Weekenders – 04/25 – 04/28


Holy Maceroni! This is Saturday is busier than Heck!Saturday, April 27, 2013

This is a call to women, queer, non-binary, and trans people of Winnipeg. This city need your voices, ideas and experiences expressed through music. We are hungry to hear your sounds, We’re dying for the perspectives that the only you can provide. If you fit this description, then your time is now because Negative Space is making it easier then ever to start a band and get your sound out there. With the inaugural edition of Not Enough Fest, Negative Space is continuing it’s mission to force this town out of the dark ages and into a bold new future where bills dominated by dude bros are a thing of the past. Inspired by Portland’s Not Enough Fest, they’re looking for “brand new acts”, this means that the Fest in June will be your first show.

Not only will you have the opportunity to get involved in an amazing project, but there will also be some stellar bands performing to give a taste of what can blossom from Not Enough Fest! Bands include The GunnessGhost Hole, and Mulligrub. Not Enough Fest will showcase these newly created bands on June 22nd.

If you need instruments and rehearsal space, they’ve got you covered. They’re even hosting a free Mixer. The event will feature a panel discussion with local The panel includes Alana Mercer, Jenna Diubaldo, Candice Moonhawk, and more, live bands and snacks. At the mixer you can get placed into a band, or sign up the one you’ve already got on the go.

For more info drop them a line [email protected] or check out their Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/166315120192456/

The Not Enough Fest Mixer takes place at NGTV SPC. Doors at 7.30, music at 8.30, panel discussion at 9.30. This event is free, so show up if you’re interested! -DS & SD

One of Canada’s best songwriters is performing solo at the Rose N Bee this Saturday. Winnipeg’s Scott Nolan steps up to the microphone to serenade the winter away and ring in the spring. Fresh off a tour of the US with the unparalleled Mary Gauthier. He’s only home for a brief rest before hitting the road again soon, so don’t miss out on this hometown hero.

Scott Nolan takes the stage at the Rose N Bee Pub at midnight, and plays until 2.00am. The cost? There is none! This event is a goddamn free for all! Be there. – SB

This Saturday April 27th at the West End Cultural Centre, Emma Cloney and 3-time National Fiddle Champion Patti Lamoureux are hosting a genuine Prairie Kitchen Party and not only are you invited, you are encouraged to bring spoons to tap along while you sing along.  The ladies will be joined onstage by special guest, banjo player/singer Robert Allan Wrigley, Winnipeg Folk Fest veteran Rambing Dan Frechette, and extraordinary multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Rusu, who moves seamlessly between genres and styles . There will songs, stories, and pickles we’re told; the only thing missing is Hockey Night In Canada on a small black and white television.

Doors open at 7.15, the party starts at 8.00. Tickets: $15 advance | $20 door
 Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. -BT

After reaching the top ten on college charts as an indie singer/songwriter,  Jason Petric has gone country with his sophomore album, ‘Tease’.  Jason and producer Chris Burke-Gaffney (Orphan and The Pumps) trucked on down to Nashville to record the album, which will be released this Saturday, April 27th at Cowboys Roadhouse.  Winnipeg Jets’ centre Jim Slater and Kimberley Dawn host the party that also features special guests Kim Erickson, Shannon Patterson, his brother Tom Petric, and Dave Wayliw of Doc Walker!

The party goes down at Cowboy’s Roadhouse (1034 Elizabeth Rd) and gets going at 9.00pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door, so pull on your boots & get down there! – BT

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