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The Wilderness of Manitoba played Mercury Lounge w/ Lord Huron, North Highlands & Spanish Prisoners (pics), touring w/ Cloud Cult & then Rasputina (dates)

photos by Courtney Dudley

Lord Huron @ Mercury Lounge
Lord Huron

The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Mercury Lounge
The Wilderness of Manitoba

“When i arrived at the mercury lounge a little after 8 char was already in the mostly empty performance area in the back enjoying the pop stylings of an impossibly young-looking (and quite decent) pop band called spanish prisoners. they were followed by the extremely affable (and lumberjackily-attractive) canadian folky pop group wilderness of manitoba, who created their hauntingly pretty sound by weaving their combined vocal harmonies over mountainesk sounds of banjo, cello, mandolin and guitar, and striking a perfect balance between mellow and intense…” [musikati]

One night after opening for Femi Kuti, Lord Huron headlined his own show at Mercury Lounge with a lineup consisting of North Highlands, The Wilderness of Manitoba & Spanish Prisoners. Pictures from that Thursday night gig are in this post.

For Toronto folk band The Wilderness of Manitoba, whose album When You Left The Fire is out May 10th on tinyOGRE, it was the first of a few trips to the NYC-area in coming months. Later this month they hit the road with Cloud Cult for a tour that hits both Maxwell’s and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Then in July they hop on the road with Rasputina starting at Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, NJ. All tour dates, more pictures and a video, below…

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

Spanish Prisoners

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness of Manitoba

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

North Highlands

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

Lord Huron

The Wilderness of Manitoba — 2011 Tour Dates
MAY 17 @ Adam’s Loft, Sarnia, ON, CANADA
MAY 18 @ Phog Lounge, Windsor, Ontario , CA
MAY 19 @ The Beauty Bar, Chicago, Illinois
MAY 21 @ Outland w/ Cloud Cult, Columbus, Ohio
MAY 22 @ Grog Shop w/ Cloud Cult, Cleveland, OH
MAY 24 @ Maxwell’s w/ Cloud Cult, Hoboken, NJ
MAY 25 @ Paradise w/ Cloud Cult, Boston, MA
MAY 26 @ World Cafe Live w/ Cloud Cult, Philadelphia, PA
MAY 27 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Cloud Cult, Brooklyn, New York
MAY 28 @ Black Cat w/ Cloud Cult, WASHINGTON D.C.
JUL 17 @ Mexicali Blues w/ Rasputina, Teaneck, NJ
JUL 19 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ Rasputina, Pittsburgh, PA
JUL 20 @ Southgate House w/ Rasputina, Newport, Kentucky
JUL 21 @ Old Rock House w/ Rasputina, St. Louis, Missouri
JUL 22 @ Beaumont Club w/ Rasputina, Kansas City, MO
JUL 25 @ Bluebird Theater w/ Rasputina, Denver, CO
AUG 25 @ Neptune w/ Cloud Cult, Seattle, WA
AUG 26 @ Mission Theater w/ Cloud Cult, Portland, Oregon

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