September event listings

Courtney Dickson, Arts & Entertainment Editor Ω

The Shrugs – Sept. 7

The Art We Are 8:00 p.m. $5 at the door.

Indie rockers The Shrugs will be playing an intimate show at Kamloops’s favourite independent café and art gallery. Lead singer Caitlin Connelly has a pop-music sound similar to that of The Veronica’s, but backed by a Mother Mother-esque band.

Tunes Against Tuition ft. Mother Mother, Van Damsel and We Are the City – Sept. 7

TRU Campus Commons 1 p.m. FREE.

Join TRUSU with their annual free outdoor concert, fighting increasing tuition prices, featuring some of indie music‘s finest. Students, friends and families are all encouraged to come out and dance in front of the stage or relax on the grassy knolls right in the middle of campus.

Deekline – Sept. 12

Cactus Jack’s 9:30 p.m. $7 advanced at Mountain High Pizza.

Creator of the genre BreakStep, a bass-heavy sound infused with two-step, the U.K.’s DJ Deekline has produced and mixed a number of electronic dance music (EDM) tracks. He’s received international acclaim for his music and has collaborated with Ed Solo and Wizard, two notable names in the U.K.’s EDM world.

Sarah Miller of Spike TV’s Ink Master at Sakred Skin – Sept. 16 to 23

Sakred Skin, 320 Victoria Street. Phone (250) 828-1313.

Celebrity tattoo artist Sarah Miller will be in town for a week doing tattoos for the Kamloops community. If you are interested, Sakred Skin advises potential clients to get in touch with Miller’s media team as time slots are filling up quickly.

Everything Fitz – Sept. 19

TRU Alumni Theatre (Clock Tower) 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. FREE.

The first of a five-show series as part of the Live! At TRU line-up. This family of fiddlers and percussionists are coming to TRU with their step-dance music. This show is free to anyone, not just students.

Bliss N Eso – Sept. 23

Cactus Jack’s 9:30 p.m. $10 in advance at Mountain High Pizza.

This Australian hip hop group released their latest album in June of this year. They’ve toured globally and have been nominated for an MTV video music award. Their sound is refreshing in a world of manufactured and artificial hip hop.

Current Swell and Jon and Roy – Sept. 26

Cactus Jack’s 9:30 p.m. $10 in advance at Mountain High Pizza.

Both hailing from B.C.’s west coast, Current Swell and Jon and Roy bring their indie-acoustic sounds to Cactus Jacks for a night of relaxing, home-grown music.

Culture Days – Sept. 27-29

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Museum & Archives, Riverside Park, Old Courthouse Centre for the Arts.

Visit the city of Kamloops website for more information about the wide variety of activities and events happening around the city in celebration of Culture Days, a nation-wide event.

Jacobus Verberg – Sept. 28

The Art We Are 8:00 p.m. $5 at the door.

Described as gypsy jazz-folk, Verberg’s soft vocals and simple acoustics attract fans of Jack Johnson, James Blunt and Jason Mraz.