These guys just creep up on you, like Nick Cave’s little brothers (kinda moody, but quite harmless). Opening with “Beat the Drum Slowly”, a methodical dirge that surges and cuts, the listener is treated to nine other tracks of similar depth and attitude.
It doesn’t have an immediately hooky opener (there’s no “Willow Tree” or “Clinically Dead”) but the warbly meander of “Cut Off My Hands” is warm and welcoming just the same.
Well, kittens. I had to address it at some point. Your Aunt Bunny gets asked a lot of questions about a certain best selling novel, and I’m not talking about the bible.
"I almost died last night," David Dobbs says as he walks into The Uniter office. He’s wearing a hospital bracelet. Seems legit.
In the 1970s, the surrealist director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo) set out to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune into an epic motion picture. Years before Star Wars, Jodorowsky set out to make a science fiction fantasy that would forever alter the collective consciousness.
Director Jeff Barnaby’s debut feature, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, is about the darkest parts of Canada’s history.
Superheroes are often described as the modern American mythology. I don’t think I fully grasped that premise until Christopher Nolan’s Batman series began while I was in my teens.
Rolling up to this St. Boniface café, it felt as though I was getting dropped off at an old friend’s place, as Chaise Café, framed by family homes at 271 Provencher Boulevard, looks more like a cozy house than a restaurant.
Sarasvàti Productions will take over the Ralph Connor House when it puts on Fefu and Her Friends, a feminist play which was written by Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés in 1977.
The scene opens with a well-dressed man leaving his office. As he steps out onto the street, he encounters someone lying on the sidewalk, socked feet exposed to the winter elements.
Comedians make a living making people laugh, which usually means making fun of people and things.
Winnipeg’s parade by-law is being taken to task by three protesters who were arrested for parading without a permit in conjunction with a demonstration held on Sept 17, 2012.
At first glance, Manitoba seems to have a pretty good foot in the craft-beer-industry-door: we have two great local breweries, Half Pints and Fort Garry, the annual Flatlanders beer festival is held in June, and Barley Brothers, Winnipeg’s only craft beer pub, was an instant success.
A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.
This May 7 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards will honour Manitoba women who’ve made outstanding contributions to their community.
This past Friday, April 18, Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence was released in theatres across North America.
This intimate little EP is the second in under a year from local boy Micah Visser.
CancerCare has just launched an excellent campaign to help Manitobans reduce their cancer risks. The group’s recommendations – which include avoiding tobacco, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and doing regular exercise – will go a long way toward prevention of this awful disease.
This one’s tough. We love Drew’s will-they-won’t-they Broken Social Scene project, but the man who is just as likely to jam with J. Mascis as he is to have tea with Feist’s mom is a bit of a mouthpiece.
It’s hard to keep up with local chillwave producer Gabriel Akinrinmade - he’s released more EPs and singles than anyone I can think of, in addition to remixing, blogging and doing a radio show on UMFM.