In Local Music News...The Falcon Lake Incident; Head In The Sound Showcase; Weakerthans Tickets Going, Going, Gone...

>> Thursday, 30 September 2010

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First up, last January, Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans combined creative forces, traveled to Falcon Lake, and survived the frigid elements for a successful near-week-long recording session. The end result: the aptly-titled Falcon Lake Incident, a full-length album scheduled for release on October 19th via our (as in this blog’s) good friends at Maple Music Recordings. Guest luminaries on the disc include: Jill Barber, Gord Sinclair, Peter von Althen and Dave Draves.

Speaking of the Weakerthans, according to their website, three of four December shows are now sold out, with tickets still available for their December 18th Reunion Tour set at the Burt. However, I hear a rumour the other day that a handful may still be up for grabs at the Folk Fest Store. Get on it!

Third, happening Winnipeg-based label Head in the Sand Records – responsible for bringing into being efforts by such Peg City denizens as The Record of the Week Club, Todd Hunter, Les Jupes, and Royal Canoe – are holding a live music showcase on Saturday, October 9th at the Cavern featuring three of its stable: Royal Canoe, Les Jupes, and the Liptonians. Tickets a mere sawbuck.

Speaking of the Liptonians, word from their camp is that they're currently wrapping up their much-anticipated follow-up to their WCMA-winning self-titled debut; the still-untitled sophomore release is due out on February 8, 2011.

And lastly, some more localites to follow on Twitter:

Hope Atlantic
The Details
The Lytics
The Weakerthans
Nestor Wynrush


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