Greek Riots just played its first show almost a year ago at the first Uniter Fiver showcase, but the guys are already showing that they’re capable of penning well-crafted indie-rock tunes that are worth your time.
Scrimping on album art isn’t a smart choice. Winnipeg is lucky to have a number of talented graphic designers eager to help bands create eye-catching pieces of art to inspire interest in their sounds.
Most of the musicians in Mabel’s Flight are still in their final year of high school, but that isn’t stopping the band from starting to establish itself in Winnipeg’s indie music scene.
For the last eight years ‘Peg City Groove has been a place for Winnipeggers to keep up with the local music scene and it’s still going strong.
It took six years, but the Civil Disobedients stopped being super lazy procrastinators and finally released the follow-up to Sell Your Soul Until You Can Buy It Back.
Local comedian J.D. Renaud proves haters gonna hate with Damn Your Eyes, a theatrical love letter addressed to things he just can’t stand.
A drunken conversation in a Winnipeg bar got the wheels rolling for Gold Mountain, a new folk-rock-pop band featuring some familiar faces. Jamming officially began in 2011 after vocalist/guitarist Kris Rendina’s old band Talk City opened some shows for guitarist Martin LaFrenière’s technical punk group High Five Drive.
Mobina Galore left behind B.C.’s largest city for Winnipeg and ended up recording a solid LP that’s largely inspired by our thriving punk scene. The duo, which formed near the end of 2010, recorded its debut EP, Skeletons, in Vancouver - a city at times suitable for partying but not quite as convenient for working on a record.
A cabin in Manitoba’s Interlake region lacking both running water and Internet was Kathryn Kerr’s creative space for the genesis of her debut EP. Wood Songs was released this past summer and serves as an introduction to her folk-based solo project that goes under the moniker of astre, (the French word for “star”).
Every year, hundreds of people flee war-torn refugee camps for a more peaceful life in Winnipeg. In 2013, Manitoba welcomed 1,484 refugees - the highest per capita in the country. The dramatic transition between countries and cultures is what’s explored in Letters to Our Children: Stories of Refuge.
Arthur Slade wants to help you bring your supernatural realm to life. The established Saskatoon-based horror/fantasy author is coming to Winnipeg to share his secrets in a workshop hosted by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.
Everyday objects and generalized phrases are what you’ll find at Actual Gallery this month, as gallery director Lisa Kehler pairs two different exhibits by three different Winnipeg artists.
One of your older sibling’s favourite punk bands is back.
Alan Doyle went from handling cod tongues to fronting Canadian folk-rock legends Great Big Sea, a journey he details in Where I Belong. Doyle has previously written some blogs on the Great Big Sea website, which caught the attention of Random House Canada. The publishing company later suggested he write a book about his life growing up.
An established downtown Winnipeg recording studio is soldiering on, but under a different name and management.
A fictionalized version of Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes centre stage in Proud, the latest production by Theatre Projects Manitoba. The piece is written by Canadian playwright Michael Healey whose first full-length play, The Drawer Boy, premiered back in 1999.
While Autumn Still only formed last November, members of the pop-rock trio have been kicking around the Winnipeg music scene for quite some time.
A play about Manitoban kids in the care of Child and Family Services (CFS) has been created by Sarasvàti Productions and VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network. The idea began two years ago after Sarasvàti produced previous plays about serious topics such as food banks and gangs.
Members of Ethnica started playing as a cover band called Side F/X. But recently, they’ve morphed into a metal group, and just released a self-titled EP last month.
For the last 23 years Winnipeg has been home to Cinémental, one of the longest running French film festivals in Western Canada.