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Wyrd Distro Launch Party! February 15th 2014

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On Saturday February 15th, we will be the venue to the Vancouver launch party for Wyrd Distro!   More info regarding set times coming soon!
– Venue: Neptoon Records (3561 Main Street) (http://neptoon.com/)
– Artist 1: Sisters of Seance (Luke Rogers of Basketball) (https://soundcloud.com/sisters-of-seance)
– Artist 2: Isolated Now Waves / N.213
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:30pm PST / 6:30pm EST
– Organized by: Selina Koop

More info about the Wyrd Distro launch parties below:

On Saturday February 15th, 2014 Weird Canada is launching its Wyrd Distro, the first non-profit online-store and distribution service dedicated to emerging and experimental Canadian music.

We are organizing “launch gatherings” in cities across the country. Please join us in the afternoon on Saturday February 15th to commemorate the growing spectre of our shadowy lizard government. Each Launch Gathering will feature:

– Live video Hangout with Weird Canada Executive Director Marie LeBlanc Flanagan and Founder Aaron Levin
– Drop-box where local artists can consign music to the Wyrd Distro (free shipping!)
– A performance (or two)
– A Weird Canada volunteer to answer answer all your questions (except those relating to the Millennium Prize Problems. We cannot answer those. Yet.)
– A limited, free cassette compilation of digital-only music from every province and territory, featuring cover-art designed by Gabriel Jasmin.
– Beautiful screen-printed poster by Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre (https://www.facebook.com/pages/-lensemble-vide-/438705162839488?fref=ts)

Gatherings will be held in the following cities, with live video hangout times listed. Full details of venues and performers, below:

– Saint John, New Brunswick (3:00pm AST)
– Halifax, Nova Scotia (4:00pm AST)
– Moncton, New Brunswick (4:00pm AST)
– Montréal, Québec (3:30pm EST)
– Québec, Québec (3:30pm EST)
– Ottawa, Ontario (4:00pm EST)
– London, Ontario (4:00pm EST)
– Guelph, Ontario (4:00pm EST)
– Toronto, Ontario (4:30pm EST)
– Iqaluit, Nunavut (4:30pm EST)
– Winnipeg, Manitoba (4:00pm CST)
– Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (4:00pm CST)
– Edmonton, Alberta (3:30pm MST)
– Calgary, Alberta (4:00pm MST)
– Vancouver, British Columbia (3:30pm PST)
– Victoria, British Columbia (4:00pm PST)

Gatherings we’re working on (help us! info@weirdcanada.com)

– St. John’s, NL
– Charlottetown, PEI
– Whitehorse, YK
– Yellowknife, NT

THE GRIP IS OUT THERE

PS – These gatherings would not have been possible without the immense work of Weird Canada’s volunteer army. Each event has a lead and they are listed below. Please thank them in person. They are amazing.

PPS – Logo and pattern design by Jenn Kitagawa.

## Saint John

– Venue: Backstreet Records (124 Germain) (http://backstreetrecords.blogspot.ca/)
– Artist 1: (learning) (http://learning.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: The Shorty Tubbs (http://theshortytubbs.bwandcamp.com/)
– Artist 3: Stegosaurus (http://sharktoothrecords.bandcamp.com/)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:00pm AST / 2:00pm EST
– Organized by: Barb Crawford

## Halifax

– Venue: Lost & Found (2383 Agricola)
– Artist 1: Scribbler (http://scribblerband.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: Quaker Parents (http://quakerparents.bandcamp.com/album/no-crime-when-covered-in-grime)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm AST / 3:00pm EST
– Organized by: Rana Ecol & Evan Matthews

## Moncton

– Venue: TBD
– Artists: TBD
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm AST
– Organized by: Nick

## Montreal

– Venue: Sonorama (260 Bernard O)
– Artist 1: YlangYlang (http://ylangylang.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: Special Noise (http://specialnoise.bandcamp.com/track/snoop-lion)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:30pm EST
– Organized by: Christina Bell

## Quebec City

– Venue: Le Knock-Out (832 St-Joseph Est)
– Artists: Machinegun Suzie (http://machinegunsuzie.bandcamp.com/) (Accoustic Set)
Nicolas Ouellet (Event DJ extraordinaire) + More
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:30pm EST
– Organized by: AnneMarie Papillon

## Ottawa

– Venue: Pressed
– Artists: Organ Eyes
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm EST
– Organized by: Emily McQuarrie & Rachel Weldon

## London

– Venue: Grooves Records (353 Clarence)
– Artist 1: A Person Disguised as People (Ian Doig-Phaneuf) (http://a-souvenir.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: I Smell Blood (http://ismellblood.bandcamp.com/)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm EST
– Organized by: Sam Allen

## Guelph

– Venue: Silence (46 essex st.)
– Artist 1: CFRU + Silence + (other) radio collage sound installation (http://www.cfru.ca/)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm EST
– Organized by: Javier Fuentes

## Toronto

– Venue: June Records (662 College Street) (http://junerecords.ca/)
– Artist 1: Carl Didur (https://soundcloud.com/carl-didur)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:30pm EST
– Organized by: Wavelength + Pavan Brar

## Iqaluit

– Venue: TBD
– Artists: TBD
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:30pm EST
– Organized by: Dan Galway

## Winnipeg

– Venue: TBD
– Artist 1: Solar Coffin (http://dubditchpicnic.bandcamp.com/album/cold-furnace)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm CST / 5:00pm EST
– Organized by: Taylor Burgess

## Saskatoon

– Venue: Beaumont Film and Record
– Artist 1: Surely I Come Quickly with Cid Vishnu (http://surelyicomequickly.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-neverending)
– Artist 2: Poler Bear (http://polerbear.bandcamp.com/album/se-d-nouer-3)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm CST / 5:00pm EST
– Organized by: Josh Robinson

## Edmonton

– Venue: Listen Records (10443 124 St. NW) (http://listenrecords.net/)
– Artist 1: Pigeon Breeders (http://pigeonbreeders.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: Zebrapulse (http://zebrapulse.bandcamp.com/)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:30pm MST / 5:30pm EST
– Organized by: David Ferris

## Calgary

– Venue: Sloth Records (736 17th Ave SW) (http://slothrecords.wordpress.com/)
– Artist 1: Wicked Healing
– Artist 2: DJ Devin Friesen (Bitter Fictions)
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm MST / 6:00pm EST
– Organized by: Paisley Sim

## Vancouver

– Venue: Neptoon Records (3561 Main Street) (http://neptoon.com/)
– Artist 1: Sisters of Seance (Luke Rogers of Basketball) (https://soundcloud.com/sisters-of-seance)
– Artist 2: Isolated Now Waves / N.213
– Google+ Hangout w/ Marie & Aaron: 3:30pm PST / 6:30pm EST
– Organized by: Selina Koop

## Victoria

– Venue: Cavity Curiosity Shop (http://cavityproductions.ca/) (556b Pandora)
– Artist 1: Cosy Father (http://cosyfather.bandcamp.com/)
– Artist 2: Mark Alexander McIntyre (http://markalexandermcintyre.bandcamp.com/)
– Google+ Hang w/ Marie & Aaron: 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST
– Organized by: Johnnie Regalado

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

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