Groove Series: The Dead South
$15 Cover | 19+ | Doors 8:30pm
Opener: In with the Old
ABOUT THE DEAD SOUTH
They wear white shirts and black suspenders, black pants and traveller's hats. They sing about murderous, estranged spouses and runaway lover cousins in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration that includes banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, some whistles, hoots and hollerin’, and finger snappin’. Sometimes their fans dress up like them too and dance and sing the night away – but that’s not mandatory.
Their full-length album, Good Company (Curve/eOne), is full of rousing bluegrass kickers that challenge you not to smile or do a little jig, or, heck, even head-bang. They’ve played them all over Europe and the U.K. multiple times, as well as Canada and into the U.S., enthralling fans who just can’t get enough.... See MoreSee Less
Cards Against Colonialism: Episode One
You've heard about Cards Against Humanity, but have you heard about Cards Against Colonialism?
We've turned it into a gameshow/ podcast/ hilarious educational experience that you should come to!
Join us as we laugh and learn while unpacking Indigenous stereotypes, genocide, and more! We're gonna teach you what the government didn't/ won't!
This month, a portion of the proceeds will be going to Kawacatoose First Nation. Some asshat jerk clown butthole burned down their pow wow arbor, so let's help them rebuild before their pow wow, which runs July 18-20!... See MoreSee Less
Groove Series: Banda Magda
$15 Cover | 19+ | Doors 8:30pm
Opener: Flamenco Borealis
ABOUT BANDA MAGDA
Founded by Greek-born singer, film-scorer and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to singing a duet with Louis CK for the comedian’s TV show.
Live, Banda Magda bursts with humour and quirky sensibility, powered by an unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.
After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, Amour, t’es là? (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and Yerakina (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda has released their third opus, the vibrant, technicolour Tigre.... See MoreSee Less
Flamenco Borealis at the Jazz Festival
Flamenco Borealis at the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2017 featuring Arabo Flamenco music and dance. Join us for an evening of expressive melodies and dance.
Groove Series: Desi Sub Culture
$15 Cover | 19+ | Doors 8:30pm
Opener: Hustle and Thrive
ABOUT DESI SUB CULTURE
We are a nation of immigrants and we need a new narrative. The world we see on stage, on TV, in Hollywood and Bollywood movies, does not represent the real world. The real world is brown, black, white, yellow, red, beige. It’s complicated. Desi Sub Culture is our take on this world. To take on this world.
We make dance music. Global bass music. Whether it’s using an old Punjabi folk song as the hook for a trap beat, or using tabla rhythms to inspire a twerk workup, we come strong from our roots. We’re not just combing through sample libraries choosing random exotic sounds. We’re telling the story of our lives and sharing the music we grew up with.
We are the kids of Asian immigrants. We grew up listening to Run DMC and Apna Sangeet. We celebrated Christmas like everyone else, except our big dinner was chicken curry and roti. We grew up between worlds. Our music is the musical version of ourselves, our upbringing, our identity.... See MoreSee Less
Groove Series: Dr. Don and Black Mambas
$15 Cover | 19+ | Doors 8:30pm
Opener: Wilma Groenen Band
ABOUT DR. DON AND THE BLACK MAMBAS
A graduate of the Ronnie Hawkins School of Rock, Don Griffith has been pounding the ivories for more than four decades. Having studied with Dr. John, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and Fats Domino at YouTube University, Dr. Don and the Black Mambas, feature some of Saskatoon best known musicians, play a set of swamp, bluesy, feel-good New Orleans anthems.... See MoreSee Less
Biggie Brunch Canada Day
244 1st Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X1, Canada
Biggie Brunch at Capitol Music Club!!
Come listen to the finest in Biggie beats while eating the finest in breakfast eats. Join us on Canada Day to get your brunch on before heading out to your patriotic festivites.
$15.99 gets you Brunch and either a Mimosa or a glass of domestic draught!!!
While this event *could* be all ages, please use your discretion as the lyrics for our beloved Biggie might be a little much for little ears to hear.... See MoreSee Less
Canada Day - The Classy Chassys w/ Von Jumbo + White Blood Cells
Presented by Fireball & Great Western:
Tickets - $15.00 Advance
Come join us to celebrate Canada's B-day w/ some great local acts!
