THE STRUMBELLAS SIGN WITH GLASSNOTE FOR THE WORLD EXCL. CANADA: NEW ALBUM, HOPE, TO BE RELEASED APRIL 2016.

New year, big news. The Strumbellas kick off 2016 by signing a deal with indie/alt powerhouse label Glassnote Records. The band’s new album Hope will be released in April 2016 on Six Shooter Records in Canada, and on Glassnote Records (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, CHVRCHES) in all other territories. In Glassnote’s official announcement about the deal, President Daniel Glass has warmly welcomed the band. “The Strumbellas’ powerful, anthemic music is a force to be reckoned with,” he says, “I am extremely proud and honoured to have them join the Glassnote team.”

Six Shooter Records is thrilled with the news. “We couldn’t be happier that the fine folks at Glassnote are on board,” says President Shauna de Cartier. “We have been extremely proud of our association with this excellent band, which began with the release of We Still Move On Dance Floors. Glassnote’s enthusiasm will help bring deserved worldwide recognition to The Strumbellas.”

“Spirits,” the soaring first single, recently entered the Top 10 on the Canadian Alternative Chart (watch the music video below). The Strumbellas kicked off 2016 in the U.S. with outstanding radio adds from KROQ in Los Angeles, Live 105 in San Francisco and WLUM in Milwaukee. “Spirits” also caught the ear of Apple’s Beats1 host Zane Lowe, who played the song yesterday as a World First ahead of today’s announcement.

The Strumbellas will open for Blue Rodeo across Ontario and dates in Eastern Canada throughout February.

Find Hope in April 2016 on Six Shooter Records in Canada and Glassnote Records in all other territories.

#Hopeiscoming

www.thestrumbellas.ca
www.sixshooterrecords.com

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TOUR DATES:

GUELPH, ON: Mitchell Hall, St. George’s Church, Jan 30
MONTREAL, QC: Place des Arts, Feb 11*
HAMILTON, ON: Hamilton Place, Feb 12+13*
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Tire Centre, Feb 14*
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Feb 18+19*
OSHAWA, ON: General Motors Centre, Feb 20*
LONDON, ON: Budweiser Gardens, Feb 21*
HALIFAX, NS: Scotiabank Centre, Feb 24*
MONCTON, NB: Molson Canadian Centre @ Casino New Brunswick, Feb 25*
ST. JOHN’s, NL: Mile One Centre, Feb 27*

* w/ Blue Rodeo

INTERSTELLAR RODEO HO-HO PASSES ON SALE NOW (WHILE QUANTITIES LAST)

Interstellar Rodeo is all about the vibe: great music, fine wine and good times. Saddle up for iRodeo 2016 with our special holiday Rodeo-Ho-Ho offer today: a limited quantity of Adult Non-Transferable Weekend Passes are now available for $125 + taxes/fees via the Six Shooter website.

Purchase your Rodeo-Ho-Ho weekend passes here.

Interstellar Rodeo 2016 dates:
Edmonton: July 22-24, 2016 at Hawrelak Park’s Heritage Amphitheatre.
Winnipeg: August 12-14, 2016 at The Forks in Winnipeg.

Adult passes are for those who are between 18-64 years of age. Tickets are refundable only in the instance of the entire event being cancelled. Individual artist cancellations will not trigger event cancellation. If one occurs, we will do our best to bring in a replacement artist of similar marquee value. The festival runs rain or shine.

Your ticket will be attached to your order confirmation email after you purchase your ticket.

Stay in touch will all things Interstellar Rodeo by following our Facebook page here and checking out the Edmonton event page here and the Winnipeg event page here.

Feel free to email info@interstellarrodeo.com with questions or call 416-465-2459.

WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES NEW EP, “THE NORTHERN SOUTH VOL. 1” WITH NEW VIDEO.

