Indigenous Live Music Picks: October 6-11, 2011


Blues, hip-hop, powwow, elctronic, indie, folk, performance art - we've got it all in this week's picks of Indigenous live music.

Winnipeg Hip-Hop Festival October 6-9 - Young Kidd, Skelpa Squad, Hellnback, Young Jibwe and more are in the line-up for these four nights of hip-hop in various venues across Winnipeg, MB.  More info:

Soirée Art-Culture Autochtone 12 October 6 - Chelsea Vowel performs her Cree-language songs at this month's Cercle des Premières Nations de l'UQAM at Café-bar l’Escalier, Montreal, QC. More info:

Stillwater Powwow October 7-9 - Mile Post 30 is host drum at Redding Rancheria's Stillwater Powwow in Redding, CA. More info:

Murray Porter CD Release Party October  7 - Blues artist Murray Porter celebrates the release of his new album Songs Lived & Life Played at The Yale, Vancouver, BC.

Cris Derksen and Christa Couture Mini-Tour October 7-11 - Singer-songwriter, and RPM's own, Christa Couture and electro-cellist Cris Derksen perform in Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa and Montreal. Dates and venues:

Skeena Reece October 7 - As part of the Past is Prologue initiative, Skeena presents a "performative conversation"  on Western Front's history of feminist performance art, at the Western Front, Vancouver, BC. More info:

"Why All the Metal?" Indie/Electronic Festival October 8 - The Discotay's perform and present the one day festival which includes ShitOuttaLuck, No Cash Ninjas, Waytansea Point and a lot morein Shiprock, NM. More info:

Northern Lights Thanksgiving Powwow October 8-9 - Grand entry is at 12 noon at the Art Hauser Center, Prince Albert, SK. More info: