Local Music

Queen Cities

A gentleman by the name of J.R. Stanley (Old Queen City pop punk band To The Point & Toronto band Downsview) has moved home and has started a new band called Queen Cities (named after calling the Queen Cities of Regina and Toronto home).

Originally from the 'Queen City' Regina Saskatchewan J.R. Stanley moved to Canada's other 'Queen City' Toronto in the mid 2000s to further build upon an already impressive catalogue of music and art.

Recently returning home, he has already left a significant mark on the local community and music scene by designing the revised sign for Regina's historic Wonderland Arcade, designing logos for local bands/artists, and showcasing his works in local coffee shops all while continuing to create and share the music he loves.

* To check out J.R.'s art:http://KURIBOArts.com/

The Queen Cities debut EP, "Electric Carousel" (a tribute to the days of vinyl) features Dave 'Brownsound' Baksh of SUM 41 and was produced by Jason Pierce - current drummer for Our Lady Peace. 

Next level bright lights, big city pop. A full band creation of J.R. Stanley achieving elements of acoustic, punk & synth heavy alt-rock.
Calling two majestically nicknamed cities home (Regina & Toronto) - Queen Cities is a next level acoustic pop, punk, alt-rock creation of J.R. Stanley (Performing/touring since his teen years) inspired by culture, pixels, art and design.

 * Official website: http://www.queencitiesmusic.com/

Zach Kleisinger

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Zach Kleisinger brings you new music wrapped in a nostalgic, old soul. His troubadour tales, gravelly vocals, and meandering guitar capture the folk-fused blues of Dylan, the earnest optimism of Jack Johnson, and the sonic style of Springsteen. A 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan with an audacious wanderlust, Zach is Canada's modern-day response to the reminiscent, rose-tinted sound of days gone by.

Since attending his first concert as a child (Leonard Cohen) in his home province of Saskatchewan, Zach has been addicted to making good music and telling great stories. He picked up the guitar at age 10, and started writing what he describes as "shitty little country tunes". By the age of 18, Zach took out his walking shoes and journeyed across the country, playing street corners, bars, coffee shops, and venues - whoever would take in a determined, travelling troubadour. In September 2015, Zach landed in Victoria, B.C. to work with good friend Sam Weber, who helped produce 'Between Two Cities'.

These days, Zach can be found in Vancouver B.C. playing solo acoustic shows with his trusty Gibson J-45, or full band flings with his electric sensation 1965 Fender Jaguar. He was selected for Studio Records' Open Mic night finals in 2015, and was recently announced as a top four finalist in the 2016 Roxy Launch Project.

A poet at heart, Zach is proud to be a part of the modern Canadian soundscape, working with local bands, collectives, and producers to bring you the curious musings from a travelling Canadian on the road to everywhere.

www.zachkleisingermusic.com

Brock Andrews

 

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Brock Andrews is a 4 time international award winning songwriter who has been enjoying the biggest year of his career in 2016. He started the year on the road across Western Canada as the opening act for hockey legend turned country artist Theo Fleury. He was featured on the Saskatchewan Country Star's compilation album in 2016 and was honoured by the CBC as a future 40 award recipient. This summer Brock performed at several festivals including Craven Country Jamboree, Eagle Creek and the Stony Plain Summer Sessions. Andrews is now hitting the road on a radio tour in support of his newly released debut album "Eight" which is debuted on the Canadian country Itunes charts at #15. The album Eight is now available on iTunes and everywhere digitally.

The first single to radio in 2016 is "Collide" a song that was co-written by good friend Codie Prevost about summer love and trying to make it last.

Watch for Brock Andrews on tour this fall with Brody Siebert in BC, Alberta, Sk and Manitoba and with Theo Fleury in Ontario, Nova Scotia and PEI.

Foxx Worthee

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Half shotgun shell, half wildflower, Foxx Worthee came together in 2004 as vocalists Crystal and Nicole came together to create one of the most original country music acts in Canada today. Known for their effortless harmonies and willingness to push the boundaries of country music, Foxx Worthee has established themselves as one of the most sought after bands in Alberta.

As a fixture on the country music circuit, Foxx Worthee has garnered recognition across the music industry as electric entertainers and have been regular performers at both the Calgary Stampede and the Craven Country Jamboree.

After years touring both Alberta and the girls’ home province of Saskatchewan, Foxx Worthee has stepped back into the studio in 2016 with the release of two new singles to country radio and spreading their music from coast to coast.

