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The Weakerthans



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Hometown: Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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The Weakerthans are a four (sometimes six) piece band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band spans sonic territory ranging from punk to power pop to alt–country, all to the literate and progressively political lyrics of frontman John K. Samson.

Samson served in firebrand political punk act Propagandhi and issued the early Weakerthans albums, Fallow and Left and Leaving, through the collectivist G7 Welcoming Committee label. The band, now signed to Epitaph, features members from both Toronto (percussionist Jason Tait and bassist Greg Smith) and Winnipeg (guitarist Stephen Carroll and Samson). The band has toured as a six piece featuring keyboardist Dave MacKinnon and acoustic guitarist Brian Poirier, both of Toronto's FemBots.

Related Bands

Broken Social Scene, Fembots, John K. Samson, Painted Thin, Red Fisher, Propagandhi

Reviews

The Weakerthans / Rock Plaza Central live in New York

The Weakerthans / Rock Plaza Central

live in New York (2009)

live show

The Weakerthans / Jason Collet live in Seattle

The Weakerthans / Jason Collet

live in Seattle (2009)

live show

The Weakerthans / Dawn Landes live in Birmingham

The Weakerthans / Dawn Landes

live in Birmingham (2008)

live show

The Weakerthans / The Last Town Chorus live in Victoria

The Weakerthans / The Last Town Chorus

live in Victoria (2007)

live show

The Weakerthans Reunion Tour

The Weakerthans

Reunion Tour (2007)

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The Weakerthans / Jenn Grant live in Toronto

The Weakerthans / Jenn Grant

live in Toronto (2007)

live show

The Weakerthans / Trailers / The Paperbacks live in Montreal

The Weakerthans / Trailers / The Paperbacks

live in Montreal (2004)

live show

The Weakerthans / Lucero / Murder By Death Live in Providence

The Weakerthans / Lucero / Murder By Death

Live in Providence (2004)

live show

The Weakerthans / onelinedrawing / Motion City Soundtrack live in Ann Arbor

The Weakerthans / onelinedrawing / Motion City Soundtrack

live in Ann Arbor (2003)

live show

The Weakerthans / Fembots / The Awards live in Quebec City

The Weakerthans / Fembots / The Awards

live in Quebec City (2003)

live show

The Weakerthans / Maritime / Mico live in Cleveland

The Weakerthans / Maritime / Mico

live in Cleveland (2003)

live show

The Weakerthans / The Constantines / Roy live in Seattle

The Weakerthans / The Constantines / Roy

live in Seattle (2003)

live show

The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site

The Weakerthans

Reconstruction Site (2003)

Epitaph

The Weakerthans Left and Leaving

The Weakerthans

Left and Leaving (2000)

G7 Welcoming Committee

The Weakerthans Fallow

The Weakerthans

Fallow (1999)

G7 Welcoming Committee

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