Ten great things

  1. Dan Mangan (Nov. 1 @ the Garrick)
    — Depending on when you read this column, this first entry may be the most difficult to attend. If you have the time, however, a Dan Mangan show should be well worth it. Mangan’s newest release, Oh, Fortune, is absolutely stellar.

  2. Boats (Nov. 5 @ the Lo Pub)
    — Some local flavour, Boats brings an alt-pop sound to the Lo Pub early this month. The date marks the final show of a 23-city tour that began only last month.

  3. Sarah Slean (Nov. 10 @ the WECC)
    — The Ontario-born workhorse already has a whopping 11 albums to her name, dating back to an independent cassette release in ’97.

  4. Ohbijou (Nov. 12 @ the WECC)
    — Originally a collaborative project between sisters Casey and Jennifer Mecija, Ohbijou released their third album Metal Meets this past September.

  5. tUnE-yArDs (Nov. 14 @ the WECC)
    — A rare occurance folks, a musical act whose international critical acclaim has put their new album, w h o k i l l, at the peak of its popularity right when they come through Winnipeg.

  6. Jill Barber (Nov. 15 @ the Winnipeg Art Gallery)
    — Jazzy, loungy, poppy, vintage cocktail music, Jill Barber brings her retro sensibilities to the WAG this month.

  7. Hey Rosetta! (Nov. 17 @ the Garrick)
    — Having released their third album Seeds earlier this year, Hey Rosetta rides into town fresh off a Polaris short-list nomination.

  8. Chad VanGaalen (Nov. 18 @ the WECC)
    — Having been signed to indie darling Sub Pop since 2005, Chad VanGaalen has been pumping out good tunes for years. In May, the Alberta native released his fourth full-length album, Diaper Island.

  9. Jon Lajoie (Nov. 20 @ the Garrick Centre)
    — Canadian internet comedian, now one of the stars of FX’s The League, Jon Lajoie is a darn funny guy. This month he brings his I Kill People comedy tour through Winnipeg.

  10. Austra (Nov. 24 @ the WECC)
    — The second of this year’s Polaris short-listers to grace our fair city in the span of a week. VanGaalen received the honour, but in 2007.