Whitehorse gathers no moss, rolling forward with a brand new EP called The Northern South Vol. 1, a project that takes the band deep into the Chess and Checker electric blues of the 1950s. With a pink Jazzmaster and a ‘new’ 1952 Martin guitar, Whitehorse takes a twelve-bar trip through a collection of chart-toppers that built rock n’ roll one sneakin’ cheatin’ no good man at a time.

The first song out of the gate is “My Babe,” a spiritual-turned-secular standard made famous by Little Walter, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s only harmonica player, and written by bass player and hit-maker Willie Dixon. In Whitehorse fashion, Melissa brings the heat on bass while Luke lays jagged edged riffs over the duo’s signature step-by-step build-up, turning the ‘ain’t gonna take it’ tune into a meal.

The Northern South isn’t simply a history lesson. Whitehorse aims to speak the blues in their own language; the project is about mining the grooves and paying homage to songwriters, great melodies and songs that lend themselves to Whitehorse’s distinctive approach and talents.

See Exclaim premiere the blistering “My Babe” below.

Songs from the new EP will be rolled out one at a time with videos filmed in the studio. The Northern South Vol. 1 will be available digitally and on CD in early 2016.

Videos directed by Light Echo Productions at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON.

www.whitehorsemusic.ca

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TOUR DATES:

TORONTO, ON: Danforth Music Hall, Dec 2
BUFFALO, NY: The Tralf, December 6 w/ Jadea Kelly
NEW YORK, NY: Mercury Lounge, December 8 w/ Jadea Kelly
WILMINGTON, DE: Baby Grant, December 9 w/ Aaron Lee Tasjin
RICHMOND, VA: Capital Ale House, Dec 10 w/ Aaron Lee Tasjin
CHARLOTTE, NC: Evening Muse, Dec 12 w/ Aaron Lee Tasjin
TAMPA, FL: Club Jaeb @ Starz Centre, Dec 14 w/ Aaron Lee Tasjin
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL: Mary Porter Ballroom @ Broward Centre, Dec 15 w/ Aaron Lee Tasjin
ATLANTA, GA: Eddie’s Attic, Dec 17
NASHVILLE, TN: High Watt, Dec 19 w/ Phoebe Bridgers
JORDAN, ON: Niagara Winter Wine Festival, Jan 15
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Jan 21
REGINA, SK: Darke Hall, Jan 22
MEDICINE HAT, AB: Esplanade Main Theatre, Jan 23

TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES “AORTA,” NEW SONG AND VIDEO, IN ADVANCE OF DECEMBER 1 DEBUT AT MASSEY HALL.

Tanya Tagaq has said that her music and performances begin with the most vital common element of existence: breath. Spiritual and elemental, breath is both a power and a frailty at the heart of human existence.

A new song called “Aorta,” produced by Jesse Zubot, goes deeper into the body, to a place where we can feel the pulse, the rush and the ebb of life itself. The song was created specifically to accompany footage filmed at the Emmanuel Vigeland Museum in Oslo, Norway, a place of beauty and horror, two poles Tanya explores in her own work.

In Tagaq’s words: “This video was made to pay homage to Emmanuel Vigeland, whose frescos fill his own mausoleum. The frescos depict life from conception to death. This penetration of the unsaid philosophies of life in conjunction with the outstanding acoustics of the room has inspired my own work since visiting there in 2002. Hopefully we encapsulate the darkness and the light to his liking.”

See “Aorta” below.

For more information about the location, check out http://www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no/museum.htm

www.tanyatagaq.com

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TOUR DATES:

TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall w/ Owen Pallett, Dec 1
SASKATOON, SK: TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre w/ Saskatoon Symphony, Jan 23
CINCINNATI, OH: Woodward Theatre, Jan 30
ANN ARBOR, MI: Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Feb 2
KITCHENER, ON: Conrad Centre w/ Kitchener Symphony Orchestra, Feb 5 + 6
QUEBEC CITY, QC: Palais Montcalm, Feb 18
MONTREAL, QC: Place des Arts, Feb 19 + 20

SHAKEY GRAVES JOINS CITY AND COLOUR ON 2016 CANADIAN ARENA TOUR.

