Pick of the Day: Hawksley Workman

Carle was lukewarm in her review of his new CD Meat a few issues back. I’d have given it four stars. “Tokyo Bicycle” is my favourite tune, but overall it’s a pretty rockin’ disc. So props to the Hawkman. If I was in town, I’d totally be into seeing his show tonight at Darke Hall that’s being presented by the Regina Folk Festival as part of their Concert Series. But I scored a really sweet seat sale on WestJet so I’ll be out in Victoria visiting with my parents for a bit.

I’ve seen Hawksley Workman three times in concert now, I think. Once at Darke Hall in 2006, and twice at the RFF on the main stage in Victoria Park. It addition to being a great musical talent, the man definitely knows how to entertain. Here’s video of his song “We Dance to Yesterday” off his other 2010 release Milk. (YouTube)

Also on tonight are gigs by Passenger Action at O’Hanlon’s Pub and The Bystanders at the Cathedral Village Freehouse. There’s also a two-night world music festival running at Carrefour des Plaines (3850 Hillsdale St.) tonight and Saturday night from 5-11 p.m. Featured are groups like Sugar Pie, Mama Llajta, Riel Reelers and Shekinah. For more info, visit www.acfr.ca or call 566-6020. Finally, there’s an opening reception for Linda Duvall’s show Where Are the Mothers? at the Dunlop Art Gallery beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.