INTERSTELLAR RODEO ANNOUNCES 2017 FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINER: FATHER JOHN MISTY CONFIRMED TO MAKE HIS WINNIPEG DEBUT AT #IRodeoWPG ON AUGUST 18.

FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT COMING MAY 9, 2017 VIA PRESS CONFERENCE. DETAILS TO COME.
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 10, 2017.

Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to bring Father John Misty to Winnipeg for the first time as one of this year’s headliners. Father John Misty will perform on Friday, August 18.

As told to the Winnipeg Free Press, festival producer Shauna de Cartier says, “Interstellar Rodeo is thrilled to be the first to present Father John Misty in Winnipeg. He is one of today’s most intriguing and entertaining artists, and is unveiling a brand new album this week. We know from his 2015 performance at Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton that his live show is second to none. Winnipeg, you are going to love this show.”

Father John Misty will release Pure Comedy, his third studio album, on Friday, April 6. Watch his recent performance of “Total Entertainment Forever” on Saturday Night Live here.

Interstellar Rodeo’s full 2017 lineup will be announced on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 via a press conference. Details to come.

ABOUT FATHER JOHN MISTY:

Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk,” or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape – that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer – at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and – at 75 minutes – there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

THE STRUMBELLAS TAKE HOME “SINGLE OF THE YEAR” AT THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS.

The Strumbellas perform this year’s Single of The Year, Spirits, at the 2017 Juno Awards.

OUTLAWS & GUNSLINGERS 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED.

Six Shooter Records & Starfish Entertainment present Outlaws & Gunslingers at St. Brigit’s Centre for The Arts on Friday, March 31. This year’s Outlaws & Gunslingers lineup is Whitehorse, Jim Cuddy, Tanya Tagaq, Lisa Leblanc, Barney Bentall, Devin Cuddy, NQ Arbuckle, Crystal Shawanda, William Prince, Jason Plumb, Joey Landreth, Kelly Prescott, Gabrielle Shonk, Ensign Broderick with backing band Silver Creek.

Purchase tickets to this event here.
Purchase a JunoFEST wristband here.

SAM OUTLAW SHARES NEW SONG “BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS” VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN.

Sam Outlaw’s new record, Tenderheart, will be available worldwide on April 14, but you can listen to his new track, Bottomless Mimosas, today at Brooklyn Vegan.

“It’s a nice dose of rich-sounding, rollicking country music — not too far removed from recent breakout Margo Price, who Sam toured with last year. Sam tells us, “The song is a nod to Los Angeles ‘brunch culture.’ Everyone wanders in hung over and guilty. Faces in phones, thinking about the mistakes they made the night before. Or not thinking about them.”’ – Brooklyn Vegan

Tour Dates
LONDON, UK: Oslo, March 30 – tickets
DECATUR, GA:Eddie’s Attic, April 13 # – tickets
NASHVILLE, TN: Mercy Lounge, April 14 # – tickets
KNOXVILLE, TN: Barley’s Tap Room, April 15 # – tickets
WASHINGTON, DC: Songbyrd, April 17 # – tickets
PHILADELPHIA, PA: Boot & Saddle, April 18 # – tickets
NEW YORK, NY: Mercury Lounge, April 20 # – tickets
ALLSTON, MA: Great Scott, April 21 # – tickets
PORTLAND, ME: Portland House of Music, April 22 # – tickets
TORONTO, ON: The Horseshoe Tavern, April 25 * – tickets
ANN ARBOR, MI: The Ark, April 26 * – tickets
COLUMBUS, OH: The Basement, April 27 * – tickets
GOSHEN, IN: Ignition Garage, April 28 * – tickets
EVANSTON, IL: Space, April 29 * – tickets
MILWAUKEE, WI: Shank Hall, May 1 * – tickets
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 7th Street Entry, May 2 * – tickets
FARGO, ND: The Aquarium, May 4 * – tickets
SIOUX FALLS, SD: Icon Lounge, May 5 * – tickets
OMAHA, NE: Slowdown Jr., May 6 * – tickets
KANSAS CITY, MO: The Riot Room, May 9 * – tickets
FORT WORTH, TX: Billy Bob’s, May 11 * – tickets
AUSTIN, TX: Cactus Cafe, May 12 * – tickets
EDEN, TX: The Green Apple Arts Center, May 13 * – tickets
DENVER, CO: Larimer Lounge, May 16 * – tickets
SALT LAKE CITY, UT: The State Room, May 18 * – tickets
BOISE, ID: Neurolux, May 19 * – tickets
VANCOUVER, BC: Biltmore Cabaret, May 20 * – tickets
SEATTLE, WA: Tractor Tavern, May 21 * – tickets
PORTLAND, OR: Doug Fir, May 23 * – tickets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The Chapel, May 25 * – tickets
PHOENIX, AZ: Valley Bar, May 30 * – tickets
SAN DIEGO, CA: The Casbah, May 31 * – tickets
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Troubadour, June 1 * – tickets
FRESNO, CA: Strummer’s, June 2 * – tickets
BAKERSFIELD, CA: B-Ryder’s, June 3 * – tickets
SANTA YNEZ, CA: Live Oak Music Festival, June 18 – tickets
GLOPPEN, NORWAY: Norsk Country Treff, July 15 – tickets
OSLO, NORWAY: John Dee, July 16 – tickets
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Paradiso, July 20 – tickets

