Interstellar Rodeo: 12 Artists You Need To Listen To

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by The Forks Market


There's only three days until Interstellar Rodeo, and we can't wait to have guitars back in our faces since we've been deprived of music since the end of the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games Festival. Sure, it wasn't that long ago, but we got very used to the idea of music flowing constantly through Festival Field.

Since then, we've been watching new videos, listening to new singles, and singing along to old favourites.

We're still a little stunned that Beck will be playing at The Forks. BECK. And we can't wait to welcome back Shakey Graves, who has played the Winnipeg Folk Festival on a couple of occasions, and locals, Leonard Sumner and Figure Walking. Never mind Father John Misty and Canadian music legends, Broken Social Scene.

We're spoiled to say the least.

Okay, so that is what you need to listen to get yourself properly prepped for this rodeo:

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Genre: Rockabilly
From: Philadelphia, Mississippi
Latest release: Way Out West
Set time: Friday, August 18 at 6:00PM

Yola Carter

Genre: Country-soul
From: Bristol, UK
Latest release: Orphan Offering
Set time: Friday, August 18 at 7:25PM

Figure Walking

Genre: Alternative-rock
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Latest release: The Big Other
Set time: Friday, August 18 at 8:30PM

Father John Misty

Genre: Folk-rock
From: Rockville, Maryland
Latest release: Pure Comedy
Set time: Friday, August 20 at 9:10PM

Leonard Sumner

Genre: Singer-songwriter/Emcee
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Latest release: Rez Poetry
Set time: Saturday, August 19 at 1:00PM

Terra Lightfoot

Genre: Folk-rock
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Latest release: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild
Set time: Saturday, August 19 at 2:10PM


Genre: Indie-rock
From: Etobicoke, Ontatrio
Latest release: 2067
Set time: Saturday, August 19 at 7:00PM


Genre: Alterative Rock
From: Los Angeles, California
Latest release: Wow - Single (Colors coming out SO soon)
Set time: Saturday, August 19 at 8:50PM

Whitney Rose

Genre: Country
From: Prince Edward Island
Latest release: Can't Stop Shaking - Single (Rule 62 out October 6)
Set time: Sunday, August 20 at 1:00PM

The Dead South

Genre: Bluegrass
From: Regina, Saskatchewan
Latest release: Illusion & Doubt
Set time: Sunday, August 20 at 2:15PM

Shakey Graves

Genre: Americana
From: Austin, Texas
Latest release: And The War Came
Set time: Sunday, August 20 at 5:35PM

Broken Social Scene

Genre: Indie-rock
From: Toronto, Ontario
Latest release: Hug of Thunder
Set time: Sunday, August 20 at 9:00PM

So toss the headphones on when you're going for a run, getting some work done, or to drown out the roommates. Friday is approaching quickly, so study up.


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