Please join us as we officially welcome Ensign Broderick to Six Shooter.
On May 29, we’re throwing an Albums Release Party at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave). This special event will celebrate the release of Ensign Broderick’s mind-bogglingly expansive and intertwined first four new albums (with many more to come).
Since launching his solo career only six months ago, Ensign Broderick has performed in Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg and Austin and premiered a short film, Accidence, directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson in Berlin. He’s even had the out-of-body experience of standing in Tower Records Shibuya while listening to radio legend Rodney Bingenheimer spin his new songs from a studio in LA.
Buy your tickets here.
TAGAQ AND DAMIAN ABRAHAM (FUCKED UP) UNITE IN “RUN TO THE HILLS,” IRON MAIDEN REDUX.
“One of today’s most electric, transfixing performers in any genre.” – Rolling Stone
“Tagaq goes to places in her music that few others dare to tread.” – Pitchfork
“Terror, rage, ecstasy, adoration and bone-leeching sadness.” – NPR Music
Tanya Tagaq and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham join forces again on “Run To The Hills,” Iron Maiden’s colonization saga. Along with Tagaq’s regular collaborators, Retribution producer/violinist Jesse Zubot and Jean Martin on percussion, Tagaq and Abraham whisper and blister through the thrashing, galloping scenes. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s all in the past.
Tagaq adds “Run To The Hills” to a collection of covers that includes the Pixies’ “Caribou” and Nirvana’s “Rape Me.” Tagaq’s pointed, powerful and sometimes playful interpretations completely reframe these iconic songs; her unique approach and perspective imbue these selections with immediacy, gravity and winking irony.
This fall, Tanya Tagaq will release Split Tooth, her first book. The work, which folds memoir with fiction, traditional stories with reality and poetry with prose, is the story of a girl growing up in Nunavut in the 1970s. Dark and rapturous, Split Tooth does with words what Tagaq’s music often does without, sweeping the reader into a space where life’s artificial constructs hold no claim. Tanya Tagaq has spoken of her musical improvisation as a never-ending thread pulled through the needle’s eye; set in a part of the world where a year can feel like one long day, Split Tooth is a rich and startling expression of this continuum, a striking metaphysics that informs Tagaq’s art across forms.
Split Tooth will be released September 25, 2018 via Viking Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada.
PRE-ORDER SPLIT TOOTH VIA PENGUIN HERE.
PRE-ORDER SPLIT TOOTH WITH LIMITED EDITION SEAL SKIN BOOKMARK VIA SIX SHOOTER HERE.
Cover illustration by Jaime Hernandez.
NEW YORK, NY: (Le) Poisson Rouge, May 11
VIENNA, AT: Wiener Festwochen, May 15-16
HOBART, TASMANIA: Dark Mofo Festival, June 8-14
OTTAWA, ON: Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 28
REGINA, SK: Regina Folk Festival, Aug 11
ABOUT TANYA TAGAQ:
Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer and experimental recording artist from Canada’s Arctic. A Member of the Order of Canada, winner of many esteemed music prizes and recipient of multiple honourary doctorates, Tanya Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and celebrated artists. Tagaq’s art challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and colonialism.
From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you’ve ever read.
Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them.
A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents’ love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us.
When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this.
Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains.
Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.
Published by Viking.
Split Tooth will also be available as an Aficionada item with a limited edition Seal Skin Bookmark on the Six Shooter Records Webstore.
