Pick of the Day: The Cat Empire

Along with the Regina Folk Festival and CJTR Community Radio, we’re sponsors of this gig at the Distrikt tonight which features one Australia’s most popular musical exports The Cat Empire (pictured).

Formed in 1999, the band augments the usual guitar/drum/bass triumpherate  with instruments like trumpet, banjo, melodica and decks to create a catchy and eclectic, dance-friendly sound. Touring in support of their latest album Cinema (released last month), the Cat Empire is being backed up tonight by the Vancouver band fronted by Daniel Wesley.

Here’s the video for Daniel Wesley’s 2009 song “Pilgrimage”. And here’s Cat Empire’s video for The Car Song. 

Doors are at 8 p.m., and tix for this 19 plus gig are $22.50 advance.

Also on tonight, there’s a benefit concert for Carmichael Outreach to raise funds to help 40 inner city youth go to summer camp. It’s being held at Artesian on 13th  at 7:30 p.m. Performing are Jeffrey Straker and Belle Plaine. Tix are $15. For more info call 757-2235. 

Finally, at Bushwakker tonight at 9 p.m. Ghosts of the Highway are playing with the Joey Only Outlaw Band at Bushwakker.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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2 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: The Cat Empire”

  1. Guys, go see them if you have a chance. I’ve seen them four times (the last time yesterday in Saskatoon.) They are unequivocally the best live show you will experience.

  2. i had my tickets cancelled an refunded, told that these guys weren’t coming anymore – and now they’re heee, and i’m no tickets and no possibility of going because of other commitment arranged since – anyone else buy tickets and get told they weren’t coming?

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