(weewerk) turns 8!2010.10.19
*********Come CELEBRATE With Us!
(weewerk) 8th Anniversary Showcases @ The Silver Dollar in Toronto.
(weewerk) -- the little music label that does -- is celebrating it's 8th Anniversary with a two night showcase of (weewerk)'s finest including GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, THE BURNING HELL, FEMBOTS, UNITED STEEL WORKERS OF MONTREAL and THE BARMITZVAH BROTHERS.
Since 2002, (weewerk) have assembled a diverse roster of folk, roots, bluegrass, country, rock artists whose music and live shows have received accolades both domestically and internationally. With a successful label showcase at POPKOMM BERLIN in 2008, (weewerk) signed a distribution deal with ROUGH TRADE EUROPE that saw the release of the newest albums by THE BURNING HELL and UNITED STEEL WORKERS OF MONTREAL across Europe in 2009.
(weewerk) continues to manage artist GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS (JUNO & POLARIS NOMINATED) and works closely with NETTWERK furthering their career. By last count, the (weewerk) discography was at 35 releases with 18 artists and climbing. Look for more new releases upcoming in 2011 and in the years to come.
Thursday December 2nd ($10adv / $12 door)
Featuring: THE BURNING HELL, FEMBOTS, JENNY OMNICHORD, TWO-MINUTE MIRACLES, PROOF OF GHOSTS & THE BARMITZVAH BROTHERS
Friday December 3rd ($12adv / $15 door)
Featuring: UNITED STEEL WORKERS OF MONTREAL, Special (weewerk) Guest, GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS, CANTEEN KNOCKOUT, THE VILLAGE MEAT & BARZIN
Advance tickets on sale at: ROTATE THIS, SOUNDSCAPES, SONIC BOOM & CRIMINAL RECORDS.
WHAT THE MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT (weewerk):
HOUR MAGAZINE - "(weewerk) has shown everybody that you don't have to be a major label to survive in the music industry these days. You just have to work hard, and be good at what you do. Signing great artists doesn't hurt either, and (weewerk) has assembled a fantastic roster of the best roots, folk, alt-country and bluegrass artists in Canada."
MUCHMUSIC - "(weewerk) is one indie label that has been able to keep up with the Canadian majors as well as maintain their artistic integrity."
FFWD WEEKLY - "(weewerk) wasted little time establishing itself as an admirable purveyor of fine folk, rootsy, quirk-laden, indie rock...with a roster that covers both the baroque and the bizarre. Its first release was the self-titled debut from...much beloved GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS and its third was from ELLIOTT BROOD (JUNO & POLARIS NOMINATED). The 30-plus releases that have followed maintain the consistently high standards of label founders PHIL KLYGO and GERMAINE KOH."
NOW MAGAZINE - "The dynamic duo of Klygo & Koh have given an awe-inspiring number of blood transfusions to the independent rock and visual arts communities in this city.