Querkus breaks out the party hats for David Lynch

The Winnipeg duo is in town just in time for a birthday bash.

It was David Lynch's 60th birthday that pushed Winnipeg's electro-acoustic artrockers Querkus to record a full-length album. After throwing a big bash in homage to the filmmaker, complete with costumes and cover tunes, they started working on Spaces Between the Leaves Make Way for the Stars. Four years of hard work later, the band is touring the new release and is passing through Halifax in time for Lynch's 65th. For Querkus' Karen Asmundson, it only made sense to have another Lynch-themed celebration. "I've always been a fan of his, he creates kind of this beautiful horror...I think that our music would lend itself very well to that aesthetic."

Thu Jan 20, Gus' Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, 10pm, $5

Great Cause


Leukemia Live is bringing these '70s British glam-rockers to town. Hopefully they'll be decked out in glitter and one-piece pant suits to perform all your favourite jams like "Ballroom Blitz" and...um, "Ballroom Blitz."

Fri Jan 21, Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia, 1919 Upper Water Street, 8pm, $50