In Winnipeg Music News...Japandroids @ Albert; Dark Dark Dark @ The WECC; And More!

>> Monday, 6 June 2011

First up, triple bill at the WECC on July 20th: chamber-folk six-piece Dark Dark Dark headline while Narwhal Strike and Demetra support.

Returning for the third time in 18 month, Vancouver's intrepid guitar 'n' drums duo Japandroids play the Albert on September 27th. Fun fact: third venue in as many visits.

Troubadour Danny Michel pays a visit to the West End Cultural Centre on October 1st.

Big congrats to local anthemic rockers Les Jupes for signing with German label The Instrumental Village.

Rise Against play the MTS Centre on October 6th, w/ Flogging Molly, which could easily change once the Falcons/Jets home schedule is released.

Frank Turner is at the West End Cultural Centre on October 22nd.

And finally, my 2010 Polaris Prize picks, which I locked in late last night:

1. Diamond Rings - Special Affections
2. Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
3. Braids - Native Speaker
4. PS I Love You - Meet Me at the Muster Station
5. Imaginary Cities -  Temporary Resident

Agree/disagree? Who would've been on your ballot?


willlllll,  7 June 2011 at 20:43  

We're on a similar wavelength Mykael, Here is my breakdown:

1, Women - Public Strain
2, Braids - Native Speaker
3, PS I Love You - Meet Me At Muster Station
4, Suuns - Zeroes, QC
5, Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island

Close but no cigar: Land of Talk, Rural Alberta Advantage, Liptonians, Jim Bryson + Weakerthans, Diamond Rings, Makeout Videotape.

I really enjoy the list mostly for the debate that ensues following, and the 'new bands' that I discover as a consequence. I love that they publish a long-list for this specific reason.

Anonymous,  7 June 2011 at 21:08  

no arcade fire?

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