COMING SOON ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS – TANYA TAGAQ | ANIMISM | MAY 27, 2014

INTERSTELLAR RODEO TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!

 
Get your weekend passes to the 2014 Interstellar Rodeo today – click here now!
 
TICKETS FOR GURVINDER’S SECRET WINE PARTY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE NOW:

Gurvinder’s Secret Wine Party
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 10:30 pm – 1:00 am
Central Edmonton Location: tba at 10 pm, July 26th via Twitter
follow @EdmontonWineGuy @AllAccessEnt @SixShooterR

The concert in Hawrelak may be over at 10pm, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. Join Interstellar Rodeo’s wine curator, Gurvinder Bhatia, at the secret wine party on Saturday night featuring Interstellar Rodeo performers and other secret guests and, of course, lots of wines from around the world. There may even be a food truck or two. The location of the party will be tweeted beginning at 10pm. The location will be in central Edmonton.

Advance tickets $30 (plus service charge)
- includes admission, live performances, a Go-Vino glass, and all your wine
- only a limited number of tickets are available
- must be at least 18 years old to attend

Ride the bus for $6 (plus service charge)
- attending Interstellar Rodeo on Saturday, July 26th? The Rodeo shuts down at 10pm. Busses will depart from Hawrelak Park at 10:20pm and 10:30pm to take you to the secret after-party location. (Please note, the bus only takes you to the party. You will have to arrange your own transportation after the party)

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 INTERSTELLAR RODEO ARTIST ROSTER!

The moment is finally here. We started booking this summer’s line up as soon as last year’s festival closed, and we’re completely stoked about the incredible expanse of artists who will be joining us this summer.

We all know that our fair city of Edmonton is a great place for music, and we’re lucky that there is such exceptional homegrown talent. This year, we are excited to have Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans as one of our headliners, and to introduce Jeff Stuart and The Hearts, one of the rising stars on the local scene.

Two completely different, completely electrifying collaborations from big name artists make Interstellar Rodeo 2014 a destination for music fans looking for one of a kind live music experiences. Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun, an idea that was years in the making, represent Canada’s most uncommon, enigmatic musical talents. Similarly, the triple-threat of Hydra brings the rich soundscapes of Snowblink and AroarA’s art rock guitar fuzz together with the unmistakable pipes of Leslie Feist.

We continue with Interstellar Rodeo’s trademark theme to celebrate artistic outlaws and musical mavericks. We are drawn to fearless, unique performers who refuse to settle for anything less than greatness. Jason Isbell, Andrew Bird, Bahamas and Justin Townes Earle are all incredible examples of artists who are at the top of their game.

There’s no weak link in this year’s deeply varied, talent-rich lineup. Our festival is a place of musical discovery with artists on the brink of big things. Bands who will make an impact this year include St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Lone Bellow, and Six Shooter’s own The Strumbellas. Six Shooter Records is also represented this year by two of our international bands, Trampled By Turtles and Wagons. Wagons is officially the first Interstellar alumni to return – those who attended in 2012 will remember this Aussie tour de force as the smash hit that year.

We are proud to present the cream of the crop in a variety of genres, traditional and cutting-edge, from the classic soul of Lee Fields & The Expressions to the art-rock of Ford Pier. And, of course, there’s always a place for the rock bands – The Hold Steady, Bidiniband and No Sinner will satisfy those who like it loud.

We know that great music always starts with a song. Across our lineup, top-notch songwriters are again in the spotlight this year. Amos Lee, Tift Merritt, Jadea Kellyand, Selina Martin are all proof that no matter the genre, talented songwriters will always connect with music fans.

More detailed information about our performers can be found on our website: www.interstellarrodeo.com.

Weekend passes go on sale to the general public on April 7 at 8:00 a.m. MT. They will be available through the Six Shooter Records web store. In order to purchase tickets, you must create a membership profile and log in. You can do this in advance of April 7. A limited inventory of tickets will also be available at Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 82 Ave) and Permanent Records (8126 Gateway Blvd).

In response to audience feedback, we are conducting a pre-sale open to people who purchased weekend passes in 2013 through our web store. The pre-sale will start at 8:00 a.m. MT on April 4. Eligible patrons must first be logged into the Six Shooter webstore. Go to the tickets page, where you can purchase up to two passes.

Single tickets will be available for sale on April 24 at 8:00 am MT. For more information about pricing and tickets, go to www.interstellarrodeo.com.

Thank you again to our returning patrons, volunteers and sponsors, and welcome to those who choose Interstellar Rodeo for the first time. We’ll see you at Hawrelak Park.

IT’S A LONG WALK BUT IT’S THE SHORT WAY HOME: NQ ARBUCKLE’S NEW ALBUM FINALLY ARRIVES.


THE FUTURE HAPPENS ANYWAY, OUT APRIL 29, 2014 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Drunk dudes from Huntsville or Lethbridge or St. John’s or wherever hang on every word. Everyone sings, mostly louder than the band. The word motherfucker is a compliment. Every show is an uprising, a groundswell.

