The Grounds are embarking on the first leg of their summer tour dates, into Western Canada
The Decoys are releasing their newest, long-awaited album ‘In Our Blood’ on April 15th with an accompanying cross-Canada tour. the desert rock band from Kamloops, BC will be holding their album release party March 31st at The Blue Grotto in Kamloops. Get tickets and RSVP to the event here, catch them on one of their dates across Canada, download their album on iTunes and make sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook!
In Our Blood Cross-Canada Tour
Mar 31 | Kamloops BC – The Blue Grotto *ALBUM RELEASE PARTY*
Apr 14 | Revelstoke BC – The Last Drop Pub
Apr 15 | Leduc AB – Kosmos
Apr 16 | Leduc AB – Kosmos
Apr 18 | Beaumont AB – Live City
Apr 21 | Edmonton AB – The Mercury Room
Apr 22 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 23 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 26 | Saskatoon SK – The Capitol Club
Apr 27 | Arcola SK – Buddy’s Pub
Apr 28 | Kenora ON – Norman Community Centre
Apr 30 | Sault Ste Marie ON – Rockstar Bar (Algonquin Hotel)
May 2 | Sudbury ON – The Townehouse Tavern
May 3 | Ottawa ON – The Rainbow Bistro
May 5 | Peterborough ON – The Spill
May 7 | Windsor ON – The Dominion House
May 9 | Hamilton ON – Homegrown Hamilton
May 10 | Toronto ON – The Painted Lady
May 12 | Sault Ste Marie ON – LopLops
May 13 | Thunder Bay ON – Black Pirates Pub
May 14 | Winnipeg MB – Shannon’s Irish Pub
May 16 | Swift Current SK – Urban Grounds
May 18 | Lethbridge AB – The Slice
May 19 | Field BC – Truffle Pigs
May 21 | South Slocan BC – The Dam
Sentimental Gentlemen are setting out across Canada for the first time! Their spring Cross-Canada tour will take them to the farthest tips of Canada and back again! Take a look at their April and May dates (with more dates coming in June) and make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!
Apr 1 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 2 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 3 | Edmonton AB – On the Rocks
Apr 4 | Beaumont AB – Live City
Apr 5 | Regina SK – O’Hanlon’s
Apr 8 | Brandon MB – North Hill Inn
Apr 9 | Winnipeg MB – Shannon’s Irish Pub
Apr 11 | Thunder Bay ON – the Foundry
Apr 13 | Timmins ON – the Victory Tavern
Apr 14 | TBA
Apr 15 | North Bay ON – Raven & Republic
Apr 16 | Colborne ON – The Queens
Apr 18 | Montreal QC – Barfly
Apr 21 | TBA
Apr 22 | TBA
Apr 23 | Saint John NB – Pub Down Under
Apr 24 | Charlottetown PEI – Baba’s Lounge
Apr 26 | TBA
Apr 27 | Halifax NS – Gus’s Pub
Apr 29 | St. John’s NL – The Levee
Apr 30 | TBA
May 3 | TBA
May 4 | Corner Brook NL – Flynn’s Pub
May 5 | Stephenville NL – Clancy’s Pub
May 7 | TBA
May 9 | Moncton NB – Plan B
May 12 | Montreal QC – Barfly
May 13 | TBA
May 14 | Cornwall ON – Lola’s
May 17 | Oshawa ON – the Atria
May 20 | London ON – The Dominion House
May 21 | Windsor ON – Villain’s Beastro
May 26 | Sudbury ON – The Townehouse Tavern
May 27 | Sault Ste Marie ON – LopLops
May 29 | Kenora ON – the Norman Community Centre
….and more dates in MB, SK, AB and BC to be announced in June!
Double Experience will be doing April dates in Ontario!
Apr 9th – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
Apr 10th – Belleville, ON – venue TBA
Apr 11th – Barrie, ON – The Bourbon
Apr 12th – Peterborough, ON – The Garnet
Apr 13th – Oshawa, ON – The Diezel Room
Apr 14th – Toronto, ON – The Painted Lady
Apr 15th – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
Apr 16th – Windsor, ON – Villains
Apr 17th – Chatham-Kent, ON – The Elephant’s Nest
Apr 18th – Sarnia, ON – TBA
Apr 19th – London, ON – The APK
Apr 20th – Toronto, ON – The Bovine
Kill Matilda will be going on tour for 6 months starting Aug 26th. Check out the dates below!
