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210-may_june-34a-5-must-see-concerts-raine_hamiltonRaine Hamilton

  • May 7
  • Ozzy’s (160 Osborne St.)

This local singer-songwriter and guitarist-violinist brings honesty to her music by writing about real people and real events. Only five feet tall, Hamilton captivates the audience with her humour, grace, raw vocals and catchy instrumentals. If you miss her on May 7, she has a number of shows set for June. bethhamiltonsongwriter



210-may_june-34b-5-must-see-concerts-la_manchaLa Mancha

  • May 7
  • The Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.)

With a description on the band’s Facebook page like “alternative, indie-blues, post- goth collective, with minds full of worms,” you can expect to never know what you’re going to get. From melodic guitar and raspy vocals to a cover of Kanye West’s “Hold my liquor,” this is a band you won’t get bored of. lamanchaband



210-may_june-34c-5-must-see-concerts-alannah_zeebeckAlannah Zeebeck

  • May 10
  • Fifty-Five (555 Osborne St.)

This local folk singer-songwriter tells stories through her songs that she describes as “unflinching confessions.” Since she moved to Manitoba from Saskatchewan her writing habit collided with her passion for music and she has been sharing her songs with the world ever since. alannahzeebeck



210-may_june-34d-5-must-see-concerts-mobina_galoreMobina Galore

  • June 5
  • The Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.)

This Winnipeg-based punk band is one you’ll want to keep an ear out for. The high-energy band has hit the stage at festivals such as NXNE, Juno Fest and Canadian Music Week and reached the top 25 in CBC Radio 3’s Tracks on Tracks contest. This couple recently finished recording a studio album that’s pure, emotional and of course, punk rock.



210-may_june-34e-5-must-see-concerts-td_jazz-festivalTD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

  • June 12 to 22
  • Venues in downtown Winnipeg

This year Jazz Fest has an exceptional line up for its 25th anniversary. The festival is bringing in big acts such as R&B superstar John Legend and the charming, gorgeous, yet morbid indie pop artist St. Vincent. If you’re looking to dance, check out the outrageously entertaining gay rapper Le1f coming from the U.S. and local electronic/funk band Moses Mayes, who has performed at the festival for the last 13 years.


– Danelle Cloutier is the music editor for OutWords.


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