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RHEOSTATICS ANNOUNCE SPRING NATIONALS, FOUR CONSECUTIVE SHOWS AT TORONTO’S HORSESHOE TAVERN, MAY 24-27.

The Rheostatics bring their art rock mythos back to The Horseshoe Tavern this spring for a long weekend of consecutive shows, a format that points to the days of the Fall Nationals and the band’s double-digit back-to-back-to-back-to-back (15 in a row, one year) performances.

For a band that has, since 1980, survived at the outskirts while deeply excavating the Canadian musical psyche, the Rheostatics are in a time of odds-beating regalvanization and creative renewal. Many of their most influential albums have passed milestone anniversaries, but it’s not about nostalgia; the 2017 Spring Nationals will see the band debut new material, with the promise of 12 new songs ready to go.

The Rheostatics will perform with master violinist Hugh Marsh, a regular addition to the lineup in recent years.

SPRING NATIONALS TICKET LINKS:

May 24 – tickets
May 25 – tickets
May 26 – tickets
May 27 – tickets

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TOUR DATES:

TORONTO, ON: Horseshoe Tavern, May 24-27
PEC, ON: Regent Theatre, Canada Day, July 1

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ABOUT THE RHEOSTATICS

Since their debut in 1980 as teenagers playing under LCBO exemption in Toronto punk clubs, Rheostatics have occupied a unique place in the Canadian music landscape, being the first among their generation– a generation dominated by American and British cultural colonialism– to sing about their country; its places; people; vision; and soul. Sublime, destructive, and iconic, they have never settled on just one way of being a band, yet this eclecticism resulted in one of the most longstanding careers in alternative pop history.

With eleven albums released since 1987, including “Melville” and “Whale Music,” two titles that have insistently appeared on Best Canadian Albums of All Time lists for decades, the Rheostatics’ catalogue articulates the artistic ecstasies and political ironies of a country, partly defined by their Genie-award winning soundtrack work on the Paul Quarrington film “Whale Music,” and partly defined by their annual memorial shows to raise money for Street Soccer Canada in the name of Stompin Tom Connors.

In 1996, they toured the country opening for the Tragically Hip– this resulted in guitarist Dave Bidini’s ground-breaking and best-selling work of non-fiction, “On A Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock.” In 2007, they crossed Canada with the One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company providing music to their erotic hockey theatrical event. 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking instrumental album, “Music Inspired by the Group of Seven,” an anniversary celebrated with four sold-out shows in the transformative setting of the Art Gallery of Ontario, further plundering the Canadian mythos to become themselves a kind of bedrock allegory.

The Rheostatics are Dave Bidini, Don Kerr, Martin Tielli and Tim Vesely. They are currently joined by Kevin Hearn on keyboard and Hugh Marsh on violin.

AMELIA CURRAN’S NEW ALBUM, WATERSHED, OUT TODAY.

