Whitney Rose Delivers Honky-Tonk Take on Lesley Gore’s ‘You Don’t Own Me’: Premiere

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday for many, but whether you’re happily coupled or pleasantly solo, sometimes you need to stand up and roar your independence. Originally made famous by Lesley Gore in 1963 (and made doubly famous thanks to First Wives Club in 1996), “You Don’t Own me” is a perennial pop anthem of freedom and feminist resolve, and today Billboard is sharing a wonderful new entry in the “You Don’t Own Me” covers canon courtesy of Whitney Rose. Mixing outlaw country with ’60s girl group flavor, Rose gives a spirited honky-tonk take on the classic.

Head over to Billboard to listen to “You Don’t Own Me” and read the full interview with Whitney Rose.

For a limited time, you can download the deluxe version of Rule 62 (including “You Don’t Own Me) from iTunes for $5.99.

Save “You Don’t Own Me” to your Spotify collection here.

ANNOUNCING PHOENIX RISING: Six Shooter Records x West End Phoenix.

Performances by Rheostatics (with Alex Lifeson of RUSH), Whitehorse, Nasim Asgari and more. Hosted by Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond).

Thursday, March 29 @ The Great Hall. Admission by Donation with RSVP.

“Slow print, small run, mighty and true” is the way of Toronto’s West End Phoenix, a new ad-free, non-profit monthly broadsheet that swims upriver against the flow of media consolidation, newspaper closures and journalism-as-content.

To raise the remaining operational funds needed for the paper’s first year and to plan for a second, the home delivered community paper joins forces with Six Shooter Records, one of Canada’s premier independent labels and a fellow traveler against the currents. Home to a long list of artists including WEP founder and Rheostatics member Dave Bidini, Six Shooter Records has been a champion of big ideas for nearly twenty years. As Torontonians and also subscribers, the label is proud to support the newspaper’s efforts. “I admire and applaud the heroic efforts of the West End Phoenix to celebrate the incredible vibrancy of our city, with the same commitment to excellence we have worked to foster at Six Shooter,” says Six Shooter President Shauna de Cartier.


Rheostatics (with Alex Lifeson of RUSH)
Nasim Asgari
Hosted by Tom Wilson

Phoenix Rising will also host local community organizations, including small print publications and other vital independent voices from Toronto’s West End. “This will be a great night where people can come together to celebrate local journalism and independent media,” says Dave Bidini. “Help support WEP as we raise funds to bolster our political coverage in advance of two elections, and continue to run long-form writing and wild photography and illustrations from West End artists.”

In conjunction with the event, and in recognition of the simple truth that a vibrant independent music ecosystem needs music writers – Six Shooter Records and West End Phoenix announce the New Voices Scholarship for young music writers. Any individual 18 and under living in Toronto is encouraged to submit a short personal essay (no more than 400 words) on the song that changed their life. The winner, to be announced during the event, will receive $500 and will be published in May Issue of West End Phoenix. Submit here.


The West End Phoenix, a monthly community newspaper for Toronto’s West End, launched in October 2017. Dreamed up by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini, it is a home-delivered broadsheet devoted to telling the stories of a diverse, compelling and quickly evolving catchment by some of the West End’s greatest writers, photographers and illustrators.

Inspired by a summer working at the Yellowknifer, a vital smalltown paper in the Northwest Territories, Bidini imagined the Phoenix as a way to reflect his own community and to provide a place for the journalists, artists and storytellers who live there and work there, too. It is the first new independent paper in a major North American city to be launched in recent memory.

West End Phoenix, Issue 4, February 24


Major congrats to Whitehorse, Amelia Curran, and Tanya Tagaq for today’s Juno nominations. This year’s Juno Awards will be held in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, March 25 at the Rogers Arena. Tickets to the broadcast can be purchased here.

Whitehorse has been nominated for Adult Alternative Album of The Year and engineer Gus Van Go has been nominated for Recording Engineer of The Year for “Boys Like You.”

Amelia Curran has been nominated for Contemporary Roots Album of The Year (Watershed) and for Songwriter of The Year (Come Back For Me, Try, Watershed).

