Often you have to let go before you can move on.
Among all of the new businesses cropping up in West Broadway and the West End, there is one familiar old mainstay with a colourful facade that rarely fails to draw a crowd.
The Janzen Boys have come a long way from after-dinner sing-alongs and silly hallway jingles.
Recorded in both a warehouse and a hand-built log cabin, The Crooked Brothers’ third studio album Thank You I’m Sorry resonates with the lonesome snarl of a concrete outlaw.
Ian Bawa knows a thing or two about success.
I dare you to find one Winnipegger who hasn’t spent a day strolling through the Winnipeg Folk Festival grounds, or at least a bitter soul who hasn’t had thoughts of sneaking into the festival campground.
Many artistic careers begins with the classic fork in the road scenario: to give up the dream and settle into a more secure and consistent lifestyle, or to persevere and work harder than ever before towards a goal which may or may not be fulfilled. Winnipeg-based illustrator Nyco Rudolph is barreling head first towards the latter.
Although the first snow fall and hanging holiday lights is very fine and nice, it can often bring the dread of knowing that one is going to resemble Randy from A Christmas Story for the following five months.
Think of a song as a living entity. From a fragmented tune hummed in the shower or stumbled through on a guitar, to a sparkling of green and red lights on a soundboard to a tangible work in vinyl etching and finally to vibrant noise blasted through amps and bouncing off walls, a song is constantly in flux.
There are few artists who hold the ability to work in a myriad of media while still being humbly productive and keeping their feet grounded. Rae Spoon is one of those few.
Quietly and without much fanfare, more than 800 people from First Nations communities were evacuated from their homes this year.
Feeling visually overstimulated upon entering Kapala Tattoo is an understatement.
Stephanie Kleysen works harder than you. As a five-year Wesmen veteran and captain of the women’s basketball team, Netflix black holes and other time-sucking, brain-numbing hobbies simply don’t exist on the young athlete’s watch.
There are few things more magical, glamourous and transcendental than the world of classical ballet: satin pointe shoes, tutus and billowy-shirted princes all appear to live in a world of stage-lit perfection.
Schools are often a hotbed of hormonal stress, daunting career worries and the odd (or often, no judgment) bout of socializing. Amidst all of this it is easy to pass over some of the most critical information being taught in the education system.
Any artistic pursuit involves constant focus, effort and sleepless nights spent sweating over whether or not an individual voice will rise up from the heap of work on the floor. Halifax-based artist Mo Kenney reports that the many years using that exact recipe has paid off in the form of her slightly different second album, In My Dreams.
Imagine a city without art. There would be no colourful murals in the neighbourhood, no books to read before bed and no shows to go to when you just want drink a beer and listen to noise.
Despite the vast number of Canadian-made horror films out there, what exactly defines the genre can be difficult to pinpoint.
As cultured as Winnipeg likes to behave, one thing the city isn’t is high fashion; from Polo Park to sprawling outlet stores, slim shopping options leave much to be desired. Despite these limitations, Chanelle Salnikowski - a local stylist, makeup artist and model - has found a way to take advantage of Winnipeg’s abundance of sleaze and tackiness.
Self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock n' Roll Band in the World” the Supersuckers will be stomping their boots into town following the release of their ninth studio album, Get the Hell.