In The Future...Minus The Bear @ The Albert, 100 Mile Musical Diet @ The WECC + Bike Valet Service, And More!

>> Monday, 24 May 2010

Seattle indie-rock export Minus the Bear are making their way across The Great White North next month, armed with their new record, Omni. And what’s any high-kilometre trek through Canada without stopping in at the Gateway to the West for a show at the Albert on June 30th?

Over at the West End, a pretty pretty pretty prettygood concept for a show: the first annual 100 Mile Musical Diet challenge. Taking place on June 10th, the event features local bands covering other Winnipeg bands' entire records. This inaugural year, it’s pop-rock darlings Paper Moon taking on Red Fisher’s War Wagon while local hip-hop troupe Magnum K.I. try their hand at The Weakerthans’ Reconstruction Site. No word yet if only local beer will be served.

On the same night, the West End is also introducing it’s much welcomed bike valet program. Basically the awesome volunteers @ the WECC will lock up your bike downstairs, hand you a ticket, and retrieve it at your beck and call. Be sure to tip your valet!

Exploding hip-hop star Drake performs at the Centennial Concert Hall on July 21st.

Hailing from the land of the Habs (who are, yet again, facing elimination tonight), indie-rockers Nightwood drop by Freud’s Diner and Bathhouse the Lo Pub on June 19th, promoting their new record, Carta Marina.

And finally, erstwhile 11 Questions participants Bend Sinister rock the Pyramid on June 7th w/ Imaginary Cities, Sit Down Tracy.


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