Indigenous Live Music Picks: Sep. 28-Oct. 2 2011


The Northern Navajo Fair hits its 100th year, A Tribe Called Two Toes tour makes its final stop, Aboriginal Music Week gives us a preview of this year's lineup and more in RPM's Indigenous live music picks for the weekend.

Norther Navajo Fair September 28 - October 9th - The 100th Annual festival begins this weekend. Intertribal-powwow, market, Yeiibechei ceremony, music, food - the works. Get the schedule at:

Benefit Concert for a First Nation Run Homeless Shelter in Winnipeg September 30 - The stacked line-up includes The Dusty Roads Band, Burnt Project 1, Da Skelpa Squad, Highway 373, Segweh, Contois Brothers, Foreign Objektz, Tracy Bone and JC Campbell, Ex Modern Teen, Hellnback of Rez Official & Guests, The Mosquitos, Shaka, Young Jibwe and Wab Kinew at The Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB. More info:

A Tribe Called Two-Toes September 30 & October 1- The last two tour dates of Ryan McMahon/Clarence Two-Toes and A Tribe Called Red hit Toronto, ON, at The Orange Room, and The Edgewater in Kahnawake, QE. More info:

Derek Miller September 30 - Mohawk blues-rocker brings it to Lancaster House in Kingston, ON. More info:

Charlie Fettah & Tha Rupness Monsta September 30 -  Celebrating their newest release, Fettah and Monsta will also have Doom Squad, Young Desperado, LP & Tribe Starr and others on the bill at Brixx, Edmonton, AB.

Aboriginal Music Week's Songs & Square Dancing October 1 - See Ali Fontaine, Cassidy Mann, Kyla Cederwall and Darren Lavallee in this free preview of part of the AMW lineup coming in November. The Forks Market, Winnipeg, MB. More info:

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre Powwow October 1 - The 5th Annual Powwow's sunrise ceremony starts at 6am but if you miss that, get there for grand entry at noon at Queens University in Kingston, ON. More info: