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06 Jul


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July 6, 2012 | By | No Comments

Last weekend A Tribe Called Red took over Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal for Piknic Electronic, we were joined by friends Poirier and Major Lazer.

26 Jun


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26 Jun


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June 26, 2012 | By | No Comments

We are so lucky that Ottawa has so many talented artists and that they are more often then not willing to collaborate on something with others in the city. The most recent collaboration in town comes from our great friends Robbie Lariviere, artist and owner of Fall Down Gallery and, Pat Bolduc a really rad guy and amazing photographer. We have a few behind the scenes snaps here for you but what really went down in FDG’s basement that day won’t be released for a while yet…

26 Jun


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20 Jun


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June 20, 2012 | By | No Comments

Ryan McMahon in Ottawa with ATCR this Friday.

Come and celebrate National Aboriginal Day weekend with a couple of the most exciting & boundary pushing acts in Indian Country & beyond. On Friday June 22, 2012 we’re throwing TWO AMAZING SHOWS on the SAME NIGHT and you’re invited. Come on down to Babylon Nightclub to enjoy new materials from Ryan McMahon followed by ELECTRIC POW WOW.

Here are the details:
Ryan McMahon & A Tribe Called Red
Fri. June 22, 2012
Babylon Nightclub (Ottawa, ON)
$15 for both shows | $10 for one show
Doors 9.30PM

Ryan McMahon just finished taping his very own one hour comedy special for CBC TV/Radio (the FIRST Native Comedian to ever tape a one hour mainstream comedy special) and he’s set to headline 3 shows at Just For Laughs this summer. Prolific for pushing the boundaries and his fast paced, take no prisoners style – Ryan will be doing an “ALL NEW MATERIAL SET” as he gets ready to headline his own North American tour this fall. 
                Check out Ryan’s latest episode of his pod cast Red Man Laughing:
                Red Man Laughing – EP#21 National Aboriginal Day Rant, A New Act & Fatty In The Hot Tub

14 Jun


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ATCR x Polaris Music Prize

June 14, 2012 | By | No Comments

Something very extraordinary happened to us today, we are grateful to announce that our debut, self titled album has been voted onto the 2012 Polaris Music Prize long list. This is a true Canadian honour for us to be nominated by an amazing panel and along side such talented fellow musicians. To catch you up to speed for those who may not be as familiar with the prize, Polaris is a not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. It is adjudicated by selected music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. Seeing as our first album only came out a small matter of months ago it is a great reward to be recognized to this degree and to be nominated alongside some amazing talent such as Leonard Cohen, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Drake, Grimes, Cadence Weapon and The Weeknd. Until the short list is announced on July 17th we will soak up this special moment. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded our album and continues to share it, we are extremely grateful for your support. Also, by clicking here you can take a look at the full Polaris Long List to see all forty nominees as well as other official Polaris announcements and news. 

08 Jun


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June 8, 2012 | By | No Comments

so tomorrow night is electric pow wow at babylon night club and i’m hoping y’all have your best outfits chosen and your sunday booked off of work, summer is in the air and everyone is feelin it and ready for a good time which i will guarantee tomorrow night will be. if you aren’t stoked enough, we have a little announcement that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. we are creating some new swag and we want to see your design ideas so until the end of this month we will be accepting submissions to have your art on our stickers and stuff, there’s not really any guidelines accept that we want to look sweet and it has to rep us well so come out tomorrow night, let the electric pow wow experience inspire you, go home and draw something and than send it to us at INFO.ATRIBECALLEDRED@GMAIL.COM

yah if you win this contest it will probably get you as stoked as Ian is in this picture.
so it has been decided then, we will see you tomorrow night at babylon nightclub, doors at 11:00pm $5 cover and our man john paille will be there taking your picture so practice that pose in the mirror today and let’s get those submissions in. good luck.

04 Jun


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June 4, 2012 | By | No Comments

It’s that time again my friends, the second Saturday of the month marks one of the most exciting nights in Ottawa. If you go back in time on our twitter page (and follow us @atribecalledred if you aren’t already) than you will recall the mass lineup that congragated outside of Babylon night club last month and that alone should be enough to convince you that Electric Pow Wow is the party that you should come to this weekend. It is going to be a fun one, especially because we are all in such high spirits right now what with Shub’s big win and our Summer tour (we just got back from playing Boston and NYC and it was bangiiiinnnnnnn) it isn’t hard to come up with a reason to celebrate.