Amelia Curran released her brand new album, Watershed, today. You can buy it on CD, Vinyl, or digitally here. Stream Watershed on Spotify here.

Tracklisting
1. Move A Mile
2. Watershed
3. Sunday Bride
4. Gravity
5. Come Back For Me
6. Act of Human Kindness
7. Stranger Things Have Happened
8. No More Quiet
9. Try
10. Every Woman Every Man
11. You Have Got Each Other

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS AT CMW 2017.

WHITEHORSE + TANYA TAGAQ + AMELIA CURRAN + NQ ARBUCKLE

Six Shooter Records announces a CMW label show, to be held April 20, 2017 at The Phoenix. This year’s bill includes TANYA TAGAQ, WHITEHORSE, AMELIA CURRAN and NQ ARBUCKLE.

Click here to buy tickets.

AMELIA CURRAN BRINGS “WATERSHED” TO THE CBC STUDIOS FOR FIRST PLAY LIVE.

“Watershed is defined as “an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs.” And so it is apt that Amelia Curran has chosen the word as the title of her eighth and latest album.” – CBC Music

Read the full article and check out the full CBC First Play Live Session here.

TANYA TAGAQ UNVEILS HER NEW VIDEO FOR “AJAAJA.”

“Ajaaja” is a song that connects people across families and generations. Watch the video now and head over to Spotify to hear what Tanya has to say about the song.

Listen to Tanya Tagaq’s commentary on “Ajaaja” with music critic Carl Wilson below.

PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY.

Whitehorse’s new record, Panther In The Dollhouse, is now available to pre-order on iTunes, CD, and vinyl. Pre-Order Panther In The Dollhouse today and download “Boys Like You” instantly. Click here to get it on iTunes.

WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE. ROCK N’ ROLL DUO TEASES DETAILS ABOUT THEIR NEXT FULL-LENGTH, COMING 5/12/17 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Whitehorse trades some shade in a new video for “Boys Like You,” released today. Directed by Edmonton’s Trevor Anderson, an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared at Sundance and TIFF, the video for “Boys Like You” echoes the song’s 90s recall with slinky glam and winking artifice. “Whitehorse is ready to gloriously bust some balls again,” writes Noisey in today’s premiere piece. “The video places all the tension of the tune between the two of them, coasting along through photo shoots, backstages, green rooms, and live shows. Read the full story here.

The video leads the band’s announcement that there will be a new full-length album, called Panther In The Dollhouse, out May 12, 2017 on Six Shooter Records.

On this new album, Whitehorse takes a place of wholesome, conventional life and sets loose a wild animal to stalk, shred and smash its way through ideals of adult life and social conditioning. Whitehorse turns a microscope on domestic life to reveal a writhing, tangled biota of dreams and desire, despair and degradation.

With Panther In The Dollhouse, the duo’s songwriting makes a clean break from autobiography to fully embrace cinematic fiction in sleek, stylized collages of neo-noir drama and high-gloss showmanship. From the grindhouse ballad of “Die Alone” to the peroxide burn of “Trophy Wife,” the new songs are full of flawed characters, foiled plans and anti-fairytales.

To make this record, Whitehorse expanded their studio team with the addition of Likeminds, a pair of hip-hop/r&b producers and musicians. The beat-makers joined the returning crew of Gus Van Go and Werner F, who produced the band’s previous album, Leave No Bridge Unburned. The results bring vintage drum machines, samplers and analog synths into duo’s space twang sound.

Panther In The Dollhouse prowls May 12, 2017 on Six Shooter Records.

TOUR DATES:

BAYFIELD, ON: Bayfield Town Hall, April 7 + 8
WATERLOO, ON: Starlight Social Club, April 12
MONTREAL, QC: Metropolis, July 6

WATERSHED NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER WITH INSTANT GRATS “GRAVITY” AND “NO MORE QUIET.”

Watershed, Amelia Curran’s follow up to her Juno nominated album, They Promised You Mercy, is now available for pre-order. Pre-Order Watershed on iTunes here and download “Gravity” and “No More Quiet” instantly. You can also stream both “Gravity” and “No More Quiet” on Spotifyhere. Amelia Curran will also be releasing Watershed on CD and Vinyl. Get your copy here.

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