We’re excited to announce that Interstellar Rodeo Friday single tickets AND Weekend Passes are now SOLD OUT. Day tickets are still available for Saturday and Sunday, but they’re going fast.
Get your tickets HERE today.
Six Shooter Records gets in the Record Day spirit with the label’s first-ever exclusive offering, a Whitehorse 7.”
Side A is a live recording of “Devil’s Got A Gun,” recorded at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, ON (where The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss was made). The recording is a rare full-band performance, featuring Derek Downham (The Beauties) on drums, Anna Ruddick (Ladies of the Canyon) on bass and Chloe Doucet-Winkelman on backing vocals and keys.
Side B is Whitehorse’s take on a Veal classic. “Lipstick” brings Luke Doucet’s back-catalogue bossa nova gem back to life in humid Whitehorse fashion. The song showcases all that sweltering chemistry that has come to define Whitehorse on stage and on disc.
Look for the Whitehorse 7” at a fine independent retailer near you.
Six Shooter Records is excited to announce that Danny Michel is relaunching his Juno nominated album, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me, with three brand new tracks today!
The Canadian relaunch comes in advance of the album’s world release on Cumbancha Records, the label that first introduced Andy Palacio and The Garifuna Collective to international audiences.
Danny talks about this career-shifting experience, the impetus behind the new material, and his relationship to Belize’s people and music in a brand new EPK, produced and directed by Light Echo Productions.
See the EPK, featuring new music, a live performance from the Danny Michel trio, and footage from Danny’s travels to Belize, here
One of the new songs, “Sad And Beautiful World,” is a breezy take on our sorry state, and showcases Danny’s remarkable ability to paint big picture realities in a balmy, radiant palette. See a video for the song here.
Get the new songs for free for a limited time here.
NEW TRACK LISTING:
1. What Colour Are You?
2. Survivor’s Guilt
3. A Cold Road
4. Behind The Waterfall
5. Break It You Buy It
6. Just The Way I Am
7. Sad And Beautiful World
8. Into The Light
9. The First Night
10. This Is What Is
Tickets for Interstellar Rodeo are now on sale: PURCHASE TICKETS
We are so excited to announce the full lineup for Interstellar Rodeo 2013. Check it out!
Go to www.interstellarrodeo.com for details.
We can finally use the phrase, “This ain’t our first rodeo” when it comes to our summer festival presented by Six Shooter in Edmonton, AB! I mean, we already using that phrase for many other things, like ordering breakfast, operating a juicer, taking public transit, negotiating with terrorists, entering a sheep shearing contest, building a competitive battle robot, giving the Biebs a piggy-back ride, wearing swim goggles while chopping onions, operating a Zamboni, going to an actual rodeo, sabre fencing, that kind of stuff. BUT, specifically in reference to our totally amazing summer music festival in Edmonton, AB, NOW is the time for us to use said phrase!! So here we go, this ain’t our first (Interstellar) rodeo! The line up for Interstellar Rodeo 2013 will be announced on Tuesday! You have a nice long weekend to prepare yourself for the announcement, and then BLAMMO, we gonna hit you with a truth bomb! We are really, extremely, hella stoked about the amazing artists we have coming to Edmonton this summer, and we know you will be too! Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 6, and will be available through our webstore at www.sixshooterrecords.com, and also in person (in Edmonton) through Blackbyrd Myoozik and Permanent Records.
For those who attended last year, you will be able to get in on the pre-sale happening between April 3-5. In order to qualify, you need to create a log in on our new webstore (go to www.sixshooterrecords.com, click “store”, and then click “log in” on the top right corner). When you’re filling out the form, click the button that says “I went to Interstellar Rodeo 2012.” Please note: being on this email list does not mean you are automatically on our new webstore system. The two are separate systems. One of them is the email list system, the other is the new webstore system. Systems. Not the same. Syyyyyssssteeeem-mm-m-m-m-s. *bloop*
The festival dates this year are July 26-28, and it will once again be hosted at the lovely William Hawrelak Park amphitheatre, and the vibes will once again be glorious.
We really can’t overstate how excited we are for the return of our festival! The inaugural edition of Interstellar Rodeo was so much fun, and the overwhelmingly fantastic response we got from those who attended last year has been truly inspiring. We can’t wait to saddle up and do it even better for you all this time around! Yaaa!