Tanya Tagaq’s latest album, Retribution, has been nominated for Alternative Album of The Year.

And a special shout out goes to Six Shooter management clients, The Dead South, for their nominations for Breakthrough Group of The Year and Traditional Roots Album of The Year (Illusion & Doubt).

Follow this link to view the full list of nominees.


Ensign Broderick releases the TRIPYCH:Accidence today ahead of his Six Shooter Records debut “Feast of Panthers” (out March 9). Listen below on Spotify or pre-order the album here.


Cue playback, it’s time for Can’t Stop Shakin,’ a new video from Austin’s Whitney Rose. This new clip turns a song about nerves into a nervy show of shimmy and strength, golden throne, sequined boots, country hair and all.

“Can’t Stop Shakin’” features three of Austin’s go-to entertainers: Frostine Shake, a ballerina with a message that ‘Every Body is a Dancer’s Body,’ burlesque sensation Ruby Joule and singer/dancer Jolie Goodnight. “Can’t Stop Shakin’” was directed by Blake Judd and Todd Tue of Milk Products Media.

Rose is currently in the running for one of the more original titles in music, Ameripolitan Awards’ Honky Tonk Female of the Year. Respect for her unique ‘real deal’ countrypolitan sound continues to build at home – attested by her place on the cover of Texas Music Magazine’s winter issue, where Rose is the first Canadian artist to have this honour – and beyond, where she and her newest album Rule 62 made a strong showing on Nashville Scene’s annual Country Music Critics’ Poll, landing on Best Album, Best New Act and Female Vocalist lists.

?Whitney Rose and her Austin-based band are now tuning up for four months of touring, with upcoming west coast dates and shows overseas, including a date with Jason Isbell and John Moreland.

Up next: Rose’s scorching country noir cover of Lesley Gore’s anthemic, defiant hit “You Don’t Own Me,” which will be out worldwide February 16, 2018 via Six Shooter Records.

MEMPHIS, TN: Ameripolitan on Beale w/ Dale Watson, Feb 12
DENVER, CO: The Goosetown Tavern, Feb 13
CASPER, WY: Gas Light Social, Feb 14
GREAT FALLS, MT: Alumni Club, Feb 15
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Geomatic Attic, Feb 16
CALGARY, AB: Stampede City Sessions, Webber Academy, Feb 17
EDMONTON, AB: The Empress, Feb 18
JASPER, AB: The Jasper Legion, Feb 19
VANCOUVER, BC: The Railway Club, Feb 21
SEATTLE, WA: Sunset Tavern, Feb 22
PORTLAND, OR: Bunk Bar, Feb 23
TALENT, OR: Talent Club, Feb 24
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Hotel Utah, Feb 25
SANTA CRUZ, CA: Moe’s Alley, Feb 27
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA: Slo Brewing Co, Feb 28
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA: Don The Beachcomber, Mar 1
BURBANK, CA: Cody’s Viva Cantina, Mar 2
SAN DIEGO, CA: Soda Bar, Mar 3
PHOENIX, AZ: Rhythm Room, Mar 4
TUCSON, AZ: Club Congress, Mar 5
ROSWELL, NM: Pecos Winery, Mar 6
HOUSTON, TX: Mcgonigel’s Mucky Duck, Mar 19
CENTENNIAL, WY: Elevation Celebration, July 7


