Bidiniband @ Times Change(d) Sat. Feb. 18 & The Sunset Saloon, Fri. Feb. 17!

Bidiniband will be doing a special early show at Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club on Saturday, February 18 where they’ll do a set of their music as well as a set backing up NHL legend Bryan Trottier! Tickets for that one are only $15 and are available online via Ticketfly OR I have an exclusive, limited supply of tickets that can be purchased for $15 cash with NO FEES. You just need to let me know how & when to get one in your hand or pick one up when Bidiniband plays The Sunset Saloon on Friday, February 17!

Holy Mackinaw! One really big and very excited nerd presents:

Bidiniband (www.rheostatics.ca/bidini)
at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Friday, February 17, 2017
8:00
Suggested donation $20-$25 (price flexible, all proceeds to this amazing band!)

If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!

All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids, a trampoline, and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!

The Sunset Saloon is a house concert venue in Westwood (near the YMCA on Portage.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids (our kids will thank you), or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay $20, but these hard working guys wouldn’t turn down more.

Please RSVP for the address and more information!

Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In 1992 I had my great musical awakening. I’d loved music all my life, but it was entirely music that I heard on the radio and in parents’ & grandparents’ music collections. And although they are/were great people, they weren’t that cool. The music was good, but not that adventurous. And that’s all that I knew. I had no idea that there were other kinds of music out there.

And then I heard The Lowest of the Low and Rheostatics. And my life was forever changed. The Lowest of the Low was pretty easy to get into. I became a life-long fan in one night. But Rheostatics music is a little more challenging and very different from everything that I’d ever heard before. It confused me. But it intrigued me. I didn’t understand it at all, at first, but I knew that I wanted to. There was something in there that kept drawing me in, over and over again. Soon, I figured out that I was obsessed. But I don’t think I truly understood it until I saw the band live. Then I got it. And I got it in a big way!

Dave Bidini has been the driving force behind Rheostatics since he was just a kid in high school with big dreams. From 1987-2004 Rheostatics released 9 studio albums, and the tone, sound, and vision of those albums was all over the map. They made a children’s album, a soundtrack to Group of 7 paintings, and a bunch of amazing and diverse rock and roll. They played folk festivals, art galleries, concert halls and dingy bars across the country. They even did some really big shows with The Tragically Hip (and others.) They never got rich or famous, but they are revered among musicians, open-minded fans. In 2007, they called it quits. Or so they thought.

By the end of the initial Rheostatics run, Bidini was already gaining acclaim as an author and newspaper writer. His books are often about journeys (starting with his first book, On a Cold Road, about travelling with The Tragically Hip and the realities of touring in Canada) and often about sports, mostly hockey. He’s won awards and been a finalist on CBC’s Canada Reads competition. Bidini is the only Canadian to have been nominated for all three of Canada’s main entertainment awards, the Gemini Award for television work, the Genie Awards for film work and the Juno Awards for music.

But he certainly wasn’t done with music after Rheostatics were put to rest. He soon formed Bidiniband along with former Rheostatics drummer Don Kerr and two Manitobans, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Paul Linklater and bassist Doug Friesen. They’ve released 3 albums of the same type of thundering, imaginative, interesting rock that he’d been known for with his other band.

Bidiniband has never toured extensively and has never played in Winnipeg. Until now!

Bidiniband will be doing a special early show at Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club on Saturday, February 18 where they’ll do a set of their music as well as a set backing up NHL legend Bryan Trottier! Tickets for that one are only $15 and are available online via Ticketfly OR I have an exclusive, limited supply of tickets that can be purchased for $15 cash with NO FEES. You just need to let me know how & when to get one in your hand or pick one up when Bidiniband plays The Sunset Saloon on Friday, February 17!

Word is getting out about this show, and it’s starting to fill up. With a full band setting up in the living room, SPACE AND SEATING ARE VERY LIMITED! We will fit in as many people as possible, but we may have to cut out some chairs to do it. So reserve your spot early and get there early if you want a seat!

Please, friends, this one is absolutely a dream come true. Heck, it’s a dream that I never even would have dared to dream or even imagine. I may cry or embarrass myself somehow. Actually, it’s almost guaranteed. Please come and see how it goes!

Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)


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