The question isn’t why - the question is, why not? An effective free WiFi Internet access system throughout the city would help businesses, residents and visitors alike.
Winnipeg singer-songwriter Rob Waddell remembers his very first time playing to an audience. It was a two-song performance some five-and-a-half years ago during an open mic night at what was then the Academy.
Graham Bargen recalls what his friend and business partner, TJ Hiebert, told him a year-and-a-half ago when the pair started throwing around the idea of starting either their own pub or coffee shop.
Joey Landreth, lead singer and guitarist for new Winnipeg rock trio The Bros. Landreth, is in the recording studio working on the band’s debut album when The Uniter calls.
Congratulations - you’ve stopped looking at This Hisses drummer JP Perron’s moustache in the above photo long enough to read this article. We couldn’t blame you if you stopped reading right now to keep looking at it, though.
Last March, local indie pop weirdos Boats released a video of themselves recording their new album. Perhaps the most compelling footage shows lead singer/guitarist Mat Klachefsky decked out in gloves, safety goggles and a helmet, smashing a guitar with a hammer in order to get the desired sound for that particular part of the album.
As people around the world eagerly anticipate the new album from critically-acclaimed Montreal indie rock band Arcade Fire, Winnipeg music fans will have the opportunity to see the group’s violinist, Sarah Neufeld, in concert this week.
Don’t panic. That’s what James Lyons wants anyone who finds bed bugs in their home to know.
If you want to make 2013 your healthiest year ever, A.J. Jacobs has some advice for you: Stop sitting.
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Jordan Klassen’s sound has been compared to Sufjan Stevens and The Shins, and while those artists may have influenced his work, he names a more surprising inspiration for his newer material. “It’s actually quite inspired by a lot of Disney animated movie soundtracks.”
There’s an old drummer joke that goes like this: What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band? “Hey, how about we try one of my songs?” That joke does not apply to local jazz drummer Curtis Nowosad.
In the past 11 years, local writer Michelle Elrick has lived in 16 different postal zones in Canada and she’s travelled through the East Coast as well as all over Europe. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that her latest project explores the question that has plagued her since childhood: What is home?
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If you’re anything like this writer, when you think of Canadian hip-hop artist Shane Bunting, a.k.a. Madchild, you think of him the way he appeared in the video for Steppin’ Thru, the 2002 hit single by his acclaimed group Swollen Members: standing poolside in the summertime, tufts of blonde hair spilling out from under his ball cap, the sun shining down on him as he spits rhymes without a care in the world.
Since first making their mark with the underground hit Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - a three-minute song that consists almost entirely of the refrain, “I’m at the Pizza Hut / I’m at the Taco Bell / I’m at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” - New York trio Das Racist have made a name for themselves with their unique brand of hip hop.
Talk about doing it yourself. For her latest album, Hush, Winnipeg expat and current Montreal resident Jenn Mierau not only wrote and recorded all the music herself, she also created the album artwork by rug-hooking a 14,400-stitch self-portrait.
Buzz Osborne is excited to return to Canada with his band, legendary sludge-metal weirdos the Melvins.
It’s not uncommon for friends who haven’t seen Rob Koske in a few months to walk right past him. He’s lost so much weight, they don’t even recognize him.