Past song of the week / June 2012

The Lytics
"Last Bit (Lovely Words)"

From the album The Lytics

Featured track, available from June 28 to July 6

Manitoba Music is firing up the The Forks this year for Canada Day with a diverse all local line-up of talent on three different stages. Performing for an audience of thousands who gather at The Forks to celebrate our nation’s birthday, the main stage event, dubbed Manitoba Music Live and presented by Rogers, features six Manitoba acts, culminating in unique collaboration between acclaimed hip hop act The Lytics and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Sol James kicks things off on the Scotiabank Stage at 4pm, followed by sets by Sons of York, Don Amero, Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers, and Jodi King. Hosted by Breakfast Television’s Jenna Khan, the event also features the turntable talents of DJ Mama Cutsworth between sets. Over at the Under the Canopy stage, audiences can catch sets by The Noble Thiefs, Modern Romantics, Sweet Alibi, Jason Kirkness, and Nathan. Head to the Rail Bridge Stage for Kayla Luky, Trio Bembe, Fire & Smoke, Hillbilly Burlesque, and Red Moon Road.

Fans will have to wait until September to get their hands on The Lytics' new album, That’s What They Told Me, but we're celebrating Canada Day with the band's tune "Last Bit (Lovely Words)", which is this weeks' featured download. Check out Uptown's big piece on the collaboration between The Lytics and the WSO, "the best party in the 'Peg".

Manitoba Music Live and the entire Canada Day at The Forks presented by Rogers is free for all to attend and is accompanied by family-friendly activities all day long including clowns, musicians, buskers, crafts, and more. For more information, visit and click here for the complete schedule of live music.


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