Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bob Wiseman on May 2

When Bob Wiseman called, we couldn't RESIST adding another show. This will be a really unique multimedia show with film and music. Check out more about Bob at and read about his show below!

Sunday, May 2
Doors 8:30pm, Show at 9:00pm
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshments and
(if you choose) an appetizer to share.
Tickets are $15 adv and $18 at the door

Described by Ron Sexsmith as “Canada’s Tom Wait’s”, meet Canadian music phenom Bob Wiseman. This former member of The Hidden Cameras & Blue Rodeo released his first solo album in 1989 and has been taking us on a trippy multimedia ride that uplifts, provokes and entertains ever since. He has toured with Feist, Final Fantasy and guest performed with Wilco and the Wallflowers, all while using his music to serve others with his novel personal and political honesty. When you hear his music – you get the feeling that you know you’re hearing the truth. It just resonates.
Wise man indeed…

re: his movies
"So simple, so brilliant" GUY MADDIN

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Good Lovelies on April 6

Tues, April 6
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshments and (if you choose) an appetizer to share.

Our great friends, The Good Lovelies are one of my favorite live shows to witness. Vintage sounding harmonies with a modern twist, Kerri, Caroline and Sue are funny and engaging to boot. This is a show you'll love! Here's more:
Armed with a pile of instruments, a repertoire of sassy and sophisticated songs and an effervescent sense of humour they never fail to charm even the toughest audiences.

The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, all of them best friends and refugees from solo careers. Described as "flirty-bluegrass" and "the mischievous Andrews Sisters" the Toronto-based trio rely on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs and, onstage, convulsively funny repartee.

The trio started as a group almost three years ago. Since then, they have quit their jobs, completed four successful cross-Canada Tours, played countless clubs and coffee houses and released a five-track EP with the playful single, and CBC Radio favourite 'Taboo.'

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Twilight Hotel on March 10


Brandy and Dave are amazing players, singers and songwriters who will have you mesmerized for this show. I first saw them at the Trout Forest Music Festival a couple years ago, and they blew us away! Visit their website at: Read more about them below.

2009 JUNO Nominees, Twilight Hotel, is the musical partnership of Brandy Zdan & Dave Quanbury. Together they possess an elusive chemistry and a musical flavor that has been hard to define by their fans. “Sublime harmonies, stellar songwriting and dark, vintage vibes” as described by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Zdan on a ’62 Harmony Rocket, ’57 Silvertone Lap Steel and Honer Accordion, and Quanbury on the upside down 30’s Parlour guitar, homemade stomp box along with a 40’s Stratoliner Vintage Microphone. They can be seen accompanied by a rotating door of ‘junkyard’ percussionists adding to their characteristic dark twang and noir cabaret. They just recorded their 3rd album in Los Angeles, CA with Mavis Staples rhythm section consisting of Stephen Hodges and Jeff Turmas.

Monday, November 9, 2009

These Hands on Feb 26 with CBC Radio

Join CBC Radio and be part of our live radio audience at the ‘Hayloft’ in Saskatoon for an intimate concert recording with
local performer ‘These Hands’.

Friday, Feb 26, 2009
Doors at 7pm
Show at 7:30pm
The Hayloft
401 27th St W

‘These Hands’ aka Michael Hanson is a solo Saskatoon musician who sings, plays guitar and electronic music. Michael’s music explores the mellow side of rock, and he prides himself on penning thought-provoking and personal lyrics.

Michael was born in Prince Albert, but for the past 5 years he’s called Saskatoon home. He’s actively involved in the city’s music and visual arts scenes. He’s also travelled further a field as a musician with tours in both western and eastern Canada.

The Pop Montreal festival has featured ‘These Hands’ 3 years running, and Michael was also selected for their compilation CD. As well, Michael was featured on SaskMusic's 2010 CD, a compilation disc highlighting Saskatchewan talent.

’These Hands’ has released three CDs. The latest – Home is Everywhere – was released last year with funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. It will be for sale at the show.

Performer web link:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Deep Dark Woods

On November 20, we'll have Plan 9 films visiting the Hayloft to tape an episode of their outstanding television series, the neighbor's dog. The subject of their next taping? Why none other than WCMA Roots Group Recording winners The Deep Dark Woods. Along with their haunting sound and beautiful arrangements, The Deep Dark Woods feature poetic lyrics described as "startling as hot blood in fresh snow"(CBC Radio 3).

The Deep Dark Woods' newest release "Winter Hours" is a collection of their best recordings yet. Working with Juno award winning producer/musician Steve Dawson at "The Factory" in Vancouver, they managed to truly bring out an energy that the new songs deserved, recording the album live off the floor. What was created was an album full of raw emotion, sadness, beautiful vocals and harmonies, new sounds, and well thought out arrangements."Winter Hours" represents the ever changing sound of the band, and a step forward from their latest Black Hen release "Hang Me, oh Hang Me"(WCMA Nominated).

Be sure to watch the neighbor's dog to catch The Hayloft on tv!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

JD Edwards and Jesse Harvey

Saturday, December 5

It's been a busy fall and we're really excited to head into the holiday season with an outstanding house concert. The JD Edwards Band, is sometimes a five-piece electric folk-rock experience and other times it is a laid back acoustic group that is quickly becoming a ripple in the Canadian music scene. Now, with more songs than you can shake a drum stick at, JD Edwards has been unleashing his energetic original repertoire across Canada. Already, in the infancy of the group, they have played with some of Canada's finest, including Hawksley Workman and The New Meanies.

“…The night began with J.D. Edwards, a solo guitar player with a voice so intense you can see the passion of music he has flowing out of him. With J.D., you could tell he played with his whole body and soul…” (Gabby D’Angelo, The Argus)

We're very grateful to Vive Music for their help in co-organizing this show and can't wait to see you all back at the Hayloft!

Saturday, December 5 - The Hayloft / 401 27th Streer West / Doors at 7:30pm, Music starts at 8:00pm. BYOB and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!

Please let us know! We need volunteers to hellp out at shows (in exchange for attendance at the concert) and have a sponsorship program. If you can't come to a show, but would like to support this cultural scene, buy a ticket and we'll distribute it to low income music fans through the International Women of Saskatoon! Email Carrie for information.