We added a drop down menu for “Other Projects” The folks at Label Fantastic! are multitasking, multidisciplinary artists, and between making albums you can often find them wearing other interesting hats in their communities. So come here for the music, stay for the other arts and projects! Catch some shows! Buy some historic-themed t-shirts! Listen to podcasts! So much to do and see adjacent to Label Fantastic!
Have you checked out Wax Mannequin’s “The Red Brain”, yet? Want to hear a silver lining in the form of songs that reflect a brilliant neurodiverse human who was creating and performing weekly during a global pandemic, while holding down the fort with his beautiful family? Planting seeds, and telling stories, wearing masks and strumming a guitar in his pantry while distorted coloured videos flashed across his face and body? Leave it to Wax Mannequin to make something so special during such a trying time. Find your way to one of his shows, soon. We’ve listed some of the dates below! He’s playing most (or all) of the new record at all of his upcoming shows, many of which are with a giant magical band. Find him! Don’t miss him! And grab his record at waxmannequin.bandcamp.com
Jul 21London, ON
Jul 28Guelph, ON
Aug 09Wells, BC
Aug 10Prince George, BC
Aug 11Vancouver, BC
Aug 12Nelson, BC
Aug 15Weston-super-mare, UK
Aug 17Smithers, BC
Aug 18Fort Saint James, BC
Aug 22Sudbury, ON
Aug 24Thunder Bay, ON
It’s been a strange pandemic! Lots of music paused, some folks shifting creative gears (SO MUCH visual art for Jenny!) And Jenny here at Label Fantastic! has taken on a bit of a new venture. Or she’s trying it. At least this one time. Jenny is helping Wax Mannequin with his radio mailouts! Because Jenny LOVES community radio! And even though she works in community radio, her radio job doesn’t actually cross over with the music library at all. She’s just come to know so many magical radio workers out there, and is just a huge fan of all music things independent and Canadian and scrappy and DIY and incredible and under the radar and Community Radio just does right by all of these things in such a wonderful way. So she‘s dug deep, collected info from friends and colleagues, dug even deeper, and is determined to make sure every one in community radio land knows how awesome this new Wax Mannequin album is. So we’ll see how this goes! Hopefully you all get to hear it and enjoy it as much as we do! Call your local stations! Request Wax Mannequin’s Red Brain! It will appear at a station near you around its release date on April 14th, coming out on Coax Records. We can’t wait!
It’s been two years since Bird City has played in a venue! So it felt fitting for the return to be one of our favourite places. Join the delightful Guelph bands “Magpie” and Bird City for an early show in the Southern Cross room of the Tranzac – 7:30-9:30pm, on Saturday April 30th. A beautiful bird-themed show to begin the re-entry to playing music in a people-filled space. We hope to see you there.
Check out this delightful music video of the Jenny Omnichord and Kim Barlow song “Planet Zorn”! We love it! It was created by Conner Japikse, a student studying at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
We’re so proud of our incredible Henry Adam Svec collecting his magical stories of folklore and Canadiana into his first novel, “Life is Like Canadian Football and Other Authentic Folk Songs”
Fans of Label Fantastic will recognize many of the artists mentioned in this book, including our own Jenny Omnichord.
Henry has put together a themed playlist to go with the book, and it is incredible. Check it out!
It’s been eight months and Bird City is finally flying back to get their car. Will everything go as planned? We sure hope so! But what’s a trip west without a tour? A vacation? We can’t have that! We’ve set up some shows, in the hopes that we can fill up our gas tank along the way. Hope to see you!. And wish us luck!
Thursday June 27th: A House show, Vancouver BC w/ Ida Nilsen
Friday June 28th: Mile Zero Wine Bar, Penticton BC w/ Hot Ticket
Saturday June 29th: Jita’s Cafe, Golden BC w/ Ian Bain
Sunday June 30th: Songsmith Sundays at King Eddy, Calgary AB
Tuesday July 2nd: The Gazebo, Saskatoon SK w/ Juniperous
Wednesday July 3rd: tba in Winnipeg MB
Thursday July 4th: Serendipity Gardens, Rossport ON
Label Fantastic! is branching out! And it’s weird and wonderful! More on that soon – we want to keep you guessing
Bird City is working on a new album! Hoping it may finds it way released as early as this fall, but in the meantime we have some magical shows coming up:
June 9th – “In the Soil”, St. Catherines ON – inthesoil.on.ca
June 19th – An exciting show in Uptown Waterloo – details soon
July – A REALLY exciting show – details coming soon too!
We’ve also got lots of exciting Golden Bus announcements coming – the bus will return in April, keep in the loop by following facebook.com/thegoldenbusstop
Check out this exciting western tour! So many magical little places! 19 shows in 19 days! October 11th – 29th 2018
Oct. 11th – Thunder Bay ON – The Apollo
Oct. 12th – Kenora ON – Bob’s Burger Bar
Oct. 13th – Winnipeg MB matinee – Forth
Oct 14th – Langenburg SK – Flav’r Country Ranch
Oct 15th – Swift Current SK – Mighty Neighbourly House Concerts
Oct 16th– Lethbridge AB – Theoretically Brewing Co. w/ Phouka & guests
Oct 17th – Nelson BC – Royal on Baker
Oct 18th – Penticton BC – Cannery Brewing w/ Maiya Robbie
Oct 19th – Victoria BC – Vinyl Envy w/ Jessicka, & Mani Khaira
Oct 20th – Vancouver BC House Concert
Oct 21st – Vancouver BC – The Wise Hall
Oct 22nd – Abbotsford BC – The Car Port w/ David Ivan Neil
Oct 23rd – Summerland BC house concert w/ Tavis Weir
Oct 24th – Golden BC – Whitetooth Brewing
Oct 25th – Calgary AB – The King Eddy w/ IG BO LYN (Clinton St. John’s new project) and Dumb Angel
Oct 26th – Edmonton AB – Kasbar – w/Amy Van Keeken, Lucas Chaisson & Liam Cody
Oct 27th – Saskatoon SK – House Concert w/Juniperous
Oct 28th – Winnipeg MB – Henderson House Concert
Oct 29th – Rossport ON – Serendipity Garden
Bird City is excited to join the Music City Summer Series this Sunday July 29th in the Distillery District in Toronto! They’re performing at 2pm. Hope to see you there!