Said The Whale will hit the stage at the Vogue on Saturday (April 29), but last week, lucky contest winners got to see the local indie band play an exclusive acoustic set at the Straight headquarters, as part of our #StraightUnplugged concert series.
The series, which honours local musicians that have graced the cover of the paper and simultaneously celebrates the Straight's 50th year in existence, has already seen the likes of Yukon Blonde and Gay Nineties.
On Thursday (April 20), Said the Whale played hits from their fifth studio album, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, as well as a few older tunes, and a cover of the Tragically Hip's "The New Maybe", with guitars and vocals by founding members Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, and harmonies and keys by Jaycelyn Brown.
Readers who scored tickets enjoyed bottles of Steamwhistle and eats from Urban Fare while Said The Whale played favourites like "The Light is You" and "Better For You", in addition to newer songs including "I Will Follow You" and "Realize Real Eyes".
Didn't catch the show in our Facebook Live video? Check out some of the songs performed last week in the videos below.
Click here to enter to win tickets to our next show on May 5 with Dan Mangan.