Check back on their website regularly and follow the girls as they make 2017 a year to remember.

Chris Henderson

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Originally from Estevan, Sk, Chris grew up surrounded by the musical influences of many family members and friends, and mostly his father Donn. Chris Has a high engery show with his band keeping fans of all ages entertained. We play many of Chris' tunes from his early stuff like "You Don't Scare Me", "I Sure Hope He Loves You", "Crazy Comin' Outta The Bottle", and many more. He has been working on some new music also playing on your radio called "Craves The Chaos" and "Stranger With Memories". 

www.chrishendersonmusic.com

The Brothers Wayward

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JJ Voss, Alex Runions, and Dean Kush(of Faster Gun) have come together to form the trio "The Brothers Wayward. The group has there debut single "Just Watch Me" out to radio. The trio are working with the Canadian Cancer Society on the new single. Find more about them HERE.

Trevor Panczak

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This fella may be Alberta born, but he still has close ties with us her in Saskatchewan from preforming at curling evets throughout the province. Trevor Panczak (pan-zak) has worked passionately to become the entertainer he is today. He is a talented writer and vocalist but what brings it all together under his cowboy hat and out of his 6’4” frame is his natural ability to connect with an audience. His laid back humor, smooth voice and charming stage presence will leave a lasting impression. 

www.trevortown.com

Library Voices

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Library Voices is a congregation of childhood friends who grew up on a steady diet of basement shows, science fiction, and mid-west sincerity. Their self-produced third LP, LOVISH, was once again recorded in an old funeral home. The album was mixed by Dave Plowman and Alex Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles, July Talk).

There was an extended period of time where it looked like LOVISH would never see the light of day. Months of endless touring and exhaustion in support of Summer of Lust came to a boil late one night in the bowels of the saddest hostel in Amsterdam. The next day hundreds of rats swarmed their van in Paris. After those highlights the tour started to go south. The band returned home, decided they needed some space, and agreed to see other people.

Soon after Library Voices regrouped to begin writing what would become LOVISH singer/guitarist Carl Johnson was jumped, beaten, and left unconscious in the street in a random act of violence. The attack resulted in blood pooling on the front of his brain, a severe concussion, an inability to smell bad odors, and a long road to recovery. For a few months it remained uncertain whether he would be able to continue writing and performing music. Johnson contributed 7 songs to the album, although he still can’t detect foul scents. The remaining four tracks, including the first single Oh Donna and the miserabilist anthem Sunburnt In LA, are fronted by Brennan Ross.

LOVISH is available November 6th via Nevado Records. Library Voices will tour internationally throughout the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016. They will book nicer accommodations in Amsterdam and try to avoid concussions altogether.

 

The Pistolwhips

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The Pistolwhips are a blues-infused indie rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The quartet is comprised of frontman Rylan Schultz, guitarist Paul Kuzbik, bass guitarist Zach Davies, and drummer Tallus Scott. The Pistolwhips combine upbeat indie rock tunes with old school blues licks and a dose of psychedelia to create a sound that is dynamic and captivating. In a relatively short period of time, The Pistolwhips have performed across Canada at a number of festivals such as Canadian Music Week, JUNOfest, The Sasktel Jazz Festival, MOSOfest, The Red Bull Sound Stage, Sasktel Summer Invasion, and Winnipeg’s Prairie Barge Festival. The Pistolwhips made their first trip overseas to perform a string of shows in London, England in October of 2014. The band’s powerful stage presence combined with their epic live performances and huge local following has led to some hailing them as a “local super group”.

Close Talker

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Formed in Saskatoon in early 2012 Close Talker: Will Quiring (vocals, guitar), Matthew Kopperud (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Olson (vocals, bass), and Chris Morien (vocals, drums) produced an independently released gem of a debut with Timbers in 2013 that was widely raved about for its “edgy vocals and gentle piano lines and orchestral ambition.” The band went on to become finalists in the national CBC Searchlight competition for Canada’s Best New Artist. They subsequently received substantial airplay across the nation.

The band was recently nominated for a Sirius XM Indie Award for Emerging Artist of the Year alongside bands such as Alvvays and The Barr Brothers.  As well, Close Talker was recently nominated for 3 WCMA's in 2015 alongside their latest release, Flux:  Independent Album of the YearRock Recording of the Year, and Video of the Year, for their songHeads, which was done by Vancouver'sNathan Boey.

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