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Guidewire

About Guidewire

Make lots of noises.
Organize DORKBOT at Neutral Ground.
On board of the sound arts organization called Holophon.

Contact: guidewire@gmail.com
Website: ryan.ameba.ca
Genres: electronic

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Royal Red Brigade

About Royal Red Brigade

Royal Red Brigade delivers an explosive brand of Punk Rock N’ Roll from the cold, dead heart of the Canadian Prairies. They are influenced by classic bands of punk, garage and rock lore, as well as by the innovative, genre-defying spirit of contemporary incarnations like the Bronx, The Murder City Devils, and the Hives. Their musical catalogue: Out of the Trenches (2010), Give into the Violence (2012), and Seasides (2014), demonstrates a variety of dynamic, dark sonic atmospheres. From frantic to frightening, the band’s recorded works exhibit depth and diversity, anchored by the band’s truly unified and distinct sound. Equally energetic on stage, Royal Red Brigade also have extensive touring and live show experience, having embarked on multiple national and international tours, and with appearances at festivals such as Montreal’s Pouzza Fest in 2013, and a headlining spot at Saskatoon’s Omfest in 2014. They have also supported many notable acts at home, including DOA, The Flatliners, SNFU, Cobra Skulls, and many more. The band truly values authenticity, both in the creative expression of song, and in the communities that cultivate subversive art forms. Backed only by independent label support and a vicious DIY drive, Royal Red Brigade are ready to enact their plans for world domination. Destroy!!!

Contact: dylan.m.ludwig@gmail.com
Website: www.royalredbrigade.com
Genres: Punk, RocknRoll

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Fate of Extinction

About Fate of Extinction

Fate of Extinction is an alternative hard rock band hailing from Regina, SK. Active since the band’s formation in the spring of 2014, they gain the majority of their influence from bands such as Halestorm, Billy Talent, Nirvana, Shinedown, and Led Zeppelin. Each member brings something unique to the group, blending perfectly to create Fate of Extinction.
—Kelsey Briens- Keyboard
Kelsey has been playing piano since the age of three, and has since almost mastered the instrument, as well as numerous others. A few of her favourite bands include FFDP, AC/DC, Shinedown, Nirvana, Rise Against, and Theory of a Deadman.
—Brandt Wanner- Percussion
Some of his favourite bands include Led Zeppelin, Green Day, and Rush.
—Seth Bonneteau- Guitar
Seth is a killer guitar player who also happens to play the Harmonica, as heard in our song Plague of my Mind, and is an excellent listener in all aspects. Some od his favourite bans include Shinedown, Halestorm, and Alice in Chains.
—Katelynn Kowalchuk- Lead Vocals
Katelynn has been singing since her mum first enrolled her in kindermusic, and also plays the clarinet, Ocarina, and Bass guitar. Some of her favourite bands include Pierce the Veil, BMTH, My Chemical Romance, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and H.I.M.Fate of Extinction is an alternative hard rock band hailing from Regina, SK. Active since the band’s formation in the spring of 2014, they gain the majority of their influence from bands such as Halestorm, Billy Talent, Nirvana, Shinedown, and Led Zeppelin. Each member brings something unique to the group, blending perfectly to create Fate of Extinction.
—Kelsey Briens- Keyboard
Kelsey is the John Paul Jones of FoE. Kelsey has been playing piano since the age of three, and has since almost mastered the instrument, as well as Bass, both upright and electric, trombone, and others. In FoE Kelsey predominantly plays keys, but may occasionally dust off one of the others for a tune or two. A few of her favorite bands include Five Finger Death Punch, AC/DC, Shinedown, Nirvana, Rise Against, and Theory of a Deadman.
—Brandt Wanner- Percussion
Brandt has been playing percussion and drums since the age of 9 and is rapidly becoming one of the up and coming drummers in the Regina music scene. Although his musical palette is very eclectic, some of his influences include Led Zeppelin, Green Day, and Rush.
—Seth Bonneteau- Guitar
Seth is a killer guitar player who also happens to play the Harmonica, as heard in our song Plague of my Mind, and is an excellent listener in all aspects. Some of his favourite bans include Shinedown, Halestorm, and Alice in Chains.
—Katelynn Kowalchuk- Lead Vocals
Katelynn has been singing since her mum first enrolled her in kindermusic, and also plays the clarinet, Ocarina, and Bass guitar. Some of her favourite bands include Pierce the Veil, BMTH, My Chemical Romance, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and H.I.M.

Contact: fateofextinction@gmail.com
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fateofextinction
Genres: Alternative Hard Rock

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Congratulations to the League of One, 2015 Winners of Queen City Rocks!

The Cultural Exchange would like to extend hearty congratulations to the League of One, the winner of this year’s Queen City Rocks. For the past three years, 104.9 The Wolf has held a huge battle of the bands in the Exchange, hosting Regina and area bands for great nights of local music. At the end, the winning band receives a prize pack that’ll hopefully help the group take their music to the next level.