Don’t let the self-deprecation or inebriation imply that NQ Arbuckle isn’t serious about the music. This band has earned multiple Juno nominations, considerable critical praise (Pitchfork, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star etc.), and a legion of rabid fans.

NQ Arbuckle has consistently created impressive, treasured albums for more than a decade. But NQ Arbuckle has never made a record like this before.

Six Shooter Records is very pleased to finally confirm the release of The Future Happens Anyway, out April 29, 2014. WATCH THIS NOW – Fan video “NQ Rothbuckle”

(If you haven’t seen the lyric video that inspired this one, check it out here – watch)

There are two new songs, “Red Wine” and “Back To Earth” streaming here – soundcloud.com

Whitehorse “Éphémère sans repère” (Lyric Video)

Lose yourself in the stop-motion beauty of a midnight northern flight in this a new lyric video for the title track, made by Martin Tielli, here – http://youtu.be/ga7RfQWkO84

Évadez-vous en regardant -ici- le magnifique vidéo réalisé Martin Tielli, qui utilisant la technique “stop-motion” avec comme trame sonore la pièce -titre, raconte l’histoire d’un magnifique voyage aérien.

Whitehorse annonce la sortie du EP Éphémère sans repère, le 1er avril, sous étiquette Six Shooter Records

Le duo Whitehorse prouve sa polyvalence en lançant un EP dans la langue de Molière, Éphémère sans repère.

Éphémère sans repère offre des versions françaises de quelques-unes des pièces qui figuraient sur les deux premiers opus de Whitehorse, dont le second, The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss, avait été accueilli à sa sortie par un concert d’éloges.

En outre, il contient une toute nouvelle pièce, Le cadeau, ainsi qu’une reprise acoustique renversante du classique Un Canadien errant.?
Les pièces qu’on peut entendre sur Éphémère sans repère ont été traduites par nul autre que le réputé auteur et producteur Pierre Marchand. À en juger par l’enthousiasme délirant du public québécois qui a pu entendre Whitehorse les interpréter sur scène, les traductions de Marchand sont à la hauteur de toutes les espérances, et l’interprétation de Melissa et de Luke, aussi bien sur disque que sur scène, reste telle qu’on l’a connue : vibrante d’authenticité.

Pour vous donner un avant-goût de ce que vous réserve le EP, allez écouter les trois performances toutes récentes du duo, une gracieuseté de BRBR et de TFO, aux adresses suivantes:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Ce qu’on trouve sur le EP :

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant


WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES FRENCH EP: ÉPHÉMÈRE SANS REPÈRE
OUT APRIL 1, 2014 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Whitehorse flexes their French-language muscles and displays their versatility with Éphémère sans repère, out April 1, 2014 on Six Shooter Records.

The new EP showcases choice cuts from both their debut album and acclaimed sophomore release, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss. As well, this French-language EP contains a brand new song, “Le cadeau,” and the duo’s show-stopping acoustic version of the traditional Francophone ballad, “Un Canadien errant.”

The songs on Éphémère sans repère were translated by renowned songwriter and producer Pierre Marchand. Whitehorse has performed “Éphémère sans repère” to wild enthusiasm from Francophone audiences, a response that confirms the artistic excellence of Marchand’s translations and Luke and Melissa’s ability to express themselves authentically on stage and on disc.

See three brand new live performances, looping and everything, courtesy of TFO’s BRBR here:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Track Listing:

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant

Whitehorse will celebrate the launch of Éphémère sans repère with a limited capacity show at Montreal’s Verre Bouteille on April 9, 2014. Details to follow.

HARLAN PEPPER launch their new album with a Tuesday Blitz

The day is finally here! After talking about Harlan Pepper for months and years, we are very pleased to unleash their new album, “Take out a twenty and live life to the fullest.” Subsequently, my own album “Take out a twenty and don’t check the remaining balance or it will ruin your day” has been shelved until further notice. Oh well, good for you, Harlan Pepper!

To celebrate, we’re sending the band on a “Take Out a Twenty Promo Blitz,” which will see them perform songs from the new album in as many different locations as we can dream up in a day (which realistically amounts to 6 locations. Admittedly, we ate a bunch of raw kale right before bed, which meant that most of the spots in our dreams were places like Mars, a kiddie pool full of squid ink, and “the boat where Breaker High was filmed” etc). First up, the boys play live on CHCH-TV (Hamilton) for some good ole right-of-passage hometown morning television goodness. They then head over to Hamilton’s sweet Magnolia Cafe to play some tunes and pick up some coffee. Then they’ll jump on the 403 and do a guerrilla-style set in the Mothership atrium (yes, the CBC…but shhh, don’t tell them — we don’t actually have permission to do this and are hoping to pull off a full song before getting kicked out). We’ll make them brave the cold at Trinity Bellwoods hockey rink before heading over to Exclaim.TV. And don’t miss their in-store performance at Soundscapes at 7 pm. This is all happening tomorrow!

