Weekenders 11/29 -12/03

A couple CD release parties & some good ol’ country western coming at you this Weekend!

Friday, November 30

Winnipeg duo Phlegm Fatale has recently joined the Transistor 66 team, is now releasing a new album, and now wants to celebrate! Phlegm Fatale brings together rock and dance elements to create something new that sounds like a combination of Mother Mother, the Gossip, and Lady Gaga. To give fans a sample of the album, they have posted some tracks on their reverbnation page (so be sure to check it out!) The party starts with Quagmire, followed by Archagathus.  This is a release that shouldn’t be missed.

Come dance the night away with Quagmire starting at 10, Archagathus starting at 11, and Phlegm Fatale at 12(ish) at The Cavern (112 Osborne). The doors open at 9, and it’s only $10 to get in. The band urges folks to come early to make sure they can get in! – SD

Saturday, December 1

Mise En Scene are Stefanie Blondal Johnson(vocals, guitar) and Jodi Dunlop(drums), who know how to build an upbeat, catchy tune. The songs on their debut CD “Desire’s Despair” are an ever-varying mix of  tight guitar work, frenzied drums, and lovely vocals. Indie pop that sounds natural and fun! Give “Sherry” a listen – it’s my fave for its infectious brightness. Joining them are another local band, the ever popular Noble Thiefs.

Tickets are $20 in advance at Music Trader, Winnipeg Folk Festival store, and Ticketmaster, and $25 at the door. You’ll get a good spot if you’re there at  7:15, but the show is at 8. -AY

Monday, December 3

Corb Lund & The Hurtin’ Albertans return to the Burton Cummings Theatre on their Cabin Fever tour. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Corb and his brand of country music, heavily influenced by his years touring the punk/metal underground with the Smalls. Corb is a top-notch songwriter, a great performer, and the Hurtin’ Albertans are a tight until, with Winnipeg guitar phenom Grant Siemens hitting all the right spots.

Tickets for this show are available from Ticketmaster for $27 or $37 (thanks Ticketmaster, for boosting the price of admission between 30 & 50 per cent per ticket! You’re sure providing a great “service”!). The Turnpike Troubadours are opening the show at 9:00pm, with doors at 8:00. – SB

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