Post-rock is an oft-vilified sub-genre of rock ’n’ roll, usually dismissed as being a self-serving and pretentious grouping of art rockers.
With its bloozy hard rock riffing, wah-drenched guitar wankery and songs about girls and liquor, this Manitoba-based power trio desperately wants to be Guns N Roses.
With something like 10 releases in the last 11 years, the prolific pace at which Toronto rocker Hawksley Workman releases music is akin to Neil Young.
Gray Waves, the debut LP from Athens, Georgia-based nu-gazers Twin Tigers, was released on iTunes last week.
When folky, singer-songwriter Jason Collett plays in Winnipeg early next month, it will be anything but a typical show.
Leigh Konyk’s solo exhibition called Mixed Media & Collage Assemblages focuses on time and place and is currently on display at the Cre8ery.
Vancouver playwright Kevin Loring’s contemplative Where the Blood Mixes is a strange beast of a play, one which plays heavily on parallels and contradictions.
Winnipeg, prepare to meet your Vlad-Master. The Vlad, a cleverly adapted name for your typical View-Master, was “created” by Portland-based experimental filmmaker Vladimir Solmon a few years ago.
Auschwitz. Rwanda. Human trafficking. These things make us uncomfortable to be human. They are brutal illustrations of humanity’s capacity to act inhumanly towards others, to do abominable, unspeakable things.
While the National Film Board of Canada has escaped recent budget cuts, it also hasn’t seen any increase in funding in the past 10 years.
Q: What is the best kind of birth control?
Rain gear can get dull and boring. But even though we’re entering the season to break out everything waterproof, there are ways you can still look stylish while doing so.
The Frenchway Café and Bakery, a quaint little spot on Academy Road, offers one of the most pleasurable culinary experiences in Winnipeg. Owner and chef Olivier Fortat from France has managed to bring an authentic taste of his homeland to the Winnipeg food scene.
Will Bonness lives and breathes music.
For the past six years, the local jazz pianist has been one of the mainstays at the Cool Monday Night Hang, a weekly jazz jam session which currently takes place at the Orbit Room on Pembina.
Even though he’s just 34, I think we should already give singer-guitarist Doug McLean some sort of lifetime achievement award for writing well-crafted, literate, urgent indie rock songs that stick with you for days.
For my dollar, there is no other metalcore band really worth listening to.
Bradley’s Mountain Tiger Wolf is basically an indie techno loop of random pop culture highlights since 1972.
When McGill graduate Christine Jensen’s compositions on her sister Ingrid’s record Vernal Fields won the Best Mainstream Jazz Juno in 1995, it was clear that Christine was not satisfied to sit second chair to her world-recognized sister.