Carly Rae Jepsen Playing the Red River Ex June 24
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Carly Rae Jepsen will be rocking the Red River Ex Main Stage on Saturday, June 16 June 23, 2012 at 4:00PM. The concert will be free as long as you pay for a gate admission to the Ex!

“I guess there’s a part of you that always wants to try something a little bit different than what you’ve done before,” says Carly Rae Jepsen.

That’s curiosity for you. It’s a good instinct to have. Without it, this Vancouver-based musician would never have left her Mission, B.C. hometown for the life of a singer-songwriter — a career that’s so far produced an acclaimed debut album (2008’s Tug of War), a MuchMusic Video Award nomination, two gold-certified singles (“Bucket,” “Tug of War”) and — to top it all — two 2010 Juno Award nominations for Best New Artist and Songwriter of the Year.

She also wouldn’t have “Curiosity”. That’s her new EP, a collection of heart-on-sleeve pop songs about, fittingly enough, life’s biggest curiosity — love, and all the complications that come with it. Its sound — a blend of confessional lyrics, sweet acoustic gems and straight-up pop — is just as strangely fascinating, not least of all to Carly herself. How she stumbled upon one of its main inspirations is still something of a wonder.

UPDATE: Due to her increasing popularity the concert has been moved to Saturday, June 23 at 4PM. This will probably the only time you’ll be able to see a Carly Rae Jepsen concert for free! [REDRIVEREX]