Season 2 – Week #24: An Empty Room with Nick Faye – “Kansas”

With Nick Faye’s performance of his song “Kansas”, season 2 of the Empty Room series comes to a close.  Nick Faye & The Deputies are a band from the deepest depths of the Canadian Prairies (Regina, SK). They make music that sticks to your ribs, like a big plate of perogies and sour cream. They will be heading into the studio in November to record their third full length album.  For more information go to:

With all 24 videos from this season now on YouTube, you can watch these 12 talented Saskatchewan artists perform anytime you want!  There is so much talent in our home province and we’re grateful to SaskMusic and CBC Radio for helping us share some of that talent with all of you through this series.

You’ve seen the videos of these 12 talented artists, but let’s not forget about the talented man behind the scenes – artistic director for the series Brent Nielsen!  We’d like to give a big thanks to Brent for all the hard work he has put into the series over the last two years.  As camera man, sound tech, editor, and creator of the series, Brent really does it all!

Thank you to everyone who has been following the series and supporting Saskatchewan music!

September 22/16: Pick Up Sticks, exhibition by Bonnie Conly

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Opening reception, no charge to attend, cash bar
  • Exhibition runs from September 15 to October 22, 2016


15_untitled-no-7Join us for the first visual art exhibition of our 2016-2017 season, as we present a series of 20 works by Saskatoon artist Bonnie Conly.
With a Bachelor of Education degree (1983), a BA (1997) and an Honours Degree in Art Studio and Art History (2011) all from the University of Saskatchewan, Conly’s work involves a variety of mediums and approaches, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video and sound installation.  The works presented in this exhibition are a series of drawings of water towers primarily using water soluble ink on Arches paper.

Recently, Conly has participated in artist residencies in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, studied sculpture with Leslie Potter at the Emma Lake retreat, and undertaken a CARFAC mentorship with artist Alison Norlen. In 2015 Conly was Artist in Residence at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan.

Our opening reception will be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The artist will be here, so come by to meet Bonnie and view this incredible series of drawings.  Click the “Read More” button to read the artist statement and discover the inspiration behind the art!

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Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team


Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar


Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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Oct 6 – Noah Derksen ‘In Search of the Way’ Album Release Tour with Ava Wild

Noah Derksen

Noah Derksen

Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Doors at 7:30pm.  Starts at 8pm.
$10 + GST at the Door.
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

Noah Derksen is a singer-songwriter originating from Winnipeg, MB, who has spent the majority of his adult life living in Vancouver, BC.  With a self-described genre of “contemplative folk”, Noah uses the acoustic guitar to convey his thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a mellifluous manner.  Upon recently completing a bachelor’s degree in Science at the University of British Columbia, Noah is beginning his post-graduate life with the release of his sophomore record entitled ‘In Search of the Way’. [Read more…]

October 8 – Suns & Poets

Suns & Poets Website PhotoThe infectious Latin vibe of Andino Suns together with the foot stompin’ grit of The Stillhouse Poets.

Saturday October 8, 2016
Doors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm.
$15 + GST in Advance; $17 + GST at the Door
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

Five musicians, two acts, one night – Suns & Poets join forces to light up the stage of our intimate Hague Gallery for the first time!  Advance tickets are now closed.  There are only a few seats left that will be available at the door.

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Season 2 – Week #19: An Empty Room with Andino Suns – “Estado de Nada”

The Spanish language makes its return to the Empty Room series this week with the Andino Suns’ performance of their song “Estado de Nada”!  In the video, the trio is accompanied by violinist Karley Parovsky of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Andino Suns have been captivating audiences throughout Canada with fiery instrumentation, inspirational live performances and a resounding message of freedom, hope and love. Their worldly music fuses the vibrant traditional sounds of Latin America with modern grooves and rhythms.  Andino Suns will be touring their dance party throughout Western Canada in the Fall of 2016 (including a stop at the CCC in October) to promote the release of their third Album – Madera.  For more on Andino Suns and their upcoming tour go to

With 5 weeks left in the series, keep tuning in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio of each Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!  If you’ve missed any of the other videos this season, be sure to check out youtube channel.

Nov 3 – Girls Night Out ft Hitchhikers Improv, Ava Wild, Tales of a Mermaid, and Foxen Gold


Date: November 3/16

Time: Doors 7:30 pm

$10 + gst advance/$12 + gst door 

For Tickets Please Visit Here.

Cash Bar +19/w ID


Girls Night Out is back! And everyone is welcome! Please join us for an evening featuring an all women lineup of musicians and improvisers from Regina.

To lead us through the evening we have the Hitchhiker Improv Artists, followed by a solid lineup of feminine musical talent. Not only will you share in laughter, you will experience a wonderfully unique group of musicians who’s harmonies and melodies will leave an impression long after the event is over.

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Nov 18 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam ft Elise Pallagi

elise-pallagiAdmission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages
+19 Cash Bar with Valid ID
A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd.

Slammers should come prepared with three original pieces of less than 3 minutes and 10 seconds each. No props, no nudity, no hate speech. Sign-up starts at the door at 7:30, with a maximum of 12 competing poets — first come, first served!
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Nov 19/2016 – Behind the Songs: Andino Suns, Erik Mehlsen, Kara Golemba

Doors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8:00pm.bts-nov-19
$15 + GST in Advance ; $20 + GST at the Door.
Sign up for the open mic and pay only $10 + GST!
All Ages. / Cash bar (19+ with valid ID). / Rush seating.

On November 19th, hear the stories and the songs of Andino Suns, Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo), and Kara Golelmba and share your own at the open mic! 
Behind the Songs is a monthly concert series that features Canadian songwriters in a songwriters circle format. We take songwriters from various backgrounds, put them on stage, and encourage them to share with the audience their songs, the stories behind their work, and a bit about their writing process. This intimate format enables the audience to feel closer to the songwriters and to learn more about them and their creative process. You don’t have to be a songwriter to enjoy this, as long as you enjoy music, this event is for you!

Following the feature performance, there will be an open stage, where anyone is welcome to share one or two of their own songs. Join us for this special night of music and story-telling, and in welcoming these three talented songwriters and performers to the stage… they will be on from 8:00pm to 9:15pm, with our open mic session to follow.

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Nov 20 – Guitar Theory Workshop & Jam

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

Facilitated by Erik Mehlsen (a.k.a. Del Suelo)
2:00pm – 4:00 pm
By donation ($10 suggested)*
Sunday November 20, 2016

Are you a guitarist who has been playing for a while, but doesn’t know anything about theory or improvisation? Or maybe you have some theory up your sleeve but are in need of some guitarists to practice with? Maybe you like the company of cool people enjoying some music on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
At the Sunday guitar hangout, musician and author Erik Mehlsen(aka Del Suelo) will cover some basic music theory and explain how it applies to creativity on the guitar. Following this 30 minute lesson, guitarists will be encouraged to stick around and jam with each other, trading tips and insights on what they’ve just learned. The intention of the workshop is to build a community of guitarists and provide a space for those wishing to improve their craft.  While this is a monthly event, there is no pre-requisite required – first timers are welcome to drop in anytime.