Published November 6, 2013
After raising over $341,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign launched in January, Protest the Hero unleashed its fourth full-length record Volition on October 29.
It can be hard to imagine having enough power to change something in life.
The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There”, Bob Seger’s “Night Moves”, the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses”.
Robert Redford began his acting career in the ‘60s, playing small roles on the small screen (Maverick and Perry Mason).
Chances are if you are between the ages of 15-35 you have heard of Jackass and have made or seen a YouTube video re-creating one of their infamous stunts.
A little over a year after releasing its debut self-titled EP, local indie-pop duo Mitten Claps is already following it up with a brand new extended play called Tactics.
When someone says family band, the mind immediately jumps to something of the Partridge persuasion, the Carpenters, or Dr. Fünke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution. It’s no gimmick, but rather a way of life with local musician Sandy Taronno.
“Originally, this was going to be a giant circus of an event.”
The Uniter at Comic Con
There’s a lot of competition in the comedy world, playing to silent audiences and going against the best and brightest (or the worst and angriest). Though there are many places a comic strives to get to, Just for Laughs is one of the big ones, an event at which comedians who’ve ‘made it’ perform stand-up to likely their biggest audience.
While doing research on current technology, I came across a concept that sounded so much like science fiction, I was surprised to find that it wasn’t being done in a lab, but in people’s basements and garages.
Every year in the weeks around Halloween, the media circulates the same horror stories: razorblades in apples, junk food causes obesity, and of course, white people in blackface or redface.
“We are going to attempt to have the biggest event ever around bullying prevention,” states Sangeetha Nair, co-founder of Hateless, an anti-bullying event set to take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 16 at the Park Theatre.
“It was a close race between two themes: Roaring 20s and Post Apocalypse,” says Homo Hop organizer Kevin Tan of the University of Winnipeg event, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (the theme wound up being Roaring 20s - so dress up, there’s a costume contest).
A community of local anarchists are hoping that their Winnipeg Anarchist Book Fair and DIY Fest at the Albert Street Autonomous Zone (91 Albert St.) will attract all different types of people to learn about new ideas and hone their skills.
Does the term sustainability become watered-down in meaning as it gets employed more and more frequently? Does it mean the same thing for everyone that we can talk about it as something part of the common good? And what is the relationship between sustainability (as in perpetual survival of life on this planet) and decolonization – in what ways must one occur for the other to be possible?
Lighthearted and honest, Circle Heads follows a twenty-something-year-old meandering through adulthood while she tries to find humour in the banality and randomness of life.
The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.
Three weeks ago, I gave an overview of the current state of Canada's surveillance state: that is, our massively expanded spying institutions since 9/11, and their slow creep away from concerns about threats to national security, to a narrowing focus on antisystemic movements and environmental groups. Some of that attention has even been directed at energy and mining sectors in foreign nations such as Brazil.
“Scott Price’s story in the Uniter Oct 31 “Does Manitoba Have a Dirty Hydro Problem?” is poorly researched and unfairly insults Manitoba Hydro.
Two tracks from two bands you need to know on beautiful yellow vinyl?
These precious little singsongy delights, courtesy of Attack in Black’s Ian Kehoe, continue the cycle that started with 2011’s self-titled debut.
Halfway between Sparta-light and aggressive Nerf Herder (especially on “I Could Write a Song”) falls Whitehorse, Yukon three piece Speed Control.
It’s curious that Winnipeg quintet The Treble’s press release compares the band’s “musical chops and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic” to the likes of Neil Young, The Guess Who and The Weakerthans.