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Indie rock heroes The Weakerthans new DVD-CD Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, out now on Epitaph Records, offers a jubilant testament to the Winnipeg band's considerable creative powers as both literary minded songwriters and charismatic live performers. Founded in 1997 the band has deep roots in the thriving North American indie scene. The band is revered for both their powerfully melodic folk punk sound and the vivid and inspired imagery of the lyrics - their beloved song "Plea from a Cat Named Virtute" is told from the point of view of a depressive's wise and knowing cat. The live DVD was recorded in April of 2009 as the band toured in support of their triumphant album Reunion Tour with an expanded line-up featuring trumpet, violin and female vocals, playing songs from all four acclaimed releases in front of an adoring and enthusiastic hometown crowd.

"This is investigative journalism with a heart of compassion, a steady back-beat and four buzzing power chords. If such a prize existed, it would be the leading candidate for this year's Punk Pulitzer." - Paste

"The band sounds richer than ever....it's not hard to imagine Death Cab for Cutie fans falling in love with this album. From "Night Windows" to "Civil Twilight" these songs are full of characters and tunes that stick. Maybe you're not eager for another melancholy song about the life of a touring musician, but on an album this engrossing, this good, you take what you can get." - New York Times

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Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

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A cool old file we found by local artist Marcel Dzama. http://t.co/r0b2Io1mv5

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C. Fellows and John K. Samson are Writers-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba Centre for Creative Writing... http://t.co/mkHcYz9WbH

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Thanks for the amazing show Calgary. #xfest http://t.co/m1H4C90G2N

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The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans

Indie rock heroes The Weakerthans new DVD-CD Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, out now on Epitaph Records, offers a jubilant testament to the Winnipeg ...

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John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

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John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

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#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

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Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

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@theweakerthans

#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

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@theweakerthans

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

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@theweakerthans

Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

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@theweakerthans

A cool old file we found by local artist Marcel Dzama. http://t.co/r0b2Io1mv5

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@theweakerthans

C. Fellows and John K. Samson are Writers-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba Centre for Creative Writing... http://t.co/mkHcYz9WbH

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@theweakerthans

Thanks for the amazing show Calgary. #xfest http://t.co/m1H4C90G2N

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