In Winnipeg Music News...Boats Sign To Kill Rock Stars; GZA @ Pyramid

>> Saturday, 5 February 2011

First up, HUGE news out of local band Boats’s camp: the zany-pop makers have signed to the very happening Kill Rock Stars record label (home to such indie luminaries as Deerhoof, Marnie Stern, and Xiu Xiu). Look for Cannonballs, Cannonballs to be released via KRS on March 1st. Big congrats to them! Oh, and they'll be performing at the Lo Pub on March 11th.

Terrific triple bill at the Park Theatre on March 23rd: Aidan Knight, We Are The City, and The Liptonians.

The United Steel Workers of Montreal have booked a coast-to-coast tour in support of their latest offering, Three on a Tree; they’ll be at Times Change(d) on February 15th.

Hamilton’s Lee Harvey Osmond drop by the Park Theatre in a few days time, on February 10th.

Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA (aka The Genius) is at the Pyramid on March 15th.

Resident musical-genre-defiers Flying Fox & The Hunter Gatherers are launching their newest disc, Hans My Blood, at the West End Cultural Centre on April 16th.

And finally, Painting over Silence has been longlisted for CBC Radio 3’s Searchlight competition for the “Canada's Best Music Website”!?! My blog is up against heavyweights like Exclaim, Coke Machine Glow, and, er, The New Pornographers website, so advancing may take some effort. If you’re up for helping Painting over Silence move onto round 2, please vote once per day here.

Much thanks and love to whoever nominated my site. Or is it whomever?


Anonymous,  5 February 2011 at 17:47  

congrats on the nom dude...super cool...but i have to say that some of the other nominees are silly.

a band's personal website? that should be a whole seperate category...

willlllll,  5 February 2011 at 19:55  

agreed anonymous.
nevertheless, huge congrats on the nomination, really enjoy your site mykael. the competition has opened my eyes to some fantastic canadian music blogs too.

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