Published January 19, 2017
Welcome to our new music issue!
Choosing just five new local bands to showcase in our annual Uniter Fiver contest is a pretty tall order. This year, we started with 16 amazing submissions and put them to readers and local music lovers to choose the final five.
Kakagi (pronounced ke-KA-gi) is a new band whose name is derived from a small lake in northwestern Ontario.
Awaiting the Answer has come together with the common goal of bringing a new sound to Winnipeg’s metal scene.
June Killing Stones is a locally grown band united in their value of community and positivity. Brothers Joshua and Jake Letkeman were working on their craft for years before putting together a group.
The duo behind Rosebud took a rather casual approach to forming the two-person band, and that’s how they continue to operate.
If there’s a more quintessential origin story than TUSK’s, it would be tough to find it.
The Middle Coast // Deep Dark Cave // Adam Hanney & Co. // Fox Lake // Ashley Bieniarz
Four years ago, when musician Jason Tait moved back to Winnipeg after more than a decade in Toronto, he went about converting his detached garage into a home studio.
Big Fun // Industry conference // UMSwing // Fundraiser for Sage House // Discounted music lessons
The Vinyl Salon started as an intimate affair and has grown into a city-wide hub for women-run entertainment in safer spaces.
Some Winnipeg organizations and musicians are moving away from hosting traditional shows.
Band moved by RRC’s rural reach and the Orlando shooting
Three years after making his English-language debut with the excellent Stoker, acclaimed South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) has returned to his home country with The Handmaiden.
Stepping back onstage without drunken antics
Osborne ball hockey // On the clock // Have a Heart // Get off the couch // Let’s Talk
First Date Touring (FDT), a booking agency created in January 2016, came to fruition with hopes of fostering support for the community of DIY bookers and the bands they love.
If a student wants somewhere to practice with their band, they can do it on campus at the University of Winnipeg (U of W). But if that same student wanted a formal music degree, they would have to look elsewhere.
Professor and director of academic programs and administration in the faculty of education, professor of rhetoric and communications
What’s your favourite way to discover new music?
Many barriers keep women out of the music scene
Process aims to strike a balance between oversight and expediency
Responsibility lies with everyone when considering newcomer policies
“Be over, be under, be true, but never give up. Fashion reflects personality."