Contest: Enter to Win Tickets to See Sunparlour Players @ The WECC

>> Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Courtesy of our good pals over at the West End Cultural Centre, I've got a pair of tickets to giveaway for Sunparlour Players' show going down there on Thursday, October 11th. Kalle Mattson opens. 

If you're interested in checking out the duo in the flesh, fire me off an email (on the right hand side) by Friday, October 5th @ noon CST with the subject line "Sunparlour Players 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.

As always, one entry per person please!


Evening Headline: Diamond Rings To Play Pyramid

>> Monday, 24 September 2012

Photo by Sarah Gofflot

Electro-pop sensation Diamond Rings return to Winnipeg for a gig at the Pyramid on Friday, November 23rd. Look for the new record, Free Dimensional, on October 22nd.


Evening Headlines: Mother Mother @ The Burt; The Sheepdogs Too!

>> Tuesday, 18 September 2012

First up, Vancouver pop-rockers Mother Mother is at the Burt on Tuesday, December 4th w/ Hannah Georgas. Look for the fivesome's newest record, The Sticks, on September 18th. Oh. That's today.

Speaking of the Burt (nee Walker), The Sheepdogs rock the joint on December 11th. Yukon Blonde opens.

On Thursday, October 18th Matt Epp releases his latest album, Careful Abandon, at the WECC w/ Catherine MacLellan.

Rose Cousins is at the WECC on November 7th.

Spend an evening with Danny Michel at the WECC on November 13th.

And finally, Polaris Prize shortlister Cold Specks is at the Park Theatre on November 26th.


Evening Headlines: The WECC's 25th Anniversary! Plants & Animals @ The Park Theatre

>> Friday, 14 September 2012

First up, the WECC is celebrating its 25th anniversary in style, with a two-night concert series going down on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th.

  • The first night sees hometown heroes Propagandhi rock the joint aided and abetted by openers Head Hits Concrete and The Hissers. Advance tickets are $20
  • The party continues Saturday with a collaborative performance featuring Nicky Mehta (The Wailin’ Jennys), Nancy Reinhold (formerly of Wyrd Sisters), Nathan Rogers & JD Edwards (Dry Bones), Daniel Roa, Ismaila Alfa, Keri Latimer (Nathan), Sam Baardman, Cara Luft, Lloyd Peterson, Scott Nolan, Vanessa Kuzina & MJ Dandenau (Oh My Darling), Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks and Ariane Jean (Chic Gamine), Red Moon Road, Greg Macpherson, and more. Advance tickets are $25. 

Gabrielle Papillon is at Sam's Place on November 16th.

Rihanna returns to town for a 2013 date at the MTS Centre on March 25th.

The Noble Thiefs is at the Pyramid on October 30th w/ Big John Bates.

Mahogany Frog is holding a cd release at Frame Arts Warehouse on September 28th w/ Ultra Mega and Animal Teeth.

Speaking of album release parties, local indie-pop act Indicator Indicator is holding their EP release at The Park Theatre on September 30th w/ Federal Lights.

Monika Wall is staging her album release at the WECC on Saturday, September 22nd.

Cuff The Duke is at the Park Theatre on October 5th w/ Reverend Rambler.

Old Man Luedecke is there on October 17th.

And so is Hey Ocean: check the band out there on October 29th.

For a good time, try this solid double bill at the Park Theatre: Plants & Animals w/ Rah Rah on November 9th.

Toronto hip hop act Relic is at VP Nights on September 20th.

Resident rockers Hey Pilgrim is at The Cavern on October 5th.

And finally, Greg Rekus is at Mondragon on September 20th.


Evening Headlines: Jason Collett, Coolio, The Wilderness of MB

>> Tuesday, 4 September 2012

First up, add Jason Collett to the Bahamas show going down at the WECC on October 30th.

An announcement that involuntarily triggered lots of laughter this afternoon: COOLIO is playing the Pyramid on October 8th. Ain't no party like a Winnipeg party cuz a Winnipeg party don't stop.

The Balconies open for Big Sugar, November 10th at the Burt.

Matt Mays returns to town for a gig on October 14th at the Pyramid w/ The Meds.

Vancouver's Cory Woodward is at the Park Theatre on September 24th.

Jon Cohen is at Times Change(d) with Romi Mayes on September 15th.

And finally, The Wilderness of Manitoba is at The Park Theatre on November 4th.


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