Aug 26 – Etobicoke, ON – The Rockpile West (tour kickoff w/the Vibrators)
Sep 3 – Belleville, ON – The Belle Pub
Sep 5- London, ON – Rum Runners (London Music Hall) w/the Alcohollys
Sep 6 – Barrie, ON – Fitzy’s By the Bay
Sep 9 – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub
Sep 11 – Buffalo, NY – The Forvm w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 12 – Orange, NJ – Hat City Kitchen w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 13 – Binghampton, NY – On the Roxx
Sep 14 – New York, NY – Spike Hill w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 18 – Washington, DC – the Pinch w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 19 – Baltimore, MY – Club K w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 20 – Trenton, NJ – Backstage @ Championship Bar w/ Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 21 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Sep 25 – Charlotte, NC – Tommy’s Pub w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 26 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Rockin’ Hard Saloon w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 27 – North Charleston, SC – The Mill w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 28 – Raleigh, SC- Deep South w/Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Sep 30 – Marietta, GA – Swayze’s Venue w/ Uh Huh Baby Yeah
Oct 7 – Rochester, NY – the Bug Jar
Oct 11 – Jamaica Plains, MA – The Midway Cafe
Oct 13 – Bridgeport, CT – Two Boots
Oct 15 – Brooklyn, NY – the Trash Bar
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Connie’s Ric Rac
Oct 19 – Columbus, OH – O’Shecky’s
Oct 21 – Louisville, KY – Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Oct 23 – Marion, IN – Beatnik’s
Oct 29 – London, ON – The APK
Oct 31 – Toronto, ON – TBA (Halloween show!)
Nov 1 – Cornwall, ON – Lola’s Pub n Grub
Nov 2- Gatineau, QC – Le Petit Chicago
Nov 7 – Montreal, QC – TBA
Nov 8 – Montpelier, VT – Charlie O’s World Famous
Nov 9 – Winooksi, VT – The Monkey House
Nov 15 – Queens, NY – Gussy’s Bar
Nov 18 – Washington, DC – The Electric Maid
Nov 20 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
Nov 23 – Melbourne, FL – The Boondocks
Nov 28 – Marietta, GA – Swayze’s Venue
Dec 2 – Topeka, KS – The Boobie Trap Bar
Dec 6 – Willow Park, TX – The Railhead Saloon
Dec 20 – Eugene, OR – The Black Forest
Dec 31 – Vancouver, BC – TBA (NYE show)
Jan 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan 3 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Jan 19 – St Louis, MO – The Demo
Jan 21 – Des Moines, IA – The Gas Lamp
Feb 14 – Dunellen, NJ – Roxy & Duke’s
Feb 18 – New York, NY – the Delancey
More dates TBA!
Autopilot joins SIN roster!
We are pleased to welcome Autopilot to our roster! Autopilot is an alternative rock band from Saskatoon, SK. We are excited for them to be doing very big things in the future with SIN’s help!
Official website: http://www.autopilottheband.com/
2014 is already shaping up with some awesome tours and shows. We are happy to announce the first of many to come!
SYMPHONY CRACK ORCHESTRA in Winnipeg MB at Pyramid Cabaret for a 3 day engagement.
More SCO dates and Canadian Tour TBA!
MATT BLAIS Alberta Tour
January 22 – Leah’s Bar & Grill, Red Deer AB
January 23 – Richard’s Pub, Edmonton AB
January 24/ 25 – Better Than Fred’s, Grande Prairie AB
ALL ELSE FAILS
1st show of 2014 and back after a short hiatus!
February 21 – Dicken’s Pub, Calgary AB
February 22 – Golden Sound Festival Winter Edition, Golden BC
February 27 – Fernando’s Pub, Kelowna BC
February 28 – The Blarney Stone, Big White BC
All Else Fails will be opening the show for Protest the Hero in Red Deer AB on Saturday November 10th @ The Vat!
Advance Tickets on sale September 21st through Of Thorn & Vine: Facebook Event Page
Stone Iris is hitting the road and bringing “Illuminations” to audiences across North America.
See Stone Iris at a venue near you!