In more exciting news, we are currently running victory laps around our office in celebration of Six Shooter earning two Juno Award nominations this year: one for Amelia Curran‘s “Spectators” in the category of Roots and Traditional (solo) Album of the Year, and the other for Danny Michel‘s “Black Birds are Dancing Over Me” in the category of World Music Album of the Year. I can already taste the victory, and it tastes like blooooood! The Juno Awards are being held in the city of Regina this year on the weekend of April 19-21.
Watch out for the now annual Outlaws and Gunslingers show during Junofest, held on Friday, April 19 at the Exchange, featuring Danny, Amelia, and at least a million other great artists in town for the festivities. I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually clarified this, but just to set your mind at ease, Outlaws and Gunslingers is just a wicked cool name we came up with…in fact, we ripped it off of an NQ Arbuckle song. We are actually friendly Canadians, and none of the artists who are performing are actually outlaws or gunslingers, in fact most of them have never even shoplifted a string cheese from the gas station or anything. For that matter, we think guns are kinda scary, and would probably kinda poop our pants if we ever came in contact with an actual six shooter! The secret is out, we are just big ol’ sweeties with hearts of gold, awwwww!! OR ARE WE?! Pew-pew-pew! (gun noise).
Saturday, April 20 is Record Store Day (4/20 duuuude, Bob Marley picture disc, whuuut?), which is pretty much akin to music nerd Xmas! We love glorious vinyl, and we love independent music retailers, so we’re getting right into the spirit with an exclusive and limited RSD Whitehorse 7”! This release features two unique and unreleased versions of tracks from both the past and present. Representing the present, Side A is a live recording of “Devil’s Got A Gun,” recorded at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, ON (where The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss was made). The recording is a rare full-band performance, featuring Derek Downham (The Beauties) on drums, Anna Ruddick (Ladies of the Canyon) on bass and Chloe Doucet-Winkelman on backing vocals and keys. Side B is Whitehorse’s current take on a past Veal classic. Remember Veal? Luke’s bitchin’ old band? We sure do! “Lipstick” brings Luke Doucet’s back-catalogue bossa nova gem back to life in humid Whitehorse fashion. The song showcases all that sweltering chemistry that has come to define Whitehorse on stage and on disc. Look for the Whitehorse 7” at a fine independent retailer near you, or stay tuned for your chance to win one of these limited edition Record Store Day exclusives.
Warm up with this beautiful video of Jenn Grant performing “I’ve Got Your Fire.” It’s a keeper!
Interstellar Rodeo returns for its sophomore year with a big name at the top of the 2013 bill. The Alabama Shakes, purveyors of raucous southern soul powered by the force of nature that is lead singer Brittany Howard, are confirmed to play Interstellar Rodeo’s stage this year. The band’s acclaimed debut album, Boys & Girls, included “Hold On,” named Rolling Stone’s Best Song of 2012. With multiple Grammy nominations already to their name, this relatively young band’s meteoric rise is built on knockout performances and true blue talent. Interstellar Rodeo is excited to announce the Alabama Shakes as one of this year’s headliners.
Stay tuned for Interstellar Rodeo’s full musical lineup announcement later this month. The festival takes place in Edmonton’s beautiful Hawrelak Park, July 26-28, 2013.
Whitehorse‘s road to Massey Hall officially begins as The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour is now underway across Canada. To mark the journey, Six Shooter Records announces a new live album, The Road To Massey Hall, a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own. Leading up to their headline debut at Massey – March 2, 2013 – Whitehorse will honour the greats with a series of songs and videos highlighting those who have come to be identified with Canada’s premiere venue through memorable performances and live recordings.
The first in the series is “Un Canadien Errant,” a folk song that presents a powerful idea of homeland as that which lives in the heart rather than on a map. The song has been treasured by French-speaking Canadians from the time of the Lower Canada Rebellion onward, and it speaks to the pain of exile and displacement. “Un Canadien Errant” has appeared on albums by foundational Canadian songwriters, including Ian and Sylvia and Leonard Cohen. Luke and Melissa first performed “Un Canadien Errant” for the soundtrack to indie breakout film “One Week.” Now, as Whitehorse, they have a new appreciation for its message of nomadic yet patriotic identity.
See Whitehorse perform “Un Canadien Errant”:
All songs from The Road To Massey Hall will be available on iTunes as of February 15, 2013. As well, limited edition poster prints with digital downloads will be sold at the merchandise table during The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour across Canada this winter.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Top 10 Music Picks for the week of Jan. 27, 2013
1. Whitehorse “The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss”