Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$15 at the door
The Wilderness of Manitoba prefers to characterize itself as an evolving entity and founding member Will Whitwham is the last man standing. For the band’s new EP, The Tin Shop, the vocalist/multi-instrumentalist stepped up to write and produce all the songs himself. “When a band isn’t changing, it’s not growing,” says Whitwham. The evolution of their sound has run the gamut from four part harmonies and its initial chamber folk sound to duo lead vocals and an expanded sonic palette ranging from cinematic indie pop to anthemic folk rock. The new EP is a stripped down acoustic representation of the Wilderness of Manitoba sound and features Whitwham along with vocalist/guitarist Raven Shields. The duo will be performing special acoustic performances around the release of the EP in May 2017. An album, Across The Dark, featuring the full line-up and including bassist/vocalist Tavo Diez de Bonilla and drummer Mike Brushey, will be released in August 2017.
Since releasing her debut album, Canadian singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel has been captivating listeners with her evocative songs. A poet at heart, Berkel’s rich voice shapes her lyrics into songs that are at once gentle and hard-hitting. Her most recent album, Pale Moon Kid, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Reviewers praised the album for its poetry, emotive storytelling, and dream-like ability to mesmerize listeners.