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
Monday July 1st: The Aviary, Edmonton AB w/ Dylan Ella, Sam the Living, and Jewel Jennifer Dahlgren
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!
It’s been too long! Bird City (solo) and Wax Mannequin are sharing a bill again! Reunited with traveling pal Martti Mäkkelä These three are playing FOUR shows together in March (joined by one of Jenny’s ALL-TIME-FAVOURITES “Andrew Vincent” for the Ottawa Show!!!!!) And then towards the end of the month Bird City re-joins her bandmates and shares the stage with the delightful Rich Burnett in Flesherton. Such a month to look forward to. See the dates below!
Fri. Mar. 9th, “The Garnet”, Peterborough ON w/ Wax Mannequin & Martti Mäkkelä
Sat. Mar. 10th,”Pressed” Ottawa ON, w/ Wax Mannequin, Andrew Vincent, & Martti Mäkkelä
Sun. Mar. 11th, “Musiikki Café”, Kingston ON, w/Wax Mannequin & Martti Mäkkelä
Thurs. March 15th, “The Piston”, Toronto ON, w/Wax Mannequin & Martti Mäkkelä
Fri. Mar. 23rd, “The Bicycle Cafe”, Flesherton ON, w/ Rich Burnett