The Classy Chassys - theclassychassys.bandcamp.com/
Von Jumbo - vonjumbo.bandcamp.com/
White Blood Cells - Local "White Stripes" Cover band.... See MoreSee Less
Scotty Hills w/ Hewson Grey and Wheels of Industry
Doors at 8pm
Neon Dreams w/ After Two Am - July 7/17
$10.00 Admission (19+)
Neon Dreams - neondreams.ca/
Neon Steve + Dj Conrad Devine - Presented by Sapporo
$12.00 Advance $15.00 Door
There are not many Canadians that can claim they’ve held down top spots on Juno; Hypemachine, DJCity, Soundcloud, and Beatport charts, had exclusive premiers on taste making blogs like Run The Trap and Vice Media’s Thump, had tunes featured on Ministry of Sound compilations and get regular plays on Diplo and Friends on BBC 1Xtra – but Neon Steve can.
The peer-declared nice guy and Shambhala Music Festival resident, known for his luminous attire in addition to his fresh beats, has jumped ahead in the game and is quickly showing why he’s well on his way to solidifying his spot among the scenes best and brightest.... See MoreSee Less
Mip Power Trio, Dumb Angel, Country Feedback at the Capitol
Mip Power Trio
Capitol Music Club
Doors at 8:00PM
Show at 9:00PM
Despistado w/ On The Frontline and White Chocolate Thunder
$10 - 9pm
Headlining Ness Creek this Summer!!!
The Bonsais w/ The Nighttime and Kaye & Co.
The Wolfe w/ Kids on Coffee and Knee Socks
Canada! We are so excited to be hitting the road to play music for you all on our Can You Hear Me Tour kicking off this July. Please share with your friends and family, and let's make our first tour unforgettable!
#CYHMtour Kick Off Party at Capitol with Kids On Coffee and Knee Socks
Catch us all over Canada this summer:
July 2 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (CBC Searchlight Live!)
July 3 - Ottawa, ON - The Brass Monkey
July 13 - Saskatoon, SK - Taste Of Saskatchewan 2017
July 14 - Big River, SK - 27th Ness Creek Music Festival
July 19 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
July 20 - Lloydminster, AB - The Root
July 21 - Bengough, SK - Gateway Festival 2017
July 22 - Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room
July 23 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
July 27 - Victoria, BC - Vinyl Envy
July 28 - Vancouver, BC - The Roxy Cabaret
July 30 - Agassiz, BC - Electric Love Music Festival (2017)
August 3 - Swift Current, SK - The Lyric Theatre
August 4 - Brandon, MB - Double Decker Tavern
August 5-6 - Lac Du Bonnet, MB - Fire & Water Music Festival
August 7 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
August 11-13 - Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival 2017... See MoreSee Less
POP UP JAM 7 - Musician Appreciation Night
Hey peeps, its been awhile since Mitch threw together one of his awesome pop up jams / local musician appreciation nights.
The Line ups are always stacked, hit us up to play this night.
Bands will be treated to 2 free drinks per person and some tasty snacks!
$5.00 entry (will be split between expenses and all bands)
Bears in Hazenmore w/ Megan Nash and Taylor Jade - July21/17
Tallest To Shortest w/ Encore and Dukes Under Fire
Band of Rascals - Live at The Capitol Aug 3/17
Back Yard Bash 6 A Celebration hosted by Connie & JR
703 Walmer Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0E5, Canada
This is the 8th annual event featuring a beautiful back yard and some of the best live music you will see. Connie & JR are amazing hosts!
This year like all the previous promises to be quite amazing, with headliners The Whisky Jerks already confirmed you can bet we will be adding some more amazing talent!!!