Big news! Austin’s Shakey Graves will join City And Colour on a huge Canadian tour in June 2016. Tickets go on sale to the public on November 27 @ 10am EST.

KELOWNA, BC: Prospera Place, June 2
VANCOUVER, BC: Rogers Arena, June 3
PRINCE GEORGE, BC: CN Centre, June 5
RED DEER, AB: Enmax Centrium, June 6
MEDICINE HAT, AB: Canalta Centre, June 8
EDMONTON, AB: Recall Centre, June 10
CALGARY, AB: Scotiabank Saddledome, June 11
REGINA, SK: Brandt Centre, June 12
WINNIPEG, MB: MTS Centre, June 14
THUNDER BAY, ON: Community Auditorium, June 15
TORONTO, ON: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, June 18
MONTREAL, QC: Bell Centre, June 20

I CAN SWING A HAMMER: THE WET SECRETS RELEASE A DANCE ROCK PEP TALK TODAY. CFL HALFTIME PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND.

Here come The Wet Secrets, a furry-hatted frantic pop six-piece from Edmonton, known for their bass and horn heavy dance rock and their unmistakable, impeccable tailoring. The Wet Secrets turn dysfunction into inspiration with swampy basslines, primal drumming, towering, dancing horn section, keys, saxophone and congas. It looks like Pop Art, it sounds like party rock.

“I Can Swing A Hammer” is a brand new song, released today on Six Shooter Records through all digital and streaming platforms. The song is a taste of things to come from the band’s next album, The Tyranny of Objects, expected in Spring 2016. In less than four minutes you too will feel that you can swing a hammer with the best of them.

Listen to “I Can Swing A Hammer” Below.

iTunes

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This Sunday, November 22, The Wet Secrets will perform “I Can Swing A Hammer,” complete with the Edmonton Eskimo Cheer Team’s choreographed dance moves, at the CFL’s West Final.

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

LETHBRIDGE, AB: Studio, Nov 20
CALGARY, AB: Nite Owl, Nov 21
EDMONTON, AB: CFL West Final Halftime Show
WINNIPEG, MB: Grey Cup Festival, Nov 27
EDMONTON, AB: 9910, Dec 31
FERNIE, BC: The Northern, Jan 29
ROSSLAND, BC: Blizzard Fest, Jan 30
CUMBERLAND, BC: Waverly, Feb 4
PORT RENFREW, BC: Song & Surf, Feb 5
VANCOUVER, BC: Cobalt, Feb 6

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ABOUT THE WET SECRETS:

The band has released three albums to date, all with hits at CBC Radio 3. Their most recent, Free Candy, was nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards in 2014. Over their ten years as a band, The Wet Secrets have played SXSW, CMJ in New York, Sonic Boom Festival and last year’s Interstellar Rodeo. They also won last year’s inaugural Peak Performance Project in Alberta, which has helped them record their new album.

The Wet Secrets’ new album, The Tyranny of Objects, will be released on Six Shooter Records in Spring 2016.

www.thewetsecrets.com

RYAN BOLDT JOINS KACY + CLAYTON FOR PRAIRIE TOUR.

Ryan Boldt
Quiet and imposing, Ryan Boldt casts a long shadow no matter the hour. As the principal songwriter and vocalist of The Deep Dark Woods, a band that has received international praise for their swirling and moody folk rock, Boldt has created a world of ramblers and downabouts, hopeless romantics and tragic heroes. There’s a gothic, old world sensibility to Boldt’s craft that feels like a fog rolling across the Moorland, heavy and poetic.

Broadside Ballads, now available on vinyl, is Boldt’s solo debut. The collection of traditional folk songs was released on Big White Cloud Records, an artist-run label collective Boldt recently co-founded fellow Deep Dark Woods member Clayton Linthicum (of Kacy & Clayton) and Shuyler Jansen.

Get a taste of Broadside Ballads here.

