Royal Canoe

If you were at the Regina Folk Festival in early August, you perhaps saw this Winnipeg-based alt-rock band in action. If you didn’t, or you’re keen to see them again, the RFF is giving you that chance Tuesday Sept. 30 via their Concert Series.

With their 2013 album Today We’re Believers Royal Canoe garnered a Juno nomination for Alternative Album of the Year. That won them a support spot on a tour with the London (UK) band Bombay Bicycle Club. They’ve also played Sled Island, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and jazz festivals in Vancouver and Victoria. So they’ve been a busy band lately.

Tuesday’s show goes at the Exchange (doors at 8 p.m.) The backup band is Saskatoon’s Close Talker, and tickets are $20 advance and $25 door. To give you a sense of what to expect here’s the (semi-surreal) video for “Birthday” off Today We’re Believers:

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