The Deep Dark Woods are currently in Europe with their latest record, Yarrow. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS: Gigant, April 7
VENLO, NETHERLANDS: Poppodium Grenswerk, April 8
KOPSTAL, LUXEMBOURG: Konrad Cafe & Bar, April 9
COLONGE, GERMANY: Yuca Club, April 10
SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND: Tap Tab Music Room, April 11
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Kunstlerhaus K4, April 12
URTRECHT, NETHERLANDS: TivoliVredenburg, April 13
GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS: De Oosterpoort, April 15
BERLIN, GERMANY: Musik & Frieden, April 16
HAMBURG, GERMANY: Nochtspeicher, April 17
AARHUS, DENMARK: Atlas, April 18
MALMO, SWEDEN: Folk a Rock, April 19
FALKENBERG, SWEDEN: Tryckhallen, April 20
GOTEBORG, SWEDEN: Pustervik, April 21
BERGEN, NORWAY: Ole Bull, April 24
ODDA, NORWAY: Blues Club, April 25
OSLO, NORWAY: John Dee, April 26
KRISTIANSTAD, SWEDEN: April 27
TRANAS, SWEDEN: Plan B, April 28
SODERMALM, SWEDEN: Kagelbanan, April 29
NOTTINGHAM, UK: The Maze, May 1
OXFORD, UK: The Bullington, May 2
LONDON, UK: Bush Hall, May 3
KILKENNY, IRL: Kilkenny Roots Festival, May 5+6
BEVLFAST, NIR: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, May 7
GLASGOW, SCT: Broadcast, May 8
NEWCASTLE, UK: The Cluny 2, May 10
YORK, UK: The Crescent, May 11
BEDFORD, UK: Ents Shed, May 12
BRIGHTON, UK: The Prince Albert, May 13
BRISTOL, UK: The Tunnels, May 15
WINCHESTER, UK: The Railway, May 16
2018 HEADLINERS: FEIST, JULY TALK AND COURTNEY BARNETT.
Interstellar Rodeo takes place July 20-22, 2018 at Hawrelak Park.
The 2018 Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton lineup is here. For its seventh year, Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton serves up an inspired, decorated and script-flipping bill that jumps off the page and walks the walk.
This year’s headliners include Feist, an incandescent master of mood who brings her new album Pleasure to Edmonton for the first time. Music fans in this city simply cannot get enough of July Talk, an unstoppable, entangled frenzy of bodies and voices on stage and committed advocates for protecting these safe spaces offstage. Interstellar Rodeo is also thrilled to welcome indie rock phenom, poet and guitar shredder Courtney Barnett for her Edmonton debut. By the numbers, this year’s lineup is the most decorated yet, with Grammys, JUNOs, Polaris winners and a long list of other accolades earned by performers across genres.
Interstellar goers will be making full use of the dance floor again this year. With the big beats, swirling hoops and undeniable power of A Tribe Called Red’s powwow step and the country-Cuban-rockabilly grooves of Nashville’s The Mavericks, who remain as committed to getting the party started in 2018 as they have for the past 25 years, the 2018 festival promises to move you.
Interstellar Rodeo has always focused on bringing traditional and progressive roots music to the stage, and this year the festival doubles down on that mandate with Regina’s bluegrass breakouts The Dead South and the iconic a capella gospel of The Fairfield Four, a group that has endured to spread the word for nearly 100 years.
If you’re looking for new perspectives, Interstellar Rodeo has a lot to offer. There’s the truth-telling, banjo-punk folk rush of Acadian Lisa Leblanc, already a superstar in Francophone locales. Faouzia, a young Moroccan-Manitoban with an astounding set of pipes and a knack for pop hooks in both French and English, is just on the verge of breaking big. Then there’s the mind-melting mix of hip hop, dance hall and cumbia of Cuba’s cigar wielding, flute-playing La Dame Blanche, who is guaranteed to make an impression. All three artists will make their Edmonton debuts on Interstellar’s stage.
Interstellar Rodeo 2018 already promises to deliver on its annual mission to introduce Edmonton music lovers to new artists. On this theme, the festival is thrilled to welcome New York’s Margaret Glaspy to Edmonton for the first time. This young songwriter, who burst on the scene with an album Emotions of Math that wound up on many Best of 2016 lists, has made a huge impact with her astute observational, confessional songwriting shot through with sharp edges of electric guitar.
This year, the planets align for another edition of the Interstellar All Stars, a special feature where songwriters take the stage to perform together. This year, Interstellar Rodeo brings east to west with Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!) and recent JUNO Award Songwriter of the Year nominee Rose Cousins, who will join Regina’s Jason Plumb and his band The Willing.
