This April my band, The Sure Things traveled from Toronto to Winnipeg to play some shows with local bluegrass heroes, The Magnificent 7s. Had a great time playing music and taking lomographs!
In April, 2011, my band The Sure Things, traveled from Toronto to Winnipeg to play some shows with local Winnipeg bluegrass heroes The Magnificent 7s.
After a long drive from Toronto, we settled into our home away from home in Winnipeg. Our first day in town, we had a night off. My band mates headed out to watch the hockey game, but I was keen to check out legendary local live music bar The Times Change, High and Lonesome Club (234 Main St.). I have heard about this bar from many musicians who have traveled through Toronto and was eager to check it out. I decided to walk through Winnipeg to the venue with my Diana Mini at my side.
I arrived at The Times Change in time to catch local musician Keith Dick and bar owner John Scoles performing Bob Dylan songs in honour of his 70th birthday. Great times and great music.
The next night my band performed at another infamous local live music venue, “The Standard Tavern” (61 Sherbrooke St.), opening for local faves Andrew Neville and The Poor Choices, who have performed here every night for 6 years! Much beer, music and pinball followed.
So if you are ever looking to visit a town with a fantastic local live music scene, I would highly recommend a trip to Winnipeg to visit The Times Change and The Standard Tavern.