Second Helping of Snack Sessions Videos

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Clockwise from left: Super Duty Tough Work, ATLAAS, Raine Hamilton, Sebastian Gaskin

Manitoba Music Launches New Round of Snack Sessions Live Stream Music Videos on June 13

Live local music is back on the menu for Snack Sessions, Manitoba Music’s music video series. Streamed via Facebook Live, the pilot project launched last year with four performances. Now the series is ready for a new round of buzz-worthy emerging Manitoba acts playing some delicious tunes from the Manitoba Music environment, fueled by some iconic local nibbles and sips. Music fans can also get to know the performers with in-depth band profiles on

Super Duty Tough Work kicks things off on June 13, bringing music inspired by the dirty jazz loop sound of 90s east coast hip hop. Since forming in early 2015, Super Duty Tough Work has quickly established itself as the region’s premier live hip hop outfit. Fronted by Brendan Grey (aka Giant #3 of Sleeping Giants) and backed by a well-curated ensemble of highly skilled local and international musicians, SDTW is a seven-piece powerhouse, mixing live instrumentation with an array of vocal styles, combining laid-back and high-energy into a satisfaction-guaranteed performance for hip hop heads and music lovers alike. 

Synthy R&B act ATLAAS is your warm-shoulder, hand-holding, eyelash-kissing romantic simulation for all introspective extroverted hearts. They lean into every guilty pleasure with undeniably dreamy results. They'll take over the Manitoba Music space on July 4.

Raine Hamilton will share her resonant, acoustic chamber folk on August 1. With her new album, Night Sky, Hamilton's ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello + double bass, and with Hamilton on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach. Raine is also a charming and funny storyteller, pairing her vulnerable tunes with engaging story intros. 

R&B singer/songwriter and guitarist Sebastian Gaskin closes out this helping of Snack Session on August 29. He released his first single titled “6AM” at the beginning of 2018, which ended up reaching the number 1 spot on the National Indigenous Countdown, and was also the recipient of the 2018 Indigenous Music Award for Most Outstanding Manitoban. He creates music for your late nights and early mornings, creating reverb-soaked soundscapes combined with heart-thumping bass and melancholic melodies. His talents have taken him across Europe and onto the stages of multiple festivals within Canada. 

Snack Sessions is made possible by the support of Corus Entertainment, with snacks provided by Tomahawk Chips and Half Pints Brewing Company.

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