This Week in Saskatoon: The Northern Pikes, The Pistolwhips, Snake River

February 20 - 27, 2017

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They wrote some of the best Can-con garage power-pop songs of the 80s. They were punk long before you were a punk. Cutting singles such as “She Ain’t Pretty” and “Girl With a Problem”, The Northern Pikes have long been a Saskatoon institution. Originally known as The Idols, who formed in 1979, The Pikes eventually picked up where their previous groups left off and rocketed to radio stardom. And a whole lot of people seem to think those songs still hold up 30 years later. The group will be hitting the Saskatoon Event Centre on Saturday. Other weekend picks include Snake River at Amigos and A Ghost in Drag at Vangelis.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
– Measha Brueggergosman at The Broadway Theatre

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
– Mykal Gambull at The Woods
– Jan Lisiecki at U of S Convocation Hall
– Duke Under Fire at Buds on Broadway
– Wicked Grin at Buds on Broadway

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
– Connor Newton, Rory Lynch, Emmett Fortosky and Luke Newman at The Bassment
– Brewster and the Roosters at Buds on Broadway

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
– Mykal Gambull at The Woods
– Davy Sage at Capitol Music Club
– Brewsters and the Roosters at Buds on Broadway

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
– Andy Black at Saskatoon Event Centre
– Jordy Hansen, Andrew MD and The Atrium at Underground Cafe
– Joey Landreth at The Bassment
– A Ghost In Drag, Arson Cult and Dour at Vangelis
– The Spencer Vaughn Band and The Good Goodbyes at Amigos
– The Pistolwhips and Royal Tusk at Capitol Music Club
– Riff Raff at Buds on Broadway

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
– Pierce The Veil at O’Brians Event Centre
– Sibelius Symphony No. 5 at TCU Place
– Connor Newton Quintet at The Bassment
– The Northern Pikes and The Grapes of Wrath at Saskatoon Event Centre
– Dead Fibres, Chunder Buffet, Spacemints and Brendan Flaherty at Vangelis
– The Sips, Snake River and Basic Nature at Amigos
– Riff Raff at Buds on Broadway

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
– CFCR Record Fair at Amigos
– Colin James and Tami Neilson at TCU Place
– Matthew Good and Craig Stickland at O’Brians Event Centre
– Martin Sexton at The Bassment