Past song of the week / August 2009

Flying Fox & The Hunter Gatherers

From the album

Featured track, available from August 6 to August 13

Music industry legends Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer are in town this weekend for a rare and special appearance at The Park Theatre on August 8. Even if you haven't heard of Stein or Gottehrer, you've probably heard people who owe their careers to them. The two founded Sire Records and brought the world the likes of The Ramones, Madonna, The Smiths, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and Depeche Mode. The list goes on. And on and on.  (Seriously.) Don't miss your chance to hear from two of music's giants. Click here for details.

But what to do the night before? Well, there's the Manitoba Music Showcase at The Academy on August 7. The event, which gets underway at 9pm, features showcases by Scott Nolan, Flying Fox and The Hunter Gatherers, J.P. Hoe, The Angry Dragons, and LeBeato.

Keep yourself busy until then by downloading Flying Fox's "Advent" from The Loudspeaker. Beyond the August 7 show, the folk/pop sextet and its stellar horn section will head to Beausejour for the Great Woods Music Festival on August 9 before taking a break to focus on writing and arranging some new material. Fans can expect a new full-length sometime next year.

Download the song. Come to the showcase. Then come to see Stein and Gottehrer.


Looking to promote new music and upcoming shows / activity? Manitoba Music members can request a Song of the Week by emailing Spots are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and sometimes fill up a few months in advance so be sure to reach out early! These songs are made available with permission of the artists/copyright holders and all rights have been acquired.

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