Boldt departs across the prairies with Kacy & Clayton for a series of shows this November.
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TOUR DATES:

REGINA, SK: Artisan, Nov 15
CADILLAC, SK: Rageline Tavern, Nov 17
SASKATOON, SK: Village Guitar & Amp, Nov 18
EDMONTON, AB: The Brixx, Nov 19
CALGARY, AB: The Plaza Theatre, Nov 20
BLACK DIAMOND, AB: The Stop, Nov 21
WINNIPEG, MB: Times Change(d), Nov 25

This tour is made possible through Culture on the Go funding provided to Creative Saskatchewan by the Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport.

Tanya Tagaq Adds Diaper Drive to Massey Hall Show with Owen Pallett.

THE PERFORMANCE:

Tanya Tagaq will take the stage for her Massey Hall debut on December 1, a co-headline show with fellow Polaris Music Prize winner Owen Pallett. This event is a celebration of the award’s 10th anniversary, a decade of championing Canadian artists and their albums. Tagaq’s first Massey gig is yet another momentous occasion in a career that has already brought her to Carnegie Hall three times.

Tanya Tagaq will bring the Element Choir along for this milestone performance. The Element Choir, led by Christine Duncan, has become a fixture at her shows since the Polaris Gala performance. Other special guests are expected.

TICKET LINK

DIAPER DRIVE:

To contribute in the season of giving, Tanya Tagaq is launching a diaper drive in conjunction with this important show. Diapers are an oft-overlooked donation item year round. Tagaq is asking fans to bring donations of diapers (all sizes) and/or gift cards for stores where diapers are sold (Walmart, Shoppers, etc.). Donations will be taken at the merch table, and will be delivered to The Diaper Bank of Toronto.

The Diaper Bank

MUKLUK RAFFLE:

In addition to the diaper drive, Six Shooter will be selling raffle tickets to win a new pair of Manitobah Mukluks. All proceeds will be given to the Manitoba Inuit Association, a Winnipeg-based community organization that seeks to provide resources and support for women who leave their homes to pursue education, training and health care in larger urban centres.

Manitoba Inuit Association

THE STRUMBELLAS GIVE US HOPE OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2016

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FEATURES THE ANTHEMIC NEW SINGLE SPIRITS

WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE

TOUR WITH BLUE RODEO IN FEBRUARY

Toronto, ON – October 22, 2015 – #HOPEiscoming. Bigger. Bolder. Beckoning. The Strumbellas have harnessed a vivid sound that was itchin’ to get out for their third studio album, Hope, coming February 5, 2016 on Six Shooter Records. Have a listen to their catchy first single, Spirits, available now at iTunes. Hear a sneak peak of We Don’t Know from the new album by watching their album trailer. The album cover for Hope was designed by freelance science fiction and fantasy illustrator Joel Hustak.

Just back from their two week tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with their bellies full of schnitzel and currywurst, the band will sign off on 2015 with a handful of Ontario tour dates, including a special show on December 5th at The Horseshoe Tavern as part of the historic club’s birthday celebrations. Following the Feb 5th release of the new album, The Strumbellas have a full dance card when they join Blue Rodeo for a string of dates (see below) with a Western Canada tour to be announced soon. Full details can be found on their bright and shiny new website at: www.thestrumbellas.ca.

WATCH AND SHARE SPIRITS HERE

Teaming up with LA Producer/Engineer, Dave Schiffman (Johnny Cash, Haim, Weezer), the band hunkered down close to home at Toronto’s Lincoln County Social Club to record Hope. With poignant yet sing-along-able lyrics and undeniable rock noir musical undertones, Spirits, the first single from forthcoming album, embodies the essence of what has been attracting fans from across North America to this Lindsay, Ontario-bred band. Exclaim declared that the new single: ”…shows off a polished, poppier side to the group. The acoustic strums of the opening verse are bolstered by a chorus of chiming bells and infectious, sing-along lyrics,” while Confront Magazine stated: “When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and arms, you know the music is awesome.”

