The West End Cultural Centre: WHITNEY, April 4

Timbre Concerts & The West End Cultural Centre presents:


Tuesday, April 4th - Tickets available Friday, January 6th

WHITNEY makes a stop at the West End Cultural Centre on Tuesday, April 4th to support the release of their debut album Light Upon The Lake.
Tickets are $17 in advance


Chicago Indie band Whitney has been making every top album and artist list of 2016; from Pitchfork's 50 best albums of 2016 to Paste's 20 best new bands of 2016.

Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement. Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band.

Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich, the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.

Ehrlich had been a member of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but left to play drums for the Smith Westerns, where he met guitarist Kakacek. That group burned brightly but briefly, disbanding in 2014 and leaving its members adrift. Brief solo careers and side-projects abounded, but nothing clicked. Making everything seem all the more fraught: both of them were going through especially painful breakups almost simultaneously, the kind that inspire a million songs, and they emerged emotionally bruised and lonelier than ever.

Whitney was born from a series of laidback early-morning songwriting sessions during one of the harshest winters in Chicago history, after Ehrlich and Kakacek reconnected - first as roommates splitting rent in a small Chicago apartment and later as musical collaborators passing the guitar and the lyrics sheet back and forth.


With help from our partners and sponsors Assiniboine Credit Union, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Arts Council, UMFM, The Government of Canada, and The Government of Manitoba.

Tuesday, April 4 2017 @ The West End Cultural Centre

Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets: $17 advance

Tickets available Friday, January 6th.

Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketweb, and Music Trader

Kerri Stephens

Marketing & Production Coordinator

West End Cultural Centre

The West End Cultural Centre is a dynamic, not-for-profit community arts organization enriching the lives of artists, audiences and the community through the sharing of music and culture.