Propagandhi Returns Home for Two Benefit Concerts

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After a two year absence from hometown stages, Winnipeg’s own Propagandhi returns for two sold-out performances. Tomorrow night's concert at the West End Cultural Centre and Saturday's gig at The Zoo are the band’s first local concerts since the 2001 release of its latest effort, Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes.

Known for their strong politics and social consciousness, the internationally-acclaimed punk trio bolsters its reputation by making both performances benefit concerts (for Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation – which is currently in a land-use dispute with a logging company - and the International Solidarity Movement, a humanitarian organization that aids Palestinian communities).

While Propagandhi may not have rocked Winnipeg audiences recently, the band did make its way to Brandon and Portage la Prairie last month for two more benefit concerts, the latter raising about $2,000 for the construction of a women's shelter.

The band continues to run its own record label, G7 Welcoming Committee, which is home to other locals like Greg MacPherson, Malefaction and early Weaktherthans, as well as Hamilton’s Warsawpack and Sweden’s Randy.

Propagandhi plays the West End Cultural Centre on July 18, with Giant Sons, Under Pressure and Resistance and The Zoo on July 19, with Burnthe8Track, Wife and Rogue Nation.

For more information about Propagandhi and G7, please visit them www.g7welcomingcommittee.com.

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