MADRID, SPAIN: The Secret Social Club, Apr 17
VALENCIA, SPAIN: Loco Club, Apr 18
ZARAGOZA, SPAIN: Las Armas, Apr 19
VITORIA, SPAIN: Helldorado, Apr 20
MARSEILLE, FR: Le Molotov, Apr 25
LYON, FR: KraspeK Myzik, Apr 26
MULHEIM, DE: Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe, Apr 27
EEKLO, BE: Muziekclub N9, Apr 28
LONDON, UK: The Lexington, Apr 29
CRAWLEY, UK, The Hawth Theatre, Apr 30
GLASGOW, UK: O2 ABC 2, May 2
SHEFFIELD, UK: Greystones, May 3
DUBLIN, IE: Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, May 4
KILKENNY, IE: Kilkenny Roots Festival, May 5/6
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK: Live Theatre, May 7
OSPEL, NL: Mijl Op Zeven, May 10
HAMBURG, DE: Nochtwache, May 11
SOLINGEN, DE: Cobra, May 12
DRACHTEN, NE: Iduna, May 13
LUXEMBOURG, LU: Konrad Café, May 15
BERNE, CH: Reitschule, May 16
CORSIER, CH: Concert a la Grange, May 17
UNTERMEITINGEN, DE: Four Courners, May 18
CANTU: IT: All Una e Trentacinque Circa, May 19
BAD SAULGAU, DE: Franziskaner, May 23
MONTBELIARD, FR: MA Scene Nationale, May 25
MANHEIM, DE: Blau, May 26
KREFELD, DE: Kulturrampe, May 28
ZUTPHEN, NE: N2 Jazz Club, May 30
UTRECHT, NL: TivoliVredenburg, May 31
HOOFDDORP, NL: Podium Duycker, June 1
TURNHOUT, BE: Goezot In Het Hofke, June 2
BERGEN, NO: Bergenfest, June 14
BERGEN, NO: Bergenfest Festning, June 15
STOCKHOLM, SW: STHLM Americana Festival w/ Jason Isbell, John Moreland



“Few artists release their debut album at age 59. But then again there are few artists in the world like Ensign Broderick. The dapper singer/songwriter from Toronto has been amassing a healthy collection of original material since the mid-’70s and waiting patiently for the moment to strike. That time has now come and Broderick will be unveiling his first full-length album—Feast Of Panthers—through Six Shooter Records this March.” Read the full article here.


Enter Ensign Broderick’s dizzyingly expansive musical cosmos, where you can ping-pong across decades at lightning speed from Toronto’s Le Coq D’Or to the Metropolitan Opera, from The Blitz to the Louvre. A disciple of the ‘triumph of artifice’ of new wave, he is also a furtive, meticulous cataloguer of self and scene. Ensign Broderick has emerged out of nowhere with a fully formed artistic vision: a dramatic, piano-driven sound that is lavishly out of time.

With Feast of Panthers, the first album set for release by Six Shooter Records, Ensign Broderick opens his vault, a tangled fuse box that holds forty years of songwriting circuitry. With songs that hail from 1975-2011, this album reveals a creative process like no other, one that mines the glam and bathos of new romanticism, Toronto’s little known 60s R&B heyday, classically-informed structures and conventions and deeply personal stories of codified tyranny, in no particular order. Feast of Panthers is less a debut album than it is a door, one of many, into the labyrinth.


The Wet Secrets unleash their brand new record “The Tyranny of Objects” to the world today. Tyranny of Objects is available on iTunes or you can stream it on Spotify below.


Interstellar Rodeo passes make for perfect for holiday presents! Plus, if you buy now, we’ll throw in a cute cotton Interstellar Rodeo tote bag. You can wrap the passes in the tote bag, and your loved ones will think you got them socks! I actually need socks (I have too many pairs where there are holes in them and my pinky toe sticks out, which is one of the worst feelings ever), and I’m pretty well covered for getting into Interstellar Rodeo, so maybe don’t get that for me!

Get your passes here.

– Tickets will be on sale while quantities last
– Each ticket will receive a limited edition Interstellar Rodeo tote bag
– Each order will receive an immediate download of Whitney Rose’s latest album Rule 62


Tis’ the season of giving and sometimes it’s nice to get gifted a little earlier than everybody else….

Because we are extra nice (and just the right amount of naughty), we’re giving away a new track from the disco-creamer screamers The Wet Secrets’ called ‘Give It To Me Straight’.
Click the link to get it directly in your box, in anticipation of their full length, ahem, album which is coming soon…



Yarrow is out now.

The Deep Dark Woods have made their return with Yarrow, a fusion of folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, country blues and early gospel with a gothic surrealism that feels both present and spectral. Now, The Deep Dark Woods detail their plans to take Yarrow on the road in the USA, from Michigan to Tennessee, across the desert and up the West Coast.

