Ariel Gordon is one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. She’s funny, insightful and has an affinity for nature, like taking “macro photographs of mushrooms.”
Winnipeg writer Jonathan Ball’s work blurs “poetry, prose, fiction and essay” into a voice and form that’s only his.
Winnipeg is teeming with writers. We tend to focus, however, on the authors who’ve published books when there are in fact many writers out there actively publishing great pieces online, in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, too.
Writer and illustrator GMB Chomichuk has been communicating through words and pictures for as long as he can remember. He’s spent years and countless hours perfecting his craft and it’s paying off in spades.
Winnipeg writer S.M. Beiko’s Young Adult novel The Lake and the Library (ECW Press) has been receiving positive reviews since its release last May.
Local writer Chadwick Ginther is en route to becoming a literary giant in the sci-fi and fantasy community.
We here at The Uniter’s Arts & Culture section spend the better part of the year focusing on artists and the events that happen in the downtown area. From shows at the Lo Pub to exhibitions on the University of Winnipeg campus, there is a lot going on right here.
But where does this art and culture come from? Since nobody was born cool in the basement of the Royal Albert, we decided to find out what kind of great art was being made and what trends were happening all around Winnipeg.
Frank Turner is one of the hardest-working touring musicians in music today - he played approximately 184 shows last year alone.
David Skene is a songwriting genius - you just don’t know it yet.
This three-song EP from the now-defunct instrumental band Vela is for anyone interested in a soundtrack to escapism.
In these days when the majority of bands are all taking a drag from the same hypothetical cigarette, noise-pop outfit Microdot is smoking something else entirely - and for the better, I might add.
This EP sees Winnipeg’s Salinas branch out from its previous work to reveal a more mature sound and an atmospheric approach musically.
Whether a band is touring for the first time or already has a few tours under its belt, a tour always undoubtedly has its challenges - one of which is distance.
Aaron Edgar has been a professional drummer for his entire adult life.
Recorded at MCM Studios with Mike Petkau Falk (Les Jupes, Record of the Week Club), the new EP from local four-piece Salinas showcases a new direction and musical growth from their 2010 self-titled effort and its power pop punk.
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story showcases the British independent record label that was home to such great acts as The Jesus and The Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub and Oasis.
Here’s a look at what Uniter arts and culture staff and contributors were into this past year.
An Albert Street music venue shut down last month after eight months of operation.
On Matthew Barber’s sixth release he’s taken a DIY approach.
They say they’re Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band - and after one spin I believe them.