Taking the first step around the corner of a bright green wall, you don’t know what to expect. But all at once you’re hit with fascination, fear and excitement.
Writing about Hannibal Buress in a student publication is a tricky proposition. During the second routine on his new album, Animal Furnace, the popular comedian spends five minutes lampooning an article The Daily Eastern News at Eastern Illinois University published about Buress shortly before he performed on campus in 2009.
It’s fitting that Bry Webb is giving a concert on Father’s Day. If it weren’t for the fact that he became a father, after all, Webb may not have recorded his solo debut, last year’s Provider.
After roughly one year of recording and editing to get just the right sound, Winnipeg’s J. Riley Hill is releasing his first official solo LP on Woven Records this month.
“That’s a pretty heavy question,” Jeph Howard, bass player for Utah rock band The Used, says when asked where the band was at mentally when it started writing the songs on Vulnerable, the album the group released this past March.
It’s been five years since Winnipeg pop/R&B songstress Flo released her self-titled debut, but the girl hasn’t been sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill, recording with Western Canadian Music Award-winning producer Arun Chaturvedi and writing up a storm, Flo’s sophomore disc, Pieces of Me is the culmination of a lot of positive things.
A few weeks ago, on May 18, Janelle Monáe marked the second anniversary of her debut full-length album with a tweet that read in part, “Happy Birthday, ArchAndroid. I thank God for you.” What exactly have the past two years been like for the 26-year-old, born Janelle Monáe Robinson?
After moving to Brooklyn, Peter Silberman met Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci, two of the men who would join him in the formation of The Antlers.
This year’s jazz festival promises a bevy of international and local artists that will appeal to nearly every musical inclination from classic jazz, to soul, to hip-hop and everything in between.
The last time The Uniter spoke with Nathan Zahn, the local DJ and producer was hoping to turn his electronic music festival into a household name across Canada.
What began 18 years ago as three CKUW employees deciding to use their paycheque to fund bands that wanted to release vinyl has now become a record label about to release its 30th record - a seven-inch by Calgary band Breathe Knives titled hellen keller.
Lovers of both art and science will be pleased to know that local company Theatre By the River (TBTR) will be putting on a show to combine the two disciplines.
Born on Prince Edward Island, raised in Ottawa and living in Winnipeg for the past nine years, artist Seth Woodyard is on a whole other level.
A look at what’s playing at Cinematheque this month.
Quebec director Sébastien Pilote’s latest offering has all of the tempered patience and persistent charm of its titular protagonist who, like the film itself, skips the plaid bargain jacket in favour of a classier appeal.
Legendary rock band Van Halen will perform at the MTS Centre on Sunday, May 13 as part of its current tour in support of its new album, A Different Kind of Truth. The Uniter has one pair of tickets to give away to the show.
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are both accomplished singer-songwriters in their own right. Now, the husband and wife have come together to form Whitehorse, a roots project that released its first album last summer.
Proggier than thou. Like any progressive metal musicians worth their weight in Marshall half stacks, the guys in Winnipeg’s Grand Master write complex, epic songs about fantastical themes.
When Winnipeg-based folk and roots singer-songwriter Cara Luft posted a video on YouTube in March 2011 asking fans to help fund the recording of her new album, Darlingford, the results were, in her words, “mind-boggling” - in a good way. She initially hoped to raise $15,000. In the end, fans donated over $32,000 to make the project a reality.