great Lake Swimmers are staying an extra night at the West End Cultural Centre and will now play there on June 29th and 30th. Local indie-rockers The Details open both shows.

Legendary hip-hop / Late Night with Jimmy Fallon band The Roots stop by the Pantages Theatre on June 29th.

Martha Wainwright performs Edith Piaf songs at the Pantages Theatre on June 27th.

Non-Jazz-fest-related shows…

Floor Thirteen are at the Cavern on June 26th w/ Redram and The Perms.

Elephant Stone is at the Albert on May 27th w/ The Telepathic Butterflies and The Middle Names.

St. John’s, Newfoundland's favourite polit-reggae-ska-rockers Idlers play the Lo Pub on May 26th.

Toro y Moi opens for Caribou's June 3rd show at the Albert.

Local denizens Broken Halo rock the Academy on April 29th.


Joe C,  26 April 2010 at 14:35  


Carly 27 April 2010 at 09:47  

I can't recommend Bonjay enough. They're Toronto's best kept secret, in my opinion. Though that won't last long I think, since people outside the city are starting to discover their amazingness.

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