Show alert: the Deep Dark Woods w/ Shuyler Jansen @ Phog Lounge, Tues. May 3

"Melancholy" is how a friend and fellow blogger described the Deep Dark Woods (Saskatoon). "Despite the dark themes," reads the band's R3 page, "the heaviness never overwhelms the music's playfulness. An utterly fun rhythm section, brilliant guitar work, and eerily rich harmonies drive the songs."

We think that's pretty accurate, but we'll let you decide: "Charlie's (Is Coming Down)"
"All the Money I Had is Gone"

We're guessing we might hear some new songs, as the Deep Dark Woods hasn't released an album since 2009 (Winter Hours), the follow-up to 2007's Hang Me, Oh Hang Me, which followed their debut EP in 2006.

Folk/rock singer Shuyler Jansen, also of Saskatoon, is touring with the Deep Dark Woods.

Listen: "Brand New Wick"

Opening: Dave Russell (Windsor)