The League of One joins past winners Indigo Joseph and the Dead South. Again, way to go! We’re excited to see what’s next for you. Thanks to the Wolf for six weeks of great music in the Exchange, and to all the bands who played this year and made it such a wonderful and fun experience for all involved.

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The Presenters Network Connects Venues With Artists and Presenters

Beyond all the great people that fill this province, Saskatchewan has dozens and dozens of great spaces where art happens. Galleries, theatres spaces, music venues, and more support the work of visual artists, actors, and musicians while serving audiences.

The Presenters Network is a provincial database launched by the Cultural Exchange. We’re connecting Saskatchewan presenters, venues, and artists to help everyone find new opportunities to fill our province with art. For venues, this means artists or the people presenting artists can bring you exciting uses for your space, or you can seek out the next Saskatchewan artists who will do great things in your venue.

Signing up for a profile is quick, easy, and free. Visit the Presenters Network on our website to sign up or to browse existing profiles.

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Recently Announced: the Gay Nineties

The Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce the next show in its New West Concert Series. On Wednesday, May 20, Vancouver indie-rock group the Gay Nineties will return to the Exchange with Edmonton rockers Zerbin.

The group previously came through the Exchange, touring with their EP Coming Together. Now, they’re coming back around with a new one, Liberal Guilt, continuing with the energetic, hook-filled rock sound they broke out with.

Advance tickets are $10 and will be available at Vintage Vinyl. Keep an eye on our website for more information on this and other upcoming shows in the Exchange and the Club.

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Regina Folk Fest Brings Marco Calliari to the Exchange

Some cultures have a reputation for traditional music styles that go well with partying. Italians and Quebecois are right up there in those ranks. In Marco Calliari, you get two for the price of one.

The singer-songwriter was born and raised in Montreal, where ha played in the thrash group Anonymous before striking out on his own. He’s been releasing music under his own name since 2003, from his debut, Che la vita, up to his most recent album, Al faro est in 2010.

Throughout, he’s managed all the cultural influences at play in his music, from the tender moments to the more rollicking, upbeat parts. All of it is filtered through Calliari, who makes it part of a personal, unified whole.

Marco Calliari is in the Exchange on Sunday, April 12. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 plus s/c and are available online at TicketBreak. $20 at the door. All ages and licensed.

Fundraising and Fun in the Exchange

Come out and enjoy a night of music in support of a great cause on Saturday, April 11 in the Exchange. Mike Walsh is seeking treatment for leukemia in Vancouver with his fiancé Megan Westaff. Funds from this evening will be going to help cover their expenses. You can also donate in advance online at YouCaring.

Regina singer-songwriter Nick Faye, Regina rock band Vintage Children, Regina garage-rock band Herb and the Humans, and Regina rap act DGS featuring LOA all play. Doors at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and are available at Norwood Clothing. All ages and licensed.

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Danko Jones’ History of Rock

Danko Jones, the man, is a rock obsessive, the kind of guy who believes in that style of music through and through with everything he’s got. He’s not shy about it, either. He’s had radio shows, he’s had a podcast, he’s even recorded a spoken word album called The Magical World of Rock, all dedicated to the power of one of rock and roll.

That might set expectations high for Danko Jones, the band, but they live up to them, and have for years. Singer and guitarist Jones long-time bassist John Calabrese have been rocking Canadians for a long time now, building a strong live legacy before they ever released an album. They released their debut, Born a Lion, in 2002, coming out strong with big singles like “Lovercall” and “Sound of Love”. They’ve stopped since then, continuing a long line of rocking with their seventh album, Fire Music, in 2015. It’s also their first album with drummer Rich Knox.

Danko Jones is in the Exchange on Friday, April 10 with the Lazys. Doors at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 plus s/c and are available at Vintage Vinyl and online at TicketEdge. $30 at the door. All ages and licensed.

Assiniboia & District Arts Council

About Assiniboia & District Arts Council

The Assiniboia & District Arts Council was created to continually promote the arts within our communities. The Council is committed to ensuring the accessibility of the arts through education and presentation.

The Assiniboia & District Arts Council is an incorporated non-profit entity. It is an independent organization that belongs to a network of Arts Council organizations in Saskatchewan called OSAC(Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils) which provides information, resources and support.

The Assiniboia & District Arts Council promotes the performing and visual arts to the community and surrounding area resulting in an education on the meaning of art as an integral part of life and increasing community involvement in the arts. The community has a cultural centre where the arts are nurtured and showcased. It provides youth with art and culture experiences to foster lifelong engagement in the arts.

The Assiniboia & District Arts Council offers a non-threatening environment, fostered on open communication and cooperation, to provide diverse and high quality cultural programming for all ages of Assiniboia and surrounding communities.

Locations Served: Assiniboia and area
Type of Bookings: Performing arts concerts and visual art exhibits
Contact: assiniboia.artscouncil@sasktel.net
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