In Previous Years we have had Prefomances By, (Oral Fuentes, Kory Istace, The Young Benjamins, JJ White & The Release, Lindsay Anderson, Paul Kuzbik, Paul Tobin, John Antoniuk & Jen Lane, Colter Wall, Colin Farnam, just to name a few)
* Cash Bar ($4.00 drinks) (wine/beer/cocktails) (Professional Bar Staff)
* Catered by the Capitol (new capitol snacks)
* 2 party decks
* Live music until 11pm
* $15.00 minimum donation Suggested
* After party at the Capitol (no charge)
Although we are hosting a cash bar and catering, feel free to bring snacks, drinks alcohol and non alcohol and as well a folding chair. Room for tenting is available, no drinking and driving!... See MoreSee Less
Diamond Head/The New Jacobin Club/Agony Spawn
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE LINK!!!
Join Faceless Productions and Capitol Music Club for an event of unprecedented gnar! Heavy Metal pioneers Diamond Head are making the trip all the way from the United Kingdom; and they will be joined by local legends The New Jacobin Club , who specialize in a intense blend of heavy music and performance art. With support from Saskatoon thrashers Agony Spawn , we are in for one HELL of a metal show.
Thanks to the the Cap for hosting the event, and to Pure Rock Radio and Planet S Magazine for their support.
Presale Tickets - $20
At the Door - $25... See MoreSee Less
The Sadies + Guests live at The Capitol Sept 15/17
Adv tickets $20.00
The cover of The Sadies’ new album is a powerful image of the northern lights made by photographer David Kilabuk in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sight few of us will ever get to behold with our own eyes. Yet, the awe-inspiring natural beauty and mystery captured in the photo are an ideal reflection of the music contained within. No further embellishment seems necessary.
That’s been the essence of The Sadies’ story ever since the quartet comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky first exploded onto the North American scene 20 years ago. Back then there was still something called “alt-country,” a catchall for artists striving to carry on traditions with punk rock attitude. The Sadies certainly fit that description, but the breadth of their skills and musical knowledge was unparalleled since a group of fellow Torontonians left Ronnie Hawkins in the mid-‘60s to take a job backing Bob Dylan.
As the aurora borealis shifted with each album The Sadies made, the overall picture took on more defined colours. On top of that was the incredible list of collaborations—Neko Case, R&B legend Andre Williams, The Mekons’ Jon Langford, Jon Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, Neil Young for fuck’s sake!—each one pushing The Sadies’ own sound into new, unmapped territory. Eventually, more time was taken in between albums as focus shifted to their original songwriting, and what was once the best live band in Canada became the best band in Canada, period.
Is it fair then to call Northern Passages their masterpiece? Yes, at least until the next album comes along. With “Riverview Fog” setting a haunting tone off the top, the sense of time collapsing is palpable. The psych-folk touches are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it. The song began as a letter to their friend Rick White, whose contributions, both musical and visual, have played a huge role in The Sadies’ story. Although White wasn’t involved with Northern Passages, embedded within “Riverview Fog” is hope that White will return to the fold.
Conversely, other friendships are on display, specifically the track “It’s Easy (Like Walking),” sung by Kurt Vile who became a convert after touring in support of The Sadies years ago. Without a second thought, he laid down his vocal part in the midst of his own grueling tour schedule. It’s one of the album’s standouts to be sure, but resides in the shadow of Northern Passage’s centrepiece, “The Elements Song.” Perhaps never before has everything The Sadies do best been harnessed in the span of five minutes. And perhaps fittingly, it was the starting point for Northern Passages when the band convened at the home of Dallas and Travis’ parents north of Toronto to record throughout the winter of 2015, with Dallas once again handling production duties.
“That was the first song I wrote for this album, and it was completely an extension of our last record, Internal Sounds,” Dallas Good says. “It took the longest to write, and took the longest to record, so in a way it gave the record this daunting feeling.”
However, Dallas is quick to note that Northern Passages contains several humourous moments, albeit of the extremely dark variety he’s known for. One is the album’s most overt “country” song, “God Bless The Infidels,” a scathing takedown of religious hypocrisy perfectly suited to our current social climate. Although Dallas has never proclaimed any political allegiances in his work, there are times like now when reality checks such as this are absolutely necessary.
As Dallas has found his songwriting voice over the last several albums, so too has Travis on Northern Passages. That’s evident on the tracks “Through Strange Eyes,” “Questions I Never Asked” and “As Above, So Below,” some of Travis’ strongest material yet. “I always want to hear Travis perform songs that show what he’s capable of,” Dallas says. “He did that all over this record, especially the three songs on which he sings lead.”
