Weekenders 10/25 -10/30

Winnipeg is going to get weird this Halloween weekend!

Thursday October 25

Pop-punk is taking over the Red Cactus!  In case you haven’t heard it yet, Winnipeg’s Distances have released their debut EP — a fantastic collection of four melodic post-hardcore tracks.  On Thursday they will be joining fellow locals Kids & Heroes to support the (terribly named) Teenage Mutant Ninja Tourtles tour, which boasts Edmonton’s Greater Than Giants and Burlington’s Fire Away.

Stream Distances’ new EP here ahead of cramming yourself into the Red Cactus to get your fill of pop-punk.  I have no idea if this is a costume-intended evening, but I advocate dressing up.

Show is at the Red Cactus (691 Corydon Avenue) with doors at 9 PM and $7 cover — sorry young folk, it’s 18+.DP

There is, in fact, so much going on today that I feel I have to throw a couple more shows out here. First off, I’d like to mention that today, the final issue of Uptown magazine hits stands in Winnipeg. To mark this sad day, and celebrate the great work they’ve done supporting the music scene here in Winnipeg, former staff and contributors will be meeting at the King’s Head Pub tonight starting at 7pm. Drop by for a beer and celebrate the works these folks have done and mourn their passing. Over at the Pyramid, Deaner and his band Nightseeker are likely going to rip the tits off the joint. And over at the Times Change(d), two of Stylus’ favourite local acts, JohNNy SiZZle and the Magnificent 7s are holding the evening down. Man, if only I could clone myself and check it all out.. Time will tell. – SB

Saturday October 27

Coffee fiends have reason to celebrate this weekend, as Cafe Postale opens up in St. Boniface. To celebrate their grand opening, co-owners Adrienne Huard and Andre Clement are inviting everyone down to the new shop at 202 Provencher Boulevard. Featuring world-class machinery, experienced baristas, and counter tops and bar hand crafted out of sustainably harvested Elm trees by local artisans Wood Anchor, the cozy little spot is sure to become a popular destination.

Hillbilly Highway favourite Keri Latimer will be performing at the grand opening, along with other acoustic artists, and the artwork of Dominique Ray will be displayed on the walls. Check it out, mes amis!

Hours of operation for Cafe Postale are 7.30am to 5.00pm, Mondays thru Saturday SB

Tuesday October 30

If you missed Bahamas at this year’s Winnipeg Folk Fest, fear not! Bahamas returns with Jason Collett on Tuesday, October 30. Bahamas, aka Afie Jurvanen, hit it big this year with his romantic folk-rock album Barchords, a catchy and woozy release that’s bound to get all caught up in your head with its soulful electric guitar sounds (don’t fight it). But he’s really no one-hit-wonder; 2009’s Pink Strat rides the same musical tide that Barchords does, just acoustically so. Bahamas joins Jason Collett to celebrate the release of his newly acclaimed release Reckonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS-5kwXw-Ac

This show has sold out (sadface). My suggestion to stand outside, press your face against the brick and hope your ears get Spidey-like. Otherwise, doors are at 7:15 and show is at 8! -VK

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