Monday, July 29, 2013

River City Rumble - Lee Rocker, Kim Lenz, The Rowdymen and More

Rockabilly. It's not just for breakfast anymore. The 1st annual River City Rumble runs August 3-4 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg, and along with a bunch of other events, the following artists will be performing, as well as The Brent Parkin Band, The Fl!p Cats, and King Cabernet.

Lee Rocker - Rockabilly Boogie
Lee Rocker - Gone
The Matadors - Let's Ride
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars - Follow Me
Kim Lenz - That's the Breaks
The Rowdymen - Two Weeks Notice
The Rowdymen - Ode to Possum

The Rowdymen - Rode Hard
Greg Arcade
The Classy Chassys

The Farrell Bros. - Chains

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pixies New Song Bagboy Now Has Two Videos! Free mp3!

Pixies have released a second video for Bagboy, a new song that supposedly is part of a new collection of Pixies tunes - a full album maybe?

Get a free download here.

Recently found this Pixies documentary from 2002, it is flatout amazing - if you like the band and haven't seen it, do it now. Bowie, Bono, Thom Yorke, all explaining why they think the band was special, band members talking about the early days, I can't believe I haven't seen this yet.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Royal Canoe - Bathtubs, Today We're Believers mp3, and the kitchen sink

Royal Canoe's album Today We're Believers has been pushed back to September 3, but the title track and Bathtubs have been released for your listening pleasure. Me, I am still trying to digest the band's sound these days. Matt Peters always seems to be stretching for something different, from the powerpop strains of Pets, the mainstream radio rock of The Waking eyes, back to the jaunty pop of Kasparov with Royal Canoe from years ago. Royal Canoe seems to have moved on to incorporating influences from blaxploitation soundtracks, Afro-pop, David Byrne/Talking Heads, latter-day Radiohead, and of course the kitchen sink.


The new Bathtubs remix by Alek.Fin

Bathtubs video

Today We're Believers - pop out the Soundcloud player to download the mp3

Show Me Your Eyes

Extended Play

You may have heard that Royal Canoe performed their interpretation of Beck's Song Reader as part of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival. Here are some tastes.

Selections from Beck's Song Reader.

TOUR Dates

Aug 22 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre, with guests
Aug 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall, with Alanadale & DJ Rob Vilar
Aug 27 - Hollywood, CA - Palladium w/ Alt-J
Aug 28 - Hollywood, CA - Palladium w/ Alt-J
Aug 29 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Alt-J
Aug 30 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Alt-J
Sep 01 - Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum Theater w/ Alt-J
Sept 05 - Portland, OR - Music Fest NW w/!!!
Oct 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ Tricky
Oct 02 - New York, NY - Webster Hall w/ Tricky
Oct 03 - Boston, MA – Royale w/ Tricky
Oct 05 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall w/ Tricky
Oct 08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue w/ Tricky
Oct 09 - Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Tricky
Oct 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues w/ Tricky
Oct 13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues w/ Tricky
Oct 14 - Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Tricky
Oct 22 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Center
Oct 30 – Nov 03 - Reykjavik - Iceland Airwaves Festival

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Mariachi Ghost Wants You to Help Fund Their Album

Winnipeg's The Mariachi Ghost is $1,438 short of their $10,000 goal, and their Indigogo crowdfunder is 27 hours away from ending. $5, $10, whatever you would like to donate, you'll get a cool gift for doing so. A cool, unique act, worth your time and money. Please go here and check it out.


Mariachi Ghost

Enter Mariachi Ghost

Upcoming shows:
Aug 2nd - 4th Fire and Water Music Festival - times TBA
Sept 13th - 15th Harvest Moon Festival - times TBA