Watch a performance of “Teardrops Fell,” a song intriguingly described by Folk Radio UK as such: “in the right hands and with the aid of a time machine could have been a hit for Patsy Cline, in a strange way it is also the most modern sounding track here.”

Listen to Yarrow on Spotify and Apple Music.

Upcoming Tour Dates
GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Founders Brewing Co, Jan 11 – tickets
CHICAGO, IL: Schubas Tavern, Jan 13 – tickets
ST. LOUIS, MO: Off Broadway Nightclub, Jan 14 – tickets
DECATUR, GA: Eddie’s Attic, Jan 16 – tickets
NASHVILLE, TN: The Basement, Jan 17 – tickets
NEW ORLEANS, LA: Gasa Gasa, Jan 19 – tickets
HOUSTON, TX: Continental Club, Jan 20
AUSTIN, TX: Stubb’s Jr., Jan 21
PHOENIX, AZ: The Rebel Lounge, Jan 24 – tickets
SAN DIEGO, CA: Casbah, Jan 25
LOS ANGELES, CA: Bootleg Theater, Jan 27 – tickets
SANTA CRUZ, CA: The Crepe Place, Jan 28
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Cafe Du Nord, Jan 30 – tickets
PORTLAND, OR: Bunk Bar, Feb 2 – tickets
SEATTLE, WA: The Sunset, Feb 3

This tour is in support of the album Yarrow which was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Established in 2000 in Toronto, Six Shooter Records is a full service music company with a diverse roster that includes artists in the genres of Americana, country, rock, and avant-garde. In addition to being a label and a publisher, the company also provides artist and business management services, and produces the music festival Interstellar Rodeo. Since its inception, Six Shooter has released over 100 albums. Our artists have been consistently recognized in national award programs, including the JUNO Awards, Polaris Music Prize, SOCAN Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and others.

Ours is a fast-paced, friendly environment with an enterprising culture. We seek a motivated self-starter who loves to keep an office organized while supporting fellow team members. This position will provide administrative support to both the record label and management company. Responsibilities will be as follows:

– Answering and directing phone calls. This includes providing customer service to customers calling in regards to purchases, tickets, as well as general inquiries.
– Managing the info@sixshooterrecords.com email address.
– Assisting with preparing distributor sales statements for entering into accounting software.
– Assisting with accounts payable e.g. paying approved invoices, preparing cheques for approval.
– Data entry into Quickbooks as assigned.
– Assisting with grant completions for both the label and our management clients. Including but not limited to proofing material, organizing expense documentation, ensuring all materials are ready for submission in the applicable grant portals.
– Preparing and properly documenting merchandise shipments for management clients.
– Organizing the label President’s receipts and expense reports.
– General office maintenance duties: ordering office supplies, taking out the garbage, receiving and properly storing shipments, maintaining the office storage spaces.
– Miscellaneous errands and support e.g. purchasing supplies for company events, prepping the office for client meetings, providing support to office visitors.
– General clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, mail distribution, sending out mail, filing (digital and physical), sorting receipts.
– Taking detailed minutes at staff meetings (Mondays @ 2pm) and other meeting minutes as assigned.
– Providing administrative support to the Vice President and President upon request.
– Overseeing boardroom rental + desk rental clients, including preparing the boardroom for rentals, cleaning up after the rentals, ensuring client satisfaction and communicating invoice/payment information to the Director of Finance and Administration.

– Experience as an administrative assistant or knowledge of general office management and procedures
– Experience with QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
– Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel in particular), Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack.
– Self-starter with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
– Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
– Ability to lift boxes up to approx 20lbs

Nice to haves:
– Education related to business management, the music business or other relevant field.
– Experience in the Canadian music industry.

Job Specs:

Position: Administrative Assistant
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Administration
Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-5:30pm. Total hours per week 22.5. Occasional additional hours may be requested from time to time.
Rate: $15-20/hr commensurate with experience
Application deadline: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Start date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Please send resumes by email to Pierre Bussieres pierre@sixshooterrecords.com with subject line “Administrative Assistant job application”. No phone calls please.