And after this full day of awesomeness / hauling gear all over the damn place, they’re going to rock the night away at the Cameron House for their Tuesday night residency in March (showtime is 10 pm sharp!). Join us at any of these stops along the way. You can pick up a copy of their new album and we’ll give you a free Harlan Pepper lighter! Of course, we don’t endorse the use of lighters for anything other than lighting tea lights around a bathtub, so we urge you to only use said swaggage for relaxing ventures of this nature.

NQ ARBUCKLE “THE FUTURE HAPPENS ANYWAY”

We are currently putting the finishing touches on the artwork of NQ Arbuckle‘s new album, “The Future Happens Anyway,” a work that was four years in the making! I’m guessing that the album title might have something to do with how long this album has taken to come to fruition. I promise you, my friends, it will be well worth the wait! NQ is undoubtedly still THE dude. Here’s a sneak peek:

For those of you who NEED your NQ fix NOW, you’ll be happy to know that there are a number of shows coming up, including the most awesome Blacksheep Inn (Wakefield), the much-loved Jane Bond (Waterloo), the legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto) and the mysterious “more”. Please note that, being in my privileged position of having seen the above linked video before most of you, I have already learned every single dance move featured therein, so you better do the same before these shows, or get outta my way on the dance floor. See tour dates for deets.

JOE NOLAN’S TORNADO IS COMING TO ALBERTA

Reviews for Joe Nolan’s new album, “Tornado,” continue to roll in and he is getting ready to blow your minds at his hometown album launch concerts in Alberta this month. I am very much looking forward to this, since I made the mistake of watching the Oscars and I haven’t been able to get that stupid song from the movie Frozen out of my head ever since. I could really stand to have my mind blown by Joe Nolan at this point, so I can finally let it go. In addition to a bunch of other Alberta shows, Joe and his band are playing March 13 at the Ironwood in Calgary and the Roxy Theatre on March 28 in Edmonton. See tour dates for more dates.

THE STRUMBELLAS ARE “SAILING”

You love The Strumbellas, right?! And you want to hear them on the radio, right?! Well, guess what? You can make this happen by hounding your your local station and letting them know! Get your fingies tapping on that smart device, and social media the heck out of your local station to tell them that you won’t make it through another hour of non-stop hits without hearing ‘Sailing’! Indie 88 in Toronto is already on it, but it’s time for our western station friends to go in on this stellar jam. Here are some examples of how I would (and will) be hollering:

Twitter:

If I don’t hear Sailing by @thestrumbellas on @sonic1029 soon, I’m gonna EXPLODE!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Hey @X929 many crying puppies request you play Sailing by @thestrumbellas!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Sailing by @thestrumbellas = the tightest jam. @ThePeak should play this!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Facebook posts:

Just listened @theStrumbellas song “Sailing” on repeat a gazillion times. @Sonic1029 when can i hear it pon di radio? http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Strumbellas

This song is top of my playlist – @TheStrumbellas “Sailing”. @X929 – you should play this

Whoa, biggest beard in Canada might be in @theStrumbellas. @ThePeak you need more beard in your playlist – Play “Sailing” http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Strumbellas

Stay tuned for an epic arctic (well, Sudbury. That’s pretty arctic, I’d say) expedition music video for this song from The Strumbellas, coming soon.

DEEP DARK WOODS’ “RED, RED ROSE”

Speaking of videos…we are supremely hella stoked to be launching Deep Dark Woods video for “Red, Red Rose” directed by Jeremy Regimbal (the same talented dude who directed their deep dark video for “18th of December”, filled with all kinds of bad advice for youngsters). Filmed on location in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland during the band’s recent European tour, this video features many beards and a very large set of fries. This video actually makes touring look pretty fun, maybe I should try it.

AMELIA CURRAN AND ALL OF HER ECMA NOMS

There is seemingly no end to the number of accolades and awards that folks love to bestow on our own Amelia Curran, and the East Coast Music Awards do not disappoint. She just racked up another five noms for her beautiful album, “Spectators”:

- Solo Recording of the Year
- Folk Recording of the Year
- Song of the Year – “What Will You Be Building”
- Songwriter of the Year – “Years”
- Video of the Year – “Blackbird on Fire”

The video category is actually a Fan’s Choice situation, meaning that you can be an important part of Amelia’s TOTAL DOMINATION by casting your vote. Do it here, every damn day if you want to, from now until March 27: http://www.pei2014.ca/ecma

Oh, and hey, our pal Jenn Grant is in that category too! You’ll have to alternate your daily votes between them.

Hmmm, y’know, I think I might suggest that Amelia actually names her next album TOTAL DOMINATION. It has a nice all-caps kinda ring to it, and it would take the guesswork out of who is gonna win ALL DA REWARDZ next time around. Oh wait, maybe she should call her next album ALL DA REWARDZ….

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