The journey for The Strumbellas has been a whirlwind since the release of the band’s 2012 debut album My Father And The Hunter. The Strumbellas’ sound — haunting lyrics fused with infectious, danceable melodies — won them both fans and critical recognition. A year later, they followed up with We Still Move On Dance Floors, which earned them six awards, including a JUNO and Sirius XM Indie Award, as well as a spot on the Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:
BARRIE, ON: Roxy Theatre, Nov 6 – tickets
SUDBURY, ON: Townhouse Tavern, Nov 7
PETERBOROUGH, ON: Historic Red Dog, Nov 13 – tickets
SARNIA, ON: Paddy Flaherty’s, Nov 21 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: Moustache Club, Nov 26 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: Moustache Club, Nov 27 – tickets
November 28 – Collingwood, ON – Casbah Collingwood
December 5 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe

Tour Dates with Blue Rodeo:
MONTREAL, QC: Place des Arts, Feb 11 – tickets
HAMILTON, ON: Hamilton Place, Feb 12 – tickets
HAMILTON, ON: Hamilton Place, Feb 13 – tickets
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Tire Centre, Feb 14 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Feb 18 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Feb 19 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: General Motors Centre, Feb 20 – tickets
LONDON, ON: Budweiser Gardens, Feb 21 – tickets
HALIFAX, NS: Scotiabank Centre, Feb 24 – tickets
MONCTON, NB: Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick, Feb 25 – tickets
ST. JOHN’S, NL: Mile Once Centre, Feb 27 –tickets

Strumbellas Press Photo 2015

THE STRUMBELLAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + SHARE TEASER.

The Strumbellas’ new album, Hope, comes out February 2016. Watch the new album teaser for Hope below.

JUST ANNOUNCED: WHITEHORSE BRINGS IT HOME TO THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL, DECEMBER 2, PRESENTED BY 102.1 THE EDGE.

Whitehorse will bring The Sweet Disaster Tour to the Danforth Music Hall on December 2 for a special bonus hometown Toronto performance. The band has sold out Massey Hall twice since they burst onto the scene a few short years ago, and so this upcoming gig presents the chance to cap off an incredibly busy year, from the release of Leave No Bridge Unburned to non-stop touring across Canada and the USA. Expect special guests to join the duo on stage. This announcement is a sneak peak at what’s to come with the 102.1 The Edge’s annual Jingle Bell Concert Series.

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, OCT 22 @ 11am.

From the go-for-broke Bo-Diddley beat of “Downtown” to the epic intergalactic drama of “Sweet Disaster,” for which the tour has been named, Whitehorse is known for their riff-heavy harmonies and intense chemistry. Leave No Bridge Unburned has also provided their live show with some blistering additions to the set list, from the cutthroat “The One I Hurt” to the gentler barbs of “Fake Your Death (And I’ll Fake Mine).” With eight months of touring behind this album already in the books, the potency and impact of Whitehorse’s performances continues to amplify.

The Sweet Disaster Tour has included a run of shows in the USA with Noah Gundersen, stops across Canada’s East Coast, and a December jaunt from Buffalo to Nashville.

SAM OUTLAW BOUND FOR TORONTO’S DAKOTA TAVERN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 7pm. $10.

Sam
“Hollywood Honky-Tonker” Sam Outlaw is confirmed to play The Dakota Tavern, his first headline show in Toronto, on November 10, 2015.

Angeleno, released in June by Six Shooter Records, is an accomplished, exciting debut by one of the new faces of old country. Outlaw’s name (a story in itself) consistently appears on Best New Country lists and Next Big Thing showcases, including AmericanaFestNYC at the Lincoln Centre and LA Bluegrass Situation at The Greek Theatre. Outlaw is also confirmed to play Stagecoach Festival 2016. Angeleno’s impeccable instrumentation and whip-smart lyrics are backed up by a live show that also delivers. Outlaw is the real deal.

Tickets are on sale now via The Dakota Tavern.

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Loss & Highways: Watch the video for “Ghost Town” from Outlaw’s debut album Angeleno.

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