Steam Whistle Brewing March E-News
The Music Issue. We love music. Even more, we love to support talented independent artists who follow their dreams.

Steam Whistle is committed to doing one thing really, really well and we are proud to be behind those who share our passion. Music is an important form of self-expression and it's thrilling to see such a thriving Canadian indie scene.

And this is why we host UNSIGNED. If you haven't yet checked it out, Steam Whistle UNSIGNED is an ongoing concert series that showcases Canada's indie music talent, while also developing its future. Hosted in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver each edition of UNSIGNED features three Canadian artists with all of the ticket sales going back to the arts community through organizations such as Artists' Health Centre Foundation, Elephant Artist Relief, and Calgary Underground Film Fest. UNSIGNED has to date featured over 50 independent Canadian acts and have raised over $30,000 for local arts community.

We have had the privilege of having amazing bands such as The Rural Alberta Advantage, Austra, Young Empires, Rich Aucoin, The Balconies, Woodhands, Dinosaur Bones, Lioness, Parallels, Make Your Exit, Hooded Fang, Kidstreet play our stage.

Come out to the next UNSIGNED to show your support!


Mark Friday, April 29 2011 in your calendar. We have an amazing line up of bands featuring:

  Steam Whistle UNSIGNED - Live April 29th  

The Darcys
The Darcys upcoming record is produced by Murray Lightburn of The Dears and if that doesn't say enough Greg Lawrence (CBC Radio 3) describes The Darcys as "a band that can easily be shortlisted for a future Polaris Prize".
Visit The Darcys website

We recently had the pleasure of having The Darcys create a live recording at the Steam Whistle Brewery. Take a look.

Wildlife is made up of five energetic, adventurous, youthful barbarians who recently had a showcase at the Canadian Music Week, and according to Exclaim Magazine are "filled with youthful exuberance and affirming righteousness".
Visit Wildlife's Website

Freedom Or Death
Freedom or Death decided they are not followers and want to make music that they want to listen to regardless of radio air play. Seems as though the band has good taste with The Wall Street Journal naming Freedom Or Death one of CMJ Music Marathon's 12 best bands.
Visit Freedom or Death's website

  February's Unsigned Show

Our previous unsigned took place on February 25th with New Country Rehab, The Coppertone and Cowlick.

The line-up included a great combination of country rock bands, take a look at this review from Now Magazine. If you missed the show, you can check out some video of the night on our FaceBook Page.

  Support Your Music Scene

Have a Steam Whistle at these upcoming live shows:

  • Friday, April 1
    British Sea Power @ Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver
  • Thursday, April 7
    PS I LOVE YOU @ The Garrison
  • Monday, April 11
    The Trews @ The Rivoli
  • Saturday, April 16
    Born Ruffians @ The Opera House
  • Thursday, April 28
    The Acorn @ The Horseshoe
  • Friday, April 29
    Steam Whistle Unsigned @ Steam Whistle Brewing
  • Friday, May 6
    Peter, Bjorn and John @ Lee's Palace
  Win a Steam Whistle UNSIGNED Experience

Win tickets to the April 29th show! Get the complete Steam Whistle experience that includes tickets, refreshments, and an UNSIGNED swag bag. To enter, simply email your first & last name and your favourite venue to see bands perform to!

  Steam Whistle's Green Initiatives  

Green beer isn't only for St Patrick's Day

The recent St Patrick's Day festivities woke up the green spirit that lives strong all year round at Steam Whistle.

Steam Whistle has always been committed to creating an eco-friendly brew. Take a look at this coverage from Metro that discusses drinking green all year long.

And speaking of St Paddy's, take a look at your party faces on our Facebook Page.


Cheers! from the Good Beer Folks