Weekenders 03/28 – 04/01


Holy Crow! Easter Weekend is jam packed with great shows! Get out & party!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Out of the woods and into the WECC!

Red Moon Road has returned to civilization from their recording session in a remote log cabin and will release the aptly titled Tales From The Whiteshell, Thursday March 28th in fully accessible West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave at Sherbrook).  The all-star trio’s music is a blend of roots and bluegrass, their songs are inspired by the natural beauty of Manitoba, and they sing wonderfully together.

The night begins with a songwriter’s circle featuring four of Red Moon Road’s favourite artists:  Don Amero, JD Edwards, Beth Hamilton, and Sol James.

Doors open at 7:15pm and the show begins at 8:00. – BT

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Story Songs from Smalltown, Manitoba

Rob Waddell is about as folkie as one can be. He was raised without television in a small town where everyone knows everyone, has a warm, soothing voice, and performs solo.  However, his new album features a full band, and so will Saturday’s release party at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St) for Everything is From Now On.  A special treat given that friends coerced him into it, the original plan being a solo show.

Another treat is opener Lindsay Jane, a fine singer-songwriter in her right.

Doors open at 7:15pm and the shows goes on at 8:00. -BT

The time has come to take off those winter boots and put on your dancing shoes.

Edmonton’s electronic/dance/punk outfit Shout Out Out Out Out are playing the Pyramid this Saturday with Dear Rouge and Hana LuLu, but I’m most excited to see local electro-pop trio Vikings do their thing.

I got my hands on some of Vikings yet-to-be-released recordings earlier this month, and if their live show is as impressive as their energetic style of sonic majesty, then don’t be surprised if they outshine the headliners.

Advance tickets are $8 at Kustom Kulture and Into The Music. -MD

This weekend get yourselves ready for the debut of Lonewolfe. Helping Lonewolfe with their debut will be The Revival, a mixture of classic rock’n’roll with dance and psychedelia, as well as Kids & Heroes, American styled pop punk rockers, and last but not least Les Sexy, the francophonie punk group described as “a grittier, dirtier band than yours.” Don’t miss this fantastic evening of every kind of punk and rock’n’roll you could ask for.

Takes place at The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street). Tickets are only $8 (which is a measly $2 per band), and gets underway at 10pm. -SD

Monday, April 1, 2013

This ain’t no April Fools joke, you sons of guns. NGTV SPC is playing host to a punk as fuck evening of raging Easter Monday.

Local openers Salt Lick and Breath Grenades get things going at “7pm sharp” (according to the posters plastered around town), so be sure to get to the back door early, ear protection firmly in place.

Next up is Vancouver’s Systematik, a punishing band with a new LP on Deranged Records, and featuring my old buddy Todd, who has been grinding away in awesome punk bands for the last ten years.

Top of the list, though, is White Lung, who are exploding right now. They were all over SXSW a couple weeks back, and their star is just beginning to rise. Heavy as fuck, too. This show is going to be awesome.

Show starts at 7pm “sharp” at NGTV SPC. Cost is 7 bucks, as far as I can tell. Party on. -SB

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