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Julie Doiron + Jon McKiel Cabaret Concert

This event took place on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre - Cabaret

Acadian indie-rock legend Julie Doiron with Halifax NS’s Jon McKiel perform in a late night cabaret concert. Julie Doiron started playing music in 1990 with Canadian Indierock band Eric’s Trip. They were the first Canadian band to sign to Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. After the break up of the band in 1996, Julie started performing on her own. In 2001, Julie became the first Canadian to sign to Jagjaguwar records releasing 8 albums on the label. Over the years she has had the great fortune of playing with so many wonderful musicians. Some of her collaborators include The Wooden Stars, Herman Dune, Shotgun and Jaybird, Mount Eerie, Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles , Daniel Romano and Rick White of Eric’s Trip with whom she made her three most recent albums. Julie makes her home in Sackville, New Brunswick. Jon McKiel hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia and in his first visit to the territory will bring Yukon audiences a unique sound that channels a little Daniel Johnston, a dash of Shotgun & Jaybird and as much Thrush Hermit as he wants in any given rocker. Check out his fabulous songs Accolades, Monster of the Miramichi and Fist Fight. His previous record The Nature of Things garnered glowing reviews across North America. McKiel toured Canada regularly playing many festivals, bars, churches, halls and sometimes trains, even making a stop to record a session at the infamous Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. With the release of his new album, Tonka War Cloud, McKiel continues to build upon a solid catalogue creating what The National Post calls, “surprising beauty powering through heavy sludge.” Tickets: $17 This show is one of 9 special events included in the new festival pass: ALFF Live Music & Cinema Pass: 9 events/films for $130 On sale now! Save $50 off the full cost to experience these events. Check out Tickets page for more information

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