In The Future...Wolf Parade, The Buzzcocks, And Núna!

>> Friday, 2 April 2010

Well, another April Fools has come and gone.  I suspect I didn’t fool any of you, but hopefully the inanity of my post made you laugh at least once. It sure was fun to write, dream, and make up fake dates (April 31st). 

Unfortunately, there are no Winnipeg-centric indie-rock festivals in our future, and there’s even less likely a chance of Nickelback taking part (mass protests would happen); John K. Samson was not named the U of W’s poet-in residence (yet); and the owner of the indie-world’s most polarizing voice, Joanna Newsom, has not been cast in the live action Care Bears pic since, well, the film doesn’t exist (but she’d get my vote!). 

There are, however, a few exciting, really-gonna-happen shows on the horizon:

Montreal-based indie-supergroup Wolf Parade (above photo) – featuring members of Sunset Rubdown, Handsome Furs, Swan Lake, and Moonface – play the Garrick on July 19th.

Aging-yet-still-virile, influential English rockers the Buzzcocks pay a visit to the Pyramid on May 26th.

The lineup for this year’s núna (now) festival was released earlier this week. Now in its fourth year, the four-weekend-long celebration of Icelandic and Canadian art is once again bringing some quality Icelandic talent to New Iceland. 

Music highlights include:

Icelandic electro-pop act FM Belfast at the Albert on April 30th w/ Old Folks Home.

Dubbed as “Reykjakiv’s answer to Kate Bush”, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist/singer Ólöf Arnalds performing at the WECC on May 7th w/ Christine Fellows and Blunderspublik. 

Gisli Galdur Thorgeirsson, aka DJ Magic, guaranteeing to make you trip the light fantastic at the Lo Pub on May 21st, accompanied by the always enjoyable Mama Cutsworth. 

The full festival lineup can be found here.

Infinite Playlist: Greg MacPherson – Mr. Invitation


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