Afternoon Headlines: Federal Lights album release @ The WECC; Ken Mode @ The Windsor; and more!

>> Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ascending Winnipeg band Federal Lights is playing a hometown album release show at the WECC on Thursday, September 12th. Look for its debut record, We Were Found in the Fog, on August 27st (via Aporia).

Local Polaris Long Listers Ken Mode have booked an x-country tour of Canada including a gig at the Windsor on Saturday, November 2nd.

Opening for Lightning Dust (September 4th @ The Park): Louise Burns. Score!

TWIN is at Mondragon on Saturday, August 10th w/ Eagle Lake Owls, Ex Modern Teen, and The Silver Fox.

For a good time, try Deer Tick at the WECC on Wednesday, October 16th.

No Joy will be at the Park Theatre on Thursday, September 26th.

Opener for Austra (Sat, Oct 5th @ The Garrick): Toronto-based pair Moon King.

Opener for Iron and Wine (Thurs, Sept 19th @ Pantages): Widowspeak.

And finally, a solid triple bill going down at the Windsor on Thursday, August 15th: Salinas, The Vibrating Beds, and Clipwing.


Afternoon Headlines: Royal Canoe record release parties! Factor, Elliot BROOD, and more!

>> Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Local fave Royal Canoe is staging a pair of record release parties for its latest outing, Today We're Believers: an all ages soiree at the Park Theatre on Thursday, August 22nd and an 18+er at Union Sound Hall on Friday, August 23rd. Nice of them to think of the children.

Montreal's AroarA - The duo of Andrew Whiteman (BSS, AoH) and Ariel Engle - is at the Park Theatre on Sunday, September 22nd.

From the can't-remember-if-I-mentioned-this-one file: Elliot BROOD is at Times Changed on Sunday, September 15th.

Trivium, Devildriver, After the Burial, and Sylosis make up a quadruple bill going down at the Garrick on Thursday, September 19th.

Factor is at the Windsor on Saturday, August 31st.

Lightning Dust is at the Park Theatre on Wednesday, September 4th.

Vance Joy will be at the Park Theatre on Monday, September 9th.

And finally, Les Jupes' Michael P Falk has combined forces with Twilight Hotel's Dave Quanbury to form Oshima. Check out its EP The Age of Shapes here.


Evening Headlines: The Bros Landreth Album Release; Streetlight Manifesto @ The WECC

>> Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Rising alt-country localites The Bros. Landreth is releasing its debut album, Let It Lie, at the WECC on Thursday, September 5th w/ Red Moon Road and Daniel Champagne.

Streetlight Manifesto is at the WECC on Monday, October 14th w/ Mike Park & Dan Potthast.

Seasoned singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is at the Park Theatre in a few days' time: Monday, July 22nd.

Bullet for my Valentine is at the Burt on Monday, October 7th w/ Black Veil Brides, Stars In Stereo, & Throw The Fight.

And finally, independent rap sensation Tech N9ne is a Republic Nightclub on Wednesday, August 21st.


Afternoon Headlines: Leif Vollebekk @ The WECC; Rae Spoon @ The Windsor

>> Wednesday, 10 July 2013

First up, erstwhile 11 Qs participant Leif Vollebekk is at the WECC on Friday, October 11th.

Speaking of the WECC, solid double bill going down there on Saturday, October 5th: singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni is there with Rose Cousins.

Cancer Bats and Bat Sabbath will play the Pyramid on Thursday, October 10th.

The Pretty Reckless is at the WECC on Monday, October 21st.

Rae Spoon drops by the Windsor on Saturday, November 23rd.

Pistol George Warren rocks the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club on Thursday, August 1st.

For a good time, try oft-buzzed-about Shred Kelly at the Windsor on Monday, July 29th w/ Loon Choir.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be at the Garrick on Saturday, October 26th w/ The Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kango Roo. 

Dry Bones is at the WECC on Wednesday, August 7th.

Lee Harvey Osmond is there on Friday, October 4th.

And finally, Canadian guitar playin' treasure Amos Garrett's home in High River, Alberta was completely wrecked in late June's flood, so a benefit concert for him is going down at the WECC on Thursday, August 15th featuring Al Simmons, Nathan Rogers, Dust Rhinos, and Lindsay Jane


Contest: Enter to win tickets to see Alasdair Roberts @ The WECC

>> Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Courtesy of the good folks over at the West End Cultural Centre, I've got a pair of tickets to giveaway for the Alasdair Roberts show going down on Monday, July 29th. Also on the bill is Dan & Laurel. Oh, and there's Bike Valet that night too!

If you're interested in checking out the event, fire me off an email (on the right hand side, below the concert listings) by Tuesday, July 23rd at noon CST with the subject line "Alasdair Roberts Ticket Giveaway" and your name in the email's body. Winning name will be drawn randomly sometime that afternoon and contacted shortly thereafter, with the first name and last initial published on my Twitter account.


Evening Headlines: James Murphy DJ Set; Hollerado & The Zolas @ The Park

>> Thursday, 4 July 2013

First up a solid book for Union Sound Hall: James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is doing a DJ Set there on Thursday, September 5th w/ Hana Lu Lu, DJ Hunnicutt. Tickets $25 at Ticket Workshop. My money is on him playing a buncha Daft Punk songs. 

Second, a solid double bill at the Park on Saturday, November 23rd: Hollerado and The Zolas rock the joint. After this week, looking forward to some November weather.

Third,...actually that's all I've got. Concert announcements have slooooowed.


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