730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

730 CKDM wishes to congratulate the winner of the 12th Annual Battle of the Bands at Dauphin's Countfyfest. Local rockers The First Born Sons took home the $2000 Grand Prize! It was a tough competition with great performances from ReFusion (Dauphin), The Bad Marleys (Minnedosa), Past the Perimeter (Stonewall) and Wreckin' So (Portage la Prairie). The First Born Sons are lead vocalist Albert J. Lariviere and drummer Kyle Worrall from Ste. Rose du Lac plus Dauphin residents Sam Smith and Scott C. Taylor on guitars and Dan Sarkonak on bass. The band is currently working with producer Dale Penner (Nickelback, Holly McNarland) on their first EP available soon.
The 730 CKDM Battle of the Bands takes place at the Credit Union Corral Stage starting at 5:30pm. This year's competition features a diverse mix of rock, southern rock, country and blues. Here is the schedule: 5:30pm - Refusion 6:30pm - The Bad Marleys 7:30pm - Past the Perimeter 8:30pm - Wreckin' So 9:30pm - First Born Sons (formerly Act of Divide) The winner takes home the grand prize of $2000! Come out to see and hear the next big thing from Manitoba!
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of June 24: A Sunny Day in Glasgow _ ``Sea When Absent'' Ab-Soul _ ``These Days'' The Babys _ ``I'll Have Some of That'' Ginger Baker _ ``Why?'' Black Bananas _ ``Electric Brick Wall'' Ruben Blades _ ``Tangos'' Donovan Blanc _ ``Donovan Blanc'' Carsie Blanton _ ``Not Old, Not New'' Sarah Borges _ ``Radio Sweetheart'' Bubba Sparxxx _ ``Made on McCosh Mill Road'' Circulatory System _ ``Mosaics Within Mosaics'' Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs _ ``Gates of Hell'' Corrosion of Conformity _ ``IX'' Deadmau5 _ ``while (1 The Duhks _ ``Beyond the Blue'' Jad Fair & Danielson _ ``Solid Gold Heart'' 5ive _ ``Ain't Supposed to be Here'' 5 Seconds of Summer _ ``5 Seconds of Summer'' Flashlights _ ``Bummer Summer'' Peter Gabriel _ ``Back to Front: Live in London'' M. Geddes Gengras _ ``Ishi'' Danny Gokey _…
WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba artists have netted 14 nominations for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) this year. The nominees were announced at a press conference on June 19 at Portage Place. The winners will be revealed at the ninth annual gala awards show at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 12, 2014 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on September 11. Vince Fontaine's Indian City landed four nominations for its second album, Colors. The band is up for Best Pop CD, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, Best Album Cover Design, and Best Producer/Engineer. Singer/songwriter and MC Leonard Sumner landed two nominations, including Best Folk/Acoustic CD for his debut, Rez Poetry, and Best New Artist. Sumner, who performed a song at the nominee announcement, won the Winnipeg Arts Council's On The Rise Award earlier this month. This is his first nomination for a…
19 JUNE 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Canadian Rock trio THE TEA PARTY today announce the June 24 release of their single Water’s On Fire through Anthem/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. This marks the band’s first new music since 2004’s Seven Circles and is a harbinger to a studio album in the fall. The original line-up of Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood, and Jeff Burrows reunited in 2011 for selected Australian and Canadian live dates and their sense of artistic kinship inevitably led them back to the studio. “We weren’t compelled to do this,” reflects Martin. “We challenged ourselves to make something together and believe this stands with any statement The Tea Party has made.” Recorded at Toronto’s Revolution studios and produced by Martin, the forthcoming album is presently being mixed by three-time Grammy winner David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Muse, Tool) and expands on the band’s immediately distinctive, Moroccan…
MANITOBA LIVE: Manitoba Music Launches New Version of Concert-Finding App WINNIPEG, MB - The busy season of summer music festivals is here and Manitoba Music has a new and improved way for music fans to find their music. Manitoba Live, powered by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, is a free iOS app that helps music fans find concerts in venues and clubs and at festivals in Winnipeg and throughout the entire province. Launched in March 2014, the app gained immediate attention from media and won over local music fans looking to find reliable and comprehensive concert listings. The newly-released Manitoba Live 2.0 features a robust search function, making it even easier to quickly find concert listings by artist, location, genre, keyword, and category. The new function lets users search for everything from open mics to album releases to festivals, find upcoming shows at individual venues or in particular Manitoba cities and…
Buckle down! Country music megastars flocked to Nashville on Wednesday, June 4, for the 2014 CMT Music Awards, where host Kristen Bell and other genre staples—including Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood—handed out buckles for categories like "Group Video of the Year" and "CMT Performer of the Year." Check out the complete list of nominees and winners, below. Group Video of the Year Eli Young Band, "Drunk Last Night" Lady Antebellum, "Compass" Little Big Town "Your Side of the Bed" Rascal Flatts, "Rewind" *The Band Perry, "Done." Zac Brown Band, "Sweet Annie" Breakthrough Video of the Year Brett Eldredge, "Beat of the Music" *Cassadee Pope, "Wasting All These Tears" Cole Swindell, "Chillin' It" David Nail, "Whatever She's Got" Thomas Rhett, "It Goes Like This" Tyler Farr, "Redneck Crazy" Male Video of the Year *Blake Shelton, "Doin' What She Likes" Eric Church, "Give Me Back My Hometown" Hunter Hayes, "I…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MANITOBA ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS LAND 44 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS: Winnipeg Hosts BreakOut West and WCMAs October 2-5, 2014 WINNIPEG, MB – There will be plenty of chances to celebrate homegrown talent when the Western Canadian Music Awards roll into Winnipeg this fall. Manitoba artists and industry picked up an impressive 44 nominations in 28 categories for the 12th annual celebration of music from the western provinces and territories with talented acts from Manitoba’s Aboriginal, Francophone, roots and world music communities dominating their respective categories. The hardware will be handed out at a gala event on October 5 in Winnipeg at the newly-opened Club Regent Event Centre. For the third year in a row, the Franco-Manitoban scene is a strong leader, with four local albums up for Francophone Recording of the Year. This year’s nods went to powerhouse pop artist marijosée, rapper…
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of June 3: 2Pac vs. Biggie _ ``Head to Head'' 50 Cent _ ``Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win'' Big Mucci _ ``Shuffle, Step, Slide: The Line Dance Movement'' Big Smo _ ``Kuntry Livin''' Birdy _ ``Fire Within'' Alter Bridge _ ``Live in Milan'' Dave and Phil Alvin _ ``Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy'' Archers Rise _ ``Jupiter Bound'' Mark Barrott _ ``Sketches From an Island'' Andrew Bird _ ``Things are Really Great Here, Sort of...'' Blackbird Blackbird _ ``Tangerine Sky'' Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band _ ``Landmarks'' Chad Brownlee _ ``The Fighters'' Camila _ ``Elypse'' Centro-Matic _ ``Take Pride in Your Long Odds'' Clap Your Hands Say Yeah _ ``Only Run'' Clean Bandit _ ``New Eyes'' Diamond Version _ ``CI'' Die Antwoord _ ``Donker Mag''…
Country music legend Alan Jackson will play the MTS Centre on Sept. 17 with Terri Clark and Hey Romeo. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $79.50 and go on sale Friday, June 6 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. The Grammy winner's latest album, 2013's The Bluegrass Album, spent four months at the top of Billboard's Bluegrass Album Sales Chart.