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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:55

Great evening promised with The Matinee

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Music to drink to. Music to dance to. Music to sit on the porch and ponder.


That’s how Vancouver-based Americana band The Matinee describe their sound. This five-piece folk-rock group will be sharing their catchy music on Dec. 4 at the Lyric Theatre, as part of the Blenders music series.
Although the band has been playing together and touring for more than six years, they reached a milestone this year with the release of their debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise.  The album reads almost like an autobiography, telling the story of five friends who have known each other since high school.
The release was a long time coming. After securing a record deal in 2011, The Matinee experimented with a number of studios and sounds to ensure their first album was as solid as possible.
The band was finally able to redefine their sound even further when they began working with producer Steve Berlin, whose experience with bands like The Tragically Hip and REM made him a perfect fit for The Matinee.
With styles spanning from classic southern rock to stadium anthems, and even country-rock and pedal steel guitar in the mix, the album offers an impressive look at what this young band can do.
The lyrics are nostalgic, a warm tribute to idle youth and the bond that has brought the band to this point in their career. The universally-recognizable themes in their music is a great match for their catchy hooks and classic sounds.
Their live show doesn’t disappoint, either. With experience performing in prisons, air force bases, and every watering hole in between, The Matinee know how to entertain. Generally known to be an uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops, their explosive stage act shows that this band is definitely not as Young & Lazy as their debut single would lead one to believe.
The Matinee will perform in Swift Current at the Lyric Theatre Dec. 4, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $30, and can be purchased at Pharmasave or by contacting 306-778-2686 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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