Winnipeg’s redeeming qualities are about as hard to come by as a cab on Queen West at 2am yet every so often something great comes along, like a single flower blooming on the the Peg’s prairie landscape. Case in point: Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities. Their album, Temporary Resident came out last month, and each one of its 11 tracks is infused with soul, sass, and spirit. Sarbit’s voice is impossible not to love and multi-instrumentalist ingenue Matyas brings each song to life.
The Peg already had a special place in my heart as it is where my two best friends are from. And now this. Imaginary Cities. From Winnipeg. Believe it and see it for yourself this week at CMW.
W/ Young Galaxy // Thursday March 10 // Lee’s Palace // 10:30pm
Manitoba Music Showcase // Friday March 11 // The Garrison // 11:30pm
Say You – Imaginary Cities