Thu Jul 05 ¦ O’Flannigan’s Pub – Kelowna BC
Fri Jul 06 ¦ The Riverfront Pub – Grindrod BC
Mon Jul 09¦ Railway Club – Vancouver BC
Wed Jul 11 ¦ The Seamonster Lounge – Seattle WA
Thu Jul 12 ¦ The Skylark Café – Seattle WA
Sat Jul 14 ¦ The Fox and Goose – Sacramento CA
Wed Jul 18 ¦ South First Billiards – San Jose CA
Thu Jul 19 ¦ Blackwater Cafe – Stockton CA
Fri Jul 20 ¦ Toots – Crockett CA
Sun Jul 22 ¦ TRiP – Santa Monica CA
Fri Jul 27 ¦ Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix AZ
Sun Jul 29 ¦ Cowgirl BBQ – Santa Fe NM
Thu Aug 02 ¦ Beale St Tavern – Austin TX
Fri Aug 03 ¦ The Mink – Houston TX
Wed Aug 08 ¦ The Nick – Birmingham AL
Thu Aug 09 ¦ The Honest Pint- Chattanooga TN
Fri Aug 10 ¦ Barley’s Taproom – Knoxville TN
Sat Aug 11 ¦ Zazoo’s Bar & Grill – Louisville KY
Thu Aug 23 ¦ Nestor’s Tavern – Fargo ND
Fri Aug 24 ¦ Shannon’s Irish Pub – Winnipeg MB
Sat Aug 25 ¦ TBA – Regina SK
Fri Aug 31 ¦ Studio 37- Calgary AB
Fri Sept 14 ¦ Starlite Room – Edmonton AB
With the start of 2012 and a brand new year, we here at SIN felt that we had some notes of thank you, pats on the back, and some milestones that we wanted to acknowledge within the community we work in.
2011 was a year that was full of changes and struggles in the independent music community, with economy changing and shifting, and venues closing making it harder on touring bands in many ways and learning to adapt as a once full and bountiful scene struggles to survive has been hard on us as well as the artists we represent. As with all change, the strong will survive and so far we are still here!!! We don’t plan on going anywhere and we look forward to the coming year with a fresh enthusiasm and appreciation for those we are fortunate enough to work with on all sides of the spectrum.
Some of the opportunities that our artists were accepted for this past year say so much about the quality of their music and the strength of their performance.
Like All Else Fails opening for City of Fire, 3 Inches of Blood, & Cancer Bats and an appearance at Boonstock Music Festival. Versus the Nothing opening for Bison BC, Die Mannequin, State of Shock and Hinder and they also marked 2 U.S. tours in 2011 spending close to 14 of 18 months on the road touring.
We got to work with bands like Kill Matilda, Stone Iris, Harmful Effects, The Ruined,Quartered, Inside it Failed, Centrefold, The Senticsphere, Chasing Amee and many more that I will probably remember I should have mentioned by tomorrow.
In November we celebrated our first anniversary as SIN Agency and with Versus the Nothing as their booking agents, and I believe it’s personally my third year working with them and teaching them you don’t mess with the master of pranking! I win! Twice now!
November also saw our very 1st Annual Blank-Fest Calgary that had 12 amazing bands, one incredible venue and so many unbelievable people giving it up for our cause! It’s about the homeless, nothing more nothing less. Thank you to all the bands, The Blind Beggar Pub (Adam and Garry and staff), QR Zap, Axe Music, Stampede Six.com Photography, The Mustard Seed, Kenn Rowell, Asher Media and the Calgary fans and media that supported us.
In December we shared a first anniversary with All Else Fails on our roster, one helluva year full of excitement, pride and laughter, including the ever awesome Studio Space video blog that spoofs everything and everyone and I constantly anticipate their antics and breakthroughs with equal passion. Also in this past year we found an unholy but oh so awesome alliance with AEF and Branston Photography… what we have seen (insane live performance shots, Zombie profile pic and the infamous YOGA pic) so far is only the beginning of what is to come and I can’t wait!
This past summer we added Broken Ride to the full time roster, breaking new ground for us with our first radio friendly rock band, with a passionate performance and goals we are excited to share. Join the ride or step aside!! Watch for the doors they are going to kick in this coming year with tours in the works crossing borders for the first time.
There are so many to thank for the past year that I’m afraid to start naming names because I know I will forget some that should most definitely be mentioned! If I miss mentioning you please know that if it wasn’t nearly midnight and the end of another long work day, you would have not been forgotten.
First my partner Skilly for putting the Indestructible in SIN, for listening to my rants and raves when I hit that wall I can’t bash through and making me laugh when I’m so mad or frustrated I didn’t think it possible.
To Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations for being amazing at what he does, for putting up with our antics and for being a really awesome friend too.
To Hayley Hitchcock the intern we worked to death until we lost her to school. To our new interns Shayne and Krys…. Do NOT talk to Hayley. We are awesome to work for… honest!
