It’s hard to believe that Winnipeg’s Jarrett Moffatt created this four-track online album simply for a school project.
Bokononism is the fictional religion in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle that regards all religions (including Bokononism) as a set of untruths, but advises to follow the set of untruths that make you happy.
Vocalist and guitarist JD Ormond’s voice is thin and reedy, even pitchy at times (which makes me think of Pavement), and the lyrics leave something to be desired, but pause and listen to just the music and it will take you away.
Made up of four friends from Selkirk, Man. and featuring members from Sick City and Port Amoral, Hope Atlantic has been playing around Winnipeg for more than two years.
It’s fair to say that the members of Les Jupes have more than enough experience under their belts, but they’re hoping one September evening will be the turning point in their musical careers.
By all accounts, The Flatliners have every reason to avoid Winnipeg when they hit the western leg of a Canadian tour.
The last time we saw Wilco on film was in Sam Jones’ now-legendary 2002 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, an intimate rock doc chronicling the band’s departure from alt-country to more experimental territories with the controversial recording of their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Sandra Birdsell could have very well been describing her own writing in her latest book when she writes: “Being with her was like being in a warm current of water while swimming in a cold northern lake.”
New York trio The Narrative gives us arguably the best male and female dual vocalist performance in recent memory with this ambitious 13-track, 53-minute opus of a debut album.
Winnipeg’s international writers festival, Thin Air, is returning and will be sprawling out across Winnipeg bookstores, libraries and campuses once again.
Wintersleep’s fourth release, New Inheritors, is melodramatic in a good way.
The Matter with Morris by local author David Bergen takes on a journey of life, love, loss and questions why certain things happen the way they do.
More music this week
Imagine moving from a bustling neighbourhood in a big city to a small cabin with no electricity, plumbing or running water.
The Rear Guard is an excellent track from Nova Scotia folkie Old Man Luedecke latest album, My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs.
Old people tend to do one of three things for me: slow me down, depress me, or make me speak loudly and enunciate so audaciously that I sound like I think I’m onstage.
From Zimbabwe to Manitoba, and multiple stops in between, comes Ignatius Mabasa, the newest storyteller-in-residence at the University of Manitoba.
For those aging fans of ultimate hipster Sufjan Stevens, the time has come for new work. This single, from the forthcoming album The Age of Adz, continues Stevens’s long history of multi-layering and multi-instrumentation.
Most bands would be upset if their bass player bailed on them just weeks before a tour, but The All Night’s Steven Foster has a pretty good excuse – he’s moving to Toronto for six months to intern at a record label, something that will no doubt benefit the band upon his return.
Legs, kittens, cutouts and string all seem to be emblematic of deeper themes in Natural disasters, pets and other stories, a joint exhibit by Jessica MacCormack and Elisabeth Belliveau.