The overall group mentality of huddling in a basement for several months, Big Pink-style, actually led to some parallels to the 2004 project The Unintended with Rick White and Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor. Northern Passages’ hazy instrumental “The Noise Museum” would have fit nicely alongside that record’s deep woods psychedelia, while closing track “The Good Years” (containing among other killer lines, “He haunted her before he was dead”), is a prime example of the “northern gothic” approach The Sadies have all but patented.
Despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies’ sound, Northern Passages’ main strength is a cohesiveness that gives it a more consistent feel overall. Dallas credits this in part to recording with no time restrictions or distractions, and, significantly, by returning to the same space where he and Travis first started playing in bands. “We had nothing to lose by trying to make the record down there, and we weren’t sure if anything good would come out of it,” he says. “But removing any unfamiliar elements allowed us to focus a lot better. My parents’ basement turned out to be my favourite studio yet.”
Given all of their associations and tireless touring regimen, it can seem at times as if The Sadies are everywhere, all the time. Yet, they are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we’ll be better off because of it.... See MoreSee Less
District Brewing presents Comedy Crawl
8 Comedians + 3 Venues = 1 Hilarious Night!
A standup comedy pub crawl featuring a comedy show, comedy roast, and awesome after party all rolled into one crazy night!
- Special Guest Roast Master Tyler Morrison (The Roast of Ron Jeremy & The Roast of Iron Sheik)
- Myles Morrison (SiriusXM’s Laugh Attack)
- Jody Peters (Just For Laughs, Host of The Prairie Diner)
- Darryl Junior Koszman (Halifax Comedy Festival)
- Joel Jeffrey (Host of 96.3 Cruz FM Morning Show)
- Dakota-Ray Hebert (APTN Host)
- Dylan Jay Williamson (Comedy Lab at the Thirsty scholar)
- Dustin Adam Williamson (Comedy Lab)
Ticket purchase includes 2 shows, bus transportation, and after party access.
Shows include a comedy showcase TV taping, XXX comedy roast & after party.
Please kindly remember to get your advanced tickets now for only $40.00 and avoid disappointment (and paying $45 at the door.)
While tickets are for sale at the door, we are often SOLD OUT by this time!
Doors are open at The Park Town Hotel at 6:00 pm and the first show starts around 7:00pm.
Optional: Have supper with the comics (meet & greet) at Capitol Music Club where there will be food & drink specials before hand, and free parking next to their building (north side) overnight! Then catch the bus with the comics over to the Parktown at 6:30pm for the first show at 7:00pm at The Park Town Hotel.
Warning: May be offensive. No refunds. This is a special concert event. No passes or groupons. No recording devices or photography permitted.
Special thanks to our sponsors: District Brewing Company, Rock 102, The Park Town Hotel, LB Distillers, Capitol Music Club, SiriusXM Radio, 96.3 Cruz FM, Tourism Saskatoon... See MoreSee Less
Austra + Guests - September 23/17 at The Capitol
$20.00 Advance Tix
Future Politics, Austras third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: Dza commitment to replace the approaching dystopia,dzsays Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.
Future Politicsis a collection of urgent, but disciplined anthems for dancefloor and headphones.Stelmanis, wrote, produced and engineered the album, with Postepski adding production on half the tracks. Its haunting first single, DzUtopia,dz is heart-filling, irresistible pop that feels pulled from the air.
DzFreepowerdz deals with the paradox of a physical world in peril while our collective consciousness evolves—there is no denying our reliance on each other and the systems we invent. In Mexico, Stelmanis was introduced Dzto a whole generation of Latin American producers who are mixing traditional folk music with techno beats.
Itǯs an underground revolution rooted in the preservation and celebration of Latin American indigenous cultures, and also Latin American independence from the USA—very similar to what A Tribe Called Red is doing in Canada.dz Inspiration also came from European club culture—Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena Willikens, and Ǯ90s legends like Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dancefloor as a source of radical ideas and radical joy.... See MoreSee Less