SATURDAY, JUNE 15
OLD MARKET SQUARE
Winnipeg indie pop outfit Boats makes impossibly hooky songs about death, being old, girls, glowing bears and escaping the spectral plane of existence and reappearing at a football game — all of which can be found on the band’s sparkling third album, A Fairway Full of Miners. Their previous album, Cannonballs, Cannonballs, was named the No. 1 album of 2010 by Winnipeg college radio station 101.5 UMFM and hailed by critics for its inventiveness and mega-watt charm.
Boats is Mat Klachefsky (guitar/vocals), Ashley Roch (keyboards/trumpet), Rory Ellis (guitar/other stuff), Louis Levesque-Cote (bass) and Luke Bergen (drums).
HOMEBASE: WINNIPEG, MB | GENRE: INDIE ROCK, POP