soso with Rob Crooks, Nestor Wynrush & Lonnie Ce
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Cavern, Winnipeg
soso accompanied by Maybe Smith and economics
with Nestor Wynrush, Rob Crooks & Chaps
Friday, May 22, 2015
Amigos Cantina, Saskatoon
For my first solo show in Saskatoon in more than a year, I have solicited the contributions of venerable duo Maybe Smith and economics. This has been my favourite incarnation of my live show with reverby guitars, beats, turntable noises and other electronic gadgetry. I'm also bringing in two Winnipeg artists who I greatly admire: Nestor Wynrush and Rob Crooks. Chaps will be flipping records to get us all fired up.
MoSoFest is Saskatoon's premiere music festival, which features over 50 artists and musicians. Having captured both local and national attention, MoSo is aiming to become one of western Canada's most promising up-and-coming festivals.
The following is a recount of my experiences at Les Transmusicales de Rennes, France. Originally published by my homies at Ominocity.com, I’ve compiled the series for equal parts posterity and vanity. —- Part 1 —- Maybe Smith and I spent the past couple weeks crafting our set and practicing comical French phrases. I’m hoping to string together charming, semi-coherent sentences using my rudimentary high school French vocabulary. Colin is threatening to bring out his creeping Quebecois jargon, but I expect he’ll be nothing short of diplomatic. An uneventful flight to Toronto and one predictable, expensive and kinda shitty meal in the airport later and we’re airborne once again. I capitalized on a temporarily unsupervised drink cart parked dangerously close to my seat. With stealth and cunning beguiling my otherwise gentile appearance I slipped two little plastic bottles of red wine into my storage pouch. I’m a rapper. We steal things. While a plane load of sleepy travellers nodded off, I sipped from one slightly pathetic little plastic bottle of wine and then another as I watched a Will Ferrel movie about a drunk who’s life goes to shit. (Movies are so fake.) “France is beautiful,” our driver, and trumpet player, […]
I’ve been invited to join my label-mates at the ambitious and adorable imprint, Kutu Folk at Les Transmusicales de Rennes. This is a prestigious music festival held annually in Rennes, France. Over the course of a week, I will be working and performing with the band, interpreting some of my material. I will be accompanied by my tour pal and long time collaborator, Maybe Smith. Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for supporting this performance opportunity through the Travel Grant Program. Venue: L’Aire Libre Saturday, December 3, 2011 soso with The Delano Orchestra, Kim Novak & Kutu Folk Records, The Band Venue: L’Aire Libre Sunday, December 4 soso with Pastry Case & Kutu Folk Records, The Band Soso – Tinfoil on the Windows (Kütu Folk Records) from Kütu Folk Records on Vimeo.
I will be joining the festivities at Amigos, celebrating the latest release by the incomparable Kay the Aquanaut. Other featured performers include Chaps, Nolto & Township Rebellion. Thursday, March 31, 2011 9pm. 19+. Admission: $5
Come hear your old pal soso rap at Caffe Sola! Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:30pm. All ages. Admission: $5 Presented by the homies at vive as part of their yaya youth series featuring Aiden Searle, Travis Kowalski and Charles Hamilton. Shout out to The Saskatchewan Arts Board and Caffe Sola for supporting the series!