Alejandro Escovedo brings a notable memory of Interstellar’s history at Hawrelak Park; the Texas rock punk icon performed at Interstellar’s inaugural year, in fact its very first day. With their swirling, anthemic indie rock, Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is also welcomed back for a second performance.
Interstellar Rodeo takes place July 20-22, 2018 at Hawrelak Park.
INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2018
FEIST • JULY TALK • COURTNEY BARNETT
A TRIBE CALLED RED • THE MAVERICKS • THE DEAD SOUTH
REUBEN & THE DARK • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO • LISA LEBLANC
ALL STARS: JASON PLUMB, ROSE COUSINS AND TIM BAKER
MARGARET GLASPY • LA DAME BLANCHE
THE FAIRFIELD FOUR • FAOUZIA
For daily lineups, please visit interstellarrodeo.com.
Pre-sale tickets available WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 at 8am MT. Pre-sale tickets will be available to those who purchased a weekend pass to Interstellar Rodeo 2017 in both Edmonton and Winnipeg. Please note that you must be signed in to your account at store.sixshooterrecords.com in order to buy tickets. Weekend passes on sale to the public at 8am MT on THURSDAY, MARCH 8. Tickets available at interstellarodeo.com and at Blackbyrd Myoozik (located at 10442 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2).
Interstellar Rodeo’s 2018 lineup was announced at 12pm MT from the ATB Branch for Arts & Culture by festival founder Shauna de Cartier, with a live performance by Jay Gilday.
ABOUT INTERSTELLAR RODEO:
Interstellar Rodeo, now in its seventh year, has fostered a tight-knit community of local business partners, proud volunteers and Alberta’s strongest music champions, who have worked with festival producers Six Shooter Records to build an event driven by the team’s unofficial motto, “Just Be Awesome.” The festival’s unique concept pairs great music with fine wines.
For more information, please contact:
Six Shooter Records returns to SXSW this month with Lucille’s Ball on Saturday, March 17 at Lucille’s ( 77 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701). Check out the stellar line-up collab with our pals DevilDuck.
SIX SHOOTER AT SXSW
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Lucille Patio Lounge
8 pm – Ensign Broderick
9 pm – The Wet Secrets
10 pm – Whitney Rose
11 pm – Shred Kelly
Midnight – The Dead South
1 am – Whiskey Shivers
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR
and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
We really know how to JUNO right, if we do say so ourselves, so come party with us. We’re especially pumped to be heading to lovely Vancouver, BC for JUNO weekend because we are once again co-presenting the annual banger, Outlaws & Gunslingers, with our cohorts at Starfish Entertainment.
The party will be Friday, March 23 at the Imperial with stellar artists such as Jim Cuddy, Terra Lightfoot, The Jerry Cans, Rose Cousins, Harrow Fair, and tons of others including our very own Ensign Broderick, NQ Arbuckle, and Whitehorse.
Our BFF for life, the very talented Ford Pier, will be the musical director for this crazy evening. He has put together a hella tight band that includes Vancouver’s finest: Ryan Peters, Keith Rose, and Paul Rigby. I wonder if Keith Rose and Rose Cousins are actually rose cousins? Get yourself a JUNOFest wristband and show up on time to find out! Doors at 8, show at 9, party all night loooong.
Interstellar Rodeo returns to the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park this summer for its SEVENTH year! The festival will be taking place from July 20 to the 22 in Edmonton, AB. The full festival lineup will be announced on Tuesday, March 6th at 12pm MT through Facebook Live on Interstellar Rodeo’s Facebook page.
They say Variety is the spice of life…and right now, that life is all about the stories behind ACCIDENCE, the Ensign Broderick-scored short film collaboration with Winnipeg filmmakers Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson.
It premiered last week in Berlin at Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival.
Ensign Broderick’s latest release, TRIPTYCH:I Think We’re Good Now, is now available to stream or download here. Ensign Broderick is set to release his debut release with Six Shooter Records (Feast of Panthers) on March 9.
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.
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.
PHOENIX RISING MUSICAL LINEUP:
Rheostatics (with Alex Lifeson of RUSH)
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.
ABOUT THE WEST END PHOENIX:
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