Friday, July 27, 2007

It's Squirrel Nut Zippers time!

I'm headin' down south to Calgary today for a Squirrel Nut Zippers weekend. Celebration! Rejoice! It's the Calgary Folk Fest, folks. And while there are some other exciting artists like Hawksley Workman, Neko Case, Sharon & The Dap-Kings, Don McLean, Rufus Wainwright (oops, already missed him)... it's the ol' Squirrel Nut Zippers that has me stoked. They're playing the main stage tonight and here's some of the weekend side-stage sessions I'm looking forward to :

Saturday, 10:30am - 11:40am Alley of Tins and Pans
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Eleni Mandell
Mary Flower

Saturday, 11:50am - 12:55pm Six String Nation
Steve Dawson
Paul Rigby
Jon Rauhouse
Hawksley Workman
Lubo Alexandrov

Saturday, 2:00pm - 3:05pm Up Next...
Ridley Bent
Final Fantasy
Jon-Rae & The River
Jeremy Fisher

Saturday, 3:20pm - 4:05pm In Concert
Geoff Berner

Saturday, 4:15pm - 5:30pm Blues with a Feelin'
Chris Smither
Jim Byrnes
Mary Flower
Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers)

Sunday, 11:55am - 1:00pm Keys to the Kingdom
Sarah Slean
Henry Butler
Anne Loree
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Sunday, 4:20pm - 5:30pm Out of the Frying Pan...
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Watermelon Slim
PF Sloan
John Boutte & Henry Butler

I've posted it before, but here it is again: the first Squirrel Nut Zippers song I ever heard, which is also cosmically appropriate since the new Simpsons movie comes out today too.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell [Springfield Mix]

See you next Wednesday!

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