In Winnipeg Music News...Pixies' Second Date Added; Juno Nominations Galore

>> Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Editor’s note: from this post forward, I’ll be combining new concert announcements and local band news into one all-mighty, essential, don't-miss post. 

Update: presale password for Pixies' second show is keys. 
First up, bad news, Pixies ticket scalpers. After their April 27th show sold out with Katy-Perry-ticket-like alacrity, the iconic band has added a second Winnipeg date: April 26th at the Centennial Concert Hall. Presalers are up for grabs starting Thursday @ 10 a.m. while general public sales kick off Friday @ 10 a.m.

Newmarket, Ontario’s greatest indie music exports, Tokyo Police Club continue their relentless touring schedule, returning to Winnipeg on April 13th for a gig at the Pyramid. Said The Whale and Dinosaur bones round out the bill.

Luke Boyd, aka Classified, is at the Garrick on April 8th. Show is 18+.

A blogger is trying to review EVERY band playing SXSW this year (2000+) in an effort to help lucky SXSW attendees plot their music itinerary. Some kind and deserving and interesting words for Winnipeg’s own Imaginary Cities (..."one of my favorite new finds so far"), The Lytics ("..a tag team effort of impressive rapping skills."), and The Liptonians (…"at times sounding like if Coldplay decided to become an underground prog rock band").

Juno noms ahoy! Winnipeg was well represented today during the 2010 Juno Award Nominations announcement. Some nominees: Del Barber, Chic Gamine, and, umm, Neil Young, if we can still count Young as one of us. See full list at CBC Manitoba.

Resident songstress Lindsey White has announced a smattering of new live dates including March 12th @ McNally Robinson.

Calgary-based recording artist Jay Crocker is out supporting his debut solo record, Co-Stars, and will be at the Lo Pub on March 24th.

Cape Breton singer-songwriter Carmen Townsend was handpicked by Heart to open for them during their Canadian tour, which includes a date at the MTS Centre on February 17th. Wait. Heart still exist?

Correction: Christine Fellows’s new album is called Femme De Chez Nous not Femme De Chez (Thanks to Michael for the heads up).

And last but not least, local indie-poppers Royal Canoe are offering up a free download of a new song “Today We’re Belivers” on their website. It’s a good one.


Post a Comment

  © Blogger template Webnolia by 2009

Back to TOP