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The Wilderness of Manitoba Announce Tour Dates

Image courtesy of Pheromone Recordings

Image courtesy of Pheromone Recordings

Toronto’s The Wilderness of Manitoba have announced that they are heading out on the road in support of their fourth album Between Colours, out now on Pheromone Recordings.

Check out the video for ‘Leave Someone’;

The new album finds Wil Whitwham sharing vocal duties with guitarist and violinist Amanda Balsys. Bassist Wes McClintock also adds a much more rhythmic bottom end. The band recorded the album at Revolution Recordings with producer Joe Dunphy. They recruited a variety of drummers including Tom Bona, Marito Marques, and Howie Beck. Other guests on the album include The Rheostatics’ Michael Phillip Wojewoda and Rush’s Alex Lifeson.

Catch The Wilderness of Manitoba on the following dates;

Jan 22 – London, ON – Call The Office *

Jan 23 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware*
Jan 24 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre*
Feb 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
Feb 12 – Kelowna, BC – Flashbacks *
Feb 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom *
Feb 14 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall *
Feb 16 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar *
Feb 18 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *
Feb 19 – Calgary, AB – Republik *
Feb 20 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s *
Feb 23 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks *
Feb 26 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight Social Club *
Feb 27 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club *
Mar 5 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa *
Mar 6 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle *
Mar 7 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual *

*Supporting Elliott Brood


Looking For A Place T.O. Happen; Canadian Music Fest Edition

At long last, Canadian Music Fest, or Canadian Music Week as we vets still call it, is upon us.

With over 40 artists from Canada and around the world playing 40 venues around Toronto, it may be tough trying to decide to see. Luckily, h@tb is here with the gigs that are worth checking out.

March 21

Daniella Watters @ Czehoski

The Balconies @ Lee’s Palace

Audio Blood Media’s CMF Showcase (Featuring The Mohawk Lodge, Amos The Transparent & more) @ The Dakota Tavern

Mo Kenney, Mad Ones, PS I Love You, Wildlife & more @ The Great Hall

March 22

The Indies (Featuring Metric, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Yukon Blonde & More) @ The Kool Haus

Young Rival & Limblifter @ The Horseshoe

Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli

A K U A & Boys Who Say No @ The Silver Dollar

Acres Of Lions @ The Tranzac Club

The Town Heroes & Dearly Beloved @ The Bovine Sex Club

The Cheap Speakers @ Cabin 5

White Ash Falls @ The Cameron House & Supermarket

Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Global Village Backpackers

Parallels @ Hard Luck Bar

The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Revival

Mac DeMarco, Brews Willis & Grounders @ Sneaky Dee’s

We Need Surgery @ The Sister

March 23

Donovan Woods @ The Central

The Buzz Factor Series featuring Suuns, Lioness, Decades, Valleys & Savages @ Lee’s Palace

Papermaps @ Rancho Relaxo

Gabrielle Papillon @ The Rivoli

The Mohawk Lodge @ Shanghai Cowgirl

The Great Wilderness & Revolvers @ The Annex Live

Tin Star Orphans @ The El Mocambo

Shout Out Out Out Out @ The Horseshoe

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Massey Hall

Austra @ The Danforth Music Hall

Fucked Up @ The Great Hall

Diemonds @ The Hideout


Looking For A Place To Happen, June 1st

There are a couple good bets tomorrow night.

I’m hitting The Steamwhistle Roundhouse to cover the Unsigned gig there for Lithium Magazine. The line-up features The Wilderness of Manitoba, Amos the Transparent and Cai.ro. Cover’s only $5.

Wavelength is holding a gig at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & the ArtsBry Webb, Del Bel and Lisa Bozikovic. The cover is $15.

Or, you could hit the Horseshoe for a gig featuring The Junction, Eamon McGrath and The Grey Kingdom. Cover is $10.