In the fourth episode of this season's On The Scene, Darek and Allison head to the Walper Hotel ahead of its 130th anniversary weekend. They spend the evening at The Lokal Lounge chatting with local drag king Manny Manila and new local band Loublu. 


Manny Manila is a Filipino, trans drag king based in Waterloo. He had his start at the UW Drag Club and is now an independent artist. Manny always brings the party with his devil may care attitude and charm. 

Loublu is a indie rock band new to the KW music scene but has been creating music since 2017. 2 of their members moved from Sao Paulo Brazil to Kitchener in 2021 and teamed up with 4 local musicians to create a new 6 piece setup for the next chapter of Loublu. They are in the process of recording their next EP and are set to play a show at Jane Bond this Sunday.

Music: Halloween Animals (John), Lucas Stagg (Local Favourite), Loublu (Higher) 


ON THE SCENE is a live radio broadcast showcasing the music, film, and arts events in KW each week. Hosted by local musician and podcaster Allison Dyjach, ON THE SCENE provides listings, artist interviews, and local music. Tune in at 7:00pm every Thursday on MidtownRadio.ca. Sponsored by the Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo BIAs.