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Event Archive - YukonFest, a weekend celebration of the region's incredible musical talents: The Twisters, The Whiskey Dicks, Speed Control, Ben Mahony

Fri. September 25th 2009 Railway Club (No Minors)
10pm - 12.00 doors at 9pm
Tickets at: Railway Club
Presented by: Railway Club
Music Yukon together with the Yukon Film and Sound Commission proudly announce the launch of YukonFest in Vancouver, a weekend long celebration of the region’s incredible musical talents.
The festival will take over the Railway Club on September 25th for a night of rockabilly, post-punk pop and rock n’ roll and on September 27th, the Rogue Folk Club will be treated to an evening of bluegrass, americana roots and indie folk.


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The Twisters

This past summer, the Twisters released their 5th recording entitled Come Out Swingin’.  It is the group’s second NorthernBlues international release and in its first month received rave reviews internationally and domestically.  It was also most recently nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award for “Best Blues Recording”.   ... more info

The Whiskey Dicks (Celtic Gypsy Punk Rockers)

The WhiskeyDicks are a group of Celtic Gypsy Punk Rockers who have spent the better part of a decade carving a reputation for themselves as “One Hell of a Good Time”. The WhiskeyDicks bridge the gap between traditional and modern drinking music The formula is simple: Violin, Cello, Guitar, Drums and two Voices play original songs that tell s... more info

Speed Control

"It's like seeing the Police before they broke in '77. A band with this much drive is unstoppable." -David J. Taylor Straight out of the -40 degrees Celsius Yukon, Lead vocalist/guitarist/pianist, Graeme Peters, brother and bassist Jody Peters and Ian March on drums form the power trio Speed Control. The 3 members all come from a jazz and clas... more info

Ben Mahony

Ben Mahony can slide into intensely energetic modern rock or wax softly on a 12-string acoustic guitar It all depends on the audience in question and the feel of the venue. His recordings feature catchy post-punk pop tunes and lyrics tinged with sadness, political awareness and the absurd. Mahony was recently featured on CKRW AM in Whitehorse as ... more info
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