A vacant warehouse. Music blasting. A woman with a needle in her chest meets a man in a tacky red suit. Pulp Fiction meets feigned pomp. Sadye Cage meets Ty Vega.
The unorthodox union, born of fake blood and abandoned asylum lighting, and fleshed out with the addition of drummer Jed Desilets and bassist Mario Lagassé, would eventually become Winnipeg-rooted indie-rock outfit Sc Mira. Their upcoming debut, Waiting Room Baby, showcases simple but savory instrumentation framing and keeping focus on Cage’s voice and poetry. The overall product on record, which features the legendary Buck 65 (a poet in his own right) on the track “Motel Honey,” is sweet but haunting, bold but brittle. Live, though, those same songs are injected with energy and rise, fervor and ferocity.
With a live show that boasts the urgency and intensity of a thunderstorm and a fresh take on fiery folk rock – dark, dazzling, eerie, elegant – Sc Mira is a shot of adrenaline, straight to the heart. Fitting, isn’t it?
Hearing Trees is a four-piece rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They most often draw comparisons to Interpol, R.E.M, Matthew Good and Tragically Hip.
“Truly thoughtful and personal lyrics are somewhat rare in popular music, and Hnatiuk’s mastery of language is something that sets this band apart,” The Manitoban.
“…a promising debut from one of Winnipeg’s most intriguing new acts,” The Uniter.
Frontman Graham Hnatiuk’s backdrop of reference-filled lyrics grasp the gritty, dry edge of modern life — from Canadian soldiers coming home from the Spanish civil war, through a swath of eclectic shards of culture.
Odanah’s music is nested in various genres, starting as a traditional folk duo transitioning to alt-country, to it’s current settlement at Canadiana-infused art rock. A two voiced project, Odanah is fronted by songwriters and guitarists Brady Allard and Mike Fox. Also including Ashley Au on Bass and Dan Britton on drums. All of whom met at Brandon University where they studied music together.
Their Self funded EP “Blood and Sour Mash” was released early 2014. A five track EP showcasing Mike and Brady’s blend of rich harmonic, guitar driven folk forms through an art rock lens.
Vocals, Guitar / Brady Allard
Vocals, Guitar / Mike Fox
Bass / Ashley Au
Drums / Dan Britton
Sc Mira will be performing an all-ages matinee show at 1pm with guests Hearing Trees and Odanah at The West End Cultural Centre.