To all the support bands that come out to rock the house with our touring bands on the road, thank you!!!!!! Your support is unbelievably valuable and you are appreciated more than you will ever know.
To the awesome venues, promoters, bookers and buyers that we have the good fortune to work with and who give our bands a home to play in on the road and at home including but not limited to: John Kriska/ Better Than Fred’s, Trevor Kain/ DV8 Nightclub, Trev @ E3 Media (we miss you), Isaac/ Dicken’s Pub, Adam & Garry/ The Blind Beggar, Bret Pollard/ Phunkin Gruuve, Bryan Grob/ Nestor’s Tavern, Joe Black/ Blackstar Productions, Elle Quintana/ Reggie’s Rock Club and Music Joint, Brad Sumak/ Red Rooster (RIP) & Corktown, John Kohn/ O’Flannigan’s, Blake Talarico/ Devil’s Gap, James/ Canmore Hotel, Shawn McLeod/ Pogue’s, Chance/ Riverfront Pub (he loves me), Mike Ash/ Distrikt Nightclub, Jason Jansekovich/ Club 515 (RIP), Derin/ Original Joe’s Avenida, Art Szabo/ Brixx, Kristina Killcrist/ Kelowna, Steve Derpack/ Haven Social Club & JCL Productions, Darryl Bowers, Lars and Deren/ Of Thorn & Vine, Zuko/ my Manitoba hero, and so many many many more that I haven’t got the room to add you all. Thanks for what you do and the help that you have given.
I’d like to give shout outs as well to some old friends and new: Alkatine, Indie 403, Dragonfly Rockstars, RockmebabyTV, Jesse Valstar from Odinfist (thanks always for the help you give), Disa Cameron and Higherground, Dreams of Reason, The SteveyRae Show, The Stepping Stone Radio & Tricky Dick Maidment… again, the list is endless!
And to start 2012 off just right we are excited to say that we have added both Kill Matilda and Stone Iris to the roster, as well as 2 new agents; Dusty and Doug to help us do more of what we do!
New tours are already booking and we will be announcing 2 N.A. tours in the coming weeks, as well as several more in the planning stages that will be rocking down new borders and taking us all further than we’ve gone before! 2012 is going to kick some serious ass, and we can’t wait to bring you the best in original SIN!
2 of my proudest moments in the past year: Ivan Moody bringing beers on stage at Boonstock to my All Else Fails boys and when following up on a recent booking with a venue I’d sent a new band to, I got the following response “They were great! Awesome energy and live show, like all the bands you send me!” That right there is why I do what I do…. the bands are so amazing!
Thank you 2011, bring on 2012!!
Thank you Dusty and Kill Matilda for ongoing patience and assistance to solidify a great tour experience
Leanne for not charging me therapy bills and Advil receipts and most notably keeping me sane
Ralph James, Lorainne Webb, Jay Soulliere, Jason Furman, Adam Shanfield, Paul Gourlie and Perry Gilman for helping me develop a core music scene here in Yorkton (Ralph and Lorraine you allowed Yorkton’s bigger show ever with Hinder)
John Kriska, you saved my ass several times. Trevor Kain not only has your help been greatly appreciated I now know Drayton Valley exists. A huge shout out to other kickass promoters and venues, Jason Jansekovich, Frank Loffredo, Double Decker and the other 100 I’m missing
HINDER big thank you for being so accommodating and changing the scene here in a positive way, Versus the nothing for relocating to Yorkton part of 2011 and helping us rise to the top, All Else Fails, Broken Ride, Chasing Amee, Living In Red, Ten Second Epic, Neverest– always a pleasure, Karl Wolf- more drunk nights ahead, Pascal, Cancer Bats, Swollen Members, Econoline Crush– Trev your an amazing human being, D12 and so many more
Lastly. I thank Yorton 110% for your support. Without you Indestructible Entertainment wouldn’t have expanded nor would have SIN been created. Neil Thom, you may be the smartest man in Yorkton, Mike Wilson-you supported every show I delivered, Tanya Oliva and the rest of Indestructible staff for every hour of work and dedication (even days and weeks for you Tanya).Katie for not killing me putting hours and hours into my passion and all my kickass helpers and sponsors from Fabutan, Cab Clothing, Skin City Tattoo, Yorkton This Week, Pizza Hut and the Juiceman Kevin Krase and Booster Juice for the ultimate compliment, believing in me from day 1.
The team of Indestructible and SIN Agency assures you tours and shows will be doubled for 2K12. Keep supporting the scene world.
SIN Agency will see you all where the music lives!