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Recently Announced: The Age of Electric

104.9 The Wolf, the Exchange, and Zandra Productions are proud to present the Age of Electric in the Exchange on April 4.

The two pairs of brothers who make up the band –– Ryan and Kurt Dahle and Todd and John Kerns –– are ready to release their first new music in 20 years. That should be exciting news from any of the fans they gained as an independent rock sensation or any they’ve picked up since. They’ll be celebrating that long run of success by re-releasing their beloved 1997 album Make a Pest a Pet as a remastered double LP for this tour.

Advance tickets are on sale now! Find them at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, or online at Ticketfly.

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Recently Announced: Royal Tusk

The Exchange is proud to present Royal Tusk in the Exchange on February 23 with the Pistolwhips.

The five bearded gentlemen in Royal Tusk are favourite sons of their hometown, Edmonton, AB. Since conquering the City of Champions, they’ve taken their blue-collar rock ‘n’ roll out across the country, winning new fans wherever they go. With a killer album, Dealbreaker, in tow, they’re sure to turn some heads when they return to the Exchange.

The Pistolwhips are no slouches, either. The Saskatoon group have been hard at work, honing their electric rock. They offered up a new taste of it with their latest single, “Voices.”

Doors at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at Ticketfly. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. 

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What’s Going on the Last Week in September?

For some people, September is a time of getting back into the flow of things. Students go back to school, summer vacations are over, and everyone’s steeling themselves for the cold months to come.

At the Exchange, we’re getting back into the swing of things with our Exchange Presents Concert Series, including three shows bringing you some loud guitars in Regina.

On September 26, San Francisco heavy metal band Castle will be joined by Regina metal heads Bones to Dust in the Club. Tickets at Vintage Vinyl and online at Ticketfly. More info at the Facebook event.

On September 27, Edmonton, AB folk-punk act Fire Next Time are in the Exchange along with Queen City ska act the Skamunists. Tickets at Vintage Vinyl and online at Ticketfly. More info at the Facebook event.

On September 28, Canadian indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club are in the Riddell Centre Multi-Purpose Room with Born Ruffians and the Elwins. Tickets at Vintage Vinyl and online at Ticketfly. More info at the Facebook event.

As always, keep an eye on our website’s Events page for the latest updates, as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Dead South Shows Getting Better and Better

We were ecstatic when the Exchange Presents and 104.9 The Wolf got to announce two nights of Regina’s own the Dead South in the Exchange. We’re even happier now that we get to share just how great each of these nights will be.

Each night still features a full headlining set from the world-touring, rocking bluegrass sensations. Now, we can tell you the great groups who’ll be joining the South.

On December 15, alt-country artist Kevin Roy will be coming in from Winnipeg, MB to play, along with roots band and country radio hour Wolf Willow. On December 16, Regina songwriter Étienne Fletcher opens, along with the heavy psych-country of Snake River.

By now, you should be convinced that you don’t want to miss these shows. More information can be found here. Find tickets at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, or online at Ticketfly.

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Exchange’s Fall 2016 Coming Together

We’d already announced what for some could be a full slate of shows in the Exchange Presents series for fall 2016. Junior Boys on September 16; Castle on September 26; Fire Next Time on September 27; Tokyo Police Club in the Riddell Centre on September 28 –– and those are just the shows we’re putting on our ourselves, without including the many great performances coming up from outside presenters. (Have a look at our Events section for a full, up-to-date listing.)

This week, the Exchange Presents and 104.9 The Wolf have added three more, in case those weren’t enough for you. And they’re big ones, too. All tickets will be available soon at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at Ticketfly.

Bif Naked’s Songs and Stories Tour on November 8
Tickets online here. See the Facebook event here.

Wintersleep on November 25
Tickets online here. See the Facebook event here.

The Dead South on December 15 and 16
Tickets online here. See the Facebook event here.

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Tokyo Police Club Are Coming Back

Zandra Productions and the Exchange present Tokyo Police Club in the Riddell Centre Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesday, September 28.

The group, formed in Newmarket, ON, have long been a staple of Regina live music calendars, from their days touring their first EP, 2006’s A Lesson in Crime, on. That recording and a wild in-concert experience earned them a reputation as one of Canada’s most frenetic and energetic indie-rock bands.

Fittingly, their latest material is being called something a return to that feel. They’ve embarked on a series of EPs called Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness that reclaims some of the vitality of their early material.

The night also features Ontario indie-roc bands Born Ruffians and the Elwins.

Advance tickets will be available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at Ticketfly. For more information, go to the event page on our site.

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Junior Boys in September

The Exchange presents Junior Boys in the venue on Friday, September 16.

Hamilton, ON duo Matt Didemus and Jeremy Greenspan were there as a Canadian electronic pop scene came to true fruition, and have stayed the course ever since. Together, they make electronic music that still reaches for melancholy and real emotion.

Their latest album, Big Black Coat, came out in 2016 and was their record in five years. The rest served them well –– Exclaim! called it their “sleekest, sharpest, and most complicated to date.”

The night also features electronic artists Egyptrixx (Toronto, ON) and Borys (Edmonton, AB).

Advance tickets are $18 plus service charges and are available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at Ticketfly. For more information, go to the event page on our site.

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Black Wizard Around the Corner

The Exchange presents Black Thunder in the venue on Saturday, June 25.

When talking about the Vancouver, B.C. group’s latest, Exclaim! called it “their most fun and assured record yet,” a sign that they’re on the right path. Further good indications: spots on tour with heavyweights Red Fang and Bison.

They’re proving it all right with their music. You can hear it on their latest album, New Waste, out now on War on Music, or at their head-banging live shows.

The night also features Vancouver, B.C. stoner rock group Dead Quiet and Regina rock group Black Thunder.

Advance tickets are $10 plus service charges and are available in stores at Vintage Vinyl and Madame Yes. For more information, go to the event page on our site.

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The Besnard Lakes Are Coming Up

The Exchange is proud to present the Besnard Lakes in the venue on Thursday, June 23.

The group is no stranger to Saskatchewan. Though the band is based out of Montreal, QC, the core duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas have deep roots in Saskatchewan, with the quintet even taking their name from a body of water in the north of the province.

Psychedelics, indie-rock, and more are sources for the group’s music, an impressive discography stretching back to 2003. Their latest album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, came out in January 2016.

On this night, they’re joined by Saskatoon shoegaze band Slow Down Molasses and Montreal, QC post-punk group Traces.

Advance tickets are $20 plus service charges and are available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at Ticketfly. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. For more information, go to the event page on our site.

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Recently Announced: the Pack A.D.

The Exchange is proud to present the Pack A.D. in the Exchange on May 28.

The Vancouver, B.C. garage-rock duo are no strangers to the Exchange –– music fans might remember them crushing our room back when they played here for JunoFest, with Ominocity saying they “put on a brilliant albeit furious live performance”.

Since then, a lot’s changed for singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller. They’ve got a new label in Cadence Music, and they just released a new single, “So What”, to celebrate. Regardless, you can expect them to bring the same raw intensity that they’ve brought with them every time they’ve taken the stage.

Doors are 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 plus service charges. They’re currently available online on Ticketfly. They will be available in stores at Vintage Vinyl and Madame Yes; we’ll update at a later date. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.