At the end of the month we are going to be opening for Major Lazer at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, a huge, amazing out door venue and i honestly don’t even know what to think because I know that once ATCR and ML get together it is going to be total utter insanity. get your tickets quick, available at the Bell Centre box office, by phone at 514 790-2525 / 1-877-668-8269 or at 

01 Jun


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A Pretty Darn Decent Way To Start The Summer

June 1, 2012 | By | No Comments

Last week marked the day of our official record release party and the kick off of our summer tour dates, so we all packed up our gear and tried to fit everything into Dan’s car…after a few minutes of baggage tetris, some fuel for the car from Mr. Gas and for us from Tim Horton’s we were off.

this was difficult…
We all know the drive down to TO can be painfully long but we were lucky and it felt like it just flew right by, probably thanks to our bro Ryan McMahon’s Red Man Laughing podcast. First stop once we arrived? Check in at The Drake Hotel, our release party was at The Drake Underground, an intimate little space in the basement of the hotel and we were staying the the artist apartments, this cool concept that they have come with where they own a separate apartment building for artist’s they invite to play. The apartment’s have recently been redone according to what I have heard but it still kind of felt like we were at sleep away camp or in that Tom Hank’s movie, Big.
super neat place, gotta check it out if you ever get the chance.  thanks for being so accommodating!

tired deejays, giant beds.

this wall was covered in posters for events that had taken place at the underground, so many good friends up there!

Naps were definitely mandatory and when we woke up we met up with our ATCR manager and one of the greatest dudes around, G, for some of The Drake’s famous burgers.
Guillaume, this guy takes such good care of us.

Finally, show time and what a nice surprise for us when we walked down into the venue to see this…

here we goooooo…

everyone was waiting!
Seeing all these people in line for us was a really nice surprise and right away we knew we were in for an amazing night. The place filled up almost as soon as the doors were unbolted and we played the night away to a great crowd.
you can still get one of these babies if you’re feelin it.

the small venue made for a pretty sweaty and intimate time.





The night was sooo good. All around good vibes and celebrations, this really did mark the beginning of our travels coming in the next few months and it was a solid night to really kick that off. In true touring fashion though, staying in one place isn’t an option…bright and early the next day we were up and out of there to bring Ian and Bear to the airport and send them off to Vancouver for Indigenous After Dark hosted by OsTwelve along side our friend IsKwe and the raddest duo that is Dani and Lizzy…buut Dan had to stay behind in TO for some other things…
all over again.

As you probably recall, a few weeks ago Dan won the title of Ottawa’s Redbull Thre3Style Champion which meant he was to compete for the official Ontario title. This so happened to have landed on the day after our party so we stuck around for the competition. This was a big one, whoever won would be competing for Canada in Halifax at the end of the month (no pressure or anything…). The comp was to be held at the Mod Club on College St. a much bigger venue than the previous competition which was held at Ritual, and this meant more people to play for, six huge projectors capturing every move of the competitors and just an overall kind of crazier experience.
this truck runs off redbull

you know what it’s all about.
Dan drew first…foreshadowing perhaps?
the mod club was huge in comparison to the drake underground, that’s a lot of people.
The competition was pretty intense, especially with another wicked deejay from Ottawa in the mix and especially after Dan pulled numbers and found out he was up first. But, our boy absolutely killed it. The crowd loved him, his set was perfect and Dan himself was looking pretty pleased once he walked off the stage to a screaming crowd.
3 Shubs



got it
Do I even need to tell you that he won? Well, if you haven’t already heard then yeah, our very own DJ Shub is the Ontario Redbull Thre3Style Champion. 
i want this to happen everytime i walk into a room, bubbles from the sky!
that is the face of a winner everyone

Dan’s bro came down to support.
so much love from our Ottawa fam, DJ BrainsforBreakfast came down too!
and the after math of the night…
Conor Cutz was a great host.
and this man, this is Alex, he organized he event and is a real good dude.
plain and simple.
Congrats Dan, and thanks to our Toronto friends that came out for our party, we are going to see you guys again soon so just keep checking back here and on our facebook page for those tour dates as we release more…see you this Summer.

26 Apr


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We’re Going On Tour, Mhhmm.

April 26, 2012 | By | One Comment

Hey Everyone! So our album has been out for just about a month now and the response has been out of this world, thank you for downloading and showing your overall support. As a reward we are hitting the road and going on tour in the upcoming weeks, hopefully somewhere near you…a full list of dates has been posted with possibly more to come so keep checking on it. This is going to be a really big and exciting time and we can’t wait to see everyone while we are out there!

May 3 Toronto – Drake Underground
May 4 Vancouver – W2 Cafe
May 12 Ottawa – Electric Pow Wow @ Babylon

May 26 Montreal – Eastern Bloc

May 31 New York  – SOB’s

June 01 Boston –  Good Life

June 19 Winnipeg – Winnipeg Jazz Festival

June 20 Regina – TBD

June 21 Edmonton – The Works Festival

June 22 Ottawa – Special Event

June 23 Peterborough – Ode’min Giizis Festival

July 08 Ottawa – RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

Aug 03 Montreal – Presence Autchtone
We’ve also thrown a new track out there…! 

If you’re on that Twitter thang follow us up @atribecalledred, find us on Facebook for daily updates and other stuff you might like…and don’t forget we’ve still got our Electric Pow Wow tees for sale and the album is still available to download, FOR FREE. Thanks for showing the love!